i bought this computer at a garage sale and i can't download without authorization and i don't know the password

Asked by Holly Wilm on 2012-09-15

i try to download software and it tells me i need an authorization code because of administration user, who was the previous owner obviously i don't know the password and i have no way of finding the password out i am wondering if you can help me at all or else i wasted my good money on something i can't use.

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2012-09-15
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2012-09-15

Run:

whoami

This is your username. Reboot the system and hold SHIFT at boot. Select recovery mode then select root. You can now run:

passwd foo; reboot

Replace foo with your username. Eg:

passwd andy; reboot

You can now login as your username and use your new password.

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