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    Feb 22, 2010
    Can any one help with admin password
    Hi i am totally new to the macbooks,
    and just bought a macbook but the guy i have bought it from forgot to give me his admin password,also i have not got the osx disc .As he has moved away and i cannot get hold of him is there a way to change the admin password and username any help i would be really grateful for thanks ..

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    Apr 26, 2008
    2013 MBA 13" - OS X 10.11
    Best way forward is to buy the disks for your machine and take it from there.

    Cheers ... McBie
    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Leaving the original owners account on there is a huge security risk ... for him and for you.

    You should purchase a copy of the Snow Leopard Box Set, and use it to totally erase (zero out) the hard drive, then install a fresh copy of Snow Leopard, iLife and iWork 09.

    You will be very glad you did.

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