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Apologies if incorrect terminology. Been given a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop. Switch on and the previous owners user name pops up with a password request. Previous owner said there isnt a password as everything was deleted (not sure what that meant). I have the Dell operating system disc. Its windows Vista Home Premium.. What do i need to do to get working again. and be able to log in. cheers

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Boot from the disc, it should give you an option to factory restore.

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If it was mine, I'd replace the hard drive with a cheap SSD from Ebay and install either Linux Mint or Zorin on it. Both are free btw.

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Originally Posted by philmch
If it was mine, I'd replace the hard drive with a cheap SSD from Ebay and install either Linux Mint or Zorin on it. Both are free btw.


This is good advice. Max the RAM out too. Around £50 will get it set up with ssd and max ram. You could even go with Windows 7 or 10 if you don’t like Linux.


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