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Q: Dell password requirement

Hello anyone/everyone,
Not sure if this is the correct forum but I'll try.
Some how I got tied into something that requires me to log in with a password when I restart my system after a shut down. The system starts with the logo of a saki bottle, white, ceramic "kitty" with one paw upraised and below is a block for a password. Dell denies requiring anyone to have a password to log on but, I'm stuck with the password requirement. I don't know how I got it but I would like not to have to enter a password.
Any help will be appreciated.
Jim

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Hi, I have a client who JUST about got nailed by the little b******s that push a fake virus page to you then give you a number to call etc etc. 
They called me JUST as they were ALSO on the phone with the scammer, and I got them to hang up before any serious damage could be done...especially to their VISA card!
However, the little buggers managed to put a start up password in Windows BEFORE you get to the users/login screen. This is where the fortunate part comes in. The client was WATCHING AND PAYING ATTENTION! (I know! How rare is that???)
The password used was 'inbound'.
So to use the computer, all you have to do is put in the password 'inbound' and you get to the login screen. 
The faker created a homegroup and a hidden homegroup admin account for himself. I got rid of the homegroup and that user, but try as I might, I can't find out where you go to get rid of that password requirement. 
Any ideas?
(Win 7 home on an Asus i5 laptop)

A:Getting rid of Win7 Startup Password requirement when you know the password!

Is the password box the same as what is shown on this page.That would be a System password that can be removed by copying the System   (Sam) Hive from the Regback folder of C:\Windows\System32\config\Regback. 
 
First option is to do a System Restore . Edit: It should be SAM hive. Sorry.
 
Second would be to use a live linux disk to rename the System Hive in C:\Windows\System32\config\ and copy the one from Regback. This would only work if the date on the System Hive in Regback is before the problem began.
 
Edit: There is a file on the page but I have never downloaded it or used it. I suggest you at least scan it with Virustotal if you wish to use it to disable the password box.

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I am assisting my friend who had Vista on a computer and his sod bought him a Dell with Windows 8:
1- I am unable to remove password from sign-on. There appears to be no instruction as in Win 7/Vista.
2- Picture icons when transferred show only a general icon not an icon of the pictures as in Vista.
3- My friend accidentally removed the icon for the Instructions/ for Win 8 on the Start Menu. I cannot find the file for us to revie.
4- When I try to Create a Password Reset disk, the program asks for a password reset disk disk and password to be installed? Huh.
I am not a novice. Using computers since the Apple II
 

A:Remove requirement for Password

have a read here
this is how i removed on a few W8 and W8.1 Pcs
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2894-log-user-account-automatically-windows-8-startup.html
 

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Vista requires a password when one restarts the computer but not for hibernate or sleep mode. How may one set up Vista to require a password for hibernate mode?

A:Password Requirement other than Restart

Control Panel --> Hardware and Sound --> Power Options

Link on top left - "Require a password on wakeup"

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I removed the requirement many times and ways. But when your pc updates during the night it turns it back to asking for the requirement again. very frustrating

A:how do you stop windows 10 password requirement

njabbfan Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about wanting to login to Win10 without using a password and wanted to help.Don't know what you tried, but see if this TenForums tutorial helps:  http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3539-sign-user-account-automatically-windows-10-startup.html Good LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Accept As Solution" to help others find similar information. 

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I have windows xp, a dsl modem, & a router, which is acting as the firewall. Everytime I boot up the computer, I am prompted for a Linksys Password. How do I disable this feature? Is there a privacy setting or parental controls setting or something?
 

A:Router Password requirement @ bootup

Did you somehow set the router address as your home page ?

At what stage do you get the prompt?

wrs
 

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I've read this before and it worked, but can't seem to find it now. I have multiple users on my computer and one of the new users is asking for a password even though I've never set one. I've seen instructions to go into the programs and reset the value to 0 to change it so no passwords are required. I've tried all other ways - through setting user profiles, cmd: change userpasswords2, etc - but none of those work. I don't want passwords to be required for users. How do I reset this in the system? It required going into My Computer, Programs, etc. but I can't remember from there. HELP!
 

A:Changing password logon requirement

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Hello,

I dont want to type my password in every time I login to my computer. I have googled how to remove this and every post seems to say the same thing:
Launch command Prompttype netplwizlaunch the netplwiz appUncheck "User must enter username and password to use this computer"you will be prompted to confirm, with your current password.

However, this is not working for me! I am still prompted on startup for a password.

I do notice when I am in the "netplwiz" application that my username is in there twice. one time as an administrator and 1 time as a home user. I only seem to be able to highlight the administrator user and uncheck the box in step 4 above. I cant seem to highlight the other me.

Any thoughts?

A:I cant seem to remove password requirement on login

Hello xexers1, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check with the tutorial below to see if it may help any.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
Are you sure that you are not dealing with require a password at wakeup instead of at startup?

Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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The HP software is requiring me to 1) have a sign on password & 2) change it periodically or my PC will be locked up. I do want or need this much outside control on my home PC. How can I turn this annoying requirement off? I now have 5 days before I have to change my password again!

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when i was using XP its like i can enter nothing as a password and get to use my account from the laptop but on windows 7 and vista its like i have to set a password and it doesnt take nothing as a password even if i dont have a password !!!!
i asked some one and he used regedit to disable it but i cant contact him again :S heellllppppp !!!

A:disable remote desktop password requirement

Local Security Policy > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options
At the top of the list is "Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only"

This setting was enabled by default in Windows XP as well. So in other words you must have disabled this value on Windows XP to be able to use blank passwords from the network.

I DO NOT recommended disabling this setting.

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In "Power Options/System Settings" I've set/checked
"Don't require a password."

Yet after it is awaken with a mouse move or keyboard
click it takes me to the Log-On Screen where I once
again have to enter my password.

An aside...I am using Office 365 and my MS Account is
one of those [email protected] So it may
disable that option even if set/checked.

Any help?

TIA
Windunce

A:Password requirement upon awakening the computer....problem

Hello Windunce,

You might check to see if you may have password protection from screen saver enabled causing this.

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi friends

I want to Disable windows startup login password requirement but i need that when i luck PC everytime after startup login, windows ask me password

How can i do this ?

Thanks for helps

A:Disable windows login password requirement

Click on Start and then Control Panel.

Click on the User Accounts and Family Safety link.

Click on the User Accounts link.

In the Make changes to your user account area of the User Accounts window, click the Remove your password link.

In the text box on the next screen, enter your current Windows 7 password.

Click the Remove Password button to confirm that you'd like to remove your Windows 7 password.

You can now close the User Accounts window.

Now that your Windows 7 account password has been deleted, you will no longer need to log on when your computer starts.

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Hi,

I have been doing allot of testing and boot tweaks lately and am hoping one of you Windows 7 Registry gurus can create a way to right click on my user icon or anywhere that will turn on and off the need to type in my password to login.

I hope this is possible and a easy tweak

Thank You Very Much !
Rockit

A:Right click to toggle users password requirement

Hello Rockit,

If you like, you could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to create on/off .reg files for this.

Log On Automatically at Startup

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8077 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 149 GB (77 GB Free); D: 780 GB (775 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., M32CD_A_F_K20CD_K31CD
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A few days ago an on screen message said words to the effect that Windows had encountered a problem and needed to close. The system cycled through a diagnostic sequence - an attempt at repair - eventually closed down. When rebooted followed much the same sequence.

I tried using a Windows Repair Disc, which opened up several repar options, but all eventually led back to the on-screen message - Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close down.

The system was restored using an external hard drive with a copy of system image. However, when the system is booted - within seconds a box appears on screen asking for a password to be entered. When the password is entered the boot continues without a hitch and Windows 10 works as normal.

The introduction of a password could well be something that I stumbled into whilst trying to solve the initial problem - I cannot honestly recall - but I would appreciate guidance as to how to eliminate this step from the boot process.
 

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My computer recently began requiring me to use password at startup. I had previously disabled.

I went to NETPLWIZ as suggested elsewhere (Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup)

However, there is no box to uncheck that says "Users must enter username and password to use this computer." (see attachment)

What am I missing? I have also checked the Password Requirement on Wakeup in the Power settings and that shows "No" and the "Ctrl-Alt-Del" option is also not in place.

Thanks.

A:Unable to remove password requirement at Startup

Hello PreacherMan, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Is your PC on a domain?

If so, then this can only be done in Registry Editor using the method in the second post at the link below instead.

windows 7 auto login without the "Users must enter a user name and" - Microsoft Community

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Hi all
My daughter gave me her old Vista computer and it requires me to enter a password when booting, I have the password and can enter it no problems but I don't want to have to enter it every time I turn the computer on, I want to be able to turn it on and come back later when it's booted and ready to go the same as I have always done on my XP machines. So is there a way of removing the requirement to enter the password? I have the existing password and full admin rights so I can change anything needed to remove the password requirement.
Thanks in advance for all help received.

A:How do I change the requirement to enter the password when booting the computer?

Logon Automatically


Press WinKey+R or click on Start then Run, enter control userpasswords2 and press Enter or click OK.Check the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox then click Apply. If it's already checked, skip to step 3.Select the user you want to be automatically logged on by clicking on it.Uncheck the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox then click Apply.
When you do this another window will open with the userid you selected showing (you can enter a different one if the wrong one is showing). Enter the password if there is one, leave blank otherwise. Click OK and you're done. Next boot, the userid you selected should be automatically logged on.

Or, since you don't care about passwords, just remove the password from Control Panel, User Accounts.

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My Dell Inspiron 15 3000 preinstalled with Windows 8.1, and it was upgraded to Windows 10 since Windows 10 was released. Now the problem is, I forgot my password to login my Dell laptop after I changed the password just for two days. How can I unlock my Dell Inspiron laptop when forgot the password? I don’t want to reset my Dell laptop. Any help will be appreciated.

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Dell D600 Lost HDD password, need the SN run through a password generator if anybody can help me out? I know Rustam has one but havent been able to reach him.

SN #**84A51529T-595B

Thanks Muchata
 

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A:Older Dell laptop, have lost my administrative password for a Dell inspiring 1545, can anyone help me??

If it's the powerup password, you'll need to place a voice phone call to Dell -- be prepared to verify your ownership details and with a credit card (the call post-warranty as a system this old must be, is not free of charge).

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Hello,
I am a property manager who manages some self-storage facilities. We recently had a few spaces go to auction and as a result the auction winners threw stuff they didn't want into the dumpster. I was emptying the trash from the office and noticed that someone had thrown a few laptops into the dumpster. As a tech nerd, I climbed into the dumpster and pulled the laptops from the garbage.
One of the laptops was a Dell laptop. I cleaned it up a bit and used one of my Dell laptop chargers to try and charge the battery overnight. Then, I hit the power button and hoped..... nada. Opened the back panel and immediately saw that it had no hard drive.... but the memory was still installed as well as the WIFI adapter. The screen was cracked but I had hope that it might still be usable once I could actually get the laptop to boot.
So, I pulled out one of my old SATA laptop hard drives, re-formatted it and installed it in the laptop.
Hit the power button and saw that I could not install Win10 from the USB port since the laptop had an admin password installed and of course, I had no idea what it was. So, I called Dell and gave them all the laptop info and my personal info and they gave me a code to enter which was supposed to disable or erase the unknown admin password and allow me to change the boot options to include the usb port.
The code does not work. The dell rep mentioned something about hitting the Shift and Control keys while I hit the enter key but that still doesn't... Read more

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I need help knowing if my Rosewill 750W 80 plus gold will be enough power to overclock both gtx780 ti Superclocked and the new i7 4790k that is coming out. Also, does it mean they are overclocking the hardware when they say, "full load"? Here are some sites I found with wattage use:
GPU-
http://www.hardwareluxx.com/index.p...ti-superclocked-with-acx-cooler.html?start=19
and
CPU-
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/unlocked/intel-4790k-overclocking-review-and-benchmarks-idnum295/
 

A:PSU requirement

I would say no.

The 12 volt rail on your psu is 62 amps.

One evga gtx780 ti requires 42 amps on the 12 volt rail.

Full load means the gpu is at maximum usage without overclock.
 

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I am looking to upgrade from win 2000 to XP home on my daughters computer. I have the disk from my computer. What system requirements must her computer have... ie ram size/cpu/ etc.

A:Windows Xp Min Requirement

Have a look at System Requirements for Windows XP Operating Systems.

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What are the min requirement to install win2k on a PC?
 

A:Win2K Requirement

These are the minimum system requirements that are listed on Microsoft's Website.
Your computer should meet the following hardware requirements: • 133 MHz or faster Pentium-compatible CPU
• 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM minimum; more memory generally improves responsiveness (4 gigabytes [GB] RAM maximum)
• 2 GB hard disk space with a minimum of 650 MB of free space (additional free hard disk space is required if you are installing over a network) Click to expand...

Can't say I would try and run Windows 2000 that way. I would go with a minimum of 256mb of ram. And it doesn't run to fast on a Pentium 133. I have Windows 2000 running on a Pentium II 400mhz with 192mb of ram. It runs most office applications just fine. I actually run Office 2003 on it.
 

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Hi everybody,

For the last several days, I've been doing a lot of research about whether my power supply can support my graphics card, but I can't seem to find a definate answer. What I have is a 450 watt power supply; it has one single 12v rail that provides 24 amps. My graphics card is a ATI Radeon X1950 Pro PCI-E. It requires a 450 watt power supply and recommends 30 amps on the 12v rail.

When I asked whether my PSU can support my graphics card on other forums, some people tell me it can, but others tell me it can't, so I'm really confused right now. I had my X1950 hooked up and running for 3 days without having any problem, but I took it out today, just to be safe until I can get a definate answer. Although I do notice that my power supply runs cooler without the X1950 hooked up.

But on other forums, I even heard people run this card on a 18 amp 12v rail without any problem and they even have it running on a fully loaded system with 2x HDD, 2x DVD Drive, cooling system, fans and lights. And many people say that 22 amps should be the minimum to this card and 24 amps should be fine. However, there are also people who say that you should follow the manufacturers recommendation and get a minimum 30 amps power supply.

To give you a better idea of my system, here are the specs.
Pentium 4 HT 524 Prescott 3.06 GHZ (84 watt)
Motherboard: ATI RC410 ULI M1573
2 stick of DDR2 Ram 1x 1GB and 1x 512MB
1x Samsung Writemaster DVD RW
1x SATA 250GB Western Digital H... Read more

A:GPU power requirement - Please Help

You could try this:
1. Find a low watt power supply, with a 24 amp rail.
2. Use the PSU as an external power source to power the GPU.
 

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Hello My name is Mutlu,I've trouble with my computer.I can't open it now.I can't recovery either.I bought it from BestBuy. Currently I live in Turkey.Hp help desk in Turkey, they leaded to me here.I want recovery.There is no recovery support in Turkey as you know I bought it from abroad. 

A:Recovery Requirement

Why can't you recover with the F11 key? Did you change the partitions or delete the recovery partition? Did you create a usb recovery flashdrive? Can you get access to a Windows 10 usb installer?If the answer is no, but you have access to another Windows PC, you can make your own. You will need it to create a usb installer that will let you use Windows system restore to roll your notebook back to before the even that caused the issue. See the tutorial on the following web page.http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-download-install-windows-10-iso/   

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Hello,  Kindly suggest the System with following specifications: 1) Processor: Intel Core i7 2) Socket: 1151 3) RAM: DDR4/2400MHz/16GB 4) Max Memory: 64GB 5) Memory channel: Dual 6) DIMM Slots : 4 7) Drives:       SSD: 256GB     SSHD: 1TB 8) OS: Windows 10 9) Monitors: Should support minimum 2 Monitors with 24" Display each. Please specify the System along with the cost. Waiting for your kind reply. Regards,Amtronics Engineering

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OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU: AMD Athlon 7750 x2
RAM: 4GB
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 9500gt
HDD: Seagate 1TB

Hi guys.
I am planning to upgrade my graphics card and buy a Nvidia GTX 650. On their site I saw it needs a 400W power supply. I currently have a 450W power supply. Do I need to change the PSU or will it suffice for the new card?
Thanks in advance.

A:PSU requirement for Nvidia GTX 650

I would go with a 600 to 650 watt

That should secure good power and some headroom to Oc the card and Cpu if need be

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

These are sturdy and give great stability

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Hi, I'm new to tech support forums and i just wanted to find out if i can use the x1950 pro on my computer i have. I have a p5gd1-vm motherboard with an intel pentium 4 3.0ghz processor, 1.5ghz pc3200 ram and 350W vantec van-350n power supply.

http://www.ramelectronics.net/assets/images/storage/VAN-350N-spec.jpg except in my PSU the DC output is 323W Max output

x1950 Pro
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pr...angid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10081500&catid=10524

if this isnt good enough can anyone reccomend a good PSU that would also be good for future upgrades.

Thank you.
 

A:x1950 Pro PSU requirement

A short answer no. ATI says a min of 450W with at least 30amp on the 12V rail for that card. It looks like you are running a prescott cpu. If that is correct, then I would go with a min of 550W and 35amp on the 12V rail.

Do not go cheap on the pw supply. Doing so can [and often does] cause ALL types of problems.
 

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30.11.2009

Hi,

I have Acer 5611 WLMI Laptop, Intel Core Duo, T2050, 1.66GHz (FSB: 533MHz), 15.4TFT, WXGA Crystal Brite, 1024MB DDR II RAM (2x 512), 80GB (5400rpm) HDD, Super Multi DVD-RW Double Layer, 6-cell Lion, 56K modem, Wired & Wireless Lan 802.11a/b/g, 128MB shared Grafics.

I want to know, can my laptop run window 7 after upgrade to 2gb / 4gb RAM. To run window 7, which one is recommended 2GB or 4GB RAM?

Thanks for your all the help in the regard.

DS Negi

A:minimum Ram requirement for win 7

hello

theres a free download to see if your pc is ready for win7.. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...uirements.aspx

good luck

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Is there any software to enhance the computation speed of the computer. The configuration of the computer includes 512MB of Ram, Pentium IV processor with 80GB Hard Drive and Mercury Chipset.

A:Software Requirement

There really is no magical software to speed it up. More memory would definitely be a plus.Have a look at these guides:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/13500/windows-xp-tweak-guide/

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I am willing to buy a laptop which's config is i5 8530u, 8 gigs RAM, 320gig SSD, mx 150 gpu. Can this laptop easily handle programs like Android Studio, Lightroom, Adobe premier pro types mid-heavy programs?
 

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Before we run the ATA sizing tool, the customer would like to understand what will be the network bandwidth requirement for a typical ATA setup with 5000 users on a remote site (which is served by 5 DCs)

How often Microsoft releases update for ATA product and what is the average size of these updates to be downloaded from Internet.

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I hope someone might be able to shed some light on these.
1. For about 2-3 weeks my computer has suddenly begun asking me to sign in to Comcast. I click on the "Keep me logged in" but it doesn't work, when I attempt to go online again, I have to sign in again.
2. For about the same length of time I get sudden bursts of music from my computer. They suddenly start playing, continue for about 5 seconds and just as suddenly quit. That seems to happen more frequently if I am moving the mouse pointer about.
I am using:
Windows 10, latest update (KB3200970 installed 11/9-2016)
 

A:Sudden requirement to log on

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how much hard drive memory does a W7 64-bit pro take up?

thanks.

A:W7 64-bit Memory Requirement

Hello Jimlau,

Minimum requirements for 64-bit Windows 7 is 20 GB + whatever you plan on installing or saving to it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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i have set my bios administrator password from long time and iforget it and now i tried to update my bios and there is no change i need some help     my device is : dell inspiron 5520 and the problem with administrator bios password

A:i have set my bios administrator password from long time and iforget it and now i tried to update my bios and there is no change i need some help my device is : dell inspiron 5520 and the problem with administrator bios password

You need to place a voice call to Dell support --- they'll provide you an unlock key upon validation of ownership.

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I just bought QuickBooks and the installing instructions say I need at least 1.8GHz processor (2.0 recommended), but my laptop only has 1.73GHz. Can I safely install and use this program????

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I'm trying to install SP1 for Windows 7, the beta, and it says I need 9 gig free to install. I only have 6. Is there a way to bypass this at all?

A:How to get around space requirement on SP install?

Actually you could move some files and folders to another place to free up hard drive space. If you don't have a spare hard drive you can use DVD/CD, thumb drive, or an external drive.

Other than that, no you can't get around the space requirements. I would also say that if you're that low on space, perhaps it's time to upgrade to a bigger hard drive.

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Hello, all! I was checking some games out on System Requirements Lab website(canyourunit.com) and I checked SWAT 4. So it ran through the test and said I can play the perfectly, because I passed both tests. But then when I checked what would be the required GHz to play this game it says 2.2GHz. I was like "WHAT?", that's because I only have 1.8 GHZ, but I still passed it! System Requirements Lab says this "You Have: 1.80 GHz Performance Rated at 3.10 GHz". Now I am a bit confused. What is my real GHz? And what does it mean by Performance Rated at 3.10 GHZ???
Help please!
 

A:is System Requirement Lab accurate in GHz?

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Had a thread on here about changing HD's over to different machines causing these kinds of errors. I fixed one HD in my laptop which need the whole fix mbr, rebuild bcd, sort the partitions when it said there was no windows installation etc. I've since put said HD back into my PC (which has much faster and up to date motherboard, graphics, ram etc), the thing worked for ten minutes when firefox froze, so I tried to get task manager up and at the point where it goes to the screen where u select task manager it just sat there saying "preparing to...." I can't even remember what the word was now, but it stayed stuck there for ages so I just shut it down then upon reboot it kept saying "no emulation type system type 00", to which I then had to do the whole fixing mbr rebuilding bcd malarkey. Question is what actually keeps happening to make the bcd or mbr keep falling out of bed?? cheers

A:what keeps causing bcd repair requirement?

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Is 450W power supply sufficient for the following ?
Intel Dragontail Peak DP35DPM motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 Mhz
Samsung 2GB DDR2
WD 320GB/7200/16MB SATA II
Nvidia 8400GS 256MB
LG x18 SATA DVD
Vista Home Premium 32
( Samsung 226BW Monitor )
Does the addition of extra fans affect this at all , or is this negligible ?
 

A:Power Supply Requirement

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I'm trying to figure out how many amps at 12v the system I'm building will require, since it seems like the true limit of basically any PSU is the amount of power is supplies on 12v rails. I have a PSU that supplies 17A at 12v and I'm hoping that will be enough. The system is pretty basic:

ASUS M3N78-EM mobo with NVIDIA GeForce 8300 onboard video
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Brisbane 2.8GHz 65W processor
1 SATA HD
1 SATA DVD-ROM drive
May add one or two IDE or SATA HDs and a TV tuner card down the road

I'm having trouble finding data on how much these devices will draw from the 12v specifically. The CPU isn't hard, since it draws all its power at 12v: 65W/12v = 5.4A. Let's say 6.5A with imperfect efficiency, though I have no idea at what efficiency I should expect the CPU to operate. But what about the rest? In particular, I expect the onboard video to draw significant power at 12v, but I can't find how much.

Can anyone help? And can anyone suggest a resource for finding this kind of information in the future? When I find power usage information at all, it's usually simply listed in watts, without specifying which rail it's drawn from.

I did find the following two links in thread:

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
http://web.aanet.com.au/SnooP/psucalc.php

Both seem pretty useful (if a little out of date), but neither site seems to have good information on onboard video.
 

A:Please help me calculate power requirement

The onboard graphics doesn't draw significant amounts of power. You could say 1-2 A on the 12 V rail. It's quite a lot less than what a better discrete graphics card, let's say Radeon 4350 would draw.
What's the actual model of your power supply? If it's a "Ultra value 500w power supply" then even the underpowered 17 A @ 12V isn't most probably true, rather it's measured as a top peak output at unrealistic circumstances, for example a lot lower ambient temp than what it normally operates at.
 

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I have a friend who just got an ipod for christmas, and she is having trouble with file transfers or something. She says she needs windows 98 or word or something to do this. I want to get her this program for her birthday, so can you tell me she needs to make this work?????
 

A:Ipod Program requirement

Hiya and welcome

I've moved you to Hardware for more response

Does this help:

http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/tutorial/ip_gettingstarted_t1.html

http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/tutorial/ip_gettingstarted_t9.html

Ah, here we go:

Windows system requirements

PC with FireWire or USB 2.0 port, or FireWire or USB 2.0 card
Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or Windows XP Home or Professional Click to expand...

http://www.apple.com.au/ipod/specs.html

Regards

eddie
 

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When I bought my computer I made sure I got an AGP graphics card because I knew I wanted to play games.

My sister just bought a new computer and she probably didn't.

I have a 32mb agp graphics card. I believe she has 64 mb of onboard video. Can she play games that say they need an "agp graphics card" with 32 mb of video ram? I'm just wondering if she doesn't have an agp graphics card can she not play any game that has that as a requirement even though she has more than enough video memory.

I just want to know whether I can recommend games for her to buy, if she will be able to play them.

thank you very much,
Robert Kupferer
 

A:graphics card requirement

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I plan to edit movies from my cam DV. I like the HD Western Digital Raptor 36GB 10 k rpm ( fast...), but if I load my windows XP pro on that drive it will take a good slice of that 36 GB. what is left would be enought to load my movie & edit it?
thanks
 

A:GB requirement for editing cam DV movie

Two things:
1. YOu dont want to load video onto the same drive that houses your applications--you want a seperate capture drive just for video.
2. Don't waste your time or money on the 10,000 rpm drive. It will make no difference in terms of quality or reliability when editing DV. Also, 36 gig's is nothing when it comes to video. Get yourself a large 7200rpm 8mbcache drive--they are cheap these days.
 

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Hi all,

Okay so I want to run the Sims 3 on my HP Pavilion dm3-1021tx Entertainment Notebook PC and I'm not sure if my comp can handle it. I tried the 'can you run it' website and it narrowly misses the minimum requirements based on CPU.

Here are my laptops specifications: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/nz/en/ho/WF06b/321957-321957-3329744-64354-64354-4011360-4044755.html

And these are the Sims 3 requirements:
http://www.thesims3.com/game/systemreq

Now the reason I don't fully trust the can you run it website is because my laptop has a dual processor and I heard that means the 1.3GHz actually doubles or something? I don't know, that could be really wrong..

So will the Sims 3 will be basically unplayable on my system or should it be fine?

Also if there is no point me getting the game for my current system, how can i upgrade the CPU?

Sorry if this is a stupid question.... dont know much about this kind of stuff!
 

A:System requirement problem

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Hello everyone,
I have a Dell Inspiron 1420. I have this program installed which will tell me what pc games I can or cannot play in the machine. I asked about Civilisation 4, and I got a no. It's about my video card not meeting the minimum requirement. Can someone tell me if I can upgrade my video card, or it won't work with my laptop.All other requirememts were passed, except that. Please click screenshot link to see what video card I need to have.

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