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Registered: ‎03-13-2018
Location: AU
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Rebirthing a ThinkPad E540

I bought an E540 for my wife many years ago. She didn't really get the hang of it so it was put into a cupboard and has collected dust for many years.

 

My kids are getting to the age where they can start to use a computer so I want to get it going again.

 

I have found the cable and powered it up, but the password is locked and my wife cannot remember it!

 

I have tried re-booting from the partition at start-up using F11, but it does not work.

 

This machine is running Windows 8 and was only used for a very brief period before it was abandoned. No one has ever re-installed anything or otherwise fiddled with the operating system.

 

 

As far as I can see, we have none of the original software or accessories that came with it, other than the power cord Smiley Sad

 

Any thoughts on how I might be able to get it going would be greatly appreciated.

 

SeniorGuru
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Registered: ‎12-22-2008
Location: CA
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Re: Rebirthing a ThinkPad E540

Welcome to the forum.

 

Which password is this? Windows 8? Power-on password?

 

If it's the Power-on password then see ThinkPad Edge E540 Hardware Maintenance Manual.pdf p. 37.

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