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Q: Password forgotten

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (404 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-MA74GM-S2
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

My daughter forgot her password to log onto her computer. It is an ACER Aspire running Vista Home Premium with 2 GB ram, a 160 GB hard drive and Intel Pentium Dual Processor 1.46 GHz processor.
She forgot her password and can't log into Windows. How can we get past that?

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A: Password forgotten

As per the site rules, we don't assist with password issues as we can't verify the actual situation or intent.

Therefore, I'm closing this thread.

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HP Pavilion Sleekbook15-BOO3TUwin. 8 64 bit. Sir, i set my  Notebook  password as images password... but after one week,  when i  open my notebooknow it is asking me word password to type... since, it has been long time /  one year,  now i had forgot my word password.if it ask me to to do images i still rememberbut  word password i dont rememeber Sir. sir,is there any way without loosing my c drive i could reset my passwordor to appeared a images passwordthank you sir.

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Hi tovishe, Since you are facing where in you have forgotten the Windows Password to log into your account please click on the web links given below should be able to help you to resolve the issue on your unit.Managing User Accounts and Logins (Windows 8)Please follow the steps mentioned under ?Resetting a lost password in Windows 8? from above link.What to do when you forget your sign-in password (Windows 8)If in case the above does not help the only option is to perform HP Recover (OS reinstallation) kindly click the web link below. By doing this your unit will be returned to factory setting and you will lose all data stored on your Hard Disk Drive.Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 8)Please follow the steps under ?Recover your HP notebook computer -> Recovery when Windows 8 does not start correctly?




Let us know how it goes!*Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP.*Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking my answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem.* Click on "Purple Thumbs up" button to the left side of my post to say thanks!RegardsAhmed

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I have forgotten my administrator password or power on password. I recieved a message System disabled with a code 9904362 can anyone help me











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A:Administrator password or power on password forgotten

Hi: Please read the first post at the link below which should resolve your dilemma. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-Sy???????????????????????????????????????????stems-an?... Then... You can: 1. Use the unlock code you generated to enter the BIOS2. Disable all passwords that are enabled in the BIOS's security menu.3. If asked for current password - type the unlock code4. For new password, just press ENTER key5. Repeat the same for verify password column.

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A:BIOS password password forgotten

Hello @Babyfig,  At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code.   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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Ok, well i have tried everything.

What happened when i tried different things.


1. i downloaded things to the usb, well i couldnt run them as they dont automatically start from it, so that option quickly failed.


2. i tried opening the .txt file at the end of a failed startup recovery, my error report didnt have the .txt file or anything of the sort so i couldnt open it to fix the issue nor could i use it to run CMD

3. i tried flat out factory restoring it, it asked for my password which i dont have...

4. i even tried launching in safe mode with command prompt and it again asked for my password

so, pretty much ive tried using this computer to put things on a flash drive that did not help, ive tried other methods of basically hacking and or bypassing it and those did not work either.


any help would be greatly appreciated...

A:Forgotten Password

Hi, we cannot assist you with a password problem, if you have proof of ownership any half decent computer repair shop should know how to help you.

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I locked myself out of my administrator account on my computer. What can I do to help me get back in? Thanks in advance!
 

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We cant help you with forgotten passwords
Read the site rules
 

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Please help!

Well i hope you can!, we have two laptops at home, my partner has forgotten her password to login to Windows XP.

Even the password hint (which is my name ) does not make the penny drop.

Is there any way around this apart from a complete re-install as there's some pictures of the kids on there, music etc...etc...

Any help gratefully received.
 

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Hi,
I read the threads I found on forgotten winXP passwords. There is an administrator password on the computer too (so can't go into safe mode). We have no password recovery disk.
Is reinstalling windows the only option? I found some ideas on the internet about recovering the password file and then decoding it but they seem a bit unsafe to me.
The problem is that the information on the HD is of importance and I need to make sure nothing is lost in the process of reinstalling. What can I do?
I am thinking: Take another HD, install a clean copy of windows there, then go and delete the password file of the original HD???
Reinstall windows, delete the password file and then recuperate system to an earlier date???
Please help!
Thanks,
Carlos, Madrid, 16-9-06

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well, if you think that reinstalling windows is an option, how about you try that decoding the admin password thing first, and if it screws your computer up, reformat it.

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My grandson decided to use his computer again and has forgotten the password .
The computer is a Dell latitude and the password has locked up EVERYTHING .
I can get into the Bios but everything there is locked up too.
DVD , USB are all locked up .
With a certain series of clicks I can get a ? program that asks for a password bypass file in a USB mem stick .
I bought a file called win password cure but the file that produced dosnt work .
If anyone has a password bypass file or knows how to fix this I would be very very pleased to hear from them .
Cheers Jon

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You could try option 5 here - User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

Alternatively you could try a rescue disk with password reset tools, there is a very good one over at tenforums (it doesn't matter it's based on windows 10) that you could copy to a USB stick with rufus, then boot the PC from the USB stick and reset the password from the password tools on the rescue disk desktop.

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

https://rufus.akeo.ie/

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Hi all

I have a thinkpad ibm x32.

i have forgotten my password for i have not used it for a long time since I have another laptop in my room that has most of my work.

I just wanted to know if there is a way that i can just factory reset. The external cd drive is not taking my xp pro cd to reinstall.

is there a way to manually factory reset my laptop. just starting all over.

Please advise.

Thanks in advance

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umm which password? bios or xp? if its xp, boot into safe mode (f8 at startup) and click administrator usually the password default is blank.. then go in there hit up user accounts and reset ur main password.. need more info though on ur os and which password u need

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A friend of mine's son says that he can't get into his PC because he forgot his XP password. I suggested that he use the Adminstrator account leave password field blank because sometimes people set up that account with a blank password, but he said that the only ID that appears is his own and he can't change it to the Admin ID.

Is there any way he can get into this system without having to wipe out the hard drive and reinstalling the OS?

Thanx.

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If this is XP Home, have him boot into safe mode, and the hidden administrator account will then be accessible

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Hi. A friend of mine changed his windows log on password for windows 2000 and can't remember it. He has a HP Pentium 3 computer. Is there anyway to bypass this window or is there a default administrator password or something he can do to get around it?
 

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I have a Dell Laptop with an 80GB single Partition Hard Disk having Windows Media Center as the Operating System. Since my administrator password had expired I changed my password. Now I have forgotten my password as well as my hint question. There are three other users but none of them have administrator rights (myself being the only one). Now I am unable to open any of my folders as it keeps asking for the password. How do I bypass the password & login. I have very important data which I do not want to lose. The partition is NTFS. Please Help..
 

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sonny,

Glad to see you know how to spell "lose" and NOT "loose".

I don't use WinXP [still with Win98SE] but have you tried using the "Find option" using the - *.pwl - to see if you can locate the passwords ??
 

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Hello, I found my old HP mini and wanted to give it to my daughter. I can't for the life of me remember my password. I was going to factory reset it before I gave it to her ,as I don't need anything on it. Is there anyway to do that without the password?

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Forgotten my password

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If you have nothing to lose such as personal photos, files etc you might consider simply doing a System Recovery to start over with fresh install of Windows and no password. Are you running Windows 7 or Windows 8? The process is a bit different for each. Windows 7 Recovery:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01867418  Windows 8 Recovery: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03489643 

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My mate has an IQon laptop and he put a password on the computer but cannot remember what the password is . The laptop doesnt boot like normal laptops but instead looks for a password as soon as i turn the laptop on ! HELP !!!! I have a video to show what happens so if you could help i would really appreciate it
Here is the link to the video , watch and let me know if you can help :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTYxUNNbeDU&feature=plcp
 

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vista, forgotten password, no reset disk
 

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Re-install Vista. Or try hypnosis. If you keep trying, you'll probably remember it sooner or later.

But we can't help. Rules.
 

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Hello,

I'm running Windows Vista Basic ed. I've seemed to have forgotten my password and I did not make a password recovery disk. Does anyone know if there is a work around for this situation. Thanks.

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Sorry, we cannot help you with password issues. It violates the RULES of the forum.

Thread closed.
Bill

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Please delete, I remembered. TY

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Hi All,

I've got a Dell 1525 latop running Vista Home Premium. Yesterday i was logged into my laptop and my sister in law needed to use my laptop. She inserted her USB Pen drive. When she did this, it prompted her to input my password for my account. I went to type it in and it said incorrect password. I've since have been unable to logon to my account with Vista consistently saying incorrect password. I didnt have any password changes and made sure caps lock etc was not on.

I didnt create a password disk initially and i dont have any other admin accounts. I've also booted to command prompt (via Vista Repair) and activated the builit in Admin account.

however, i do not have the option to go "Change User". A command of "net user" in command prompt does say that the Administrator account is active but i dont have it. i've tried this in safe mode too but still no "change user" option.

so if anyone can give me any ideas on what i can possibly do next (without having to reinstall) it would be great. Thanks in advance.

Steve
 

A:Forgotten password ... not really but i cant log in? HELP!!

open in command prompt mode.. and type

net user [your account name] [new password]*

this is wat i tried wen i encountered similar probs..!!
 

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I have recently purchased a ASUS laptop which has windows vista installed on it . I have logged on to it when I first got it but when I turned it back on a couple of days later it has locked me out asking for a password but I had never entered a password last time and have no idea what it would be . It has two users installed on it one says Mobile Manager and the other says Mine both asking for passwords and both are unknown to me . I have a desktop that I am using presently with Window XP on it but would love to be more mobile with the laptop can anyone help ?? Leighton

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Reset User Account Password

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how can I get around a lost administrator password for windows XP professional?
 

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Try this program. Offine NT Password Editor.
 

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Hi

I have just returned from a 10 month around-the-world trip and before I left I added a BIOS and HDD password to my latitude D620. I have remembered the BIOS password but I have no recollection of the HDD password.

the message I get is Hard-disk #**76CR5715T-595B, the system Primary HDD, is protected by a password........

Can anyoine assist? My laptop is out of warranty so no one at Dell will help me.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

J
 

A:Forgotten HDD password

I think there is a program out there that does the trick
but i have no idea of the program starting with the name.
you just type the hdd tag and generate the results.
include the **XXXXXXXX but not the #

i am new in this forum, but keep asking, maybe some 1
may help you with it, i got the feeling this question have
been asked before.

Anyways, good luck with it.
 

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Hey

A friend of mine changed his password recently and has forgotten it, his is the only account on his laptop and therefore can't get onto windows to do anything about it. Is there anything that he can do to get back on?

Personally I laughed at him, but apparently that wasn't helpful?!
 

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NO, I am sure laughing at him was not helpful! LOL
Can he boot into safemode, and access the hidden admin account?
 

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Hello,I recently got a P71 machine with Windows 10; but due to an unfortunate combination of circumstances I forgot the password. I found out that there is a tool to get around that  (http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/); but one must boot the machine from a USB stick. However, when I tried to use the F12 key at boot, the machine wouldn't boot from the USB. Probably some BIOS settings... Can someone help me.Regards,bostjanv

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Hi All , Grandson has forgotten his password on his windows 8 computor and cannot get past the screen asking for it, is there anything i can do please ..Thanks

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Hi All, Is there no way to recover the password ? , do i have to start all over again

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I locked myself out of the administrator AND the other user account that we have on one of our other computers in our house and I need to get myself back in....help!
 

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your out of luck Im afraid, site rules forbid assistance in this matter
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.
 

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Hello, all. I am sorry if this topic was previously discussed but I couldn't find exactly what i am looking for. I have an Acer laptop. It's a mini laptop, actually. I do not have a CD ROM or anything and all the solutions to the forgotten password are saying to load a disk. I obviously cannot do that. So, does anyone know how I can fix my forgotten password problem that doesn't require me to insert a disk or CD ROM? I'm going crazy trying to remember this darn password! Please help! Thank you in advance!

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Unfortunately: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/boardrules.phpNo subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.Your best option is to call Acer for recovery CD.

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ive beentrying to get into my computer today and i cant remember my password can you help me its an think pad

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Hey, I just did something very stupid. I created a security password for my hp laptop and went and forgot it. I'm pretty sure I used one of the questions (I think there were only two) provided but I can not remember what it was and there is no way of pulling it up. Is there any way of finding out what they are or of getting in any other way?

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MS: Forgot VISTA Password?If it's the PW to theAdmin account and there's no backup/record of it then you're prolly sunk, but check that out and see if it helps

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I have a user account password on my laptop which i forgot and can't remember the password hint answer i can't make any changes to my computer, please help

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hi. I forgot my password and never had a reset disk.  Can someone assist?

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We always try to help with forgotten BIOS  passwords, but Windows account passwords pose a moral issue. For that reason I suggest either paying  a shop to help you with the issue or consider performing a factory image recovery.  Read the following sticky for HP's official stance on forgotten passwords.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/I-forgot-my-password-can-HP-help...

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ive just gained an old pc running on widows 2000. it was given to me by a friend who has not switched it on for the best part of a year and has now no idea of the password.

he has lost the original boot up disk also.

is there anyway to get past this stage and on to the pc??
 

A:forgotten password

According to microsoft this task cannot be accomplished.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=258289

However I did find the information below...Keep in mind this is found information and I believe that any info that I have not personally tried to be risky. Even the links from that website may contain surprises...(unpleasant ones) Ecspecially when it pertains to retrieving a 2000 admin password. Be sure you understand what Im saying its as clear as I can make it....good luck!
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kb...ecoverLostWindowsNTAdministratorPassword.html
 

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So on my slave hard drive theres only one computer administrator account(windows xp 64)
and I don't remember the password, and i think I'll just have to find that dip switch on the motherboard and reset all passwords.
the only problem is I don't know where that is or what it looks like.
Its an Asus A8N-E motherboard.
 

A:Forgotten Password

Please refer to the rules at TSG: http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

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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Dell Latitude,,model#,PP01L LATITUDE, C600/C500,FORGOT ADMNINSTRAOR PASSWORD cant get passed this stage wont let me get to the setup stage.
 

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And the forum rules forbid any of us gving any password help.
Sorry, but there is simply no way we could know if it is a genuine request or from someone trying to gain access to something they should not.
 

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Any way I can get help to maybe change it so I can get into my laptop

A:Forgotten Password

Password circumvention assistance is forbidden here at TSF for the reason that we have no way to know it is the real owner. here are the rules.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ork&page=rules

contact the manufature of laptop

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Hi,

I had to make a new password for my email account (every 90 days) and could not really think of anything so just chose something randomly. And now I have forgotten it .

I remember it was between 6-8 characters and contained the word 'cat' and maybe the number '20' or '11'. The password is required to contain numerical character.

Is there such a program that can generate passwords for me, so I can try each? I know there are password generating scripts on the net that just generate a password, but is there something that can generate a password from a input of words and numbers, and how long it can be?

Any help would be really great, as I would like to login into my emails. Another thing is there is no forgotten password type thing, and I have to go visit my IT department which are on holiday for another two weeks to reset the password.
 

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I forgot my password. the halt code is 50970688.Thanks

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Try 45658208

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Hi

I changed my password and didn't put a hint. Is there anyway of getting into the system. I am not great with computers so need an easy guide to doing this.

This is a legitimate claim and the computer is mine.

Any help would be appreciated

Many thanks

Elliott
 

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my friend works at a shop/gas station. they hired a new gas attendant so they set a password on their win 7 machine which also runs the billing software and their ALLDATA car information for the mechanics. but the owner forgot the password he set get into windows. i tried running ophcrack as a bootable cd, but it had no luck. he also gave the computer to one of those on call "computer tech" guys who said he had 7 different programs and none of them could crack the password. anyone have any other way to bypass it or figure out the password he forgot?

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Site rules prevent us from helping

6) No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.

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elderly gen. has forgotten his password to his computer, how can he get into it.
 

A:Forgotten Password

Hi shermanhatfield,
We are forbidden in this forum to assist with means to bypass security because anyone can claim anything and we cannot verify the real situation.
 

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hi i bought a new computer a few months ago i set it up with just the password and new user name , i had the intensions of installing win 10 , im using my old pc . i tried to log into it yesterday not been on it for a while maybe once or twice and ...... it is saying wrong password ive tried quite a few i clicked on forgotten password but ,,, it is saying about a reset disc i havent got one , i would be more than greatful for any advice , i cant get access to anything
many thanks

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Sorry, forum rules do not allow help with defeating forgotten passwords

http://www.eightforums.com/misc.php?do=showrules

A local technician, (who can check proof of ownership) should be able to help with this

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hey guys im new to this site, i have forgotten my password for my windows vista administrator account. it is my only account with administrative rights. i have my guest account unlocked.

also i need the password to install anything so i cant download anything. i need help as this is the first time it has happened.
i am desperate because i have an english essay due in a few days :( :(
please help me unlock the admin account.

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Hi,
Sorry, we can not help with password issues.
It violates the forum RULES


Quote:




ASSISTANCE WITH ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES
We will not provide any user with information about the location of websites that assist with the following activities



software pirating

hacking

password cracking

keystroke recording software





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* You may not ask for assistance with any deemed illegal activities such as but NOT restricted to the following:-

software pirating

hacking

password cracking

keystroke recording software

assistance with accessing copyrighted software programs

Leeching on private or public WiFi/Broadband connections




Sorry thread closed!

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Hello I'm on my laptop because I totally
forgot the password to log into my computer
would like to know if anybody can help me restore to log back in my PC ?
Thank you
 

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A:Forgotten XP password

Hi it's against forum rules to help with passwords.
http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

"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".
 

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My mate has an IQon laptop and he put a password on the computer but cannot remember what the password is . The laptop doesnt boot like normal laptops but instead looks for a password as soon as i turn the laptop on ! HELP !!!! I have a video to show what happens so if you could help i would really appreciate it
Here is the link to the video , watch and let me know if you can help :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTYxUNNbeDU&feature=plcp
 

A:Forgotten Password !!

You have a BIOS password and will not receive help here. Sorry.
 

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