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Windows 7: Lost Setup admin password.

25 Apr 2013   #11
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Great price. But I don't feel so bad. The laptop works fine, and I can hit F12 to change the boot order as needed, so no big deal on my part. The boot sequence is set to log on to the LAN rather than the HD in setup, so I get an error message, then in about 3 seconds, it goes on to log in to HD. Seller offered me a refund, but I 'm keeping it. Can't see any real reason not to.


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25 Apr 2013   #12
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

AH, 3 secs.... yeah fair enough.

I wonder what will happen when the time comes to replace the hard drive on it.

You have enough time perhaps to guess the password.
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25 Apr 2013   #13
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

"I wonder what will happen when the time comes to replace the hard drive on it."

The hard drive is not password protected, so replacing should not be a problem. Am I missing something I need to know?
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25 Apr 2013   #14
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

The bios settings that might need adjusting for the hard drive, it's probably not an issue, as long as it is auto-sensing them, back in the good old days, the bios was inept as such things.
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25 Apr 2013   #15
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Ahhhh...the good ole days......do miss them....life was simple,
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25 Apr 2013   #16
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

The Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor battery dies on you, that could reset settings in the bios, to a *cough* unpleasant default state, but you kind of already eliminated that by yanking it for 45 mins.

I wonder if there are some other things in your BIOS effecting performance, but if you are satisfied with it, that is OK.

Ah the good old days of QEMM, oh what a nightmare, nevermind.... <---tears of joy
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25 Apr 2013   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I know I`d be upset if I couldn`t get into the bios, have you considered getting a refund ?
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25 Apr 2013   #18
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I can get a refund. I'm not sure I want one. I'm not sure why I should be upset. Everything works fine, and there is no HD password required, so I really don't know what the big deal is. Am I missing something?
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29 Apr 2013   #19
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billberry12 View Post
Great price. But I don't feel so bad. The laptop works fine, and I can hit F12 to change the boot order as needed, so no big deal on my part. The boot sequence is set to log on to the LAN rather than the HD in setup, so I get an error message, then in about 3 seconds, it goes on to log in to HD. Seller offered me a refund, but I 'm keeping it. Can't see any real reason not to.
Hi billberry12,

I would like to inform you that you can keep the system without BIOS access as well. However, it won't be possible to make any changes in BIOS to troubleshoot any issues that might happen in future.

Otherwise, it should be fine. If you can get a similar system as replacement you should go ahead with it.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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23 Jul 2013   #20
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is just a setup password and not a system password?

Simple solution, Re-Flash the BIOS, even if it's not a update, just with the same verion.

Boom, back to default!
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