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I bought a secondhand computer with Ubuntu operating system. It is asking me for username and password to log in, before i can go any further. I can't contact the seller to find out. Please help. How can I gain access to my computer?

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Format ur computer using UBUNTU and do clean install.
The existing data will be lost.
As it is a second hand computer, u dont need the existing data.
Got UBUNTU Desktop edition?
If not try to download it from official UBUNTU site.

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