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March 6, 2010 11:50:02 PM

Hello,
i inheated a computer form an uncle whom just passed away. i haven't played with it in 3 months. and now that i'm trying to get on it's asking for a password....which i have no idea what it could be. is there a way to over-ride this?

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March 7, 2010 8:41:12 AM

Where is the password prompt coming up? At start up, which is a bios password or at the windows login screen?
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March 7, 2010 12:54:36 PM

Rightttt......inherited.......without a password? And you were so uninterested that you waited for months....

If its a hard drive password, you will have to toss the drive, buy a new one and reinstall Windows (did he include the CD when he passed on that laptop-of course not).
Some bios password can be reset others cannot - usually they limit you from accessing the bios
If its the windows password - you will have to reinstall windows with the handed down CD kit again...
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May 18, 2010 9:47:04 AM

you forgot to tell us what password.
Is it a bios password or windows password?


For Windows Password, As far as I know , there are two main methods to solve the windows password problem as follows:

1st Method:
Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now type \Administrator\ (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
Now you can reset your account password from \Control Panel - User Accounts\.
Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.

2th Method:
Windows password Recovery software:
for example:Windows Password Reset. It is easy and convenient to use.




For Bios Password, also two methods.

1st method . Open you computer box and Discharge to the Board manually

2st method . use BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool
please visit http://www.biospasswordrecovery.com/


Hope it help to you.
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a c 572 D Laptop
September 29, 2011 12:40:42 PM

@ readygo
only 18 months too late. And who would pay $30 for something that you can do for free?
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March 18, 2013 6:39:58 AM

erlybirdy said:
Hello,
i inheated a computer form an uncle whom just passed away. i haven't played with it in 3 months. and now that i'm trying to get on it's asking for a password....which i have no idea what it could be. is there a way to over-ride this?


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