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Factory reset im locked out of my admin thanks to some roommates. ive got my personal pics and files saved. i just want to restore to factory setting. bought new in 2011 running windows 7. came with no discs. please help.

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If you restore the laptop to the Out of the box condition you will lose all your data.
You can remove or change the Window's User or administrator's password and privileges. You need access to a computer with Internet access to download the Hiren's Boot CD and burn it onto a CD.
Then insert this CD into the laptop/computer and boot up the laptop/computer with the Hiren's CD and follow the instructions.
There are very useful utilities CD and it a Linux boot CD which contains quite a lot of Utility programs including a password removal program.
Click on one of these links to download HIREN'S BOOTCD :-
http://www.hirensbootcd.net/
http://67.20.82.163/
After fixing your admin password then create a new one and do not lend your laptop to your room mates.

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SOURCE: i have no system recovery disc but i want to factory setting

Hi,

Providing the laptop was built after 2005 then there should be a recovery partition on the laptop.

Turn the laptop on and repeatedly press the F10 key, this should get you into the recovery partition and allow you to factory restore the laptop.


Regards.

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The laptop is Bios Password Locked, who ever you bought this from must know the administrative password, because the computer will remain locked until this is remedied and you will not be able to restore original settings without the password. If the seller can't provide it, I would return it expecting a refund. Sony charges $100.00 to correct this and you must be the original owner. There are other services that claim they can help and charge a fee.

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