In spite of being warned by me personally at least 10x over the last few years, my idiot neighbour answered the phone for “Microsoft Support”, did what they said to ‘get a $139 refund on Windows’. Of course he can’t remember what he did or what they asked him to do, he didn’t do anything…
Now he has syskey on his laptop and they seem to have got even trickier about it.
- No restore points work. All fail.
- He has a new Toshiba laptop with Windows 10. Boots UEFI only. Can’t boot from anything else.
- I have several USB sticks, CDs etc. chpwd and even commercial iSunshare. You can’t boot from them on his machine.
- If you set bios to safeboot off-CSM legacy they boot but can’t even see the HD, as I mentioned can’t boot from them at all in UEFI
Looks like they might’ve set fast boot in Windows, so can’t turn it off unless you get into Windows.
Gonna try removing the HD, powering on and setting to boot USB then reinstall the drive. Wotta PITA