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 Post subject: One thing is bugging me
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:34 am 
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The is something that really bothers me ... why didn't vista do the updates automatically? It's set to do it? Why did it need all those updates? :-|

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:42 am 
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OneSpirit wrote:
I'm sorry ... I didn't realize this was considered cracking ... it is reasonable that people will forget, their password since the average user would have no need to go in under admin. I have never had this problem myself, but what is a user to do in this case? ... Are they simply sol?


the only legitimate way allowed for discussion of how to "break" into a system is to have you take it to a shop that offers these services, and take your proof of purchase to validate your ownership.

online we have no way to validate that you indeed own this machine(or have permission from the legitimate owner) - so, in order to avoid being a place where account cracking methodologies are discussed, it's prudent for all users of this site to not openly discuss such options.

they're out there, and some are quite easy to find. but you have to do the looking, finding and applying. we can't help.

don't worry about it, everyone posts something on here eventually that they get a little slap on the wrist for. :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:37 pm 
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Well it's not the first time I've been a bad girl ... but I understand the host position, and will adhere to the rules.

But on a good note I was able to activate windows, and now it is a very happy computer ... of course I can't go into the details without upsetting the host, but we can mark this one as PROBLEM SOLVED :wink: :-|

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:29 pm 
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OneSpirit wrote:
Well it's not the first time I've been a bad girl ... but I understand the host position, and will adhere to the rules.

But on a good note I was able to activate windows, and now it is a very happy computer ... of course I can't go into the details without upsetting the host, but we can mark this one as PROBLEM SOLVED :wink: :-|
Excellent at least it's not hardware, I started on the hardware side of thing as you mentioned the black screen boot up..

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This is the official statement as to passwords or other 'processes'..
Topics such as "passwords" and "unlocking" features cannot be answered, on the Forum. This is due to lack of substantiated proof of ownership of the programming or device. If a Mod observes the thread as suspect, it will be locked. No help will be given for passwords or "unlocking" unless it is a general process with all systems. Certain programming discussions such as bit-torrent are not acceptable or condoned. If the question regards a general process similar to all systems, it may be allowed.
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"Due to the lack of ownership verification of computers, and laptops we are no longer offering any form of support for lost/forgotten passwords. This goes for BIOS, Windows log in, etc.
ANY posts asking for help with removal or cracks to passwords will be deleted immediately.
Any questions on this new rule please feel free to PM or email me or one of the other moderators."
Thanks for your cooperation...
Toby B., Moderator.

There are two forms of password protection for a computer. One is the BIOS password, which prevents unauthorized changes to the physical system. The second protects the Operating System from unauthorized access or use. If a computer is stolen or lost, you have some assurance your private information will be secure. But criminals have their way of cracking even the most secure passwords!
As to OS updates, there are several choices. Default is totally automatic, where updates are downloaded and installed as they are available. Then there is the automatic download, but the user chooses when to install them. Lastly, a manual download and install.. the least desirable. Best is to automatically download updates, then install when convenient.
Sadly, too many users fail to keep their security programs updated.. or do not have proper security features. Too easy for hackers and viral infections. Then there is the user who visits unsavory sites.. or takes faith in those pop-up ads that there may be a viral or security problem with the system, and you should take the "bait"!

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