Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: purchased pawn shop computer, cannot bypass previously set users.

08 Mar 2013   #11
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

The protective measures of an average user normally include only a password, firewall and AV with default settings. If you have access to a normal average user's Windows account, you can pretty much destroy him / her with the available data.

Even the authorities in any civilized country need a court order to access all that information what is there freely available once access to Windows user account is granted.

Thorsen, a personal side note: I have great respect for you and your expertise, for me you are a highly valuated source of information and knowledge. My post was in no way meant to be personally against you or anyone else. I simply stated my subjective personal opinion.

Kari


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
08 Mar 2013   #12
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Kari, I agree. BZ

Rich
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Mar 2013   #13
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post

Thorsen, a personal side note: I have great respect for you and your expertise, for me you are a highly valuated source of information and knowledge. My post was in no way meant to be personally against you or anyone else. I simply stated my subjective personal opinion.

Kari



Thank you I don't know what to say. and I wasn't taking it personally towards me and I agree with you fully
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 Mar 2013   #14
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
The protective measures of an average user normally include only a password, firewall and AV with default settings. If you have access to a normal average user's Windows account, you can pretty much destroy him / her with the available data.

Even the authorities in any civilized country need a court order to access all that information what is there freely available once access to Windows user account is granted.

Thorsen, a personal side note: I have great respect for you and your expertise, for me you are a highly valuated source of information and knowledge. My post was in no way meant to be personally against you or anyone else. I simply stated my subjective personal opinion.

Kari
If you were refering to me the "yes I know how to do it" was a clean install. I personally didn't think that we should even have mentioned THAT much to tell you the truth. I think thats a stolen computer myself and did not want to give even a hint on how to access it. When a few years ago I had to pawn MY computer I had to give them the password AND prove that it worked. If he didn't get that from the shop, to ME that means s stolen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2013   #15
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
If you were refering to me
No, I was really referring to no one. Really, I told my opinion. Nothing else.

That I have a very strong opinion in this case is obvious. But read my posts elsewhere on Seven Forums and you'll find me repeatedly stating that this is a free world and everybody has right to an opinion. Even when it's contradicting mine .

For the last time: My opinions are just that, opinions. They are not always based solely on facts but quite often also on my personal likes and dislikes and my personal moral and ethical values. That makes them subjective.

As such, subjective personal opinions, they should never be taken and they are never meant to be taken personally.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2013   #16
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm in full agreement with Kari, nothing short of a full wipe would be appropriate when you're dealing with used computers that may have someone's personal information on them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Mar 2013   #17
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
The protective measures of an average user normally include only a password, firewall and AV with default settings. If you have access to a normal average user's Windows account, you can pretty much destroy him / her with the available data.

Even the authorities in any civilized country need a court order to access all that information what is there freely available once access to Windows user account is granted.

Thorsen, a personal side note: I have great respect for you and your expertise, for me you are a highly valuated source of information and knowledge. My post was in no way meant to be personally against you or anyone else. I simply stated my subjective personal opinion.

Kari
If you were refering to me the "yes I know how to do it" was a clean install. I personally didn't think that we should even have mentioned THAT much to tell you the truth. I think thats a stolen computer myself and did not want to give even a hint on how to access it. When a few years ago I had to pawn MY computer I had to give them the password AND prove that it worked. If he didn't get that from the shop, to ME that means s stolen.
Well just depends on where he got it from i'm not one to be digging around pawn shops but the one's i have seen look like they barley care about the stuff it is so stacked up

Stolen or not we just have to give advice that was suggested i have gotten my hands on many laptops from schools and other places that even the owner couldn't get on it

Laptops are so common now days there a dime a dozen so i could belive it was from the pawn shop but keeping log on info etc is probably not one of there strong points and im sure they have tons of PC's in and out of there because of there quick cash value
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 purchased pawn shop computer, cannot bypass previously set users.




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Computer works fine at the computer shop, but at home the FPS is low
This is for a friend by the way. So he got a new gaming computer, he set it up at home and started playing Skyrim, the FPS was shit so he brought it to the shop. The professionals tested it and the fame rate there was fine. But then he brought it home and the frame rate turned shit. I made sure...
Gaming
Computer keeps on displaying a button that I've previously pressed.
As the title says, every time when I press a button (such as in Notepad, File > Open) the selection box will disappear, but the button itself that I clicked on stays there until I dim the screen. You can see an example with Pivot down below the link. This should help explain the problem. ...
General Discussion
Previously working computer now BSODs with new CPU installed
EDIT: Problem has changed, I have created a new thread as the previous title no longer accurately described the problem.
BSOD Help and Support
Pawn Shop Computer
As always my friends bring me their treasure laptops to either clean of junk and porn or go for complete re install of the operating system. I got a call from my friend John who bought a Toshiba laptop from a pawn shop where he works (against my advise). But money rules the world and he got it for...
Installation & Setup
Blue screen of on a newly purchased computer
I am now what seems like my 10th BSD today. I would have to check the logs to see how many. I am using a new machine that I just bought and it seems to be crashing a lot. I am not doing anything really memory intensive. Usually just internet and iTunes with the occasional excel mixed in. ...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:45.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App