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reset owner samsung laptop


zuko53

New Member
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18
#1
Windows 8.1. I inherited a Samsung Model 365E505 laptop. When I turn it on to the sign-in there is a name there and a box for the password. I was able to access the unit because I was supplied the password. I succeeded in changing the password, but I want to change ownership of the unit, so I can see my name there when I go to sign-on. Laptops are new to me, so I need help. Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell Inspiron 15

Ztruker

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Guru
#2
Control Panel, User Account.
Create a new account with your name.
Logoff the current account and login with you new account.
If there is nothing you want on the old account, delete it from User Accounts.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH

DavidY

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Posts
955
#3
Control Panel, User Account.
Create a new account with your name.
Logoff the current account and login with you new account.
If there is nothing you want on the old account, delete it from User Accounts.
If you do this, make sure the new account has Admin-level rights. (By default a new user won't, unless you change it.)

Do this *before* deleting the old account! Otherwise you'll be permanently locked out of some crucial functionality!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1, 10

Ztruker

Well-Known Member
VIP Member
Guru
#4
Good point DavidY, thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH