Password removal

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I buy storage units at auction. I get computers here and there. I got one yesterday but it has a password on it. How do I remove this?

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You’ll probably need to take it to a computer shop to have them remove the password.  Depending on what kind of computer it is, and if it’s a password to get into Windows or just to get the machine to power on it might require actually opening the computer and moving jumpers around.

I would recommend being very careful with computers.  If those computers are company computers and they contain customer information, medical data, etc. there could be state or federal laws which are being violated by you looking at the data on the machines.  Personally I’d recommend just formatting the machine and installing a new copy of Windows before selling the PC.  If the computer has a sticker on it with a license key the company that made the computer can give you a DVD which you can use to reinstall the OS for just a few dollars (you’ll only need one disk per company) or for free.

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  • fruitcake
    JUST A DELL THAT WAS SOMEONES PERSONALCOMPUTER. Can I use my dell discs as long as it is for the same operating system 
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  • jinteik
    if i am not wrong if u use your dell cd, you will be required to activate the windows if it is not for the same series of computer. but do try it out 1st.
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