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kayekaye

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How do i set my inspiron 531 dell desktop back to factory if i dont know my password
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This procedure requires that you log on with the Administrator password, if you are not the administrator or are the administrator but simply forgot the password then unfortunately there is nothing we can do.

Please read Section 3, Line O at this link.

http://www.geekstogo...tion=boardrules
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This procedure requires that you log on with the Administrator password, if you are not the administrator or are the administrator but simply forgot the password then unfortunately there is nothing we can do.

Please read Section 3, Line O at this link.

http://www.geekstogo...tion=boardrules



Thanks for at least trying to help :)
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Thank you for your understanding. :thumbsup:
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I thought one could interrupt the bios and revert to factory settings. I've done the same on a few laptops ( is 4 a few? ) without any passwords?
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I thought one could interrupt the bios and revert to factory settings. I've done the same on a few laptops ( is 4 a few? ) without any passwords?


Colster

As per the reference made by Wolfeymole regarding the GTG Terms of Use

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 people may post we have no way of determining legitimate vs. not legitimate, therefore we do not respond to such requests.
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Thanks, read the reference you gave earlier but.... I get it now. Hadn't considered that :surrender:

ps. all the laptops I worked on were mine or belonged to family

Edited by Colster, 09 March 2013 - 04:42 PM.

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You are welcome Colster :thumbsup:

The password policy is set in stone as it should be, this is a good thing as it avoids people being compromised.

As an asides you would be surprised at the amount of people who request help with passwords when in fact one had never been set and so the password field should have remained blank in any event.
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