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In an attempt to change the "short name" in my new Macbook Pro's admin account, I attempted to create a new admin account in System Preferences > Accounts & delete the old admin account. However....somehow (my fault, no doubt) the newly created account was labeled as "standard"; not "admin".

Now I am unable to unlock the account preferences to make any changes. In other words, I think that since the newly created account is labeled "standard", my computer cannot find an existing admin account whose administrator name & password are valid. Therefore, I somehow have to create a new admin account. Can someone bail me out please? I am using OS 10.4.10. THANK YOU!
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Can you log back into the original admin account?

Oh I see you deleted the old admin account....I'll look into this...

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Try this thread:my admin account was deleted???

Searches on here work well...or google and yahoo...good luck to you

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Can you log back into the original admin account?

Oh I see you deleted the old admin account....I'll look into this...
Macgirl34: Thank you for anything you can suggest!!!
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Macheadcase Rocks so I would follow that thread...

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EXACTLY my problem. Can I infer from this that I need to re-intall OS 10.4 for the CD startup disks? Thank you.

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Try this link:my admin account was deleted???

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I would if it were me...I trust Macheadcase on Mac stuff...

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I would if it were me...I trust Macheadcase on Mac stuff...
Considering my options...I'm getting right on it. Thank you so much for the help!
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Oh..Oh.....when I boot the OS X 10.4 install disc, I'm prompted for my admin name & password. I'm trapped!!! HELP??
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Hope this helps:http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_do_..._password.html

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Problem solved: Someone suggested that I reboot in single user mode. The screen launched some root-level, cryptic geek-speak. I then dutifully typed in what I assumed was a message for a fsck check, a command to NetInfo Manager & then rebooted. Miraculously, my account was changed for "standard" to "admin". It's beyond me, but effective. Nevertheless, thank you for your time.
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No problem...glad you fixed it...

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