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Trying to delete the password/user of a second hard-drive.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

//ATTENTION\\

Help is no longer needed.

 

I moved away from my mother to my father for personal reasons and more freedom cause of a HUGE room I've got at my father.

So I had to get a new PC, didn't want to spend money on Windows so I decided to just live with the watermark.

But now, my mother got a new PC and she gave me hers cause I said I could do something with it.

People told me that Windows would be installed on the motherboard because it's a Dell computer and that I could not get windows onto my computer.

 

I've put the hard-drive in my computer, my computer saw it at a secondary hard-drive of course.

I deleted every thing like Steam for example on it so I could use it for storage.

Then the next day I turn my computer on and surprise surprise.

 

It's loading the secondary hard-drive as it's main, and I have to login with the user that that computer had.

But I forgot the password and I don't have that special USB windows wants me to use to reset it.

 

I've had to plug the hard-drive out before turning my PC on so it wouldn't boot up with that one, then when I plug it back in I can see it in file explorer again.

 

So my question here is, how do I remove the password or user in it's self to be able to use it for the fact that a paid windows is on there without watermark? 

Which is really annoying sometimes.

 

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This is the stuff that's in the secondary hard-drive.

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Don't think it's going to work like that. Windows sees a new motherboard and it freaks out and won't be activated.

 

I'd just format the secondary drive and enjoy the space.

 

There are other places to get a Windows key that are inexpensive.

 

Also, we really don't need all the personal info to be able to help you.  


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Huh?

 

I think you're saying she gave you a computer and you want to use the drive out of it in your machine because it has a legit version of Windows.

 

If the version of WIndows on her machine was full retail then you can just move the licence across. You do this by formatting her machine (you can then use that drive for more storage if you want) and licencing your machine with her key.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 minutes ago, keskparane said:

Huh?

 

I think you're saying she gave you a computer and you want to use the drive out of it in your machine because it has a legit version of Windows.

 

If the version of WIndows on her machine was full retail then you can just move the licence across. You do this by formatting her machine (you can then use that drive for more storage if you want) and licencing your machine with her key.

The problem is that I don't have the key and I can't use her computer to try and figure it out since I sold the rest of it.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
49 minutes ago, jstudrawa said:

Don't think it's going to work like that. Windows sees a new motherboard and it freaks out and won't be activated.

 

I'd just format the secondary drive and enjoy the space.

 

There are other places to get a Windows key that are inexpensive.

 

Also, we really don't need all the personal info to be able to help you.  

I wanted to do that til I figured out I can use it for full windows, all I have to do is login but I don't remember the password I put in.

And I didn't really go into personal info, just info of what's up so there's not 20 extra posts of just asking what happened and where I got it from.

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There's the possibility depending on the key that was installed that Windows may deactivate itself once you login (if you login) because the motherboard has changed. I made an old guide that can help you reset the password on the drive but don't expect Windows to still be activated when you get it. If it's not you can just wipe the drive and use it as misc storage.

 

 


Guides & Tutorials:

Three Methods to Resetting a Windows Login Password

A Beginners Guide to Debian CLI Based File Servers

A Beginners Guide to PROXMOX

How to Use Rsync on Microsoft Windows for Cross-platform Automatic Data Replication

A How To Guide: Setting up SMB3.0 Multichannel on FreeNAS

How You can Reset Your Windows Login Password with Hiren's BootCD - (Depreciated)

 

Guide/Tutorial in Progress:

How to Build Your Own DAS

 

In the Queue:

GPU Pass-though w/ QEMU on Debian Linux

How to Setup Drive Sharing in Windows 10

How to Format a HDD/SSD in Windows

 

Don't see what you need? Check the Full List or *PM me, if I haven't made it I'll add it to the list.

*NOTE: I'll only add it to the list if the request is something I know I can do.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Windows7ge said:

There's the possibility depending on the key that was installed that Windows may deactivate itself once you login (if you login) because the motherboard has changed. I made an old guide that can help you reset the password on the drive but don't expect Windows to still be activated when you get it. If it's not you can just wipe the drive and use it as misc storage.

 

 

Thank you.

But I'd prefer to not have to download stuff and do all kinds of things.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm just going to clean the disk entirely and ignore the watermark like I always do.

It's actually rarely there.

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6 minutes ago, Ofbasecfin said:

Thank you.

But I'd prefer to not have to download stuff and do all kinds of things.

I've been told you can do some type of "hackery" where you bind CMD to your Shift key and access it while still locked out. Then from there you're suppose to be able to use CLI commands to essentially override the password but I haven't explored this method much.


Guides & Tutorials:

Three Methods to Resetting a Windows Login Password

A Beginners Guide to Debian CLI Based File Servers

A Beginners Guide to PROXMOX

How to Use Rsync on Microsoft Windows for Cross-platform Automatic Data Replication

A How To Guide: Setting up SMB3.0 Multichannel on FreeNAS

How You can Reset Your Windows Login Password with Hiren's BootCD - (Depreciated)

 

Guide/Tutorial in Progress:

How to Build Your Own DAS

 

In the Queue:

GPU Pass-though w/ QEMU on Debian Linux

How to Setup Drive Sharing in Windows 10

How to Format a HDD/SSD in Windows

 

Don't see what you need? Check the Full List or *PM me, if I haven't made it I'll add it to the list.

*NOTE: I'll only add it to the list if the request is something I know I can do.

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7 hours ago, Ofbasecfin said:

The problem is that I don't have the key and I can't use her computer to try and figure it out since I sold the rest of it.

Well if you sold the PC and don't have a retail box then basically there is no licence for you to transfer.


If you're interested in a product please download and read the manual first.

Don't forget to tag or quote in your reply if you want me to know you've answered or have another question.

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Just buy a copy of Windows. I know it's $$ but you can rest easy in the confidence of being legit. Also when you play on the legit team you have the backing of all the legal systems, police, insurance, etc....


If you're interested in a product please download and read the manual first.

Don't forget to tag or quote in your reply if you want me to know you've answered or have another question.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 hours ago, keskparane said:

Just buy a copy of Windows. I know it's $$ but you can rest easy in the confidence of being legit. Also when you play on the legit team you have the backing of all the legal systems, police, insurance, etc....

I am so confused right now.

I've tried to delete everything from the secondary hd but I can't unfortunately.

But I realised that even after hours I wouldn't get a watermark now.

I checked and somehow putting that hd in my pc and taking it out gave me the key and activated it by it's self.

How??

Just, I am so confused, how does this work!?

 

Well, I got what I wanted I guess?

 

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