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Yid

Yid

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Oi geeks....

I got here....
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Motspur Hotspur

Motspur Hotspur

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I think you're going to need to explain a boot cd/usb Sneeky!

Not trying to be an arse here @Yid but I always thinks it helps to know why you are trying to do something. So a boot disc (Hard drive, floppy disc, CD, USB in a nutshell).

When you load an operating system (OS) on a computer it is normally loaded on the hard drive (HDD or SSD),turning the computer on sends a request to the OS to load, you see a Windows screen and then are good to go once it's all loaded.

You can also load an OS onto a mobile form of storage like a CD or Usb stick, then set the computer to load the OS from that. This allows you to get in to the computer and can then make changes to the hard drive such as reloading Window or fixing some setting that may gone wobbly.

Hope that helps. I realise I'm coming across as a patrnising c*nt but I've always found it helpful to know why I'm being asked to do something rather than do this do that.
 
Sneeky

Sneeky

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Was wondering if Yid was going down the usb route before confusion sets in and I pass on Dorset’s premium rate phone number..
Thread should be renamed patronising cunts tech support....🤣 could be fun
 
Yid

Yid

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Honestly lads appreciate the help...

This thing is someone's old work laptop thats sat unused for probably a decade... although opening it up its like new and the battery seems to be holding a charge very very well, but then I'm only trying to log in...

Basically I'd like to get it working so the littlun can do some basic homeschooling with it but I cant get past the log in page above. I'm guessing id need another device to use in order to get in past this log in screen in order to modify anything. I have a Windows desktop and a laptop but how you'd go about that type of witchcraft is a little beyond my capabilities.

I reckon this is a job for the professionals or a case of donating it to the laptops for schools people and maybe getting her another one...

Thanks for the advice but I reckon this is beyond me and my non existent tools.
 
Sneeky

Sneeky

VARNA SANKARA
Rookie mistake,
power up the Lappy, when the dell logo appears hit f12
hopefully it don’t ask for a password, if it does then it’s screwdriver time...
 
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Yid

Yid

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Rookie mistake,
power up the Lappy, when the dell logo appears hit f12
hopefully it don’t ask for a password, if it does then it’s screwdriver time...
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So this is where I can boot it from if I have an alternative boot source.
 
Yid

Yid

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I might be able to find a USB havent got a disc burner...
 
Sneeky

Sneeky

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Might be an issue there is no option to boot from usb...
go into the bios setup option and look for anything related to usb and enable it, if poss

might be in onboard devices to enable or across the top should be a boot tab..have a nose in there to see if usb is disabled
 
Dorset

Dorset

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I'm enjoying this thread. Windoze stuff is always good for a laugh.

Has anyone thought of just buying a 'doze XP disk off of Ebay? Would that be a dumb idea? Probably, I'm right out of touch with this last century computer stuff. I always used to find that reinstalling the operating system that dropped out of the hairy arse of satan was easier if you had installation media. Have you checked that the gas mantle is working correctly?
 
Sneeky

Sneeky

VARNA SANKARA
Need to clean this thread up after, don’t want naughty stuff left lying around..
oh and need to take it off the domain on to HOME so it don’t talk back.
 
Sneeky

Sneeky

VARNA SANKARA
Checklist when in,
take off domain
clear out ip settings/dns
create nippers account, log in and test
delete old user account
connect to internet
install and run Ccleaner and malewarebytes (free)



get a usb mouse...
 
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spurious

spurious

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So. I, uh, obtain most of my entertainment (movies, shows, etc.) from non-legit sources. I find that lately all the English-language stuff has subtitles in some obscure language, but any non-English stuff I try to watch doesn't have subtitles at all.

I'm sure the code is embedded in the file somewhere, but can't seem to figure out how to turn them on or off.

Anybody out there know how to do this?
 
USspur

USspur

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bought a 3d printer for my dental office. very excited for delivery and to start playing with it
 
Yid

Yid

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Found this yesterday... legit version brought through student scheme... do I just boot from USB...?
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Dorset

Dorset

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Found this yesterday... legit version brought through student scheme... do I just boot from USB...?
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You are tenacious innit? You are going to make that old dinosaur come back to life eh? I don't think that will work as it seems to be Microsoft Office not Windoze, but then I have wiped everything to do with Microshit from my brain as the memories are too traumatic to deal with so maybe it will.
 
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