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Computer help please

Discussion in 'Personal' started by dozymare1957, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. dozymare1957

    dozymare1957 Occasional commenter

    Did you manage?
     
  2. henriette

    henriette New commenter

    still no joy
    I have even tried following the instructions for a Factory Reset, but it still wants the ***** password!
     
  3. dozymare1957

    dozymare1957 Occasional commenter

    Will ask nerdy son what you can do. He's out ATM but will get advice from him later or tomorrow.
    Did you try Admin and Password as the passwords? They are the normal ones
     
  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    NOT if set up be a 'clever' teenager/20 year old!
     
  5. dozymare1957

    dozymare1957 Occasional commenter

    Very true but OP said it was an old school laptop so I thought it might be possible that it has the original password
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    I seem to remember you can do:
    Ctrl Alt-del twice
    This gives you a log in prompt
    User name Administrator
    No password


     
  7. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Sorry was confusing it with the OP other thread!
     
  8. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    I don't suppose you have a recovery disc for it? Does anyone else have one in school?
    The whole point of passwords is that they aren't supposed to be easy to get round - might have to reinstall OS to make the laptop useable?
     
  9. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    It could be skipping past the settings too quickly for you to catch with a F key press. Try holding F2 as you power the laptop on.
     
  10. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    You want the Bauble fellow, he's brilliant with these new-fangled interweb machines.
     
  11. dozymare1957

    dozymare1957 Occasional commenter

    I set a password on my new laptop and promptly forgot what it was! Luckily nerdy son was able to sort it out for me. No idea how.

     
  12. dozymare1957

    dozymare1957 Occasional commenter

    Have spoken with nerdy son. What version of Windows is it? He's at work now but may be able to advise when he gets home.
     

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