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Post by Whiskey Man » Monday, 05 October 2015, 12:48 PM

I have a laptop that I bought from Walmart that was a display. They took their password out and I brought it home and gave it a name. While right clicking on computer and clicking properties show the computers name as being the one I gave it, everything like files show Walmarts computer. Even my I phone shows connected to Walmart. Anybody know how to get them out?


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Post by jessejamesdallas » Monday, 05 October 2015, 13:21 PM

I would take it back to a different Walmart, and make them give you a new one.
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Post by MDYoungblood » Monday, 05 October 2015, 15:43 PM

I do agree with JJD, take it back especially if it was a floor/display model since you said they had to remove their password. The problem with them is you don't have a clue who has fiddled with it and a program could be present that will send all your info to them (a hacker). If your locked out of the administrator definitely take it back.

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Re: Computer Name

Post by jessejamesdallas » Monday, 05 October 2015, 16:47 PM

MDYoungblood wrote:I do agree with JJD, take it back especially if it was a floor/display model since you said they had to remove their password. The problem with them is you don't have a clue who has fiddled with it and a program could be present that will send all your info to them (a hacker). If your locked out of the administrator definitely take it back.

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Yep. A hacker can sneak a program file anywhere in there and before you know it they will have everything they need to hack your bank accounts and pass off as you on a buying spree... :shock:
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Re: Computer Name

Post by captjk » Monday, 05 October 2015, 20:37 PM

Whiskey Man wrote:I have a laptop that I bought from Walmart that was a display. They took their password out and I brought it home and gave it a name. While right clicking on computer and clicking properties show the computers name as being the one I gave it, everything like files show Walmarts computer. Even my I phone shows connected to Walmart. Anybody know how to get them out?

What operating system is your Walmart computer


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Re: Computer Name

Post by 543FtWorth » Tuesday, 06 October 2015, 4:45 AM

Can you do a system restore? You should be able to restore it back to the factory configuration but I can't remember if you can change the computers name that way. I'd at least do the restore if I planned on keeping it.


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