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How to get bill/service-tag of old laptop [closed]

I can't find my Dell laptop bill, and I also don't remember the service tag number. Two years ago my Dell Inspiron N1050 laptop was stolen but all of sudden I got a call from police that they found ...
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How to access my Notebook after setting BIOS passwordto blank?

I recently bought an IdeaPad U410. A few days later I set a User Password and an Admin Password in my BIOS. Until today I did not go back into BIOS. But since it started to bother me to always type ...
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Can I track the MAC address of my stolen laptop by service tag number?

My Dell Vostro laptop was stolen five days back. Many valuable documents were on it, so how can I trace the MAC address of my stolen laptop? Can the MAC address be traced through the service tag ...
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Strategies in protecting your SSH keys in case of laptop theft

Is there any cool tool that encrypts your ssh keys and locks it down when you shutdown or put your computer to sleep? So in case someone steals your laptop, they can't get into your servers etc.?
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Alarm when a wireless mouse disconnects

I work in a public computer lab where we just got a bunch of new computers, but they all came with these nice wireless mice. We'd like to reduce the chance of theft, so I thought that it might be ...
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How to remove “Intel Anti Theft device cannot be detected” error message on boot?

Whenever I boot up the laptop the following error message pop-ups: There is a problem with Intel Anti Theft Device can not be detected* (*not word for word) I believe that Intel Anti-Theft was ...
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How to Remove Intel Anti-Theft?

I just upgraded to Windows 8 and guess what? You need a different version of the program on Windows 8. Now, how do I remove it? I can't deactivate it in BIOS. Do I have to re-install Windows 7 again ...
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Intel anti-theft service and windows 8?

Can I still upgrade to windows 8 when I have the anti-theft service installed from intel? Or will it lock down the computer?
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My laptop was stolen. What do I need to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tips for locating my stolen computer My laptop was recently stolen. It was a corporate system running XP, which means it was part of a domain - I'm assuming that makes ...
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How can I get the MAC address from my stolen laptop so the police can trace it?

A week ago my HP Mini 110 was stolen. I reported to the police and they asked me about my Laptop's MAC address, which I don't know or had never heard about before. Is there any way to get the MAC ...
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Preboot AntiTheft [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Theft protection system that can survive a fomatting? I am looking for a piece of software which wil let me track my laptop in the event its stolen, before windows ...
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What can I do to secure data on my desktop computer against the risk of being stolen?

When taking trips that last more than a day I always worry just a little bit about the risk of a burglary. What can I do to mitigate the risk of my computer being stolen and the data being ...
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Theft protection system that can survive a fomatting?

I have been asked to search for a system to get info from our stolen PCs* and gives us info to recover them. I have searched the web and there are plenty of systems, but most of them rely in a ...
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I would like to know of some resources that relate Identity theft and computers [closed]

This is for an english project, which is how identity fraud and computers are related. I need a few sources by Thursday, and I can only have one internet source (not wikipedia, online encyclopedias ...
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Tracking/recovery options for ChromeBook

On my Android and Windows-based laptop, I use a product called Prey that lets me track, lock-down, and (hopefully) recover my device should it ever be stolen. They have options for Android, Windows, ...
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What makes a laptop physical lock good? [closed]

I'm planning on getting a desktop replacement laptop (17.3" screen) to use at my computer contract jobs, since often times these places have crap equipment for contractors. Since it's a large laptop, ...
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Tips for locating my stolen computer?

I'm in a bit of a panic, my new Powerbook laptop was stolen. I had no mobile me, or security software installed on the computer. I have the MAC address of the computer as well as the serial number. Is ...
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How can I prevent data theft from a company? [closed]

How can I prevent data theft from a company? Are there any solutions to this problem? Is there any software that encrypts important data (.doc, .xls, etc.) and prevents it from copying? I need a ...
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Is there a point to using theft tracking software like Prey on my laptop, if you have login security?

Hey, so I have a Thinkpad that I use in a variety of places (coffee shops, work, etc.). I don't generally abandon it, but I figure there's a chance I might get careless and it gets stolen at some ...
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How can I protect my laptop from thieves? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to secure a laptop against thieves How can I protect my laptop from thieves? Is there any software that can trace my laptop if it is stolen? What is the software? ...
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How to secure a laptop against thieves [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the possible ways for prevention of laptop theft? Hi ! I'm looking for some security hw/sw based solution for my laptop (non standard solution maybe? open the ...
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Someone broke in and stole my MacBook and iPod Touch. Now what?

So, somebody has my MacBook (non-pro aluminum, 2009) and iPod Touch (g1). I didn't set the login requirement for any reason (it would only prompt for a password if you install something, like an ...
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Laptop Tracking System

Is there any software / hardware to track a laptop? Could you put something in your laptop that would identify it's location if a thief turned it on and connected to the internet?
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How to prepare your PC or laptop for theft

Of course preventing them from getting stolen is the top priority, but invariably, someone is going to get jacked. What are some good practices to minimize the damage incurred when your PC is stolen? ...