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Is it Possible to Track and find a Lost Laptop with Windows OS?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Digital_shubhi, Sep 27, 2010.

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    I know there is such software developed by shawn for MAC.

    But is it possible for Windows OS?
    SEMrush
    One of my Friends lost his ACER Laptop worth $800 few days ago. Any chance to get it back ?:confused:
     
    Digital_shubhi, Sep 27, 2010 IP
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    suman817 Well-Known Member

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    Yes it's possible, but a software for this purpose must be pre-installed to that system.
     
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    Digital_shubhi Prominent Member

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    And what if the next person Formats the Laptop. And that too all Drives ?
     
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    suman817 Well-Known Member

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    Chances are greater, that person will boot the laptop at first before doing so. And the tracking software checks if there's an active internet connection to send the information. If the laptop is formatted before it goes online, then it can do nothing.
     
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    if you install license version OS. ten we can data recover of this laptop and we can match the registration key of old data. then we can get the laptop. but it is very complicated process.
     
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    It is possible to trace the lost laptop with the help of it's MAC Address. Do you know it's MAC address? MAC or Physical Address is the unique address of LAN card which cannot be changed unless the thief is not tech savy or tech guru. It is very difficult to change MAC address. So If you know it that can be traced as soon as that laptop connects to internet.
     
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    yes this poster is quite right Mac address is the easiest and perfect way to find the lost laptop try to find Mac laptop.
     
    unknownpray, Oct 2, 2010 IP
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    Its only possible if you know mac address.
     
    superbSEO, Oct 5, 2010 IP