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    hi, I have an old laoptop from a work colleague and he wants to reset it but it has the ctrl+alt+delete logon.
    is there anyway to bypass/remove this and re format the laptop please?
    many thanks in advance

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    Default Re: bypass ctr+alt+delete

    There are windows 7 boot usb images which will allow administrator reset
    logon will then be .\administrator - new password

    Or if he wants to just rebuild get a windows disk and book from that and reformat

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    Default Re: bypass ctr+alt+delete

    Quote Originally Posted by consoles View Post
    There are windows 7 boot usb images which will allow administrator reset
    logon will then be .\administrator - new password

    Or if he wants to just rebuild get a windows disk and book from that and reformat
    Hi,thanks fot the reply, is it just a google search for the said boot images?
    I think he wanted to recover some documents from it before reformating
    cheers

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    Default Re: bypass ctr+alt+delete

    if you can boot it to Winpe (just a bootable usb key) and Bitlocker isn't enabled you can replace the sticky keys application with cmd.exe.
    Then when you get to the logon prompt you hit shift 6 times and it loads a command prompt to which you have system rights and can change anyone's password;

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    Default Re: bypass ctr+alt+delete

    Quote Originally Posted by grrrd View Post
    if you can boot it to Winpe (just a bootable usb key) and Bitlocker isn't enabled you can replace the sticky keys application with cmd.exe.
    Then when you get to the logon prompt you hit shift 6 times and it loads a command prompt to which you have system rights and can change anyone's password;

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    thanks for your reply, will this work with the ctr+alt+del logon? I don't have a username as such but it does say logon with different domain?

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    Default Re: bypass ctr+alt+delete

    yes - when at that stage, if you do the above, you just press shift 6 times and a command prompt will appear.

    Typing in NET USER will show you all the users on the machine, and you can change hte password of any of these accounts. Then close the Command window and type the user name and password in.

    If on a domain you will need to point to e local machine and not a domain.

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    Default Re: bypass ctr+alt+delete

    Are you trying to get into the laptop or is it a case of repurposing it so a wipe and clean install will be fine?

    As long as the BIOS settings allow it, you should be able to boot to a Windows 10 installer (DVD/USB depending what boot options the laptop supports) then delete the existing partitions and install Windows clean. Do you know what OS it is running at the moment?

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    Default Re: bypass ctr+alt+delete

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    Are you trying to get into the laptop or is it a case of repurposing it so a wipe and clean install will be fine?

    As long as the BIOS settings allow it, you should be able to boot to a Windows 10 installer (DVD/USB depending what boot options the laptop supports) then delete the existing partitions and install Windows clean. Do you know what OS it is running at the moment?
    Hi, initially I want to get into it to recover some documents but after that we will wipe it.. Its windows 7

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    Default Re: bypass ctr+alt+delete

    Have a look at
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    Default Re: bypass ctr+alt+delete

    Quote Originally Posted by dibbler View Post
    Have a look at
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    Many thanks, looks interesting, but those links are not for me..do you have any clean links?

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    Default Re: bypass ctr+alt+delete

    Boot to the windows 10 Media, when it asks were do you want to install windows [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. With your spare pen or hard drive connected.

    Click the Load Driver button (opens a windows explorer) this will show you root folders but not the contents as its looking for drivers.

    Navigate to C: > users> User > Right click copy the Documents folder copy.
    Navigate to to external USB or HDD and right click paste.
    Proceed with any additional folders.

    Disconnect HDD/USB check contents in another computer

    Quick and easy way to grab contents off before a reinstall.

    Then once your happy you have the contents just proceed with the installer you have all ready booted too.

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    Default Re: bypass ctr+alt+delete

    You could even pull the drive out and slave it using either a dock or a spare SATA port on a pc if it’s that sort of drive. Boot to your normal drive then access the slave to copy stuff across. This is as long as it isn’t encrypted.

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    Default Re: bypass ctr+alt+delete

    if you re install windows it usually leaves the exisiting windows installation alone and calls its windows.old - so long as you dont wipe or format the existing partitions

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    Default Re: bypass ctr+alt+delete

    Copy Ubuntu or Hirens ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ]) to a USB Drive, boot from it and mount the NTFS partition. You'll be able to browse the documents.
    You can also reset the admin password using Hirens.

    Once you have what you need, reinstall Windows.
    If you need ANY Windows ISO's to do this, use HIEDOC's ISO Downloadere
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