i recently bought a computer from a pawn shop. the problem i am having is that when the guy dropped it off DID NOT leave that password so i cannot log on. i know the computer is good as they had it on when i bought it. how do i reset it or bypass it so i can log in to redue the password that i know
You do mean the bios/computer passowrd? If so , see if you can locate the name of the motherboard, it is usually written somewhere. (or the computer name) then you can google and find a manual for it. This will tell you how to enter the bios, where the password can be deleted or changed.
Please note, very clearly. I am totally legit, in all my operations§!
The advice I gave in the post which was deleted, gave no hacks. It was the normal means of accessing the computer password, which is not secured. I do not suggest hacks, nor do I involve myself in showing ways to install non legit ways of software, including Os,s, when it is obvious where the problem lies.
The OP could even have gone to Microsoft's Technet forums, where the method I outlined is often repeated.
If you feel your powers will allow you to close the thread, please do so, without threats.