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I bought this laptop from someone I barely knew and I didn't know it was locked until I tried to download something and it asked for an administrative password. I never knew that password so I cannot do anything. can you help me?

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Is this BIOS password or Windows Password?

BIOS Password can be cleared by CMOS reset, but you would have to crack it open to get to CMOS battery.
Link below is a tutorial for Bios
Top 3 methods to crack bios password!

Windows Password can be force changed with a bootable USB thumb drive with a Windows Password Recovery Tool using a Linux Distro. I am guessing you dont have a CD or DVD drive, so you will have to create a bootable USB drive with the password reset tool. OR reinstall Windows via External CD or DVD Drive and software or create a bootable thumb drive of say 8GB in size with the OEM disk copied to that drive if it allows with piracy protection maybe not allowing OEM CD or DVD to be copied to another drive.

Link below is a reset tool for Windows Password Recovery

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Here are your options: (1) Get the pass from the person you barely knew (2) Reload the operating system. There is no way to beat the password.

IF YOU ARE talking about the BIOS password, (I think not) disconnect the battery found near the hard drive. Remove the primary battery and make sure the device is unplugged. Wait. PUt it all back together.

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The best solution is to reinstall the Laptop, to have a fresh and clean system.
Another solution would be booting from the installation CD/DVD (like Windows XP, Windows 7) and recover the settings to reset the Adminstrator password.

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