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Topic # 68393 21-Sep-2010 00:52
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I have purchased a second hand computer and found out that it is password protected with users name. How can I remove or get past this protection.

This is a genuine request i am not trying to hack or anything like that. I am not very good with computers and this has me stumped. the person whom I purchased it from has gone on Oe and i can't track at the moment

Thanks

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  Reply # 382545 21-Sep-2010 00:56
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petchris: I have purchased a second hand computer and found out that it is password protected with users name. How can I remove or get past this protection.

This is a genuine request i am not trying to hack or anything like that. I am not very good with computers and this has me stumped. the person whom I purchased it from has gone on Oe and i can't track at the moment

Thanks


what os are you running




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  Reply # 382552 21-Sep-2010 06:52
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Do you really trust an operating system someone else has installed on a second hand computer?

How do you know the machine isn't logging what you are typing and sending it to someone in russia?

IMHO I would reinstall windows? on the machine and start from scratch (then your problem with the password wouldn't be an issue)

If you really want to get into it.. boot into safe mode , log in as administrator and then change the password of the other user.. but it really depends on what OS you are running..


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 382553 21-Sep-2010 06:59
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If you really don't want to reinstall windows.


Download Hirens Boot Disc, And run the password changer on that

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  Reply # 382554 21-Sep-2010 07:07
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I am with LennoNZ... Reinstall Windows and get a fresh system. Using a second hand computer can have all sort of implications - virus, spyware, etc.







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  Reply # 383310 22-Sep-2010 19:20
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Thanks for the replies , and yes i have re formatted and all is well. thanks again

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