Upgrading to Snow Leopard w/o and administrator pwrd or discs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fendeanson, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. fendeanson macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2010
    I'm looking at buying a macbook. The seller does not have the administrator password or the original Leopard 10.5 discs. Will this cause a problem if I want to upgrade to Snow? What are my options?
  2. scottness macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2009
    Room 101
    You can reset the password with the SL DVD, or just do a clean install of SL and you can make your own password after that.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You can start from the Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD without the use of an admin password or even the need to have the restore DVDs for Leopard.
    There are also ways to reset the admin password, search and you will find.

    Btw, it sounds a bit fishy, maybe the MacBook is stolen, as the missing password and the missing restore DVDs indicate. Is the power adapter included? The box and any other material that came with the Mac?
  4. fendeanson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2010
    Thanks for the advice.

    That's something I hadn't thought of ... it being stolen. The power cord is included, but nothing else. Thanks for the tip.

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