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Josh, Mac Support
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Experience:  5 years as Network Admin, 10+ years of IT support
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I am trying to install El Capitan on my iMac and it will not

Customer Question

I am trying to install El Capitan on my iMac and it will not except my password ***** don't know what to do
JA: When did you purchase your iMac? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: It's a 2008 and have done no troubleshooting just now finding this out
JA: Anything else you want the Mac expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don't think so
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Josh replied 4 months ago.

Hi! My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you. Let's get started!

Expert:  Josh replied 4 months ago.

Do you mean the administrator password?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No extra support
Expert:  Josh replied 4 months ago.

Which macOS is on there right now?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
OS X Lion 10.7.5
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Are you still there Josh
Expert:  Josh replied 4 months ago.

Yes, I am.

Please allow me a couple of minutes to type the steps for you

Expert:  Josh replied 4 months ago.

Power off your computer

Hold “Option” at boot and select the “Recovery” disk at the boot menu

Wait for “Mac OS X Utilities” menu to appear, indicating that you are booted into recovery mode

Click on the “Utilities” menu and select “Terminal”

type in: resetpassword

Confirm the user account and then the password ***** and reboot Mac OS X as usual with your new password

Expert:  Josh replied 4 months ago.

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