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Old 03-20-2007, 06:21 PM   #1
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I am looking at buying a laptop from someone and the laptop is locked with a password. The person does not know the password so I was wondering if there was a way to get around it? Thanks.
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Reformat/boot XP.
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start the computer, and go into safe mode by tapping f8 continuosly until u get a menu, then click safe mode. log in as the ADMINISTRATOR and then u can remove all the passwords in the control panel thing for accounts
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:13 PM   #4
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What if ADMINISTRATOR has a password on it, or can it?
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I don't think it can in safe mode, its a whole different account that it opens most of the time. Didn't think of the safe mode thing at first, nice one borat.
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Just curious as to what point windows passwords have then?
If anyone can just boot to safe mode and log in as administrator.
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an admin password can be set
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:46 PM   #8
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I have been told now buy a number of people to be leary about buying used computers. If I was to just format and install an XP copy that I bought, how would I go about doing that?
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I have been told now buy a number of people to be leary about buying used computers. If I was to just format and install an XP copy that I bought, how would I go about doing that?

just put the xp disc in and do a clean install(follow the instructions on the xp disc)
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yea just put the disc in and if it doesnt work you just have to set the bios to load off of cdrom
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