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  • just got dismissed at this job, so i still got the laptop they gave me and since i ain't gonna talk to them no more can someone tell me how to hard reset it (or format) so it's like factory new i'm then going to flip it on facebook marketplace for some cash

    any help is appreciated

  • Jun 4
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    Buy windows 10, install disk or usb drive, reformat. If that doesn鈥檛 work then....

    Buy windows 10, swap out the drive, boot it up to the new operating system.

  • Jun 4
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    Husk_
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    Buy windows 10, install disk or usb drive, reformat. If that doesn鈥檛 work then....

    Buy windows 10, swap out the drive, boot it up to the new operating system.

    how do i swap out the drive?

  • Jun 4
    3 replies
    Husk_

    Buy windows 10, install disk or usb drive, reformat. If that doesn鈥檛 work then....

    Buy windows 10, swap out the drive, boot it up to the new operating system.

    does this bypass any admin password prompt?

  • Drogon

    how do i swap out the drive?

    Some laptops have hard drives or solid state drives that you can swap out. But that鈥檚 a last ditch effort.

    I would try to see if you can just insert a windows 10 cd or windows 10 usb stick and format it first. If that doesn鈥檛 work, try to swap out the current drive with a new one and you will be able to re install windows

  • Drogon

    does this bypass any admin password prompt?

    Not sure, you can try. You鈥檙e gonna boot the laptop into safe mode or recovery mode, it shouldn鈥檛 have a prompt. If it does have an admin prompt thats when you will install a new drive.

  • What laptop is it?

  • Drogon

    does this bypass any admin password prompt?

    sorry to invite myself into your convo. you don't need the password to reinstall windows with that method, you're good. i reinstall windows on my PC every 6 months or so

  • Jun 5
    Drogon

    does this bypass any admin password prompt?

    depends if they locked the BIOS with a password

    you should be able to make a windows install USB on a different pc and then there will be a button it will say you can press on start up to bring up the BIOS or a boot menu then just pick the USB

    you can Google the laptop if nothing shows up on the screen when you turn it on

    if its not locked from the BIOS you can reset it without a password

  • If it鈥檚 a work computer, it鈥檚 useless, these computers are bought in bulk by the IT department who put a firewall which prevents you from logging in once you reset it. you鈥檒l need an admin password to bypass that.

  • Jun 5
    1 reply

    op down bad

  • Jun 5
    12919432981

    op down bad

    not really

  • Jun 5
    1 reply

    @op at laptop is it, I might be interested?

    Download Windows media creation tool, it should have an option to create a clean install, granted it will need to download Windows all over again.

  • Villainous B

    @op at laptop is it, I might be interested?

    Download Windows media creation tool, it should have an option to create a clean install, granted it will need to download Windows all over again.

    This is the answer

    can also toss Linux on there and wipe it

  • Jun 6
    1 reply

    Format the drive to all 0鈥檚 then add new os lol

  • Jun 6
    1 reply
    Dankmustard Mobile

    Format the drive to all 0鈥檚 then add new os lol

    This should be a last resort lmaooooo.
    But it will definitely work

  • Husk_

    This should be a last resort lmaooooo.
    But it will definitely work

    Iont know terribly much about disk encryption, assumed we were at a last resort type stage

  • Drogon

    just got dismissed at this job, so i still got the laptop they gave me and since i ain't gonna talk to them no more can someone tell me how to hard reset it (or format) so it's like factory new i'm then going to flip it on facebook marketplace for some cash

    any help is appreciated

    Yes

  • Jun 8
    1 reply

    This is stealing

  • goodkid mAAdposter

    This is stealing

  • Don鈥檛 they require you to send the equipment back? Jobs I鈥檝e worked at have required me to do this or they start pressing charges

  • Jun 10

    you鈥檒l also need to permanently disable the tracker (can鈥檛 remember the name atm) in bios

    you can only disable it if they haven鈥檛 enabled it tho

  • Jun 10
    1 reply

    what kind of company doesnt send a guy out to collect it

  • Jun 10
    edited
    scoop

    what kind of company doesnt send a guy out to collect it

    They saw KTT2 on the history and decided it would be safe just to let op keep it

  • You鈥檙e gonna get arrested lol

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