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Well, OP, you were asking for tips even though when we want to know more details, you shut them down. A good tip for next time is to encrypt the laptop, so when it is stolen, they can't do anything without changing the harddrive(I think)
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Originally Posted by Ubernoobie View Post

Well, OP, you were asking for tips even though when we want to know more details, you shut them down. A good tip for next time is to encrypt the laptop, so when it is stolen, they can't do anything without changing the harddrive(I think)

They can just take it out and reformat it. Poor people still buy it and sell it to pawn shops. Anyway, put in a lock request because something is wrong with people here today.
    
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post #14 of 56
Wow, you came in here asking for help from us, then you act like a dick to everyone and tell people to mind their own business.

Here's a tip, OP: don't leave a laptop out where it's going to be stolen.
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post #15 of 56
Well, I'd suggest setting a BIOS level password next time. I'm pretty sure most if not all BIOS have the option to set up a password that must be entered on boot. Now, I also suggest installing tracking software like Prey in case that password is hijacked.

If left in a car or somewhere not safe, I'd suggest having it secured with a Kensington Security Lock so it can't be taken out, not to mention having it properly hidden from view.
 
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i was going to give you advice on the laptop, but seeing how your acting towards our members the only thing i think you need is the ban hammer put down. people are trying to help you out, yet your getting very rude, and disrespectful. we don't have to take the time to help you at all, but that's why we are hear, not to deal with someones bs mouth.
post #17 of 56
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Well, I'd suggest setting a BIOS level password next time. I'm pretty sure most if not all BIOS have the option to set up a password that must be entered on boot. Now, I also suggest installing tracking software like Prey in case that password is hijacked.
If left in a car or somewhere not safe, I'd suggest having it secured with a Kensington Security Lock so it can't be taken out, not to mention having it properly hidden from view.

Bad idea. If you put many passwords on there, a thief is more likely to completely wipe it or just never turn it on. That renders your Prey useless. The best thing to do is to leave it unsecured and install a tracking program on it so that they are less inclined to wipe it and you're more likely to track it.
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They can just take it out and reformat it. Poor people still buy it and sell it to pawn shops. Anyway, put in a lock request because something is wrong with people here today.

Lol, yeah, something is "wrong" with everyone else trying to help you.
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They can just take it out and reformat it. Poor people still buy it and sell it to pawn shops. Anyway, put in a lock request because something is wrong with ME here today.

FIXED

A tip- Don't leave your things unattended.
Edited by chip94 - 9/16/12 at 11:15am
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post #20 of 56
Alright, I understand if this is a sensitive issue but don't come to the forum asking for help and then telling people it isn't their business, that just makes people less likely to help you. As for anything you can do the next time, encrypting the hard drive would work and installing lo-jack. Other than that maybe not being rude will help you get better results in returning your stolen items. Hope you get it back soon and you're welcome.
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