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#1 JayPat

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 12:40 AM

I purchased a second hand Mac but the thing is, the person has almost everything password protected so I can't even install anything without typing the password & I don'tknow the password. Is there any way to delete the password or reset it or anything. It's Mac OS X. Also, there is only this account set up on here. Thanks in advance =]

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:16 PM

I would contact the person you bought the laptop off of andd ask him/her for the password(s). If they refuse then take it back. They technically do not have to though. Just remember to not buy off of that person in the future. I am not familiar with the Mac OS but I will look for a way to get around that as long as it isnt hacking lol.
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 08:46 AM

I know nothing about Mac but if you can live with a little older verison you could format (whatever Mac calls it) and reinstall an older version downloaded from the Mac website. OS 7.5 is available for download from Apple. From what I am reading rolling back to 7.x from OS X, is like going from XP to Win98.

http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Suppo...m/Older_System/
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 06:28 AM

If it came with a Mac OS X install disc, read this http://macs.about.com/od/osx/a/tiger_password.htm




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