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I bought a dell inspiron 10 laptop at a yard sale and can't get past the password how do I reset it thank you

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  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Jan 12, 2019

    Hi Kenneth paul harrell, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

    We can't guess that blind.
    youd have to say which or post screen failed.

    the hard ones are before the windows login
    is it?
    see here

    we cant see your screen so can never
    guess where you are at in the process.'
    power on to where.
    post photo of your dead screen?

    worse yet dell shows no such PC exist.
    so what is the real name of your PC
    10 is not it.
    mini 10>? if yes,what is the sub model #
    the mini 10 has vast sub models.
    as seen here.
    mini 10 or 10v or 10-1010, 10-1012
    etc ,
    the fast sea of inspirons are here.



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If it is the system password, replacing the hard drive may get it going.

Posted on Jan 12, 2019

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  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2019

    OS , operating system.

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2019

    the OS PW can be gained. easy.
    but the OP never once told their, OS.
    so answers will be wrong or skipped.

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Jan 13, 2019

    go to
    enter you service tag data
    and the full model you have will be told
    mini-10-1010 shown

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2019

    10 years old.
    it has value of $10 used inop
    running 20 bucks.
    prefect garage sale fodder.
    and has that ugly Atom processor inside

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2019

    some came with only Linux.

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2019

    or post a photo of screen stuck
    a picture can be worth a 1000 words



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Go to safe mode to reset it?
star the PC and press F8 then go to :Administrator

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SOURCE: dell inspiron 5150 laptop, reset admin. password.

Restart your laptop and keep tapping F8 key the moment you see something on the screen. You will get a black screen with some options written in white. Select the option Safe mode and then you can create a new user with admin rights. Or else at the windows login screen press and hold ctrl and alt key and tap delete key twice and then it will take you to a login screen. Dont put any password there just hit enter. And you will be able to login with admin rights.


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Open door with the key, press the reset button hiding on the hinge side of the door mechanism, you will hear a beep. You don't have to have the key in or out. Enter your new code, and press A. Then lock it and test your code.

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There are some other way to reset Windows password with a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
Reset windows password with "Advanced WIndows password recovery tool"
These tools is to reset the password offline.

It is not so troublesome that you forgot Windows password, you can see this article about Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003/2000 password recovery. Two steps:
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