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Windows 7: Need Some Help from Gurus!

06 Feb 2011   #1
MD1

Windows xp
 
 
Need Some Help from Gurus!

So long story short, my self-entitled teenage son decided it'd be a hoot to look at porn and post inappropriate content on his FB page so I took his computer away forever. I am selling it! Yes, I know, drastic but necessary imo. Now I can't get on his computer to reformat it to get rid of it. I'd smash it with a sledge hammer but I decent amount of money for it and would like to recoup my $ somewhat. I don't know what to do to get around his password! Any help for me? Is there someplace I can take it without paying a fortune to have someone else do it? I have receipt for it still as I just bought it two months ago.


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06 Feb 2011   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Tell him to give you the correct password or you are grounding him until he is 45 years old !
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06 Feb 2011   #3
DMHolt57

 
 

A system recovery using the F10 key on boot should solve your problems if there has been no password set up in the bios....
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06 Feb 2011   #4
MD1

Windows xp
 
 

In a perfect world, that would actually work but he there are problems beyond what grounding can do. We're beyond stripping his room clean sans a mattress to sleep on and only the minimal amount of clothes to last a week. He'd be in a juvenile home if the system worked the way it should. Ugh! He won't voluntarily give me the password.
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06 Feb 2011   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Put in a Windows cd and boot from it. You will have the option to format from that. You won't need his Windows password whatsoever.
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06 Feb 2011   #6
MD1

Windows xp
 
 

I don't have a CD. It came with W7 installed already. No disc.
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06 Feb 2011   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Download HirensBootCD, burn the ISO as an image file, and boot from the CD ... there are various programs that will do what you want, quite nicely

You can also download the file, and extract the contents to a thumb drive, and boot from that, if you dont have a CD drive..
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06 Feb 2011   #8
MD1

Windows xp
 
 

Okay, remember I'm a low-tech Mom but I do know that I have to boot from the CD but the computer is not set to boot from the cd. How do I change that? It keeps taking me to the log in screen.
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06 Feb 2011   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

What is the make & model of the computer, so we know what to look for to help you.
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06 Feb 2011   #10
MD1

Windows xp
 
 

Compaq Presario CQ56.
Okay I know not an expensive laptop but for our family it is.
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