5695 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 29, 2008 8:42 AM by doug123apple
Borrowed the OS install discs from a buddy who just bought a macbook so i could reset the macuser password.
This is not legal. Get legally licensed discs, and/or ask the person who sold you the machine to give you the original discs that came with your machine. If they won't give it to you, sell it back to them and tell them what they are doing is not legal and you want no part in it.
Please do not answer a thread if you are going to pull the "this is so illegal" c**p without all the pertinent information..I bought a used Mac with no CD's and the seller had no idea what the password was...i borrowed OS install discs (because all the google searches said this was my only recourse) from a neighbor and used them until a change password prompt was available..I already had the software(10.5.4) on my machine and never actually installed his software...nor would I ever fully install someone elses software to illegally to upgrade my PC. I think I need to look elsewhere for help..and you need to get a life.
I bought a used Mac with no CD's and the seller had no idea what the password was...
The CDs must come with the machine.
If the seller lost the CDs, they must call AppleCare for the CDs before selling the machine.
If the seller doesn't have the CDs, they can't reset the password.
I suspect the seller might have stolen the machine.
Give it back to the seller and get it from a more reputable seller who did more to keep track of the machine's CDs and password.
It should be a red flag that something is wrong if you get a machine from a seller who can't keep track of the machine's password.
Message was edited by: a brody
Your problems is a common one, and a bug by Apple, IMHO. Search a little more elsewhere for the solution. It appears to come from changing the password outside of system perferences, where the login password changes to something random. You can fix this through keychain preferences. Check, e.g., http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1631
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