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Need help pls. Windows vista 10?

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I have a laptop that my dad used well I dont know his password and I cant ask him so i want to factory reset the whole system how do i do that?
No disk or hard drive
No other computer
Please help
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Friedrich Schnellinger

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If you mean the password shows up inmediately when you press the power on button then that's a BIOS password, you may need to flash the BIOS... and that is a dangerous process because you can permanently break that computer.


If the password is before you see the desktop (You know, your wallpaper, icons, folders...) then it's a system password then the format and reinstall should help:


EDIT by paws reference to password circumvention and cracking tools removed as these go against our site's Terms of Use

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No disk or hard drive
No other computer



Couple of pointers;
If there is no hard drive present then the password must be for the BIOS to which no reputable forum will help folk to get around.
No disk, no access to any other computer and no hard drive means that there is no Windows media to install, no means of obtaining Windows media and if there was Windows media there is no hard drive to install the media on to  :headscratch:
While we will not help you with getting around passwords we can advise you as to how you can have this resolved using legitimate means, take the computer to a reputable tech local to you or have them come to you, you will need proof of ownership such as the sales invoice, picture ID such as a driving licence/passport and proof of your address such as a recent utility bill.

As per the GTG Terms of Use that we all agreed to abide by when becoming a member no assistance will be offered regarding bypassing passwords.


BIOS or Operating System's passwords are there for the purpose related to Security and Privacy to protect the legitimate owner of a machine. While there are many locations on the Internet that might help you learn about managing passwords for a machine's BIOS or Operating System, we a G2G do not assist in what amounts to hacking past a machine's Security and Privacy safeguards.

While such requests are often legitimate, and come from users who experience exactly the kind of problem that you post, we have no way of determining legitimate vs. not legitimate, therefore we do not respond to such requests.


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