I have a very old version of safeboot installed on a laptop I bought from someone. It says "version 5" and I have no way of getting around it. Did I get ripped off?
How do you mean by "ripped off" ? Possibly yes - the device may be stolen, since SafeBoot is only sold to companies, not to individuals, so usually it's not possible for someone to personally "sell" a protected device (they don't own it).