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Windows 7: Lost Setup admin password.

23 Jul 2013   #21
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
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!
Yep that is worth trying.


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23 Jul 2013   #22
gregrocker

 

Unfortunately the BIOS password is relegated to another chip on the bios so that even reflashing will not bypass it.

If Dell will not help then it requires special steps which must be dug out of Google searching the error messages, since we cannot discuss it further here under the Forums' policies.
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23 Jul 2013   #23
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I finally got Dell to give me the BIOS password. All is well. Thanks everyone.
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23 Jul 2013   #24
gregrocker

 

Glad to hear it, Billberry.
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23 Jul 2013   #25
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

The key was getting it transferred to me from the previous owner, whom I had no idea was . Once I finally hounded them to get that done, and after many emails and phone calls from Dell Customer service, they gave me the code.
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23 Jul 2013   #26
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Glad you sorted it. Is that specific to dell machines Greg?
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23 Jul 2013   #27
gregrocker

 

Yes, I successfully helped a friend unlock his Dell BIOS password only to find it also had a HD password which the same solution cracked. I reported it in a thread which the Admins removed, which is why I know it can't be discussed any further even though the fix is out there to be found via deft Google searches of the prompt and error messages.

The problem is that we have no way to know that it will help a thief unlock a stolen laptop, unless as in my case it is a friend who I know has it rightfully. But even then what we publish here can fall into the wrong hands so the Admins will often decide against it.
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23 Jul 2013   #28
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Like we don't mention that tool for windows that edits user accounts?
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23 Jul 2013   #29
gregrocker

 

Haven't seen that one.
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23 Jul 2013   #30
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm Greg well it is worth knowing that and I for one cannot think of having those sorts of passwords unless it is of corporate interest ie government departments.

I have had several old school computers given to me in the past that are "locked up" and while I can see the point in having them for obvious reasons it does render the new user having a machine that is just about unusable unless one is a) allowed to have that password or b) is "clever" enough to work around it.
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