Windows 10: Preventing Stolen Laptop From Being Used

Discus and support Preventing Stolen Laptop From Being Used in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; If someone steals a Windows laptop (in my case a Surface Pro 6 for example), is there any way to prevent that person from formatting the drive and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by jtyler91, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. jtyler91 Win User

    Preventing Stolen Laptop From Being Used


    If someone steals a Windows laptop (in my case a Surface Pro 6 for example), is there any way to prevent that person from formatting the drive and installing a fresh copy of Windows 10 to bypass my login password? I started thinking about how easy it seems to bypass the Windows login... they may have to remove all the information from the drive (and maybe not even that) but they'll have a perfectly functioning Surface Pro in no time. Is there a security feature that's just not crossing my mind? I've done a decent amount of searching and can't find what I'm looking for.


    It would be nice if there was a way to require a Microsoft account login to reinstall Windows or recover a device. Every so often I format and reinstall Windows to maintain my PC's and I cannot remember a time when it even asks for my password to reset everything.

    :)
     
    jtyler91, Oct 22, 2019
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  2. Tracking a stolen Asus laptop

    Hi Rajin,

    We are sorry to hear that your laptop was stolen. We suggest that you check the article that was given by Rohn007 on this

    link.


    Thank you.
     
    Karina Aris, Oct 22, 2019
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  3. Ar Rom Win User
    Stolen Laptop

    Hi Tara,

    Since this is regarding a stolen laptop, we suggest contacting the manufacturer of your device for better assistance.

    Feel free to post back if you have other Windows concern.
     
    Ar Rom, Oct 22, 2019
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  4. Preventing Stolen Laptop From Being Used

    stolen hp laptop

    We can't help you with your stolen laptop.

    I suggest that you report it to the Police.

    And we don't work for Microsoft.

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    Bill Smithers, Oct 22, 2019
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