Vista password and reinstalling Ubuntu

Jay Daniels jaydanie at
Sun Jun 21 21:29:46 UTC 2009

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thomas smith wrote:
> Hello Karl,
> I like this idea.  Wow! Windows is not that secure if the mere
> diconnecting the battery erases the password.
> This is a good idea if it works.  I am thinking that this would be a
> lot easier and quicker than the methods given to me to change
> the password.  A very complex method.  
> I would like to be able to copy to a disk the content of my e/m.  I
> am clueless to the files' names and even location in the Ubuntu
> environment.
> Once I get the files safe and secure it won't matter if I blow away
> the current Ubuntu.  It fact, it would be better since I can then go
> to the latest version. 
> I think that I have a partition software program that would enable
> me to create a separate partition as was suggested.  It might even
> be possible to re-do partitions using the Windows OS tools.  
> A few suggestions have include going to the command line level.  I
> have to figure out how to do that if I need to get there.  As soon as
> I get a new version I am going to research on-line to find out the
> best reference book for Ubuntu.  
> Thanks for this suggestion. 
> Thomas
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
> On Sat, 2009-20-06 at 05:52 -0600, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> I seem to recall that if you disconnect the battery from your bios
> the windows password will die. Then you hook the battery back
> up and Vista will ask you for a new password. Hit Enter and you
> will have no password. Best.

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