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3105 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 29, 2008 8:42 AM by doug123apple
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2008 6:36 PM (in response to alaskaglaciers21)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2008 1:47 AM (in response to a brody)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.powerbook g4 12 inch, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2008 6:42 AM (in response to alaskaglaciers21)
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 brodyMBP 15" 2.2 Ghz/iMac C2D 2.17/20 inch/iMac G5 1.8/A/iMac G4/Mac OS 9, Mac OS X (10.5.2), AppleTV, Windows XP & 2000, Canon MX700, Nokia 6085h/Time Capsul
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2008 8:42 AM (in response to 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
<Edited by Moderator>iBook G4 & others, Mac OS X (10.5.1)