I understand there is still ways to do it. I have a program I have used for years for things like this. There are several that are free that work great. The point is that on an open forum like this it is typically against the rules to post links or how-tos on how to do that because we can't verify the legality of your system. Not trying to say it wasn't purchased or anything, just that we can't know truly one way or the other through the internet.
Additionally, I would still recommend doing a reset whenever buying a unit second hand. You never know what the previous owner was doing with it and it is a good practice to reset and reimage it to avoid potential malware, cracked illegal software, illegal downloads, etc. that are not your responsibility as possession is 9/10ths of the law as they say. I have seen numerous times people who buy one and continue using it and a year or two later get into a log battle with court because they were using illegal software without knowing it for over a year. I have also seen people have their identity stolen because the laptop had malware that stole passwords when they started using it for online banking or similar stuff which caused a log headache of a process to fix.
Long story short, it is just usually a good idea, in my opinion, to do the reset. Why not make it your own from the "beginning"?
Edited by BKSeoul, 28 August 2013 - 09:30 AM.