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I would like to ask how to create an Administrator account on a MacBook Air (13-Inch Early 2014) El Capitan 10.11.2
WITHOUT having Permissions enabled. This particular laptop has many things restricted. I have tried using a few terminal codes but they haven't worked. This laptop is very new to me so I am unable to do such things myself.

Thank you for your help, if more information is needed feel free to contact me.

You need access to an admin account to create an admin account.
OR a bootable OSX installer to reset the password of an existing admin account.

I am unsure what " WITHOUT having Permissions enabled " means
You do not have the password to an admin account?
"Laptop is new to me" means it is used and purchased from someone that could not provide the password?

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David Anders


Seattle - The Computer Guy - 15 yr veteran Mac/PC/network problem solving. Clients are design firms, artists, freelancers and photographers. PLEASE PLEASE provide EXACT info for Mac Model and OS Version. RAM installed - added cards - external devices - recent changes. Do you do MONTHLY MAINTENANCE? With what Utility? What you have tried and what result do you want.


First computer experience 1969. Worked in 3 computer stores. Setup First Mac and First IBM-PC.

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