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#1 xogre1

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 10:19 PM

Hi all hoping someone can help. my mother in law passed away recently and i inherited her desktop computer. the problem is it is password protected and no one seems to know the pw. is there a way to bypass this or do i need to reformat? i have tried any thing i can think of that she would use to no avail hopefully i can get by it because i hate to reformat as she had pics on it that her daughters would love to have. thank yoou in advance hoping someone can help

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:43 AM

An option to recover the pictures would be to slave it to another PC and transfer them.

Then of course you would still need to reformat after the recovery in order to use the PC properly.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:09 AM

Perhaps, you could read through the following articles?

Article 1

Article 2
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:21 AM

thank you for the replies..very helpful. i think i will try a password tool as in the articles however the one question i have is do i have to download and burn to a cd or is it possible to do it from a usb removable flashdrive? thank you

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:15 PM

Hello, I'm also new and not too experienced with computers, but I this situation had happened to a coworker of mine a little while back and the laptop was taken to to a technician who they had paid to do this if you feel uncomfortable attempting to reset yourself, without losing data.

Assuming the OS is vista I would imagine floppy disks are out of the question, however that would be the ideal way I would imagine, then followed by a CD yes. You may have a more difficult time using a USB drive over a CD-Rom.




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