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

fendeanson

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Jun 9, 2010
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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?
 

scottness

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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.
 

spinnerlys

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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?
 

fendeanson

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 9, 2010
18
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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?
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.