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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    You didn't say if you tried "oreo" as the password.
    I did, actually. I wouldn't have been surprised if it'd worked.


    For the general thread-- I'm totally ok with wiping this laptop, by the way. There's no data anyone needs or wants to save on it. I haven't tried anything with it yet, but it's awesome people have given me a ton of input to refer back to when I do. It's not a life or death thing- just something I keep meaning to take care of amidst other somethings.
    Thanks!
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    Question -update-

    I'm an asshole for making this thread.
    I just figured out through messing around on my own, randomly, how to just restore the laptop to its factory settings, by mashing some F-# buttons before Windows started up.

    So, no more password issue. And no need to clean out any old junk.. it's already done.
    [It's still Windows Vista, but eh, what can ya do].

    I probably couldn't articulate to anyone how I worked that out [yes, I am aware it's likely disgustingly simple to most people].. that always seems to be the outcome when I'm wandering the mystical world of technogadgetry. I just stumble around and sort of.. guess at shit.. I guess. Eventually some path leads to the promised land.

    Thanks anyway to you people who posted instructions.. Sorry I didn't come back here to look them over when I got it in my head I'd like to make this thing work. Just sort of hyperfocused on digging around.


    ..BUT I FIXED IT!

    *proud*


    :edit: Ok, this is what I did.. in case anyone else wants to quickly wipe Windows Vista clean to get around a password, & doesn't have any of the discs or documentation onhand.

    -Restart laptop & press F11 before Windows loads.
    -select Recovery Manager.
    -select Advanced Options.
    -select System Recovery, & then Next.
    -follow prompts [they take care of the rest].
    -PROFIT.
    Last edited by Lexicon; 09-01-2012 at 07:32 AM. Reason: Fe/Ti forced me to add some details.
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
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    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

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    Seriously, nothing is more satisfying than figuring how to fix or create something you have no experience with on your own. Now, you'll start to get really adventurous and try fixing other problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    Seriously, nothing is more satisfying than figuring how to fix or create something you have no experience with on your own. Now, you'll start to get really adventurous and try fixing other problems.

    Hah, it's awesome, but at the same time.. it's like when math or all the streets in Boston started to make sense to me.. my sworn enemy.. I get this sinking feeling I'm surrendering or something.

    I DON'T WANT TO KNOW YOU, NEMESIS!



    ..maybe I just need a nap.
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:06:59 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    I'm an asshole for making this thread.
    I just figured out through messing around on my own, randomly, how to just restore the laptop to its factory settings, by mashing some F-# buttons before Windows started up.

    So, no more password issue. And no need to clean out any old junk.. it's already done.
    [It's still Windows Vista, but eh, what can ya do].

    I probably couldn't articulate to anyone how I worked that out [yes, I am aware it's likely disgustingly simple to most people].. that always seems to be the outcome when I'm wandering the mystical world of technogadgetry. I just stumble around and sort of.. guess at shit.. I guess. Eventually some path leads to the promised land.

    Thanks anyway to you people who posted instructions.. Sorry I didn't come back here to look them over when I got it in my head I'd like to make this thing work. Just sort of hyperfocused on digging around.


    ..BUT I FIXED IT!

    *proud*


    :edit: Ok, this is what I did.. in case anyone else wants to quickly wipe Windows Vista clean to get around a password, & doesn't have any of the discs or documentation onhand.

    -Restart laptop & press F11 before Windows loads.
    -select Recovery Manager.
    -select Advanced Options.
    -select System Recovery, & then Next.
    -follow prompts [they take care of the rest].
    -PROFIT.
    I have three computers sitting behind me right now, if you'd like to take a crack at those too.
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