What is the best way to figure out the password for a second hand computer?

by on August 13, 2011

Q: my acer aspire 5050 ask for alogon password for both the user and addministrator accounts but i never set one i bought it secondhand


One Response to “What is the best way to figure out the password for a second hand computer?”
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    I’d suggest doing a full system restore to wipe out any junk the prior owner left on the computer:

    Try Pressing ALT & F10 on boot, should bring up the acer recovery program (If sold with XP), if working it will ask for a password
    ( password = 000000 ), this will allow your to recover xp

    You can also try your hand at a password recovery tool if you want, but that can get a little complicated: http://bit.ly/fPfa5I