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MY NOTEBOOK IS LOCKED

WHEN I TURN ON NOTE BOOK IT JUST SHOWS ME BIOS SETTINGS AND THEN ASKS FOR A CODE

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  • Mouin Aboulhosn May 11, 2010

    im sorry but for saftey reasons i cannot tell you how to bypass the code



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You probably have to get a code to register widows. I had this same problem it will only give you a few functions because it will say that the windows code is not registered and that it is fake. It could be depending on where you bought the computer or operating system from but if you call Microsoft they could easily fix your problem or give you a new code. Please rate thanks!

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