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john f

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Help for ageing laptop dinasour please! My old laptop is 8 year old Toshiba works ok apart from the "you have been signed in with temporary profile thing." I have nothing stored on it and would like to pass it on to elderly neighbour to go on to Zoom and browse internet. It will load Zoom but of course this vanishes when I sign out. Also the e mail address is now out of date. I am getting bogged down with the many how to fix it things. It would suit me to restore it to factory settings and start afresh but I am a bit concerned of messing it up completely. this also looks a bit complicated and I do not have the back up cd mentioned. Any easy to understand instructions would be much appreciated
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    toshiba
    Antivirus
    malwarebytes

Brink

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mvp
Hello John, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

Since you are passing on the computer to your neighbor, you could also reset Windows 8 to start fresh on it. This way you can set up Windows 8 with an account for your neighbor without you account being on the computer anymore.

The tutorial below can help show you step by step on how to reset Windows 8 if needed.

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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