can't get into computers bought at auction

December 2, 2011 at 23:14:01
Specs: Windows 7
I bought a laptop and computer from an estate auction, and found out that both are pw protected. Huh!!!! So, what can I do?

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#1
December 3, 2011 at 05:47:59
What make computers are they? What OS are they running? There are password recover tools on the net. If they don't work & you can't guess the password, you may have to buy the recovery CDs from the manufacturer.

A more complicated way is to boot with a Live CD & delete the SAM file. Sometimes that works.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#2
December 3, 2011 at 09:13:38
Go back to the auction and get your money back.
We don't know if both windows and hardware or just one is locked. You would need both.


1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#3
December 3, 2011 at 14:55:25
How do you get your money back from an auction? I never heard of that.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#4
December 3, 2011 at 16:39:26
Maybe that's why they were in the auction. You take that risk unless you can see them working.

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#5
December 3, 2011 at 17:03:06
They are working. They just didn't come with a password.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#6
December 3, 2011 at 17:10:37
Well, I guess that depends on the definition of "working". If they are password protected then there is no way to tell if they are capable of booting to Windows.

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#7
December 3, 2011 at 21:54:17
Asking for a password seems like it's working to me.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#8
December 4, 2011 at 09:29:50
I didn't go to that auction. I can't tell if it was a hog selling auction or an online auction.

I would think that common online auctions offer a grace period. Some hog auctions do also.


1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#9
December 4, 2011 at 15:33:45
Maybe he should trade the PCs for a hog. A hog seems to be worth more, at this point. Oink

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#10
December 4, 2011 at 16:05:50
Laptops make neat sandwich boxes without the innerds and towers are OK for window boxes.

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