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Locked out i bought a pc from a pawn shop and it is password protected how can i get in

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  • jeff capps Nov 09, 2008

    when i turn it on all that shows up is the passwod log in and it's the previous owners password and i dont have it ,how do i get around it

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Most gateway computers have a boot that shows up on the right top side of the screen when you turn it on.There should be one that says system restore example (F12=system restore/recovery) one of those push F12 ect. whatever button it shows beside it and that will recover it to factory setting which wipes out everything that the old owner downloaded it also removes that password protection.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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    Zachary Drewery Nov 28, 2008

    does it go to windows and ask for the password or does it go directly to a password.

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