New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus ē Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts ē Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

by-passing a password


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Tom Hayes

 
Member Since: Nov 27, 2009
Posts: 1
Tom Hayes is on a distinguished road

Tom Hayes is offline
I purchased an ibook through Ebay. Everything works fine. The original owner I cannot find regardless of what searches I use. I would like to be able to update programs, but I need his password in order to allow the updates to download and to erase him as the user. I have the original disks for the iBook, and I was wondering if I reinstalled them, would that wipe him out without giving me a new set of problems. The updates do not seem necessary to me, but I figure I might as well download them when offered. Does anyone know a way around this problem or what the results of re-installing the original disks would be? thank you. Cheers. Tom
QUOTE Thanks
Kevriano

 
Kevriano's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 02, 2006
Location: Crawley, England
Posts: 4,561
Kevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.

Kevriano is offline
If you use the discs to do a clean install, you will be able to set yourself as the new user, but, if you don't have discs for any non standard programs on there, then you will lose them altogether.
The way around it is to create yourself as new user , transfer everything over, and delete the old user afterwards.

This article should help you.

In Mac OS X, how do I create and delete users? - Knowledge Base

Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« US MacBook Pro in the UK | Fresh Install SL »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Mac doesn't recognize airport password Jasmine Rice Internet, Networking, and Wireless 5 05-23-2009 04:48 PM
how can a lost keychain password be replaced with a new one flunn Switcher Hangout 1 07-24-2008 03:06 PM
Master Password swayp11 OS X - Operating System 4 12-27-2007 02:14 PM
apps not recognising admin password... dtownley1 OS X - Operating System 8 04-01-2007 11:09 AM
Please Help!URGENT.. Password caching... jdimpas OS X - Operating System 6 03-04-2006 10:21 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?