Windows 10 BIOS and admin password

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BIOS
Password
Security
Windows 10
Hi! I recently bought a computer (Latitude 3380) from a seller on eBay. I noticed there was a BIOS password on it, and there was an admin password. I managed to get the BIOS password, but I can't seem to get the admin password. This password prevents me from running executables and messing with the system files, which is annoying, since I need to download a password cracker. Yes, I tried contacting the seller. He/she didn't respond. Any tips from you guys? (Reminder: I still have access to BIOS, and I do not want to factory reset the system.)

Software/Hardware used:
BIOS, Crack

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Why not do a reset? Is there something on that computer that you want besides the OS? Buying used computer from online sources like EBay is risky. You never know what viruses or malware they may contain. That is a way some people dump their old problem systems, buyer beware. Trying to contact the seller after the purchase can go nowhere once they got their money..I’m not sure if EBay has any purchase protection where if you cannot contact the seller they may be able to help.  you can try this link for removing admin password on WIn 10.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Still now you can access BIOS, that's fine. Check what size of HDD, Hope there are multiple HDD partition on this system like D: or E: other than C, one thing you can try to install windows OS (either it is Win7/8/8.1/10 whatever it is) on another drive/partition (leave the C drive & you can install the OS on D: or E:, if any) and if you are successful, invoke the newly installed system and after login you can access the partition of Win 10 and take backup if any then you can reset the system with a single OS as your choice. There are several ways to overcome this issue. As you are not willing to reset the system (we don't know the cause why you did not want to reset the Windows 10).
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