Vista password and reinstalling Ubuntu

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Sun Jun 21 21:31:08 UTC 2009

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Steve Flynn wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 9:50 PM, thomas smith<valhalla2100 at> wrote:
>> Hello Karl,
>> I like this idea.  Wow! Windows is not that secure if the mere
>> diconnecting the battery erases the password.
> Disconnecting the battery for the BIOS for long enough will reset any
> BIOS settings and default the BIOS password, if there is one, back to
> the default which is often nothing.
>> 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.
> It won't work. Your windows password will still be there, as the
> encrypted version is stored on the hard-drive - not in the BIOS.

	It has been over ten years since I had a problem with windows. I know
about the BIOS password and thought windows what it is might be stored
there too.

	Too bad.

73 Karl

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