My last laptop was stolen and i got a new mac but i dont have any of the software to set it up i dont even know i if i cant set it up on my mac... i also have a desk top but again i dont have the software to set it up on there... can anyone help me please
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It was probably stolen. It might be in your best interest to take it to your local police station and see if the serial number has been reported. (If it was stolen, and the original owner has the theft protection software installed, the laptop can be traced the minute it connects to the web.) If not, take it to your nearest Apple Store and see if they can unlock it for you.
My my that is a terrible thing to happen, the only thing I can suggest is report it stolen give the serial and information to the police more than likely I hate to say this you may have to write this laptop off and purchase another one. Tracking them is difficult once they are out of your possession. Regardless if you had the MAC address even. If you report it stolen if the police find stolen items they can track a recovery by identifying its serial number. So doing a report would and possibly beat a blank and who knows you may be surprised one day when you get a call is this your laptop? I hope this happens for you but it will not if you do not report it and register it with the police as stolen. Sorry for your loss really.......John
I'm not an expert MAC user but I know how ADMINS THINK, first I would try politely asking for help from your EX, or (if your at war with him), than I would try taking out the drive and put it in an other computer (a LINUX computer) than I would try to mount the drive and recover what ever you need to recover (personal files etc...) than re-install the drive in the MAC computer and RE-INSTALL the OS from scrach, than copy your fils back in the newly installed MAC... who nows... maybe he put a rootkit or something to hack you later... (even if your EX cooperates I would still, after recovering your files, re-install everything) just to be sure...
If the drive's data is encrypted than you lost everything X boyfriend and X files...
Stolen laptop can only be recovered if you have MAC address of laptop. IP adress are temporary and can be changed or altered,
its not worthy to find IP instead try to get MAC adress.
If you have registerd your laptop with its Manufacturing Site like Lg, DELL etc then you can contact them and probably by providing them serial no. you can get MAC address. Every machine ha different MAC address and I am sure with your serial no. you can get this information from your dealer or manufacturer.
hi. If u want u pc suit software u install xp on ur laptop because there are many softwares with xp. Even u can run both os in one laptop.then ur problem will solve ok. if u dont know how instl both softwares i will tell u.
Unfortunately, we have no means of separating valid requests of this type from requests posted by people with stolen laptops. When work of this type arrives at our shop, we have the means to unlock the Mac, but we will perform content and serial number checks to ensure the machine was acquired properly. And yes, we have identified stolen machines in this manner. Even stipulating that you are an honest owner, posting unlocking instructions here would empower other readers who are not. If you can't get hold of your friend, I recommend you bring your machine in to an Apple-certified establishment and have the work performed for you.
sure ... well its not about the serial number ... if ur laptop has something called lowjack ...contact the mfg of the laptop and if u dont have that than in the details of the computer u will have the MAC address of the LAN card ... if u cant find that call the ACER guys and give them the serial number they will be able to locate the MAC address for you ... because they have all the details of the components in ur system and once u get that approach all the internet provider ... with the help of the local police and give them the MAC address if the person who has stolen ur laptop is using internet he will be caught
I have set the password for administrator when i entered the bios set up. you can change its setting but not the configuration unless you've entered the password. you can't change the password with a new one if you cant enter the old password. Next time dont forget your password because laptops has its security even when stolen you cant open its bios set up if its protected by password. CMOS battery is in the mother board. You need a service technician to open your laptop to reset the bios setup battery.