4/13/10
10:42 pm

Forum Question: Changing Password Problem!!!

Hi, Gary it’s me again and i need this questio solved as soon as possible. Ok i bought a second-hand macbook for this guy recently. Ok i was wondering, how do i change the password? the owner said he forgot it. The computer doesn’t come with the installation disk. Any suggestions? should i buy a Tiger installatin disc? also what if i upgraded my macbook from tiger to leopard, will the leopard disc work or do i need tiger still?

Thanks

— John

Comments: 10 Responses to “Changing Password Problem!!!”

    4/13/10 @ 10:45 pm

    You need to buy new OS disks — Leopard for older Macs, or Snow Leopard for Intel. But you can only get Snow Leopard as a box set for a new install. If you want to do Leopard, then you don’t need Tiger at all, just Leopard.

    John
    4/14/10 @ 8:23 am

    i heard you need a password when you install leopard or any mac os x. is that true?

      4/14/10 @ 9:20 am

      No. That’s not true. If you are wiping the drive and installing, then why would you need a password?

    John
    4/16/10 @ 6:38 pm

    i have a question. i downloaded a leopard disk for my pc and was wondering if it will work on my mac?

      4/16/10 @ 7:20 pm

      A “leopard disk” — what do you mean by that exactly?

    John
    4/16/10 @ 7:36 pm

    Leopard installation disk.

      4/16/10 @ 7:39 pm

      You downloaded a Leopard install disk? That wouldn’t be a legal copy. EVen if it was, you can’t install Leopard on a PC — it is for a Mac.

    John
    4/16/10 @ 7:43 pm

    o ok thanks. so i can use it for my mac? also last question my dad asked if you need a password during th installation? sorry for so many questions.

      4/16/10 @ 7:47 pm

      I wouldn’t. If it isn’t a legitimate version, then you shouldn’t either. You won’t need a password unless you are doing an update.

    John
    4/16/10 @ 7:58 pm

    ok thanks

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