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Trouble resetting password in Windows Mail to new server password

Q: Trouble resetting password in Windows Mail to new server password

Hi,

I recently suffered a trojan virus attach and ultimately have changed my password on my email server.

I have tried to reset it to the new password in Windows mail multiple times. It keeps reverting to the old password as the saved password, and I continually have to retype in the new password. I tried resetting the password to nothing, and rebooting, and the old password comes back again.

There must be a preference file or an ini file that I can edit. Can I do that without loosing my address book, etc.?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Daria

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A: Trouble resetting password in Windows Mail to new server password

You might try clicking "Apply" before "OK" in the same window that you entered the password. (I'm guessing that since you are using Windows 7, your email program is Windows Live Mail, not Vista's Windows Mail, although the procedure would be the same anyway.)

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Hello,

I need to give the complete backstory so you all can understand my situation.

I have used a fingerprint reader to log onto Windows Vista since I have have had the computer. Two days ago, the fingerprint reader stopped working (seemingly due to a software update that hadn't been done), so I was locked out of my computer. I have since forgotten the password that I had originally set. And what was great is that this was the admin account on the PC.

Anyway, I downloaded a program that reset the password for the admin account and I am now able to get in just fine. Ever since then, though I have not been able to get online at all. The computer recognizes the wireless networks, but only connects to them locally. I am wondering if it is something that I did with the password reset program that has disabled the internet somehow. I have since disabled User Account Control in effort to make the internet work (a tip I saw elsewhere on the internet).

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Internet trouble after resetting password

Please see the TSG Rules.

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed., we no longer provide any help with lost passwords or getting around password protection. Obviously, we can't determine the real intent here, so our policy is to abstain from any assistance in these matters.Click to expand...

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Up until a week or so ago, I was having limited problems out of Microsoft Outlook 2003. Then out of the blue, every time my mail client checked for new messages (every 5 minutes), a network password prompt window would pop up. I have 3 mail accounts (2 business, 1 personal) coming into Outlook, so it has been a real pain to have to repeatedly log into them. I have the passwords saved in the setup but it no longer acknowledges that fact (no, my keyboard isn't set to all caps).

After even deleting all 3 accounts and re-entering them I was unsuccessful in fixing the problem, so I upgraded to Outlook 2007 and have inherited the same problem there as well. I tried switching to Eudora, and no dice. The problem has escalated...now even when I type in the passwords, I cannot send mail at all and I can't even receive mail on my personal account, so get this...I get 2 sets of email coming into Outlook, I have one coming in via forwards, and if I reply to anything or send new messages, I can't do it through Outlook. I have to go to my Verizon Yahoo page, log into my personal account there and send any outgoing messages. Nuts!

I tried doing a restore to earlier point on my machine, and it won't even let me restore as recent the past couple of days. I don't know what's happened. I've tried emailing with the firewall down even and it doesn't change the problem, tried everything I know to do. My antivirus is up-to-date, as are all my drivers and Mi... Read more

A:Solved: Mail Client Trouble - Network Password Popup Windows

I'm posting the solve on this problem because although there were no responses on the solution, I found this problem articulated on other forums as well. Going to the Microsoft website offered me practically no help (no offense, Microsoft, but not all of us have a masters degree in computer science, nor can we afford $250 to call you for help!)

After trying every possible fix out there simple enough for an intermediate computer to understand, I finally got in touch with onlinecomputerrepair.org. Now, while the cost to repair it was $89 (considerably cheaper than Microsoft tech support, which only walks you through a solution), the tech logged into my machine and laid with the problem until it was fixed. Well worth the cost considering the lost time this problem has cost me in productivity.

The tech told me that the problem was missing registry settings that tell programs where to look for settings. He went into my system and made some modifications I would have never known how to make, and now the problem is solved. For anyone who has something like this occur with their machine in the future, if you're not savvy enough to fix the problem yourself, I highly recommend these guys' work. Very professional, and if they can't fix it, you don't pay...that's about the best deal I know of next to free.
 

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Hey!
Im not really much of a computer wizzkid so pardon me if im not making much sense.
I went into tools>account>default mail account>servers tab>

My problem started then. Stupidly i changed my password thinking that i would be able to set it to open up and ask me for one when i tried to access my mail. My reaon for this was so others wouldnt be able to see my mail as i constantly forget to lock my laptop when im away from it.

Anyway i clicked apply and close. then i pressed send/recieve to checkif i had any new mail come in. A popup appeared asking for my username and password so i inouted the password that i had just changed. This is not working for me. And i do not know the old password to change back.

Any ideas what my problems are?

Thanks!

A:Mail server password

Make sure you entered it correctly without Capslock, and make sure that the username you used ended with the domain name. I.E: [email protected]

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Hello,
I just upgraded from Netscape 6 to Netscape 7. When I tried to access my Inbox I got this message: "Mail Server Password Required. Enter your password for [email protected]". I tried entering the password that I've always used for Netscape 6 and before. It came back and told me that Login Failed. This password is all lower case, so I know that's not the problem. I wasn't asked to set up a new password when I upgraded to Netscape 7, so I don't know why my old password wouldn't work. Also, My Netscape screen name is chrishaller. I use crisbastap as my username for my Yahoo and for Hotmail accounts. Why would it show up in my Netscape account? (and keep me from signing in!) Can you help me so I can even use my Netscape 7 Inbox? Thank you, Chris Haller
 

A:Netscape7 Mail server password

Sounds like Netscape 7 picked up the settings from the registry instead of looking for netscape 6.

Open Netscape and go to Edit Preference and see if you can change the users name there if not try the following.
Go to the Netscape folder, then the users folder and look for a file named prefs.js, open it with notebook and see if you can find the loggin name there and change it.

Also look in this file.
liprefs.js
 

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Okay here's the deal. My friend thought it would be a funny joke to put a password onto my win xp account. And how i cant access anything on my part of the computer because she wont tell me the password~! I dont want to reset all the passwords on the computer but just mine if its possible?

A:Resetting Windows XP Password

Why dont you ask her to tell you what the password is?
Do you both have administrator profiles?

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Is there a quick fix to the following problem?

My children changed and forgot the windows password for our NB250. I have a Bios password so that comes up first. We need to use this computer for school so your help is much appreciated. Issues:

I do not have the windows password
There is not an administrator account
We have Windows 7 starter on the system
I tried pressing zero and holding it down after typing in the Bios pw - nothing
I do not have a usb or other password reset file

Any ideas?

A:Resetting the Windows password on a NB250

Wait a moment. You are talking about BIOS and Windows User Account password.
I assume the BIOS password is known to you and you can boot up the notebook properly but you cannot login to Windows using Windows user account.

Is this correct?

In case you want to reset Windows password I recommend checking this Microsoft page:
[What to do if you forget your Windows password|http://windows.microsoft.com/is-is/windows-vista/what-to-do-if-you-forget-your-windows-password]

_it says:_
+If you forget the administrator password and don't have a password reset disk or another administrator account, you won't be able to reset the password. If there are no other user accounts on the computer, you won't be able to log on to Windows and will need to re-install Windows.+

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Can anyone recommend a free outgoing mail server that I can use, that doesn't require password authentication. Trying to not show my email address when sending an email to a colleague using Windows Live Mail.

Thanks guys.
 

A:Free No Password-Required Outgoing Mail Server?

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How do I do this? Just found this Gateway in the trash. Windows 2000 OS is installed. It shows: User Name: Administrator. I don't know the password. It is a Pentium 4.

Thanks;
Mike
 

A:Resetting Password in Windows 2000 Professional

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Does someone know if and how I can reset (crack) a win8 password on an encrypted (BitLocker) system? I do remember the Bitlocker
password, but have forgotten the windows login password.

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In recent days I was asked by ATT.net Yahoo to change my password and did. Windows Live Mail will not allow a password (anything..?) change... and simply reverts to what was. I need to correct the password each time it opens and am able to receive receive mail, but.. WLM will not change...???

A:Windows Live Mail password request to recieve my ATT/Yahoo mail

See if this link will help

Windows Live Mail 2011 - Changing Your Saved Email Password

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I am trying to get all my yahoo and gmail messgaes to come to me through windows Live Mail, Gmail it is working fine, but for yahoo it is not it says Server Error 0x800CCC90, is there a possible fix for this

A:Windows Live Mail saying my password for Yahoo Mail is incorrect

Techtitan100, try logging on to yahoo mail directly, your password might have changed. Also check the settings to make sure that the pop connections are ok.

Rich

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I have written a fairly comprehensive Power Shell Script to configure Windows 7 Workstations.  It was reported that after running the script and logging out, the user was required to change his password.  What I have discovered is that when you
set the "Password Expires" userflag it also checks the "user must change password  at next login".  By removing the Password Expired userflag it will nor require the user to change their password but it also resets their password
age to 0!!!
I have been trying to figure out how to reset the users password age to no avail.
$Usr=[ADSI]"WinNT://./$Name"
        $Flags = @()
        $Flags = Convert-UserFlag -UserFlag $Usr.UserFlags.Value 

                                            


IF ($Flags -CONTAINS("DONT_EXPIRE_PASSWORD"))
    {
        IF ($Flags -CONTAINS "PASSWORD_EXPIRED") {$DontResetPasswordExpired = $TRUE}

        $Usr=[ADSI]"WinNT://./$Name"
        $Usr.passwordAge #in seconds since last password change
        [INT]$UsersPasswordAge = $Usr.passwordA
ge[0] #in seconds

        RemoveUserFlag $Name $DONT_EXPIRE_PASSWORD

    &... Read more

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I forgot my Bios password on my HP mini 1101 and the fatal error code is CNU9336GN7.I'll be very thankful for the help. 

A:Password resetting

Hi: Restart the PC, and see if this unlock passcode works... e9loffgh9x

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Hi I recently purchased a Toshiba U305-S7467 with Windows Vista Home Premium. I bought this on ebay "slightly used". When I recieved it today it had a username of "Circuitcity" and it is password protected. Obviously it was a floor model... So the seller is going to send me a program to remove the password, but frankly I don't want to wait. Is there any software or any other way I can reset this? Every software I have seen cost money or seems to be for advanced users.

I should also mention it did not come with a recovery disk as I contacted Toshiba and they said I need one.

Any help would be great! Thank you
 

A:Resetting profile password

It is now against the tsg rules to assist with password issues. For that reason, this thread is closed.
 

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Hi All, I need some help as I cannot remove password from BIOS. I have forgotten it. I have contacted HP Customer Service and recieved the email from HP containing the SMC File.  I have taken the following steps as listed in email Please follow these steps to clear BIOS password:                                                                      Save the attached file with this e-mail to USB key as SMC.BIN and insert to the system (or save the file to the root of drive D: HP_TOOLS)- Press "Windows Key + Arrow UP Key + Arrow Down Key" all keys at same time and turn on the system- Release all keys and press F10 at HP logo to go to F10 setup to ?Reset BIOS security to factory default?Please make sure USB key is formatted to FAT 32 Is there anything that I am doing wrong. I am also not sure about the date and time in BIOS, is there anyway to check it without putting in the password. Thanks for the help in advance













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A:BIOS Password needs resetting

Kamran. Only 2 options. Contact HP. http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0003 Or replace the BIOS chip. http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Elitebook-950-840-755-745-725-Revolve-810-G1-G2-New-Bios-Chip-No-Password-/291251380919?pt=US_Motherboard_Components&hash=item43cfef62b7 REO I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to your system by using these services. Please be aware that you do this at your own risk.

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Hi All,
I am using Dell Inspiron 5547 laptop and a month back I set BIOS password, which was working fine till last week. 
Recently my laptop took automatic updates and during the restart the updates got installed. Ever since these updates my laptop is not accepting the BIOS password. 
I am sure, I am using the correct BIOS password, however it is not accepting it.
Is it a know issue in Dell Inspiron 5547? Why I am asking this question is I found quite a few similar complaints against this model.
Can someone help me with this issue?

A:Need help in resetting the BIOS password

You need to call Dell support - upon verification of ownership, they'll assist.

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I just got a job at a local pawnshop, they need me to remove passwords on pawned computers i know i can do it through administrator, but if that is locked as well whats a good way to do it?

I have tried Offline windows password and Registry but it keeps freezing durring the boot.

Any suggestions?

A:Resetting password Or cracking it

Hi,

I think the only answer you will get on this forum is this: -


No!

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I have forgotten my administrator password and have been given a disable code 92612526

A:Resetting my administrator password

Hi Try : 23770508

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Hey guys, got a question and I was wondering if anyone could provide divine wisdom. User forgets a domain account password while remote. How do you reset a password in this situation? The user has VPN to access the network but obviously can't use the domain account to get connected.

I tried to log on with the local admin account and signed onto VPN and then tried CTRL/ALT/DEL and went to "Change Password" and then changed all the info to match the users domain account, it did change successfully but still did not cache to the local. Any ideas?
 

A:Resetting domain password when not on the lan

/me looks around the room
 

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I have a 90 year old friend who con't remember her password the windows vista basic. I have been throught numerous password resetting programs but none have worked. microsft said I have to re formate. but she has 12000 pictures on there she would hate to lose. Any ideas would be appreciated,@!!!
 

A:Resetting a Password in vista

We can't help with passwords.

But create a boot CD to recover the files, or connect the hard drive to another machine.

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This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.
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Hello, I need help loging in to my system preferences user name and password. I can't remember my password and I've tried everything to reset it and its just not helping. I even restarted my computer, held on to the COMMAND and R key until the OS X menu popped up and when I followed through to terminal to reset my password there was nothing to click on! I'm so lost and I really need help with this.
 

A:Help with resetting administrator password

sorry, we can't and won't help with bypassing passwords etc
https://forums.techguy.org/help/rules/
Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...
 

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Was wondering if anyone knows how to reset router password, seem to had forgotten it can't login to Linksys Admin Panel to manage settings. Using Linksys WRT110 (trying to login @ 192.168.1.1)

Any help

A:Resetting Router Password

Sure, just reset the router. There is a button in the back that you can press with a paperclip.

You can also just unplug it for 30 seconds.

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when I attempted to log onto my computer this morning the password was changed.  whether it was my kids trying to hack in or whatever, I am now unable to llog in.  The computer says to use a password reset disk which I dont have.  Any suggestions?

A:resetting password for hp envy m6

Buddy try. http://www.password-reset.com/?gclid=CL67jvfrjb4CFRQaOgodxDYA2A REO  I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to your system by using these services. Please be aware that you do this at your own risk.

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Using home basic and it keeps resetting my password.

I created a second account so that if it reset one i would be able to access it through the other but it removed that other account.

Any ideas guys

A:Vista Keeps resetting my password

Try a Trendmicro free scan for virus or malware that has taken over your computer.

Antivirus & Content Security Software | Securing Your Web World: - Trend Micro USA

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Hi, I hope this is the right place for this post, sorry if it's not.

OS = windows 7 home premium.

Windows is not recognising my password. I just reset my windows password using a windows password resetting program. The password was reset to no password. After resetting, the system loaded windows without problem and didn't ask for a password as expected.

I then went to "user accounts" and chose the "create a password for this account" option. I did this and it accepted my new password. The problem is now, when I restart the PC and try to log into windows using this new password, it tells me it's incorrect even though it is definately correct. I used a combination or uppper/lower case letters, numbers and symbols. I'm not sure if this has an effect.

There is only one account, which is the administrator account.

I had to reset the password to no password again using the software so I could login to windows.

Any suggestions as to why I can't log in?

BTW, the reason I reset the password in the first place is because I tried to change the existing password(which I setup when I installed windows) to a new one in the "user accounts" screen. This failed, it told me that the password was incorrect even though I used the same one I used to log on.

A:Password incorrect after resetting

Welcome

I do not inow why you cant login. Once you begin to use third party sofware for tasks like resetting the password there is no way of knowing what changes it made.

That being said, lets talk about the future. Right now, I would make a new administrator account to be sure that you do not lose access in the future. The choice now is yours, continue to use the old account and have problems now and then logging in or begin to use the new account as your regular account.

Whatever you choose, I would always have another administrative account in the event of problems. Things can go wrong for many reasons.

In addition, I and many others suggest using a standard account for everyday activity and reserve use of the administrative account only for necessary activity. This measure is taken to increase security against virus and malware damage.

Take care and good luck.

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Hi,

My neighour has a computer which a local technician setup for her. In doing so, the techie made himself the Administrator and set a password. My neigbour moved from that area some 6 months ago and no longer has contact with the technician, can't find his 'phone number and was never given the password.

Is there any way I can reset the Administrator password and give my neigbour full title and control over her own computer? I am trying to help her with the removal of spyware and I am beginning to think that I can't acheive complete success without administrator priviledges.

I know it's probably a bit naughty asking this but any help would be gratefully received.

My thanks, in advance.

Andy

A:Resetting Adminstrator Password

That's a tough one there. Do not think this forum supports that kind of information.
Now I suppose I am considered a local techie in my neighborhood, and if I set up a computer for someone other than myself I most definately would not set a password and I would make the user the admininstrator.

Anything else you want to add to this story?


I'm sure a moderator will respond to this thread.

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Hi! Can't remember my administrator password. Need help resetting it.  Please help!

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Hi,

I have a laptop from my old company which I used to use to login to work. I have not used it for some time and I can't remember either my own password or the administrator password. My old company used Active Directory so I am not sure whether any of the solutions available on the internet would work because of Active Directory.

Can anyone help me reset either my own password or the Administrator's password so that I can use this laptop? The OS is XP.

Many thanks
 

A:Resetting Administrator Password

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I teach a few computer basics courses. I have two passwords set up for me. One is the admin and one is for my students' use. Currrently I am unable to login under the students' login identity. I can only login under my name (admin login). These computers are using Windows 2000. They used to be County computers and currently have no tech support. My skills are middling. The person who set them up has an admin password for all County computers which he used to setup both logins I currently use. I don't know this password nor would he give it to me. As I said, I no longer have tech support and would dearly love to be able to fix this problem myself. It has happened in the past and the tech would fix it when he was fixing other problems. Please help if you can. Thanks so much.
 

A:Solved: Resetting password

If these are non domain and just local workstation logins all you have to do is log on with your admi rights user id. Go to start/run type in "compmgmt.msc" without the quotes and then go to local users and groups\users\right click the username and pick set password.
 

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Hi, i have hp probook 450, can you please help me reset bios password. i tried with cmos battery, it didnt work and also my laptop gets locked when attemped 3 times without any message. thanks in advance

A:Resetting Bios Password

Hi, Unfortunately,  business machines such as Probooks or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models - they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial No. and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case. If you Contact HP Business support they should be able to send you a customised SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password. Regards, DP-K

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I have looked at the instructions for clearing the bios but cannot locate a witch jumpers to move and the ones that I believe demo are not labeled 123456 at the instructions say. I've looked at YouTube videos how to do that and they all say that it should be a green jumper call her but all the jumpers on my motherboard are below. Can anyone please assist? Below I have given the motherboard and the link to the instructions page.Motherboard: APXD1-DMMotherboard Manual: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03004082

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Hello, I am trying to gain acess to my BIOS. I set a password to it a while ago and I don't remember what it is. How can I reset it? I tried looking online and the only way I found for a laptop was to use HP SpareKey. When I go to enter SpareKey it says I am not enrolled and prompts me to restart my PC.

A:Resetting BIOS Password

There are no master password generators for ProBooks or EliteBooks. Unfortunately,  business machines such as Probooks or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models - they don't produce 'halt codes' after 3 incorrect entries, the password cannot be derived from the Serial No. and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case. If you Contact HP Business support they should be able to send you a customised SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0003 Or replace the BIOS chip.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIOS-PASSWORD-CHIP-UNLOCK-HP-ELITEBOOK-FOLIO-9470M-128MB-CHIP-/171251229440?...   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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Hello Team,
We have an issue reported that when the user is resetting the password, they get an error message as "Password complexity does not matched" but in the backend the password does changes.
this issue is not for everyone. only few users are facing the issue (approx. 1000 users). We are unable to isolate the issue.
Can anyone throw some light on this..... like what all can be done and checked to isolate the issue.

Regards,
Suman Rout

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Since I've created a microsoft account, I've had to reset the password almost everytime I try to log on. I know I haven't forgotten the password because when I try to reset the password to the one I just tried to log on with, microsoft says I can't use my old password! Since I use only one password for all my non-critical business, this causes me to have to "update" all the passwords to other sites (like this one). Is there any way to use on "old" password, or is there some type of time-limit on it's forbidden re-use?

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After entering the password incorrectly three times I get the error message:  System Disabled i 68242753. Is there any way to reset this password?

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Bought a PC Laptop - Dell 810

It's used and was a fresh install of the OS. (Win 7 Ultimate).

Didn't use it for a few days & now it's saying password expired and needs changing.

Lady who sold it to me says they always just pressed cancel to log on.

How can I reset the password?

(I'm not sure if I can get the original software)
 

A:Solved: Logon password needs resetting

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Ya'll I need help resetting my router password and I also need to change the NAT settings because my boys are trying to play an online game but the setting are set to strict. Any help would be appreciated.Thanks!

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I have forgotten my password and I am the administrator on my computer. I also have two other general users. Is there a way to reset password once system starts asking for password disc and I do not have mine.
thanks for helping.
Ready to throw computer away.
Despirately needing help,
JoAnne

A:resetting forgotten admin password

Hello JoAnne, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You can use METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to reset the password with.

Reset User Account Password

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I hope someone can help me. As I seem to be going round in circles!

I've bought a Seagate GoFlex Home Free agent network storage system.

I've managed to connect it up ok, but when I insert the cd to install the software for file transfer my laptop is asking me for an administrator password.

My user account has admin rights but it doesn't seem to accept my password as a user (admin) account.

I have looked at how to reset the admin account, and I seem to be led to possibly reinstalling the vista software from cd again. But I don't really know what effect this will have on my files (pictures/music/spreadsheets etc) and if this will lose them.

So I guess my question is - what is the best way to gain Administrator access if I don't know my password.

Andrew

A:resetting the administrator password on Vista

Please take a screen shot of that password prompt.

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I have a box which is a DSL modem and wireless router in 1. However, I forgot the password that I use to login to the router to make changes to it (I can connect to The Internet with it). How can I reset it?
 

A:Resetting my modem/router's password

there is a little pinhole on the back of the router..
use a paperclip and press it.
you will loose all of your setting and you will have to reconfigure it.
but it will set your password back to default.
(at least on most)
 

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OK I need a little advice on software. I do computer repair for both my work and on the side. What I am looking for is a program free/ bought in a bootable CD format that will either reset the administrator password or display the current one. I have run across several computers now that the person has forgotten the administrator password, and changed their password and forgotten it. Up to now my only option has been to reformat the drive and reinstall XP and the rest of the programs. I know there has to be a easier way to reset the administrators password. I would like it on a CD, because newer laptops, and select desktops are not coming with "A" drives now. Any suggestions?
 

A:Need Advice XP password resetting software

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Ok, I know how to reset and bypass a Windows 7 password, but I need to recover it if possible.

Let me explain why; I'm working on a laptop that is not mine. It belonged to a young man who passed away suddenly about a month ago. The family would like me to recover as much data from this laptop as I can for sentimental value, because they want it reformatted so that the family can use it. However, the system has a password. In case this password might have been used for other things, I'd like to know what it is rather then bypass it. (There is a hint XKCD which I'm aware is a webcomic but no idea what the password could have been based on that alone).

Anyway, having the password would be nice rather than bypassing it. Any ideas on how I could pull this information from the system?

Worst case senario I'll just reset it, but I was hoping someone might have some idea of how I can recover it.

Thanks!

A:Recover login password, without resetting it.

Hello Arianna,

Sorry, but we cannot help you to recover a password for obvious reasons of potential abuse. All we can do is to help reset it, but you already know how.

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So, here's the dealio: a friend got a PC running Windows XP Pro from work. They didn't need the machine anymore and gave it to her. The primary user account was setup to login to an NT domain and my friend has NOT changed that. Therefore, her account configuration settings (desktop wallpaper, etc) are all associated with her account which is part of the NT domain. I tried to boot into safe mode to do a spyware scan and she doesn't know the password for the local administrator account. So, we can't boot into safe mode.

How can we reset the password for the *local* administrator account? Would <Link removed> be safe or good to use for this?

Is it possible to migrate her account current settings to a local account we will create once we can get logged in as a local administrator?

Thanks!

Peace...
 

A:Need help resetting an admin account password

Sorry. Please read the rules.
 

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Hey guys so I uh accidently clicked the option not for this site. When I had logged into a website and now I cant see it on that particular website. I was wondering if anyone knows where I can change this setting

EDIT: I forgot to mention i'm using IE11 and I cant edit the thread title. My bad!

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Hello All,

I'm trying to use the wireless network in my home, but due to some houseguests who security enabled the network with a secret password, i can't use the wireless...I've reset the router, but the network i'm trying to get onto still asks for the passkey netowrk key before it will let me use the network. I put in the Linksys default password admin, but the network won't accept it.
Thanks for any help..
 

A:Resetting Security Enabled Password

Sorry. We can't help with any password issues. You better contact the "house guests".
 

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