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I got a used mac the other day off craigslist for a couple hundred bucks.

It's got OS 10.2

I can't install anything on it (or do much at all) because there's a password you need to install anything.

The seller pretty much disapeared off the face of the earth and I don't have his contact info anymore.

Is there a way to get around the password or make a new user or something? anything?

I don't have any instalation or reformat disks or anything.
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Only other thought I have is a lot of times when we get computers shipped in at work from CDW they are already set with a blank password or admin as the password if CDW had to set up the computer for an upgrade.

Just a thought :whistling:

Edited by rshaffer61, 08 July 2011 - 06:21 AM.
Removed password reset nstructions,

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If it is a newer mac aka with an intel processor or a G4 1.5gh or higher I would suggest purchasing a copy of 10.4 or waiting for 10.5 (coming in oct. 2007). 10.4 runs great on my PowerBook and is worth every penny... still you may have a little trouble reinstalling the os without a password; so, if you do bring it into an apple store and have them change the passord (probly a $50 fee).

Hope this helps

OS X 10.4 Tiger (Amazon.com link)
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Due to the fact that we cannot verify the truthfulness of your request, we cannot offer any other help to recover any passwords for any system or software installed on your (or anyone Else's) computer. You may very well be asking for legitimate help in a legitimate situation but we cannot be sure of this. For all we know you could be a child trying to get into a parent's account or worse, someone trying to gain access to information that you have been explicitly denied access to by someone of higher authority.

If you have any problems with this please contact a Moderator or an Admin...

Thanks to Dsenette for the instruction.
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