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26 Jul 2011   #1
The Howling Wolves

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27 Jul 2011   #2
mindinka

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
What if..?

What if stolen laptop has new windows installed on it, the tracking program will go to? I would suggest to install tracking system on CMOS chip at least...
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27 Jul 2011   #3
richyrichuk

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

install tracking software to CMOS? have you an example of this please.
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27 Jul 2011   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richyrichuk View Post
install tracking software to CMOS? have you an example of this please.
That sounds interesting
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27 Jul 2011   #5
richyrichuk

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

interesting yes! but i havent heard of it, i would be suprised if mindinka can produce an example as it is something i havent heard of, and something very easy to combat stolen items. and would be used on all laptops/computers if where possible.

and also dangerous if you have sold your item, and can track it's use.
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27 Jul 2011   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richyrichuk View Post
interesting yes! but i havent heard of it, i would be suprised if mindinka can produce an example as it is something i havent heard of, and something very easy to combat stolen items. and would be used on all laptops/computers if where possible.

and also dangerous if you have sold your item, and can track it's use.
Hence the reason i want to see it too never knew it was possible
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27 Jul 2011   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

He did title his post "What if..?"

A Guy
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27 Jul 2011   #8
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
He did title his post "What if..?"

A Guy

A-guy that is why you have the Big boy Badges you're all over it
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27 Jul 2011   #9
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richyrichuk View Post
install tracking software to CMOS? have you an example of this please.
That's what I want too since I have passwords for the BIOS, the post-BIOS (a password so the HDD can be loaded), and another password if the thief decided to change the HDD, virtually rendering the laptop useless and my data safe (encrypted).

Bad part is, there's no way to recover it
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27 Jul 2011   #10
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

A little digging found something interesting. Looks like it is in development though so not purchasable yet:

http://www.crn.com/news/channel-prog...T0g**.ecappj02

Softex Incorporated - TheftGuard

TheftGuard Protects Notebook Data | PCWorld
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