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My Uncle passed away recently and amoung his belongs I found a Sony VAIO laptop PCG-4L1L. I do not have his finger or his password to open the laptop. I would like to keep this little computer and retrieve any photos he has stored on it. How do I bypass his password and open up windows?

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Without hacking his password you won't be able to open up windows, but you could
(using proper anti-static techniques), extract the HDD (hard drive) and install it into another
computer with a windows system to which you have access, and read the files from the
VAIO laptop system disk, including the photos, which are typically stored in this folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\account name\My Documents\My Pictures

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