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How to reset an Admin Password without Pass. Reset Disk

Q: How to reset an Admin Password without Pass. Reset Disk

Afternoon,

Having recently (today) inherited my company's IT support role (Without any real training / qualifications ) I'm coming across a number of small issues, one of which is the following:

All machines at my company are independently managed by their own (local) Administrator account, across the board the Username and Pass to access the Admin account is the same... except for a single machine.

It seems this machine has a differing password to the other machines, unfortunately the previous administrator is no longer contactable, I however require access to the administrator account. To the best of my knowledge he didn't set-up a Password Reset Disk either.

I've read about various 3rd party tools which can enable the resetting of the Administrator Password but am loathe to try them without first hand confirmation of their validity etc (On my head be it and so forth)

Is there any method to determine what the Admin pass may be, or should I plump for a 3rd party tool to aid in the resetting of the pass? If so, does anyone have any suggestions for which to use?

If it makes any difference, the machines are networked to a Mac Xserve server - though as I understand it, I wont be able to access locally stored passwords through the server itself?

Many thanks for any light that can be shed upon this issue

Mike

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A: How to reset an Admin Password without Pass. Reset Disk

Sorry but this from TSG site rules:
"- Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided".

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I changed my laptop admin password one night in a hurry and forgot to write it down. I don't have a reset disk either. Can anyone help me get back into my laptop? I really need to get in there. Thanks in advance.

A:FORGOT ADMIN PASSWORD-NO RESET DISK

Hello @FORGETFUL1 Is this related to Windows passwordor BIOS start-up password ?Please, clarify.  By Reset disk you mean a one for Windows to reset your PC to factory default condition ?    * If related to Windows account password,please check this forum thread >> http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/I-forgot-my-password-can-HP-help...   * If related to BIOS/startup password before Windows loads In this case, please enter some password (wrong password) 3 times, press ENTER and you should receive a new window stating system disabled and a code similar to this one (For HP Mini, should be 10 characters) :  Please, take note of the system disabled/halted code (write it down).  Visit this web site >> https://bios-pw.org/and enter the system disabled codeClick on "Get password" button there and you will receive your unlock code. Take note of the HP computers password and enter it in the system disabled screen , press ENTER. This will unlock your BIOS/reset security settings and PC should be able to start Windows (if WIndows can load).   Let me know how it goes. Provide your feedback/update.

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 So I forgot my local admin password, and I need that password to be able to do literally anyting on here (I'm now regretting that decision) I bought the laptop on craigslist previously and it was practically brand new so I dont have the windows 8.1 factory recovery disc, and its way to expensive for me to just go and buy since they are close to if not over $100.00! I have literally tried everything! And I'm starting online school this monday and I have to download Microsoft Office but I cant do that because I dont have my local admin password. Can someone please help me!!!!

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Hi,

I recently purchased a used HP Pavilion on craiglist. Unfortunately, the computer is full of bugs and viruses (ie pop ups and virus warning messages). In order to to clean the PC (ie remove files or download malware protection) I need admin username and password, but I don't have that and the gentleman I purchased the computer from does not know either.

Ive attempted to research methods to reset the computer and all methods have failed because I need admin credentials to reset the computer.

Is there a way to reset and erased the computer to its original factory settings? I also read I may need to buy a CD or download a rest to a cd or usb on another computer. Is there a reputable website to reset or refresh that is cheap or preferably free
 

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Hi Yet again, Windows is frustratingly taking up all of my time and I have tried everything google has to offer to try and fix it but it seems like no one has screwed up as much as I have on whatever forum. Let me explain the problem: I'm trying to set my account to administrator because I can't install programs, change account settings, make any changes through CMD without getting the system error 5 access denied message and I can't set the administrator account through CMD either. I also don't have the permission to change anything in regedit and I can't even reset my pc because it requires an administrator password which I don't have, is not "nothing" nor is it administrator or admin or password and I can't change it through cmd either. I can't even access the administrator account because it is disabled and even with an elevated cmd I can't activate the "hidden" administrator account. I've ran malwarebytes and superantispyware and I am now looking for the Gandalf of all Geeks to help me solve this problem. I'd immensely appreciate it!

A:System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset

Hi. When a computer is first setup, the account created is an administrative one. What happened to this account?

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The network administrator had left the company surprisingly in without giving the administrator password of the PC and we cannot contact him anymore.

Now we want to install another programme and we cannot do this without an administrator account.

I disabled secure boot and have tried to boot the PC with an Linux USB Stick, but it do not boot from the stick.

Any suggestion how I either can reset the password of the administrator account or create an new account with administrator rights.

A:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe

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Now Vista won't boot into the Desktop after i removed the Log-in password, thinking that
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A:Reset Admin Password

What steps were taken exactly to remove the log on password?
Can you boot to safe mode and try to log on as "administrator"
 

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Hi guys. Please send me to the dunces class :-(

I honestly cant recall changing my login to a laptop, but my password now doesnt work, so I assume I did. My login has the Administrator privilidges.

Luckily we do have a standard user login / password that does work.

Ironically , I was going to make some backup disks , as its a fairly new laptop, but cant now login to do this.

Windows 7 laptop. Toshiba.

A:How reset an Admin password

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/What-to-do-if-you-forget-your-Windows-password

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is there any other way to reset the admin password on an hp laptop , besides getting the corrisponding error code unlock number?

A:hp admin password reset?

Hello @jrmorgado31 Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for posting. Do you talk about Windows password or BIOS/startup password ?  * If related to Windows account password, please check this forum thread >> http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/I-forgot-my-password-can-HP-help... * If related to BIOS/startup password before Windows loads In this case, please enter some password (wrong password) 3 times, press ENTER and you should receive a new window stating system disabled and a code similar to this one (For HP Mini, should be 10 characters) :  Please, take note of the system disabled/halted code (write it down).  Visit this web site >> https://bios-pw.org/and enter the system disabled codeClick on "Get password" button there and you will receive your unlock code. Take note of the HP computers password and enter it in the system disabled screen , press ENTER. This will unlock your BIOS/reset security settings and PC should be able to start Windows (if WIndows can load).  Let me know how it goes. Provide your feedback and update.

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My cousin called me last night because he needs to download/install software for some wireless thing he bought. I have the computer set so only the admin can download stuff. He is the admin and he forgot the password. I never made a password reset disk after I installed Windows.

I have a Windows install CD that I can use. Would I follow this tutorial: Password Reset

Also, what do you use to remember passwords and software keys for other peoples computers that you work on? I get called to fix someone's PC and I'll ask them for a password or some other info and they can't remember which makes it more difficult.

A:reset admin password?

That method should work, but the last time I needed to reset a Windows password I found it quicker to boot from Kyhi's Rescue disk and use the password reset tool on that.

Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

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My brother was logged in the admin password,someone hacked in and changed the password.i cannot access most things on the net to help reset as the computer asks for admin password and if i had the admin password i wouldnt need the program to reset it.It is frustrating.there has to be an easy way that doesnt cost anything to override the problem.so if anyone knows how to solve this problem once and for all i will be very grateful.
thank you
 

A:Plz help to reset admin password

cheryl,
welcome to tech support guy,

on this forum,
it is NOT permissable for a member to help with requests, such as your request would fall under as you're asking it,
hacks - cracks - passwords
try HERE

thank you for your understanding,

NOTE: THIS is about all the help that you can be offered, ms has this to say about it:
What to do if you forget your Windows password
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-IN/help/66b61e8e-341d-453b-9edd-234301dfd7e51033.mspx
[just my opinion, a moderator may see it differently]
 

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Hi,

I have a XP SP2 and 2000 SP4 operating systems. Now the problem is that i have forgotten my xp admin passwords. Can in any way i can reset my xp admin password by logging in to 2000 sp4 ( 2000 is working fine).

If not what would be the best and easiest way to unlock the xp password.

Please help!!!

Thanks in Advance
Venugopal

A:Reset XP admin password

There are ways, but we are not allowed to assist with bypassing administrator passwords. Sorry.

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In order to make AD driven user's password request to be resolve automated. we wanted to have reset link or button on windows log-on screen, please guide incase same functionality is available or we need to customize windows.
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is already available or any program if already written by someone...

Thank you in advance

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let someone use my lapto and said person locked me out of my admin account by changing passwords. how can i reset to factory defaults with out admin password? 

A:factory reset no admin password

Hi,              Use the below link which shows how to reinstall the Operating System to factory defaults. Once you perform system recovery all the data stored in the unit will be deleted and the unit will be set to day one. http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03489643

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Hi there,
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Jamieson
 

A:I need to reset my router's admin password

Reset the router to factory default settings. Typically you hold the recessed reset button for 20 seconds or so, but check the user guide to make sure of the procedure.
 

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I am trying to reset my BIOS settings. But I have to type in an administration password. I entered it wrong three times and it gave me a code of 84707873. What do I do?

A:Reset BIOS Admin Password

@Dan851 Please reboot and enter      31665275 Regards.

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I have forgotten the administrator user password. Not going to remember (truth: think it's been changed). Simply, I need to get back on the admin user, or be able to ok anything from other user. I know I can restore with saving backup, all the other versions.
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I know all think their stuff is SOOOO important .. Well , ya it's important. Really. please fellow users of machines that couldn't be more of a yin/yang, life
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A:I'm stuck.. Admin password:how to reset, Please

Hi -

Sorry, but we cannot assist with password issues, per TSF Rules.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940765

I must now close this thread.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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hi,I am trying to reset my BIOS settings. But I have to type in an administration password. I entered it wrong three times and it gave me a code of 63863595. (i 63863595)What do I do?Thank you in advanceWalter

A:Reset BIOS Admin Password

Hi, Unfortunately the hashing routine for any codes that start with a 'i' have changed, so at the moment your options are down to Contacting HP support. or You can still remove a power on password by removing the rtc cell, then holding down the power button for 60 seconds before re-inserting the rtc - the procedure for removing the rtc can be found on Page 54 of your Maintenance & Service Guide. Regards, DP-K

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Hi guys I have a problem, one of my clients has lost his password and the local admin password is set, so I cannot login to his pc at all to reset the password.
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A:Reset XP local admin password

Hello Alex,

The one in METHOD THREE in the tutorial below will also work for XP.

Reset User Account Password

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello Experts,

I am looking forward for your help. I have Dell inspiron 15R. Its a new machine & I am having two accounts i.e. Admin & User Account. I forget the password for Admin account. User account was created for normal day to day work.

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Amit
 

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A:Access Admin Password Reset

Google has some promising hits................

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Hi there! I have forgotten my admin/power on password for my notebook (15-f018ca). When I power it on it comes up a black screen with a small blue rectangle prompting me for my password. SYSTEM DISABLED( 85196583 ) Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.













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A:Admin/Power on Password - Reset

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Salve, ho un grosso problema in quanto non ricordo più la password admin del bios e ho assoluta necessità di entrarvi! Come posso resettare la password??AiutatemiGrazie

A:Reset admin password Bios

Thank you for visiting our English HP Support Forum. We are only able to reply to posts written in English. To insure a quick response it would be advisable to post your question in English. The following links are here to assist you if you prefer to post in the following Language Forum.
 

German: HP Kundenforum
Spanish: Foro de usuarios de HP
French: Forum des utilisateurs
Portuguese: Fórum dos usuários HP
Chinese: ??????????
Korean: HP ??????
Thank you for your understanding

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hi

i have an hp windows 8.1 laptop. have forgotten the admin password. there is another account on laptop which allows me to logon but does not have admin rights.

A:windows 8.1 admin password reset

You could try following the instructions here http://www.eightforums.com/user-acco...tml#post420984

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My error code is 65104384 pls help

A:Cannot reset Admin BIOS password

@k6rl? Enter   70862900 Regards, DP-K

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I can't install anything without windows asking me for password, this is annoying, how to reset the password, or where can i find programs that don't require admin password? specially an ISO mounting program

p.s. i'm not the admin, the password has to be reset from boot or something, only way
 

A:How to reset win 8.1 admin password on tablet?

closing thread, may want to re-read the rules page, UnD3R0aTh.....we cannot assist with passwords.

thanks,

v
 

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my dell  inspiron  N1440 bios admin password forget, please help me to reset my password

A:to reset bios admin password

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Are you talking about the BIOS password or the Operating system password.
If its BIOS password we would suggest you contact Delltechcenter on facebook or @Dellcarespro on twitter or you can call tech support .Also have the proof of purchase for the system .
If it is the Operating system password you can reinstall operating system .
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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A:help reset admin password on hp envy m6

Forgot your administrative account, reset it:https://account.live.com/password/reset

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A:Reset admin BIOS password

@nguyenzung? Contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request. REO

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Hey guys, I need to reset my cmos password. My halt code is 53858391

A:Need to reset CMOS Admin password.

Hi: Restart the PC and enter this unlock passcode... 42730917  

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NEED HELP SYSTEM DISABLED CODE: 51026185JUST BOUGHT THIS AND CANT EVEN USE IT.

A:HP 11-d001x ADMIN PASSWORD RESET

Double, use: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Hp-11-d001x-admin-password-reset/m-p/5986242

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disabled code 50966740 













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A:Bios admin Password reset

Hi, Enter  45644386 Regards, DP-K

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Hello, I'm new here. Found the forums via searching for my problem. Yes, I know it's listed on the forums several times, but none of those solutions fix my problem.

All I need to do is reset the admin password on my computer. I only have a limited access account. I have tried every available program on the net. None of the linux based ones will see my hard drive, even with the correct drivers. The hash getting ones say the password is too secure to unscramble.

I do not have access to another machine, nor can I use my burner because i dont have access according to windows (limited account). So some of them I can't use because I can't make a bootable CD. However, I did get a friend to make me 3 of them, including the emergency boot disk and it crashes near the beginning with some kind of resource conflict.

Is there any other way short of formatting? I really don't want to have to do that. I also don't have any Windows XP cd's. Perhaps I can get ahold of one. I know I can install xp in another dir and logon to that install via recovery console to replace the sam file with the one from the repair dir. I just don't have access to a windows XP cd at the moment. Was hoping there was something I haven't tried yet.

If there is any way anyone knows of to change a limited account to admin status that would work also. That is really all I want to do, give myself admin on my own computer. It used to be that way but... Read more

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Hello, I can enter my HP laptop BIOS as guest, but not as Admin.I bought the laptop with the package opened, at a discounted price, but it had a BIOS Admin password set by the PC store. I want to reset this password. I contacted the Romanian HP Support Center and a gentleman told me I have to wait for the US support team to create a binary file that will allow me to reset the password.I waited for approximately 10 days without ANY feedback. The PC store told me I can send the laptop to them to try and reset the password, but I would rather reset the password myself. Does it take such a long time to create that executable? I appreciate any help. Thank you.













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A:reset BIOS Admin password

Hello @hpprobook650g1,  We are sorry as there is no master password or generator for EliteBooks or ProBooks. HP Business Notebooks such as Probooks  or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models infact they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial Number and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case.  Please Contact HP Business Notebook support they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password. SMC file made as per the unit.                                    When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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HP 11-d001x NOTEBOOK SYSTEM DISABLED ADMIN PASSWORD LOCKED DISPLAYS CODE: 51026185Im locked out plz help













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A:Hp 11-d001x admin password reset

@DiLLiGaF187 Please try    44984101 Regards.

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Is there an efficient way to have the administrator password on a computer. I have tried the Login Recovery, it works except you need to wait 48hours and use it once every 3 months.

I heard you can get around it in DOS, thanks for any help.

A:How to retrieve/reset admin password.

Sorry but I am closing this thread. Bypasssing administrator passwords is not something we can help with I'm afraid as we do not know if the reasons behind it.

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Have tried the various ways to reset the local admin password all with no success.
Offline Password Changer does not detect the Windows directory, returns error 12 (no Hirens password app works)
ERD will not let me use the locksmith tool to reset password.

Does it have anything to do with Bitlocker encryption?
How to go about resetting the password without a reinstall?

A:How to reset local admin password Win 7 X64

YES it does. I dont know of any other way and because of site rules I cant help with any attempt to bypass passwords.

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Hello, I'm needing a BIOS reset password.  The current halt code is 5C533F4A. I have tried https://bios-pw.org/ and the results do not work. Thank you.-Timothy













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A:BIOS Admin Password Reset

Hi, Your notebook is producing a hexadecimal halt code which is stored in ram as a 'one off' and will be re-calculated after a reboot.  This indicates you have one of the later AMI bios's and unfortunately none of the current code generators will work for this - surprisingly, you can still remove a power on password from the machine by removing the rtc cell ( leave the power board connected ) then hold down the power button for 60 seconds before re-inserting the rtc. The bad news is that the rtc is on the 'wrong' side of the system board so will require quite a lot of disassembly - see Page 115 of your Maintenance & Service Guide. Regards, DP-K

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I got a new computer and made an admin account and a standard one.
I forgot the password to the admin account and need a way to reset or recover it.
The standard account is still accessible and it's limited features are still functional.
If you have any idea how to rectify this, please tell me how.
Thank you

A:Admin Password reset/recovery

Sorry but the Terms of Service at BC do not allow discussion of such topics.

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I am in sales. I have a new Dell d610 Latitude Laptop. I need to reset some of the stuff in the BIOS for wireless, etc and the IT guys at my company seem to have mislogged or fogotten the admin pw for BIOS. Anyway they have given me five alrady and non of them work. They say I will have to ship the unit in to Chicago and they will fix it. That will take a WEEK that I do not have. How can I reset the password? The settings in the BIOS I need to change are locked and the message says the setup is locked-enter the admin pw into SECURITY UNLOCK SETUP to enable changes. Any advice is welcomed!
 

A:How to reset the BIOS admin password

This subject was briefly mentioned HERE
 

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Hello,

I bought a laptop about a year ago. Shortly after buying it, we lost the password before making a backup disk. I couldn't change the password, we run Windows 7, without the old password. Luckily, or so we think, we have one of those laptops that has a fingerprint scanner so I have been able to log on using my fingerprint as a password. However, I can't believe that I am locked out of changing the passwords on this computer.

I have learned my lesson! Always back it up first! But for now, I need some help. I am also a little worried that I may have been hacked into. A friend said that if your password all of a sudden doesn't work, that is a sign of a hacker. That is what it felt like happened to me. I swear I thought I had the password right, then all of a sudden it stops working.

Thanks so much-Bill

A:Lost password w/ no backup. How can I reset the admin password?

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable then reset your password

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Do these things have jumpers or batteries to reset the admin password? We're essentially locked out of installing a new OS or do anything, and I'm not seeing anything on the MB at the moment.

A:latitude 3850 - Reset Admin Password

The password is stored in EEPROM - you must obtain a master password by calling Dell support (they'll insist on verification of ownership before they'll render assistance).
This cannot be done online - you MUST place a voice call to Dell support.

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Hey, I purchased this pre-owned and would like to update the bios. It wont let me do so unless i give it the admin password. How to take the password off ?

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