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Bought a used dell computer and can't get pass user password screen and unable to get in contact with previous owner. How can I reset this password or what can I do???

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See if a shop will do it but may not. otherwise reinstall a version of Windows which you have to buy, which will write over the existing system files and be like buying a new machine. it will cost avg 150 at a computer shop. software plus load. windows varies depending what version you get

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Im looking at the same thing its not a bios or an os password. sounds like its a password the user created when themade there first backup

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SOURCE: forgot password for my emachine computer

Hi,

Boot your pc into safe mode, usually F10 as the pc power on, Go into the Control Panel, then users and you should be able to delete your account's password from the user's manauel.

Good Luck
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Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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SOURCE: I was given a compaq computer running Windows XP.

I would suggest you to try the following :

Boot the computer in safe mode.
Press F8 while booting the system, It will give you Windows Advance boot option, Select Safe mode and press Enter. You will see two accounts, Administrator and the Previous User's . Select the Administrator. If it allows you to log in, go to control Panel, User Accounts and delete the previous user's account and create a New user with your name. Reboot the computer in normal mode.

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Yes - it will have (or should have) been set by the former owner.
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SOURCE: Remove or reset Dell inspiron 530s bios password

try this:

1- shut it down then open the computer box
2- find a green or blue jumper beside the memory slot or Data cable slots
3- remove jumper , then turn computer on
wait for 10 sec then shut it down
4- put the jumper back and close the computer box
5- turn the pc on and have fun

Posted on Feb 08, 2012

Testimonial: "That probably would have worked as well. I ended up removing power cord, then moving jumpers (there were two CMOS jumpers) and putting them one prong over. Then removed the CMOS battery on the motherboard and then held the power button to make sure there was no power left in the tower. Let it sit for a couple hours and put everything back the way it was. Whala the BIOS password was gone! Thank you for the suggestion!"

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https://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/en/chat?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

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http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/change_order/en/tag_transfer

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