Cant Get On My Mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dumbcrazy, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. dumbcrazy macrumors newbie

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    hey i am new to this forum. my friend gave me his old ibook yesterday but he forgot to take his user names off. and me being a new mac owner i cannot log on. is there anything i can do. can i borrow one of ur guys' login names just to make a new name? any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Format the drive is one option and reinstall OS X

    or if when you try to login it gives you a list of users and need to know a password then you can boot from the install DVD and reset the admin password
     
  3. dumbcrazy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    see the thing is that i dont even have the install cd because he just loaded up the laptop and a charger
     
  4. eva01 macrumors 601

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    then get the install CD from him or buy a new version of OS X
     
  5. dumbcrazy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well if i were TO get it fRom a REsource oNline Then could it work?
     
  6. eva01 macrumors 601

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    that would be highly ILLEGAL and will not help you with that sort of activity

    Just buy Panther or Tiger, they aren't that expensive
     
  7. dumbcrazy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so if i got the iso and burned it and put it in my laptop wouldnt it work?
     
  8. eva01 macrumors 601

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    apparently you didn't read my previous post all that well did you?
     
  9. dumbcrazy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well i did but i dont see y it wont work i read on other forums that it did
     
  10. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Just go away. Buy a legitimate copy of OS X (or get it from your friend who gave you the iBook), and you'll be fine. Otherwise, stop asking for help pirating software.
     
  11. dumbcrazy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i actually bought that 130$ software now(better be worth it) how do i format?
     
  12. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    put the disc in the drive, boot up the computer holding down the c key, which should get it to boot from the install disc. you should be able to format from there.
     

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