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    So, my stepbrother gave me his old laptop awhile back.
    The reason?
    He forgot his password/couldn't figure out how to get back in. He said fuck it, & got himself a Macbook instead.. he was going to throw the old laptop into the trash, but I asked to take a look at it. He said I could keep it, so...

    I have a desktop PC I always use, but I keep meaning to figure out how the heck to unlock this thing without a password. He doesn't remember at all.. his password hint is 'oreo' and he has no clue what it's related to. I've tried a million password ideas to no avail. If I click the ''Forgot Password?'' thing, a window pops up, explaining if you forgot your password, you need a ''recovery disk.''

    Now, if it's not obvious already, I'll clarify that I am not tech savvy in the least.. I'm probably worse than senior citizens. So, not knowing precisely wtf a recovery disk was, I googled it/skimmed through some stuff. If I understand correctly, it's a backup of the original factory settings that you're supposed to create on a CD-R/flash drive when you first use the computer. I got a blank look from my stepbro when I asked if he knew anything about this/had one.

    I searched the internet for other solutions, perusing random tech forums.. most of the information I either didn't understand .. or people posting about the same problem were just accused of stealing the laptop.

    If anyone has any idea how to assist me with breaking into this stupid thing, please post here. Ideally I'd like to avoid spending $ to resolve this.


    The laptop is a Compaq hp Presario CQ60 - runs on Windows Vista. [if that's relevant]



    Thanks! *tips hat*

    -Lex
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    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    runs on Windows Vista.
    just throw it away.
    we fukin won boys

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    i read "he said fuck it" as "he fucked it"
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    just throw it away.
    I knew you'd say that.. and no.
    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 prplchknz View Post
    i read "he said fuck it" as "he fucked it"

    Oh great.. now I need to sanitize the keyboard.
    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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    but seriously...
    it's worthless. send it to africa and collect your tax deduction.
    we fukin won boys

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    format and clean install.
    To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post
    format and clean install.
    she doesn't know how.
    and probably no longer has the requisite materials or the wit to acquire them.
    we fukin won boys

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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post
    format and clean install.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    she doesn't know how.
    and probably no longer has the requisite materials or the wit to acquire them.
    As I said, I'm not tech savvy at all or I would've figured this out. Some of the most simple computer terminology is lost on me, actually. I just know how to navigate for things I generally need.
    Durr.
    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 Nocapszy View Post
    she doesn't know how.
    and probably no longer has the requisite materials or the wit to acquire them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    As I said, I'm not tech savvy at all or I would've figured this out. Some of the most simple computer terminology is lost on me, actually. I just know how to navigate for things I generally need.
    Durr.
    No one implied otherwise; my suggestion is a simple solution to the OP, regardless of who has the tools & know-how to perform it. I'm sure help will be offered/provided if solicited.
    Last edited by phobik; 08-06-2012 at 01:37 PM. Reason: typos
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