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What to do if you forget your password on your computer.

Many people don't realize that if you forget your password to your account on your computer you can still get into your computer. Most of the time people panic about it and take it to a technician to get the problem fixed. Or they just don't care about loosing their information and just reformat. Well I know how to get access back to your computer really easily. All you have to do is just press f8 when you turn on you computer and wait for a screen to appear to how you want the computer to boot. Then go to safe mode and wait for the computer to get booted. Once it is and the log on screen appears click on administrator. Once you are logged into the account you can go to user accounts in the control panel then click on your account and then remove the password. If you have a password on the administrator account and forgot what it was there is one other easy way to fix this. All you have to do is just put in your os cd then just do a repair install this keeps all your data and it removes the password from the administrator account. Or if all else fails just use a password removing boot cd: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/gr/offlinentpwed.htm

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I forgot my password to log on to my account. I have an IBM thinkpad 240. It's at least 5 years old. Is there anyway to restore the factory settings.


I imagine you have Windows XP. If so, try this:
Start the computer in safe mode.
Choose the Administrator account. If your computer is like 90% of the computers I've seen, no one has password-protected this account.
Once in, go to the control panel and choose Users; From there, you can change your password to one you remember.
Next time don't forget it.

Aug 03, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad 240X Notebook

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HOW TO UNLOCK MY MAC BOOK I FORGOT MY UNLOCK CODE


When working with Mac OS, you're required to use an administrator password to install just about anything. If you forget your password, or if you're using a hand-me-down computer and you don't know the previous owner's password, there is no workaround to bypass the admin password. Your only solution is to reset the password with the discs the computer came with. This project has two phases. Changing the admin password is the first step, but you must also follow through and change the keychain login as well.
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Things You'll NeedMac OS X install CDResetting the Administrator Password in OS X

1 Locate the Mac OS X install disc your computer came with. If you don't have it, you may be able to get another one from Apple by calling (800) SOS-APPL. (You will most likely have to buy another one.) Insert the disc into the optical drive.
2 Restart the computer while holding down the "C" key. A "Utilities" or "Installer" menu will appear, depending on which version of OS X you are running. Select "Reset Password."
3 Select "Macintosh HD" from the available volumes. On the drop-down menu, select the name of the original administrator account. Do not select "System Administrator."
4 Choose a new password and enter it in the two fields. Click "Save."

Resetting the Keychain Password in OS X

1 Go to the "Go" menu from the Finder. Select "Utilities" and scroll down to locate "Keychain Access." Double-click it.
2 Select "Keychain List" from the "Edit" menu.
3 Highlight the "login" keychain and delete it. The next time you log in to the account you can save your new password.
Don't forget to backup your files before you change anything. Your files shouldn't be affected, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
Thank you and Goodluck

Nov 01, 2010 | Apple aluminum 13-inch MacBook laptop-...

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