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can someone help me? i just installed a new hard drive that had leopard installed on it. i always had tiger. i went through the start up pages adding all my info no problem. then when it went to start up it asked for my name and password. thing is i dont know what name it wants no variation of my name or email address is working. it told me a short name in the set up but i cant remember it can anyone help please??
 
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got the Leopard disc?

P.S. "Please help" is a poor choice for topic. Besides being unoriginal, it's also not helpful.
 
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thanks

well thanks for the feedback. no i dont have the disk. leopard was supposed to come on the harddrive. i was able to reset all the info in set up and this time i wrote all the info down. went to put in the new name and password and still it wont accept them so now i'm totally lost
 
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leopard was supposed to come on the harddrive
Who did the original set up on the HD before u installed it - that should tell u something. Sounds like you bought it from a private sale and without the disk it is pirated software - try using your Tiger disks
 
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If you don't have the Leopard retail disc, the Leopard on that hard drive is pirated. In addition to that, it sounds like it has been set up already by someone else, which would constitute a serious security risk for them (and possibly you).

I would erase the new hard drive and install whatever you have legal rights to install.
 
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thanks for the help everyone. i bought it off ebay was supposed to have come out of an unused macbook. probably pirated alright though. thanks again for the help
 

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