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#1 kershawh

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:04 PM

I have recently purchased a very nice used MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard 2007) and need some advice on administrator passwords.

I was trying to download and install Spotify the other night and it asked for my user name and password. The guy I bought the machine off had his name in the username box so obviously I didn't know his password. Do I have to contact the guy to get the password to enable me to change it to my own or is there a way round this.

Thanks in anticipation

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:17 PM

Type in your Spotify username and password.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:56 PM

I have recently purchased a very nice used MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard 2007) and need some advice on administrator passwords.

I was trying to download and install Spotify the other night and it asked for my user name and password. The guy I bought the machine off had his name in the username box so obviously I didn't know his password. Do I have to contact the guy to get the password to enable me to change it to my own or is there a way round this.

Thanks in anticipation


If it is the Mac OS asking for an administrator password to complete the installation of a Spotify application, then, yes, you will need to contact the seller to get the admin password so that you can change it and/or create your own admin account OR you need to re-install the Mac OS...assuming the seller supplied you with the Mac OS restore/recovery disc that came with the computer which will likely NOT be Snow Leopard if it is a 2007 MacBook Pro (or a Snow Leopard upgrade disc that the seller bought later and "sold" to you with the MBP).

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 04:40 PM

sometimes there is no password. Just for fun hit "ok" without typing a password and see what happens.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:01 PM

I have been waiting for the seller to reply so in the meantime I tried the no password suggestion and it worked.

 

Many thanks for all your help.






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