use an old laptop(7 posts)
Well, first you have to get past the password. You can try any of those programs.
If nothing helps, you could install e.g. Linux on it. Burn an ISO file with another PC of e.g. DSL (Damn Small Linux) and try that.
whs, that's exactly what i would do, install linux. ive been looking for a used computer to put ubuntu on because dual booting with 2 different formats kind of trashes a hard drive/operating system
you could use wubi and not have to have different partions i just used it today to put ubuntu on my laptop :) it work like a charm i will consider using it over a dual boot from now on.
If there is nothing on the HD you want to retrieve, then you can load any O/S you want right away on the laptop if you have a copy on a CD ie: Win2k, XP, Vista, Linux....IF the machine is (NOT) ancient and worn out (LOL). Also, you will need to download the drivers for the machine from the manufacturer's website and possibly have to make a slipstream CD according to which O/S you decide on. If the Bios is password protected, just open the case, remove the battery and default the RTL. The use of the laptop is up to you (LOL).
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