Cant Get On My Mac

dumbcrazy

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Aug 16, 2006
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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
 

eva01

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Feb 22, 2005
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Gah! Plymouth
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
 

dumbcrazy

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Aug 16, 2006
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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
 

eva01

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Feb 22, 2005
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Gah! Plymouth
dumbcrazy said:
well if i were TO get it fRom a REsource oNline Then could it work?
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
 

dumbcrazy

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Aug 16, 2006
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so if i got the iso and burned it and put it in my laptop wouldnt it work?
 

dumbcrazy

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Aug 16, 2006
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well i did but i dont see y it wont work i read on other forums that it did
 

gauchogolfer

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Jan 28, 2005
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dumbcrazy said:
well i did but i dont see y it wont work i read on other forums that it did
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.
 

dumbcrazy

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Aug 16, 2006
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i actually bought that 130$ software now(better be worth it) how do i format?
 

gauchogolfer

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Jan 28, 2005
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dumbcrazy said:
i actually bought that 130$ software now(better be worth it) how do i format?
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.