bought computer from a student who hasn't given me the password, is there anyway i can get it?

Asked by Julian Thomas on 2012-05-25

I bought a Ubuntu from one of my student who hasnt yet given me the password and I'm beginning to think he may have stolen it. But Is there anyway to get the password.

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Shimi Chen (shimi-chen) said : #1

Ubuntu is a free operating system. You can download the installation from and burn to a cd-rom or a usb stick. During the installation you will set your own password and have a clean system without any previous data on it.

Shimi Chen (shimi-chen) said : #2

Also, if it is stolen the right thing to do would be to contact the police and try to find the original owner and get your money back.

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