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  • Need to get into an old laptop, smart ppl REJOICE!

    Well, I have an old sony Viao laptop that has some important information stored on it and I want to log into it but can't, its a windows XP etc. Right now I am on my Desktop XP, and I forgot my old admin password for the laptop. The problem is, since it is so old, got it in like 2000, it doesn't and didn't come with a floppy disk or CD-ROM drive[s], and the docking station was destroyed a while back.

    SO, is there a way I could access or "hack" that old laptop from this computer, or like do some sort of key-combination on the old laptop to go into some different mode, because I don't want to lose all the data on the machine by resetting it, and it has no drives (CD, floppy).

    Is there a way I can get in?

    PS. They are both connected to the internet and are windows XP, both computers are up and running as I speak so i can do what I need to do ASAP

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    Re: Need to get into an old laptop, smart ppl REJOICE!

    I don't suppose it will allow you to boot from USB either being that old. If it was me, I would remove the HDD, connect it to an adapter (either a USB caddie or 2" to IDE connector) put it into a desktop and copy the required data across to the desktop. However, I don't know how hard it is to remove the HDD from that laptop so it may not be a viable option for you.
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    • #3
      Re: Need to get into an old laptop, smart ppl REJOICE!

      Thx for the tip, but to remove anything from this piece of junk would probably make it fall apart lol, and this XP I am on now isn't too big on "avaliable space" either.

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      • #4
        Re: Need to get into an old laptop, smart ppl REJOICE!

        I am in the same boat. I would like to know how to do this also.

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        • #5
          Re: Need to get into an old laptop, smart ppl REJOICE!

          Kirkland, please start a new thread and include some information about your problem. Thanks.
          1 1 was a racehorse.
          2 2 was 1 2.
          1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
          2 2 1 1 2

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