posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 12:11 AM
If there's a Windows password, it doesn't matter as long as you have the Vista disc to re-install Windows with. If there's a BIOS password, meaning a
password before it even boots Windows, then that is slightly more difficult.
For a BIOS password, you need to take the left side of the case off (left side while looking at the CD/DVD drives). There will be a couple screws on
the end of that case door that you take out and slide the side of the case off.
Then you need to reset the BIOS which will erase the password. First thing to do is make sure that the computer is off and completely unplugged from
the wall outlet so that there's no power going to it at all.
There will be a watch-type battery on the motherboard about the size of a nickel:
Take it out as shown in the image and keep it out for about 60-seconds or so. Put it back in, plug in the computer and turn it on. There will be no
more BIOS password.
As soon as you turn the computer on, depending on what kind of computer it is, you can hold down the DELETE key or F12 to enter the BIOS, then go to
BOOT OPTIONS or BOOT PRIORITY and make sure one of the CD/DVD players are #1 before the hard drive. Then hit F10 to save and exit.
You now can put the Windows Vista disc into the drive and re-install Windows.
edit on 26-2-2013 by _BoneZ_ because: spellingggg