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By msstephnfraz ·
My mother n law recently bought a computer out the paper. The gentlemen said that they were old school computers he upgraded. She brought it to me to make sure it had everything she needed. Well I can't get in. I am in school for my degree in Information Network Technology and thought I could handle it. But this thing is locked with a password as soon as it boot. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Tell your mother-in-law to get a refund, or ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Locked out

At the very least, contact this 'gentleman' to inquire how he managed to upgrade them if they have passwords on them.

A refund is the only option.

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Failing that

by seanferd In reply to Tell your mother-in-law t ...

talk to the appropriate school system, and/or the Law. If the system(s) were stolen or improperly disposed of, those folks might like to know.

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Contact the seller and get the BIOS Password

by OH Smeg In reply to Locked out

Just for your information

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