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#1 bug1971

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 04:45 PM

I have a friend who got a used laptop for free. The previous user still has a password on the windows start up  screen.  My friend does not know the password. Is there a way to bypass the login or somehow login another way and clear the last users data and do a reset. Thank you in advance for the help.


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#2 Allan

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 04:52 PM

Forgive a silly question, but is there a reason your friend doesn't ask the person from whom he purchased the laptop?

 

Anyway, you can Google: lost admin password



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 04:54 PM

He did, He forgets the password. Has no idea what it is...LOL, i will try the google search, thanks bud


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:04 PM

If it's someone's old one, then it's wise to do a complete cleaning - wipe all content, run check disk, format partition(s) and reinstall new and clean windows.
Otherwise, you will repair the other man's mistakes forever.
But of course, you can also remove old password, etc. There has been a lot of talk about how to do this. It was just few days ago if was at least two of the same issues. Try to find them. These were also Windows 7.


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:12 PM

Since it's a laptop...it's an OEM system and OEMs like to inorporate BIOS passwords, system passwords, and so on.  Even though OP describes it as a "screen password",,,probably the best place to look for ways of resetting or overcoming this...would be to refer to the manufacturer's website/system documentation..

 

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:24 PM

I believe he said "Windows Screen Password" and that would be set by the user, not the manufacturer. Easy enough to reset as a rule ;)



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:42 PM

Thanks guys for the great info.






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