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Solved: Grr I forgot my password to my account on windows

Q: Solved: Grr I forgot my password to my account on windows

is there ANY way i get into my account? i forgot my password and im on my moms account right now whitch is not the administrator , what do i dooo ?

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How can i get it back ? also, i dont have access to a floppy or cd so ill have to use usb.

A:Forgot password to my Windows 7 Account

Ok so I'm using the offline registry and password editor but i keep getting an error.

link is to slow to respond
resetting link

and it does that over and over. What's wrong ?

Ok I got past that part. But now I'm stuck again lol.

What is the path to the registry directory?

I tried hitting 1, and enter and it just gives me the same message.

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I can't log in to my computer because I forgot my password. I didn't set up a Microsoft account, so I only have the local account. I'm really stuck! If anyone has a solution for me, I would appreciate it so much!

Thank you so much!

A:Forgot Windows login password, only have a local account

This is a tough one unless you made a password recovery disk, had a MS account or have another user account. Ways of making another user account you will need a Windows 10 installation disk to boot from. Other option is to call MS or reinstall windows.


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I created another account here before I created this one, and I've forgotten the password for it (the first account).


A:Forgot password to first account

Lost Password Recovery FormIf you have forgotten your username or password, you can request to have your username emailed to you and to reset your password. When you fill in your registered email address, you will be sent instructions on how to reset your password.


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ok so i seem to have woken up this morning with amnesia lol,i cannot remember my admin account password to log into windows.... and i did not create a password disk.
any tips on what i should do to reset the password even though i cant actually log into windows?

I've beeen think and thinking but i cannot remember it. lol

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I only have one account on my laptop (so I think it's the administrator one, unless that one is hidden on the welcome screen). Recently I added a password to it, and after that I wasn't on it for a while, so I forgot what it was.

I've tried everything. I'm still working on a list of what the password could've been, so when I'm finished with that I'll try all of them. Is there any way to reset it or retrieve it or something, like in safe mode, or some sort of setting in safe mode or something?

I found another thread like this, and someone said it was against the rules because it was illegal, but I don't see how trying to get my own account's password is illegal! And if it is, what are you supposed to do, because I bet millions of people forget their passwords!

A:I forgot my only account's password


I don't see how trying to get my own account's password is illegal!

Due to Forum Rules we cannot assist with password retrieval. We don't know if you actually own this computer or if you are trying to access a computer illegally.
Restart the computer and press F8. Boot into Safe Mode. Here the Hidden Built in Administrator account which was established when the XP was installed, will be accessible. Try booting into the Administrator account. If you did not set a password for this account, leave it blank. If you can't log into that account then you are out of luck. This thread is now closed.

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Hey everyone So not long ago I changed my password to a touch screen password (making lines and shapes to access computer) and I have since tried logging back in but it has reset it to my original password, which I now don't remember. I tried calling customer support but apparently I'd have to pay for a service to actually reset my whole computer! Does anyone have any other solution than this? When I try clicking reset password a pop-up appears saying: (This feature requires removable media, such as a USB flash drive)Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Thanks All  I'm running windows 10

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I forgot the last password I put in my microsoft account.. so I can't sign in to my PC.anyone can help me please

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@beatheresa? Please use the following instructions to reset:    https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/instantanswers/2b74d21c-ce0d-4a81-ad67-7cc5103a5f83/how-to-reset... Regards.

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I forgot the last password I put in my microsoft account.. so I can't sign in to my PC.anyone can help me please

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Hi, Double post. Please use:     http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/forgot-password-in-microsoft-acc... Thanks.

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Not sure if this is in the right place so I apologize if it isn't.
I have not used my laptop in over a year and totaly forgot my user password to access it. I read some junk online on how to create a bootup file on a usb but I guess I am mentaly challenged in that area. What I have it Vista Home Premium. Locked out cause I dont know my password. I have another computer to use, dvd dicks and a usb to use. I don't have the vista to reload it or I would of.
What should I do. If it can be explained simply that would be great to. Thanks

A:Forgot Password for Admin account

I am afraid you will not get much support on this forum for cracking passwords. You should have written it down. And the file on the USB you have to make when the system is running.
The only suggestion I can make is to reinstall the system either from the recovery partition or the installation disk.

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hi all,

i forgot my user account password, with out formatting the system how can i open my system?


A:can any one help me? i forgot my user account password


Since you've only just installed it, I recommend you just reinstall again:
Can i know steps to install windows 7 for new lenovo laptop(having DOS

Or, you could try this:
Password Reset


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Dell has a hardware lock, but I have forgotten the password for my login. Does anyone know how to bypass this? Can I reset the laptop. I do not care about losing files. 
Thanks in advance! 

A:Forgot password for my old Dell laptop account

If it's the system setup (immediately at powerup), you must call Dell and verify your ownership of the system.  Once done, they'll issue an unlock password for the system.
If it's the Windows password, there are utilities that will allow you to clear it -- or you can reload Windows.

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Hi everyone, hope someone can help. I thought I were using the Admin account my my new laptop, but it seems I am not, as I am denied permission to do certain tasks.

Anyhow, when I try to switch users to one I setup when I first got the laptop, I cant remember my password. Is there anyway of resetting this password?

I remember setting up the second user account, and even renamed it to GSi-R which related to my work, but for the life of me, I cannot remember my password. I have tried all combinations of what I use in other forums etc, but all to no avail.

My OS is in Finnish, and my Finnish is not that great at the moment due to still learning the language, so if anyone could help me reset this password in simple terms so i can understand each step that would be great.

Thanks in advance


A:Forgot password on second user account on my laptop

Working on it now with someone, thanks for your help lol

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I forgot my "User Account Control" Password because I had lost my power cord and had not used my laptop in a while. Since I can't remember my password, I am trying to perform a "System Factory Reset", but I am not accomplishing anything. Can someone please help me with this issue?

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so i forgot my admin password and am stuck with only being able to login with the guest account so Im limited on what I can do like I tried to change the sticky keys to the command prompt shortcut but I need the password in order to do that. also when I try to reset the password it asks for a floppy disk or a usb drive and when i put in the USB hard drive, nothing happens it still tells me to insert a usb hard drive. Please help I have a toshiba satellite with no recovery discs or anything. What can I do? I'm willing to wipe all data in order to get my laptop to work if i can't reset my password

A:Forgot Admin password and I'm stuck on guest account

See if it helps - How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password the Easy Way - How-To Geek

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I have a Dell laptop that I haven't rebooted in months so when it shut itself off ( b/c battery died) I not longer remembered the password for Windows (Win7). I tried too many passwords and apparently shut off the account b/c when I obtained the password (my hubby remembered it) it not longer worked.

I looked up for ways to reset the password. I managed to boot the laptop from a Macrium recovery disk & open a command prompt. First, on the menu that allows you to change boot order, I also set a password for the admin (it had not been set before).

So now I'm logged in as admin from the CD and opened a command window. Now resetting the user password for the account called "owner" should be cake. However, is not b/c the username account seems to be missing: when I type "net users" I only get two accounts: guest and admin. No trace of the user account called "owner" which is the only one I ever used!
"I also get an error "The command completed with one or more errors"

I read that that may be b/c the account got somehow corrupted. Does anyone know how to tell if the user account is corrupted? Any guidance for how to recover the account & it's password?

A:Forgot password. Tried too many times &Locked account. Now user gone!

Here is a whole page of things concerning user accounts.
I really don't know which one you need.
Take a look see.


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I forgot administrator account password? now i am using student account. how can i get administrator password? plz help me somebody.

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this is something that has interested me as well, i don't really know how to do it, but i think that if you have a live cd you can change it. Try downloading and burning a bootable Ubuntu Linux Live CD.

Anyone else know how to actually do this though? I know i'd like to learn how.

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We had a foster girl living with us for awhile and we had an e-mail account for her on our outlook express. Now it won't let us remove that account without the password. Does anyone know any tricks around this?

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I have windows XP home edition. I set up a admin user with a password and forgot the pasword. My hint dosen't help me. I am able to get on the internet through my other user but the have limited access so i can't do a lot ofthings I need to do. I don't have money for the password reset disk and didn't create one. Please help me erase or figure out what my passwod is.

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My son called me and said he put in a new password last night and can't remember what it was. I know his account is an administrator account. Is there any way to get into the computer to by pass it or anything that can be done?

A:Solved: Windows XP Home SP2-My son forgot his password can you help??

Another Administrator account; or Safe Mode using the Computer Administrator account (blank password unless you/he set it to something).

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Windows cannot remove the password. Password and/or account policies require the account to have a password

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So, I installed Windows 10 last week. Yesterday I explored a bit and discovered Windows Edge, their new email/ outlook client. I attached my personal Gmail address to the service as well as my corporate address. My corporate account required me to create a new password that fit my company's security standards, which I did, but, after feeling like my company address was restricting how I use my personal home computer, I removed that address. Here's where I get fuzzy, I cannot, for the life of me remember, if I changed my password back to one that didn't conform to my company's security standards or if I left it alone. All I know is that once my computer locked later that night, I was unable to get back in. I've tried every permutation of every password, including that corporate password, I've ever used with no success.

I do not have a password reset disk nor do I have a system repair disk with which to reinstall Windows 10.

So, how screwed am I? Will I have to reinstall Windows 7, the last OS I have a disk for, and hope I can reupgrade to Windows 10?

I did not attach my MSN email address (aka my Microsoft Account) to my computer, so resetting my password that way is a no go.

A:Forgot Windows 10 password, no repair or password recovery disk.

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My grandmother was recently hacked and she changed all her passwords herself (yay!). However she did not write down her new local user account password for her laptop.

I tried downloading OPHCrack, I burned it as an ISO file and put it on a DVD-R(only thing I had on hand) and i changed the boot order on her BIOS menu to had the DVD drive as the first priority. It does not run....I hear the disk drive moving, or spinning but the program does not run. Are there any other options or do I have to do a complete system restore to bypass this? Also if that is what I have to do how do I do that without being in her control panel?

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Hello there "hater",are you sure you downloaded the right OPHcrack version?It should be the one that is intended to be used on,not the one being used to download and be burned on.Try imgburn,never failed me to create bootable CDs or DVDs.

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Cannot get past login window.  Need to reset laptop but can't get anywhere.  Thank you. I am on the Windows 7 Professional page.

A:Forgot windows password. Cannot get in to reset password. ...

Dear Customer, Welcome to HP Support Forum and we are glad to assist you. It looks like you're not sure of the Windows Login Password for your Notebook.We will surely assist you with this. Please find the explanation as shown below for this scenario:If you've forgotten your Windows password and you're on a domain, you should contact your system administrator to reset your password. If you're not on a domain, you can reset your password by using a password reset disk or by using an administrator account. If you forget the administrator password and don't have a password reset disk or another administrator account, you won't be able to reset the password. If there are no other user accounts on the computer, you won't be able to log on to Windows and will need to re-install Windows. Note: Please reply to this post and let us know if you have setup any Security Questions during the Product Registration  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,K N R K

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I forgot my password in my Identity in Outlook Express. Is there any way I can go in and Delete it. Running Windows XP.

A:Solved: Forgot password

Searchd the forum and found a program to get it.

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I know this is stupid and all, but here goes..... My dad's laptop that I just got set back up and running installed updates and restarted and neither my dad nor I can remember the password. I was 99.99999% sure that I remembered the password correctly, but Windows tells me that it is incorrect and of course I didn't set up a password recovery disk either. I looked on the internet to find ways to reset the password and found this from http://www.ehow.com/how_6218685_unlock-computer-password-reset-disk.html. My problem is that when I boot into safe mode, there IS NO Administrator, just my dad's account that I cannot log into. I also saw mentions of bootable cds that can unlock accounts, but I don't know if I should trust them. I really don't want to have to REINSTALL WINDOWS just to get this resolved. Thanks for any help.

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1 Restart the computer.
2 Press and hold down the "F8" key as the computer is booting. Release "F8" when a list of options appears and select "Safe Mode With Networking" from the list.
3 Click on the "Administrator" account.
4 Press the Start button on the lower left-hand side of the screen.
5 Type "control userpasswords2" in the text field that appears and press "Enter." Uncheck "Users must enter a username and password" and restart the computer. It w... Read more

A:Solved: Forgot password

I'm not really sure if you're still asking a question or sharing the answer. Helping with passwords is against the forum rules which I'm sure you know.

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I do have the problem, that a friend of mine (YES, it's really a friend of mine and not myself) *lol*, changed his login/admin password (Win XP) and now can't remember it anymore and therefor is unable to log onto his computer.
I've heard already, that it's possible to still somehow get around it (or so) when having the XP CD ready and during booting the computer but do not excactly know how.

Can anyone help me please?


A:Solved: forgot admin password in XP

Can anyone help me please?Click to expand...

not here, please read the rules:

Passwords - 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 and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

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I bought a new computer because my old one hard drive went out. My Free hotmail account password was saved into my old computer, and I have forgotten my password.
I have had the hotmail account for about 10 years, and I believe at the time I setup for the free account there was no Passport network to enter an alternate address or secret question.
Is there anyway to update and edit my free hotmail account by sending my Hotmail password to my now alternate Email address OR Is there another way I can retrieve my password to open my hotmail account?. I have written to MSN tech support and they keep sending me the wrong duplicate info, about how to reset my hotmail password, But the information goes to my hotmail account "Which I cannot Open to get the information, because I forgot my password" OR they tell me to provide my billing information.
"It's a Free Account"..
I am operating Windows XP and using DSL through SBC.
Can someone Please Help me????

A:Solved: Forgot Hotmail password

*-waves his magic wand and its fixed-*

seriously though if you don't remember your password for hotmail the only ones who can help you is MSN. Either that or just make a new account.

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Hello everyone,
I hope that you can help me.
My friend has forgotten his user password to log onto his XP system. His memory isn't very good and he just can't remember.
Is there any way to log onto this computer, as his wife runs a business and there is information in it she needs. Formatting it isn't an option at this time.

Thanking you in advance for all your help,


A:Solved: forgot xp user password

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buddy forgot admin password for XP. cannot install any software/hardware. any suggestions?

A:[SOLVED] Forgot Administrator password

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I haven't used my laptop in a long time but my main PC crashed and I need the laptop for a backup now. I tried to log on to my account with my password.. ( I even wrote it down) but the program won't recognise it. How can I fix this problem? Right now all I can get into is the Guest Account.

Please Help!

A:Solved: Can you believe it? I forgot my Laptop Password! Help!

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I just resantly fixed my wireless (thanks to you guys) but stupidly I have also been able to lose the password for the internet. Is there a way I can get it back or change it so I can add my laptop to it?

A:Solved: forgot WEP password for internet

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I forgot the administator password for my computer and am not sure how to retrieve it. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

A:Solved: forgot administator password

Sorry to report that we are unable to help you with this particular problem. From TSG's rules:

Passwords - 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 and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

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Im locked out of a windows XP pc, and the client has no clue as to what the admin password could be! I have came across some tools, but I want to know what everybody is using lately. What tools do you guys use for resetting your local admin password? besided wiping it out.

A:Solved: Forgot local admin password for XP...

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My old laptop started acting up it was about 2 years old so I bought another one for school. Ive been using my new laptop for about a year and now when I try to login to my old laptop I cant remember the password. Can someone please help.

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I forgot my windows xp password, except reinstallation, is there another way to get access to my laptop? This is the question I usually see in the computer forum. Forgot windows xp password? How to fix this problem? Search information on Internet or resort to computer engineers? After read this post, you will find a way out.

On one hand, if you forgot password of local administrator, then cracking its password is a piece of cake.( there is a default built-in administrator account with no password in Windows XP). In this situation, forgot xp password never bring trouble to you.
Built-in administrators can change the passwords of administrators, access to any local administrative account. It will yield an entry to the user account under control panel. Therefore,you will need to start the computer normally to see if your built-in admin account is unlocked . Then you will have one of two screens: The welcome screen, or the Windows Logon screen when it finishes loading.

If it is a welcome screen (Windows XP Home default) you will need to press CTRL ALT DEL simultaneously, and then again. The welcome screen should change to the advanced login screen, that you may already have if you have turned off the welcome screen. Next, for username type in Administrator, leave the password blank.
If you can get in with this account, click on start and click run. Type "Control UserPasswords2". From here, adjust the passwords of the target account on the computer as you like.

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A:What Should You do When Forgot Windows XP Password

Helping users find a computer password is against TSF rules.

Please read the rules before posting: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ork&page=rules

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My friend forgot his password and we're trying to find out how to get it back, but so far no luck. He only has one user account, he has a Dell 2400. Thanks in advance.

A:Forgot Windows Xp password

If you are on XP Pro, the on the Logon screen hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete twice, and it will take you to the old 98 logon screen. here type in Administrator as the user, without a password, and login in, then go to control panel and deal with the situation.

If you are on XP Home, then you'll have to boot into safe mode, enter into the administrator account, and fix the problem there.


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hello guys,

i forgot my windows 7 password and now i can only log in using my finger print.
so how can i change it ?


A:i forgot my windows password

Hello Kak2a2,

If you have another administrator account, you could use it to easily change your account's password while logged in the other account. If you don't then while logged in, enable the built-in Administrator account, log on to it, and change your account's password.

User Account Password - Change

Hope this helps,

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Guys, I have forgot the password that i had set for my XP o/s on my Laptop. I had created 2 users one for me and the admin and i have forgot both the passwords because i got a new Laptop and did not use this for a while( 4 months). But i have important data and our computer guys tell me that they have to format but i dont want to loose data. So, help me.

A:Forgot Password for my Windows XP O/S


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I am in desperate need for help. I have an acer netbook. I broke the charger months ago and just got a new one. I simply cannot remember my password. I really don't want to erase everything on my laptop because there is very important information I need to keep. Its the administrator account I'm trying to get into and there are no other accounts on my netbook. I don't have a password recovery key and the one from passwordunlocker.com didn't work. I'm in desperate need of help. And just so you know, I'm really stupid with computers so if you can help make it as dumbed down as possible. Thank you soooo much!

A:I forgot my Windows 7 password!

Sorry, we cannot assist with forgotten passwords or bypassing passwords.
# Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed..Click to expand...

Please read the Forum Rules before posting again.
Thank you

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my brother in law keeps changing his password on XP (Paranoid and bored)
and he has finally forgotten the password and cant get onto his laptop...

Is there any way of resetting it?


A:Forgot Windows XP Password

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Being old and stupid I forgot my windows 7 password and not smart enough to write it down but I do have the OS DVD. Is there anyway to get back into my PC without re-loading the OS?

A:Forgot my Windows 7 password

See this BleepingComputer post for info & help: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/593920/unknown-login-password/?hl=%2Bforgotten+%2Bpassword#entry3846151

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How can I reset my windows 8 password. Right now I have to login as a guest. Can someone help?



A:Forgot my windows 8 password

Probably reinstall your OS. ?

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I am setting up my old work computer for my son. I have forgotten the Log On to windows password. It is a Dell Dimension 2400 desktop. Is there a way to override or reset the password without wiping the entire system?

A:Forgot windows password XP

There`s a password recovery utility HERE and the EBCD also includes one HERE

Read the instructions on the site(s).

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 how do i reset or restore ?

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I bought my wife a new computer, as her last computer crashed and died. After she had set it up, she decided to reset the password. She wrote her password down incorrectly and cannot get back in. She also did NOT set up a reset disc. Please help

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