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Factory reset without admin password or reset disk

Q: Factory reset without admin password or reset disk

Can anyone help? I bought a laptop at a pawn shop and it still has an admin password on it and i dont have a reset disk. I want to factory reset it. Its a Compaq CQ57 running windows 7

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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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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
 

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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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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Trying to factory reset this computer and it's asking for admin password can I get around that to do the reset

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so, i have a 6530B that i got from a relative, and i must say, it is extremly difficult to work with... I want to do a factory restore, and to do so i need to get through the bios admin password. I cant even boot from a USB to do a fresh install... Would it be easier to have HP support help me with the bios password, or should i just put in a new HD and do a fresh install, using another pc as a surrogate for the install(cant get past bios on tis one)? from what ive read spending the day trying to find a way around the password, that there really is no workaround... Kind of obnoxious... but its a business machine so makes sense...

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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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Deal All,

I need your kind assistance, we have a RICOH MP 2501SP copier machine, but since yesterday it asks for the username and password (please check the attached photo), could someone please tell me how to factory reset it? we don't have the right username and password.

Note: the recommended username (admin) and password (Blank) is not working

Thanking you all in advance.
 

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I have Lenovo T530 with Samsung OPAL 2 SSD drive. A hard disk password is set on the BIOS. Is it possible to do factory reset to the drive without knowing the password? Also, the BIOS keeps asking for the password not allowing me to enter the BIOS Setup or boot from USB Thanks,  

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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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okk here it goes.. i have a emchine laptop with a factory reset option.. so ive reset it a few times.. trying to keep it at a good running speed.. the last time i factory reset my laptop,, it stoped 3/4s the way through.. i restarted it ( its happened once or twice before. and normally would have continued . well now it wont let me in to the administrator and i cant do anything.. is there not away to reset it without disk.. ohh my laptop doesnt have a cd tray.. or maybe windows has a default password...????? i have my secial number .. ive tried typing admin.. i never had passwords before...
 

A:factory reset failure cant login to admin please helppp

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The firm in which I work has a Lenovo PC with Windows 10 installed. There are two user profiles on the computer, the admin and another normal account without administration rights. We have only the password of the account without administrator rights.

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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I tried to factory reset my computer Compaq Presario CQ56 and now its asking for other user password and I don't know it or what to do now
 

A:Factory Reset Asking for Password

Sorry but as per the site rules, we don't assisst with password matters as we can't verify the actual situation or intent.

Therefore I'm closing this thread.
 

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Hello, I was given a EliteBook 2530p and don't have any of the passwords.  I would like to erase all data on it and restore to factory settings.  What is the process to get this done? Thank you, Tomas

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I got this today "Your device is at risk because it’s out of date and missing important security and quality updates. Let’s get you back on track so Windows can run more securely. Select this button to get going"

I ran several command prompts including chkdsk,  got  a repair utility to repair registery... etc,  defragmented and everything  I tried every solution found online and  I still  get this error when useing updates.  I even updated my drivers. I tried everything,  s  I even uninstalled my antivirus and tried it again.   I gave up and tried to do a reset  and also tried to whipe everything and do a reset and can not. really odd. 

Any insight will be appreciated.

Also on the microsoft website I saw a security update dated 09/25/2017 ( today)  and when trying to manually update it said it did not apply to my pc.  I own a Dell Desktop all in 1 64-bit operating system Product ID 00325-95873-11633-AAOEM touchscreen 24 inch all in one

A:Windows 10 update issues. Also can not do a factory reset or any kind of reset

This sounds like your system took a hit with phishing-ware or other malware.
Factory reset instructions:
www.dell.com/.../reset-or-reinstall-windows-10-on-your-dell-computer

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Getting an infinite loading sort of error where my comp goes to HP loading screen, blackscreen, turns off, and repeats. Very annoying and nothing I've seen so far is working. I don't have a disk or drive to use to reload Windows with, and I didn't set any system restore points like an idiot, so I'm stuck here. I'm not that great with computers so any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Stuck restarting after failed factory reset, reset still not working

What is the full model number of the HP desktop?

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BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.

I thought a clean factory reset will fix the issue. But it is still has the BSOD. I have uploaded the zip file that contains the dump as instructed.

A:BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display

Your display driver is outdated.
Update it by following these instructions.

How-To Install AMD Catalyst? Drivers For A Windows? Based System


Code:
fffff880`046e0000 fffff880`04cf7000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jul 02 18:45:07 2009 (4A4CF223)
CheckSum: 005C2509
ImageSize: 00617000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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i have a tiny comtputer, which came with windows xp preinstalled on it, all i have is a factory restore disk which puts the computer back into its original state, 3.5 gigs are set by on the computer for the restore, would it had of been possibe for a worm to infect the hidden memory in the computer that stores the information for the restore?
 

A:factory reset disk

Anything's possible, you have to be more specific as to why you suspect this has happened.
 

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Hello,

On my HP Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit I have been having troubles booting it saying Bootmgr is missing ect. Since I already have everything backed up I wish to factory restore the computer. But since I can't boot the computer because of these errors I need a disk, and my computer came with none. The only thing I can load atm is Windows 7 recovery disk, but it has no options to fully factory reset. If anyone can help me find a download to a Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit factory reset disc I can burn on my blank disc, I would be very much obliged.

Update: I tried to use the HP website but I couldn't find any disk.

A:Factory Reset Disk for HP

Hello 121699, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have not already tried, you might see if the tutorial below may be able to help fix the "Bootmgr is missing" message.

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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Keep help with reset. Lost charger and long time ago. Got one turned on laptop and now it's asking for admin password. I forgot all passwords. After a few trys at the password blue box says system disabled number says 51249152

A:Admin password reset

Help me please

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Need to reset admin password on Stream 11-r015WM disabled code 52187403

A:Admin password reset

 Hi, Enter: 43885425

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i forgot my admin password.How can i reset my admin password to log in to my dell inspiron 3542 laptop

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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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Now Vista won't boot into the Desktop after i removed the Log-in password, thinking that
Vista would by-pass it and boot straight into the Desktop.
Unfortunately it did'nt and instead it prompt for a password which I don't have. . Now I'm stuck with the log-in page. How can I get around this problem.
Appreciate all help. Many thanks in advance.
 

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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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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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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Hey guys (and girls), this is my first time posting on this forum, so I would like to apologize in advance if I'm in the wrong spot.
Anyways, I opened up my laptop (HP Pavilion G series/Win7) earlier today and it stated that I have had my password too long and need to reset it. The problem is, I do not remember my old password, so I am in a bind.
I keep all of my important stuff on my desktop, so I don't mind factory resetting this laptop. I usually do not have to resort to formus like this one, as I am able to correct any technical issues myself by just using google or other similar means. I tried doing a google search on how to factory reset it without the password and they are all telling me to hit F11 upon start up and select "system recovery", but when I hit the F11, it's asking me if I want to log on through safe mode. I tried doing that to see if I could factory reset it when I was in the computer, but even that route is asking me for a password.
So, if anyone can help me fix this issue, preferably not through any kind of reset, that would be great, but if that's my only option, well then, it looks like that is my only option.
Once again, it's an HP Pavilion G series ran with Windows 7.
Thank you for your time and I appreciate the help!

A:Forgotten password/Factory reset

Also, I don't believe I still have the reset disc, but I will look for it.

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Hey guys (and girls), this is my first time posting on this forum, so I would like to apologize in advance if I'm in the wrong spot.
Anyways, I opened up my laptop (HP Pavilion G series/Win7) earlier today and it stated that I have had my password too long and need to reset it. The problem is, I do not remember my old password, so I am in a bind.
I keep all of my important stuff on my desktop, so I don't mind factory resetting this laptop. I usually do not have to resort to formus like this one, as I am able to correct any technical issues myself by just using google or other similar means. I tried doing a google search on how to factory reset it without the password and they are all telling me to hit F11 upon start up and select "system recovery", but when I hit the F11, it's asking me if I want to log on through safe mode. I tried doing that to see if I could factory reset it when I was in the computer, but even that route is asking me for a password.
So, if anyone can help me fix this issue, preferably not through any kind of reset, that would be great, but if that's my only option, well then, it looks like that is my only option.
Once again, it's an HP Pavilion G series ran with Windows 7.
Thank you for your time and I appreciate the help!

A:Forgotten password/Factory reset

Also, I don't believe I still have the reset disc, but I will look for it.

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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.
Whenever the situation come that use forget his/her password or lock after expire date then we want user should reset his/her password from window's log-on screen. So to customize and put reset password screen on Log-on screen please give any idea if functionality
is already available or any program if already written by someone...

Thank you in advance

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Hey Guys,

Looking for your advice and any links if any...cheers in advance

My Situation

In December 2009 I purchased a Toshiba Qosmio X500 - Model No. PQX33A-00X00J

At the time I upgraded my purchase from Toshiba Reseller BD4U, going from the standard 1x 500GB Sata drive + 1x 64GB SSD... to instead having 2x 500GB sata drives. I purchased with 3 year onsite next business day warranty, that is is now expired.

It came loaded with MS Win 7 Premium Home Edition - but no disks provided.
My Needs
I need/want to factory reset my PC - its starting to run slowI need to re-partition from my existing 4x partitions to just having 2
The Issues
Possibly as a result of upgrading the disk drives at time of purchase, I don't believe I have a hidden Recovery partition in order to do a System Recovery from the Hard Disk Drive - see image of my current partitions attached I don't have Win 7 OS installation disks or Toshiba Driver disks as they should have been installed by Toshiba
My Questions
Do You agree that I DONT have a Recovery Partition - when looking at the partition image? I'm confused on this point coz people say its hidden!?Given I have no Toshiba Drivers Disk or Windows 7 OS disks - what should I do? I'm thinking of downloading Win 7 (use my product key from sticker under PC) and making a disk/USB (but need to learn how)Is this where I get ALL necessary Toshiba drivers for my PC from?Does Toshiba provide a link on its site and instructions on where to get Win 7 ... Read more

A:Qosmio X500/00X System Recovery (Factory Reset) From Hard Disk Drive or Separate Disk

Sorry the model is Qosmio X500/00X

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Hi I don't know much bout laptops but mine won't let me fac reset it without a disk it a win7 any help dell laptop don't know where to find serial number
Service tag= 3B2JBF1 window7 home prem for refurb PCs
 

A:factory reset for win7 without disk

Can you provide us with your computer manufacturer and serial number or service tag number.
 

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I did a factory reset on my computer, when it restarted and came to the login screen it asked for a username and password but it wouldn't accept any that I put in. Any help would be appreciated.

A:After factory reset unknown username and password set

SMH

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Just got this computer yesterday, when creating the admin account I entered our office email wrong, but when going into the settings it took me to my Microsoft acc and it wouldnt let me change the admin email, it said that it was invailed, when it isnt, now I cant get passed the "login" screen to even get into the computer, there is no "forgot my password" button, and if there was it is the wrong email on the login screen. I am needing to findout how to get around the login screen, or how to just do a factory reset and start over. Which I would prefer to do, due to trying to change the admin email yesterday didnt work. Any help?

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First the problem was that I needed my Bitlocker Password, which I got and entered and it didn't work. Then I found some info to enter a command code when the Bitlocker Password isn't working and that didn't work. Now I'm stuck at Choose an option screen and don't know how to get back into my laptop. I've only had it for a couple of months so I'm happy to reset to factory settings, if that is easiest.

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Can anyone help with a password recovery option for the erecovery factory restore if the password has been forgotten. Ive got an acer aspire running vista basic thanks.

A:Password recovery for erecovery factory reset on a...

If you can boot into Vista, have you tried the procedure in this link? http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12869/~/how-do-i-restore-my-computer-using-the-erec... Jack E/NJ

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Hi have dug out my sons old laptop aspire 5315 niether of us can remember the password so we want to return to factory settings but because we cant remember the password we cant do anything  and the hard drive is almost full..

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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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Hello, I need to reset password BIOS of my notebook Hp Elitebook 8470p.I 've read all about post ,I tried the step by step: Press [F10] Bios Setup | [Enter] x 3 |  On-screen keyboard displays | [Enter] | "System Locked press the power to restart the system" displays.  Can you help me to reset password ? Thanks and regards,

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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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.

Can you please suggest me how I can reset the windows 8 admin password. I tried to find solution in google but the given solution involves to pay for software to do so. Is there any other way (i.e. Free) work around to resolve my problem?

Thanks,
Amit
 

A:Reset Admin Password in Windows 8

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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.
No. I NEED, plain and (hopefully)simple...-- how do I, change, erase - get to however possible - ( command prompt?) Where I can get past this. It's gotta be a common issue...

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
Altering, defining, helping, hindering relationship we all have; will ever have be soooo... It's own personal thing. (was gunna say natural/ unnatural - but that is to.. Relative. Please and thank you for helping in advance... A stranger whom needs help, asked for it so then .. Is hoping quietly like no other time, please.. take time to respond, cuz u get it; you never know... "no little thing is small." ( I like that one).

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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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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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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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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Forgot admin password need help asap

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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