Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by tanuxaxa, May 21, 2007.

  1. tanuxaxa

    tanuxaxa Guest

    Hello everyone!

    Just picked up my laptop from bestbuy. It was taken care of cus of
    outside spill damage. It wasn`t requred to log in computer during
    reparing process so i didn`t leave the password. And now I was about
    to log in and BAM my computer does not ask me about the password!

    I have only one account on my Windows Vista Ultimate and it was
    password protected even in a safe mode. So, how could bestbuy guys do
    it???? If they could everyone else can!!!

    Can anyone tell me how can I protect my personal data for 100%???
    tanuxaxa, May 21, 2007
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  2. There are a number of ways of resetting a password once you have physical
    access to the PC.
    Easy - do not give your PC to anyone - without physical security you have no
    security at all.
    Once you give someone the laptop unless you have Bit locker running there
    are a number of ways of circumventing the security measures in the operating
    This is true of pretty much any operating system that once you have physical
    unrestricted access to the device you can gain access.
    Mike Brannigan, May 21, 2007
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  3. tanuxaxa

    Mike Matheny Guest

    tanuxaxa explained on 5/20/2007 :
    ERD Commander, for one. ;-)
    Mike Matheny, May 21, 2007
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