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Acer second hand laptop - machine has wireless connectivity to which the previous users have applied a password. unable to connect to our new wireless network. Settings are locked because of previous user's passwords. how do I clear those passwords?

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  • Sophiemay Sep 13, 2008

    can you tell me how to do that please?!

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Sophiemay,,

try loading d default bios setup..

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

  • sophiemay,,

    sorry for the late reply,,to do that,,when u start up ur computer,,first u see some text that says press or to set up bios..so press that then go to exit tab,,look for the line that says "load optimal defaults", or "load set up defaults"..then "save and exit"..


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