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Finding a User's Password

Q: Finding a User's Password

My aunt has an old 1.2 GHertz computer with Windows XP installed. She only use it for email purposes, but she hasnt logged on in for ages. She forgot the login password. Is there anyway that I can reset it or manually change it?

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A: Finding a User's Password

Is she the Administrator? If she isn't then does she remember the password when first setting it up? if she uses the Welcome Screen, when it loads press CTRL+ALT+DELETE twice in a row. then type Administrator for the user name and try the password, or there might not be a password set up for it. other than that there is no way to reset a password in XP, on mac you just put the install disk in.

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My niece's machine - generic ordered online.

Started a couple of days ago. Trying to open either IE or FF browsers were a very faint image - unable to access anything online. Thought of restoring an image using the Macrium boot disk, but the "boot" image on the screen lacked all restore information.
She called Verizon tech support and he told her the modem (FIOS is unavailabe) was bad and sent a router. I connected it, but got the same results.
Finally, I decided to try reinstalling Win7 - did not see the install disk . Disconnected the original C: drive and jumped another in its place - the disk began loading and all looked good until I to the page that asked for user name and password. She had misplaced the original info.
Calling verizon I got a "tech support", after having an hour trying to understand him and try his efforts to get the machine setup, I gave up.
My question; are ISPs required to give one his/her user id and password when requested? If not, the only alternative is to change ISPs.

A:Problem finding user id and password

I assume this PC works fine, other than that you can't get online with it?

Re Verizon support: you say "I gave up".

Why?

Was there a language barrier and you literally could not understand him due to his lack of English language skills?

Was he possibly competent in English, but could not explain how to pour water out of a boot?

Was he possibly competent in English and gave possibly accurate information, but you couldn't follow it for some reason? If so, what was that reason?

Or did he appear to be unwilling to provide instructions as if he feared you were unauthorized and trying to break into someone else's account?

Is your only problem the lack of user ID and password? That is, if you had them, would you know how to resolve your problem?

Is Verizon the only game in town?

More info needed.

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For security reasons, Microsoft does not allow parents (computer administrators) to check on, maintain, adjust or otherwise enter their kids' (limited users) XP profiles without either resetting their passwords or waiting for them to come home and being confrontational about it.

Ideally I would like to be able to log on to a limited user account from my administrator account without tampering with anyone's passwords-resetting them or otherwise. Actually, I have little interest in the (step) kids' personal life and stuff. Alternately, perhaps you may help me with my ultimate goal: limiting screensaver activity:

My arrogant and belligerant teenage stepson likes to customize the family room to his tastes rather that leave it to the generic unbiased interest of the family in general. Latest, he has designed his "my pictures" screensaver somehow to override cmos settings to illustrate various pictures of himself for unlimited time rather than allow cmos or windows to shut off the monitor after periods of inactivity. Typically he would prefer to be confrontational about it, fight and argue over the issue stressing out his depressed mom in the process; I do not want to fight-I just want my monitor to go off after a while of non-use and not be kept on by XP. Sorry about all the disfunctional family issues I had to mention for background. It is hard dealing with an aggressive controlling kid. Obviously most of the time the computer is left on his profile but... Read more

A:Find or Bypass XP Limited User Password W/out Reset or Adjust User Screensaver

looks like you have no choice in resetting passwords, who's house is it anyway???
 

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Hi
In A domain environment when i rest a user password from active directory users and computers he is unable to login to Windows with new password. He is configured to login through wifi And we are using single sign on in the wifi settings. This issue is only affecting few users. connection to company wifi network is authenticated through 802.1x. so we manualy create a wifi profile for 802.1x .


At the dual login screen the new credentials (we are using active directory credentials for wifi since it's 802.1x) are entered. First it spits an error that unable to connect to wifi. Then windows spits an error of invalid user name or password.

If we enter the old credentials at login in both wifi access and windows access we are able to login to Windows (it logs in with Cached credentials) but I it obviously is unable to connect to wifi network.

The user is a member of wifi group so he has access to wifi and he can access wifi through his iPhone.


Also another observation is that if I login with his Cached credentials and configure a wifi profile /connection using his new (reseted password) password windows spits an error that cannot connect to the network.

So the core issue is that after reseting his password from active directory users and computers he cannot connect to wifi through windows.






The workaround that currently I do is i login with his Cached credentials to Windows and then i use my own credentials to configure wifi connecti... Read more

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Hi all,

We are having a real issue with local profiles / user profile service on our domain.
Our staff accounts are using local profiles. When a staff member changes their password something is happening to their profiles on the machines that their local profile is stored. When they try to login the machine is getting stuck at "Please wait for
the user profile service....". It never continues, we have left for 30 mins or more and it doesn't continue.

We are currently having to use delprof2 to remove their profiles from ALL machines they have previously logged into which is a lot of hassle. 

We first noticed this issue when we upgraded our workstations from windows 7 to windows 8. 
I was hoping that upgrading to windows 8.1 would fix the issue but sadly it doesn't. This is causing us major hassle on our domain.

It only affects people with local profiles... our students use mandatory profiles and they are not affected.

Our DCs are 2012 R2. 

I have trawled google but cannot find any information on this. At our yearly microsoft meeting i asked our regional account manager and he couldn't believe the issue. He had never heard anything like this before.

From the event log, the only thing i can see is that it is not finishing the load of the user profile. 
Under user profile service events it shows this:

Event 1: Recieved user logon notification on session 2.
Event 2: Registry file C:\Users\USERNAME\ntuser.dat is loaded at ... Read more

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dont know user account control password AND no administrator user so i cant download/install anything, cant update, and i cant change any settings someone please help PLUS i just got this computer iv read some other entrys where people had the same problem as me they said to do a system reboot in safemode but i dont know how. can someone help me? thank you

A:dont know user account control password and no administrator user

after the bios loads but before windows start to load hit f8 and you get your windows boot options.

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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?

A:Old Problem New User- Forgot Local User Account Password

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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I found a APC BACK-UPS 500, model #BK500MUS, in the office I'm working at, and naturally the user manual has been lost for it. I checked APC's website and even called up their tech support, who kindly linked me to the user manual page. However, the BK500 they have on their site is not the same as mine. The manual they provided is for the CS version of the BK500, but mine is not the tower version.

I've included some pictures of the model I have in the faint hope that someone here may know where to find the manual, or already has one in their possession and can send me a copy:






If anyone can find a copy of the user manual for this UPS please let me know!

A:Need Help Finding APC BACK-UPS User Manual

I just wanted to conclude that I found the user manual, and I'm marking this thread as solved!

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There have been several attacks on people in another forum that I visit and I'm trying to do some detective work to see if the poster is a regular poster under a different name. How would I go about this? I figured if I could trace the IP address it would give me some idea... Any other ideas?
 

A:Finding an IP address of a forum user (not this one!)

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On a windows xp computer, I tried the trick of logging in as the "SYSTEM" user. I found a setting that allowed me to see (and modify) all the users, including "LOCAL SERVICE" and "SYSTEM". Now I want to find it on a windows 7 computer but I don't know how. I simply can't remember how I got to the settings in xp.
 
NOTE: by user management tool, I do not mean the user accounts page in control panel.

A:Need help finding user management tool.

Do you mean the hidden Windows Administrator account?  If so please see this: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/enable-disable-windows-administrator-account/

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We have a remote user using windows 7 pro 32 bit and  cisco vpn 5.0.07.0410 on his laptop.
The remote user is prompted to change his password while he is connected to the domain during the vpn session.  He follows the prompts to the change the password.
When he performs the following Ctlr+Alt+Del, selects lock, and now tries to unlocks the laptop with the new password he  receives the message of 
?The trust relationship  between this workstation and the primary domain failed?
In order to get into the laptop   the remote user restarts the laptop and uses the old password with his domain username.
Even though he is vpn into the network  the remote user  is unable to gain access to any network resources since domain password was changed.
VPN password and domain password are different.  The Cisco VPN username/password account is keep on the ASA.  The domain username/password is keep on a Microsoft server. 

Does anybody know how to get the changed domain password onto the laptop while VPN?

Thank YOU!

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My hp pavilion 23 all in one desktop computer is asking for a startup password which I've never had set up. It won't let me restart my computer or go onto my desktop until I put a reset password in. I have no idea what a startup password is let alone how to fine one for it. How do I fix this?

A:Need help finding out a start up password.

Tatoodcupcake1 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about needing to recover your Win10 password and wanted to help.Here are some troubleshooting steps you can try: HP PCs - How to Recover Your Forgotten Password (Windows 10) | HP® Customer SupportGood Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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Hi! I need some help. I changed my password, while in a fight with the BF, and yes, I misspelled it twice...I really don't know how I did that. I have gotten back into my machine with the guest profile, but I'd really, really like to be able to log in as the admin again. I did everything on my machine as the admin. I'm just trying to figure out how to get back in that way. It seems that nothing I've found can figure this thing out. I've tried dozens of times to log in and have frozen myself out. I'm at my wits end!!!! Can anyone help?? Thanks in advance!
 

A:Need help finding my password in the registry

Welcome to TSG!

It is against the rules of TSG to offer assistance with lost/forgotten passwords.

All I can say is, try and 'misspell' your password again.
 

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Hi All,
I have to find the disk utilization as per user using powershell.
I can do this with UI like -:
1) Right Click on This PC.

2) Go to properties from drop down and go to advanced settings

3) Click on User profile's setting then we can see the users and there usage.
Now I want to do this programmatically.
I've requirement like if a particular user usage is more than 2GB space then he should get automatic email trigger.
How can we do this with powershell?

Regards,
Punjab1018

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Hello, is anyone in the same boat as me? Windows 8 is so vastly different from previous operating systems that I find it hard to transition to it. Any shortcuts or pointers would be appreciated. Right now I just want to take the computer back to the store and ask them to put Win 7 on it.

A:Old Windows User Finding it Hard to Transition

Chandenee, don't feel alone. I felt like a deer in the headlights myself when I got my new Windows 8 laptop. I don't need touch and tiles.

Here is a good place to go to find out how to get it looking like 7: Start Menu - Restore in Windows 8[1]=Taskbar%20Start%20Screen

And welcome to the forum!

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I have a HP 17-f020us 17.3-Inch Touchscreen Laptop with window 8. I dont what to have to remove the battery to do this. Way to much for me to try to do. I would like to know how to do it through the Bios.
Thank you,
Rhonda
 

A:How do i remove/disable my Bios Password "i know my user password

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We don't support this kind of thing!
 

A:Finding someones hotmail password

I'm posting as temp. admin in the absence of the Administrator AcaCandy.

As Bassetman stated, we don't support this type of activity, which is a serious offense.

You should review the forum rules before asking this type of question here again.

Other Illegal Activities - As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advise on using illegal software, as it will be removed.
 

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when I go to 'My Network Places' and click on another computer, it prompts me to type in a password in which I do not remember setting and therefore I do not know, only recently has this happened

I want to access and or change the passwords on the Lan with administrator access rights

If you all dont know thanks for reading this anyway

oh yeah:

all computer Windows XP Home Edition
wireless LAN TCP/IP network
Netgear

and if you are anyone wants to give me help in Command Prompt form that is fine

thanks

A:Changing and finding a password for LAN access

well I seemed to have fixed my own problem,

it must have been just the posting of the problem on the network that caused me to find the answer, thanks anyway

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I Have a Dell XPS M170 and i recently had it cleaned but in the process the tech did something and now it shows a white screen with grey bars and is asking for a bios password i was wondering if anyone would happen to know this password or how to get rid of it, i called dell but my warranty is no good no more. the tag number is # FTVD291-595B
 

A:Finding DELL Bios Password

OOPS. We didn't post in the correct forum OR check the FAQs:

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic96268.html
 

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Hi,
I have misplaced a password protected word document. I've ran a detailed search, but I can't find it. I presume it is because it is password protected (I tried to search for a file that I knew the location of that was protected and my computer couldn't find it).
Thanks!
k

A:Finding a lost password protected document

Although we won't help you crack the password, start by searching all .doc and .docx files. Search all possible drives and even .bak files.

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forgot password for Linksys WRT54G2 and can't connect wife's new Ipad; i'm not real popular at the moment. went on cisco site and they gave a technique where you input IP address and a screen is supposed to pop up with a "wireless" tab, then give access to another tab where you can view your pw.

I do this and there are something like eight tabs but none titled "wireless" and no tabs beneath any of the prime tabs.

Any suggestions?

BTW, if I reset it entirely do I have to reset each of the computers now hooked up to it?
 

A:Finding wireless access password Linksys WRT54G2

Which password? The connection password or the one to log onto the router? Either way, you'll probably have to reset the router. We can't help with passwords.

You won't need to change anything on the other computers if you use the same security protocol, but you will need to input the new password for them to connect.
 

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Evertime I run it MBAM it comes back with a couple infections 1)c:\WINDOWS\system32\KgursnD.dll (Backdoor.PcClient) -> Delete on reboot. 2):\WINDOWS\system32\KgursnD.dll (Backdoor.PcClient) -> Delete on reboot.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\PCIDump.sys (Password.Stealer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by HP_Administrator at 13:40:28.35 on Tue 03/22/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.503.71 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *Enabled/Outdated* {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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A:mbam keeps finding backdoor pc client &password stealer

Hello

Apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.
If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

Before we can continue, please post a fresh DDS log back here. If you have log of mbam scan then I would like to see it too!

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I have a user who has this issue: laptop computer running win7 connected to the corporate network. Using active directory. User account is in AD. The user types in username/password.
Gets the message ?user name or password is incorrect?. User can attempt 5 or 6 times, gets the same message. User is absolutely sure he is using correct credentials. (I have his creds and have done it myself). Can reboot the computer and it may then allow
him to login. Or he may get the same message. User can go to a different computer in the office. Same results. Or, this different computer may let him login multiple times, but will ultimately get the same results. I have tried on newly imaged computer with
the same results. We have checked and he is not logged into any other device anywhere. (he has an iPad with company e-mail) and what is somewhat odd (well, other than the whole event) is he is able to get his company e-mail on the iPad, no problem.

Any suggestions?

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Humble apologies if question asked/answered before.

Running Win 7 64bit all updates etc, anyway have never used passwords (sole user ), so booted up computer this morning and woila there it was, wanting "user name" & "Password", never been set up for one so how can I input something that wasn't set up, a bloody nuisance, that's why I love computers, just when you get complacent, it throws a spanner in the works, your thoughts as always most appreciated.

A:Sole user never had a User Name or Password!

Hello Peter,

Since it's wanting you to enter both your user name and password instead of just password, then you might see if using step 2 and 8 in Option One of the tutorial below may help with this. Log On with User Name and Password
Afterwards, if it's still not automatically logging into your account at startup, then the tutorial below can sort that for you. Since you do not have a password, you would just leave the password fields empty. Log On Automatically at Startup
Hope this helps.

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I created a task that would open up myspace every morning of everyday.
It works properly and everything is fine on that aspect.
I have grown tired of it, and would like to delete it.
The problem is... I cant find it anywhere...
Vista's task library does not display my user created task, nor does it display in any of the pre-defined task folders already inside Vista's library..

SOME HELP TSG??
 

A:Finding User Created Tasks "Vista Task manager"

You don't want the Task Manager, you want the Task Scheduler.
 

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I have a sony Vaio and i have no rescue disk and can't login to my windows. Please tell me how to change my user id and password in dos mode

A:User ID & Password

I am pretty sure it is against this websites policy to give out any info on changing a password in windows without actually doing it the proper way.

Sorry about this inconvenience

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I have an admin account and a user account for the kids. How do I stop them changing the password for their user account. They just go into user accounts and change the password and can lock me out of their account.

Cheers Ray

A:User changes password

Currently, I am at work, and cannot view this page, but it might help you!

Again, if it's nowhere near relevant, I aplogize hah

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Can someone tell me why my windows mail is asking me for a user name and password? I have never needed one prior to now. Thanks

A:user name/password

Have you looked to see if 'save password' is checked. Tools/accounts/Select your account/properties/servers tab.

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Hello World.

I'm running a local printer on my Vista System which I want to share over my local network.

If I connect from a Windows XP System to Vista with the Windows Explorer I'm allways asked to enter my user name and password.
If I do so I can connect to the printer over the network.
If I don't enter the user name and password I'm naturally refused to access the printer.

So the question is: How can I give the Windows XP System permanent access to the Vista system and its printer without entering the user name and password manually every time?

I'm sure there is a simple answer to this problem.
Thanks for your help!
sega

A:User-Password

Originally Posted by therealsega


So the question is: How can I give the Windows XP System permanent access to the Vista system and its printer without entering the user name and password manually every time?

I'm sure there is a simple answer to this problem.



The two computers have entirely disjoint accounts databases, so naturally incoming access attempts must first be made to provide the credentials of one of the known (local) accounts.

The "simple" answer is to create accounts with identical username/password combinations on both machines. That way the incoming request always appears to match a known local account.

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Last night I went into the User/Password in the control panel. I was told that by adding a new user that the wireless internet that was just installed would work. This is using windows 2000. The computer is not finding the network. But I went in and set up a new user, but accidently removed the user name I was under, and it removed all my files, or will not let me access them anymore. And when I try to get back into the User/Password area it says I am not authorized and is asking for an administrator password. Is there a way to undo this so I can access these files. My playlist, and word documents are gone. Please reply to <email address removed>.

thanks
Sarah
 

A:User/Password

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I have an old tower that I've had for about 4 maybe 5 years the problem I'm having is I forgot the password that I had on it and need someone to help me bypass it I need this computer for work as my newest tower crashed!! Please help
 

A:User password

Howdy and welcome. Unfortunately, we cannot assist with bypassing password. You may want to re-read the rules page at https://forums.techguy.org/help/rules/. As a result, I'm going to close this thread out.

thanks,

v
 

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i like to set up a user name and password so people can,t use my wireless what will happen is that they have to enter a user name and a password before it let them sufe the internet
 

A:user name password

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Hi,We bought a new Acer Switch 10 which we only got today. Is there suppose to be a password on the tablet already? We cannot do anything without entering a password (which we do not have!)Can anybody help!

A:Why is there already a password/user on our new Ac...

shut it down.then press ALT+F10 an press the power button, this will start the Acer erecovery and re-install OS from factory.

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Hi,We bought a new Acer Switch 10 which we only got today. Is there suppose to be a password on the tablet already? We cannot do anything without entering a password (which we do not have!)Can anybody help!

A:Why is there already a password/user on our new Ac...

shut it down.then press ALT+F10 an press the power button, this will start the Acer erecovery and re-install OS from factory.

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My daughter recently changed the user password on my wife's laptop and has forgotten it.
Is there a way to by-pass or get around this?

Thanks
Hooleyman

A:User Password

Hello Hooleyman, and welcome to Vista Forums.

One of the methods in this tutorial should work for you. If all else fails Method Three should work.

Reset User Account Password

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So I have a problem. My aunt got a computer from my cousin, but theres a problem. My cousin forgot the user password and my aunt has no idea how to get into the computer. She asked me and she I tryed to get into the admins account, that was blocked too. Seems like my cousin changed the password for the admins account and forget that too.

So now we're stuck with this laptop and we can't even get into it. I tried that NT pw & reg thing and put the iso on a cd and try to go through that but it just doesn't work. Anyone have any ideas on how to get around this.

And no we have no recovery disk of anysort if that means anything.


Thanks~

A:User password

Are you sure you used the NT password tool correctly? It has worked for almost everyone else. Try it for both accounts, sometimes it takes several attemps, and under Vista you must remove the password, NOT change it. Would you like my instruction set?

Richard

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I have an E-machine 733I which I have not used in awhile. Tried to log on (log on to windows with user name bar first line and password line on second bar) comes up saying, The system could not log you on. I've tried every password I could think of upwards and downwards. Nothing. I have reboot discs but i can't use if operating system is not running to any commands. Please help.
 

A:Password/User

Welcome To TSG....

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.

Tech Support Guy Site Rules
http://www.techguy.org/rules.html
 

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Running Windows 7 and have added a second drive which has a user password on it from a previous installation of XP.
Iv'e tried to access the second drive for the files I need but it won't let me.
What's the answer?

A:User password

From what I can tell, accomplishing this task without major hardware tinkering is next to impossible. However, here are some tips from around the web.

To access the hard drive you may need to take ownership of it.
Log into your PC w/ Admin Priviledges
Find the folder/hard drive you wish to access
Right Click > Properties > Security > Advanced > Owner Tab
Highlight Administrator
Check Replace owner on...
OK, wait.

Source: http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;308421

If you had a EFS (Encrypted File System) then you may need to retrieve the private key.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241201

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'Ello,

I've recently started dualbooting with Vista and Windows 7. Everything is working great, except for one thing. My version of windows 7 seems to have a password set already by default for the administrator account. And I can't seem to find out what it is.

I've tried the usual stuff, like admin, default etc. None of them seem to work. Anyone that could help me out here? I kinda need to know what it is so I can change it to a password of my own.

So to sum it up, the Administrator account on my Windows 7 has a password installed, which I can't find. If anyone could help me with this, I'd be really thankfull.

Kind regards,

LV

A:User password

I would assume that method 3 on this tutorial should sort it - Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

But remember this is uncharted windows 7 territory

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A:User password

Have you Tried NT Recovery Offline?

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Hi,

Why would Bad User Name and/or Password Error keep showing up at startup? I've checked every user name and pass word I can think of that I have to see if they are current and I still get this error all the time. Any ideas? And how to correct this? Thank you.

John
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A:Bad User Name or Password.

Have you got passwords enabled? Do you want them on? One of those crazy windows error prob or maybe a mistake.

Do you have to type it in on startup is that it or does it just come up in a "pretty" error box?

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A:User ID/Password

HI edshr4,

Unfortunately we can't help with bypassing or retrieving passwords on this forum.
Your best course of action would be to backup any data you need, then reformat and reinstall Windows.

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A:User name and Password

You can find the utility [Mod Edit: link removed] very useful. Once run you can see the accounts on your computer and reset thier passwords. You need a jump drive, floppy disk or a cd to boot from.
 

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hi
can anyone please help me here,my ex has changed my user password on my laptop and i am unable to get in,he actually took my laptop when we split up i have only today managed to get it back and now he will not tell me the password to get back in, it is running windows 7 and it's a fujitsu amilo notebook LI3710/LI3910,i have tried going into safe mode to find administrators account but it is only coming up with my account and guest account.i am not very computer minded so please in plain english.
thank you

A:help with user password please

well to be honest if he is not giving up the password

You might want to consider just wipping it clean and start fresh Sucks that you had a jerkish man in you're life to be so immature to do that

Anyway i would start using some of the pass-codes he used before pet names familly what ever but ultimatly i would just clean it start fresh imply your own code and make sure he never get's it again

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A:User Password

Go to the users account in Active Directory on the Domain Controller, and reset their password.

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