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How to Reset a Forgotten Windows Password

Your windows password seems to be the only one in your life that can't be reset with a simple email request, so its an issue of nail-biting frustration for most people. Thankfully, the coding community have been hard at working creating a disc that will get you back into your computer every time!
NB: If you already know how to burn an ISO file to a CD, please skip steps 1, 2 and 3.
NB: This method works for all Windows NT systems (Windows 97/98, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7)
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Ten Steps to an Unlocked Account:
  1. Once you have downloaded the above files, install PowerISO and navigate to the folder where you have cd100627.zip and extract this so that you end up with cd100627.iso
  2. Double clicking the file should launch PowerISO. If not, right click the file and select 'Open with...' and then select PowerISO
  3. Once in PowerISO select 'Burn', make sure you have a CD in the disc drive, and then hit 'Burn' again.
  4. Now you're ready to test the CD, so pop it into your laptop's disc tray
  5. When you first turn on your laptop, you should be greeted with an 'HP' logo. At this point you need to press/hold 'Esc' to enter the boot menu. (If this does not work, check the welcome screen to see what key you need to press)
  6. Once at the boot screen, select your CD-ROM device
  7. A bunch of text will scroll past and after it stops, hit enter.
  8. Now you'll just have to follow a series of menus to unlock your laptop!
  9. You are now presented with a fairly simple text-based menu which you may or may not be able to get through on your own. If you have only one partition on your hard drive (which most computers do by default), it would be my advice to navigate the menu as follows:
    - Type d, Press Enter
    - Type 1, Press Enter
    - Press Enter
    - By this point, the bottom of the screen should say --More--
    - Type r, Press Enter
    - Type 1, Press Enter
    - Type 1, Press Enter
    - Here, you will be presented with a list of usernames. Type the name of the one that you want to unlock.
    - Type 1, Press Enter
    - Type !, Press Enter
    - Type q, Press Enter
    - Type y, Press Enter
    - Type n, Press Enter
    - Press Ctrl-Alt-Del
  10. All done! You should now be able to log on without needing to type a password, but it would be wise to set a new one on first log-in.
Please let me know if there is any additional information that you require in your time of need.

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How do I reset my password?


To reset your password just follow these four simple steps or see below for a video tutorial.
1. Click 'sign in' at the top right-hand corner
2. A pop up box will appear, click 'forgot password?'
3. Enter your email address
4. An email with a password reset link will be sent to that email address, please follow the instructions within that email
5. Please allow a few minutes for the email to arrive in your inbox
6. If you cannot find the email, please ensure you have checked your spam/junk folders
7. If you have requested more than one password reset email, please ensure you use the link in the latest email received

Oct 31, 2016 | Computers & Internet

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Change password on hotmail as I can't get my old one so could you help


To reset your Windows Live Hotmail password and create a new when you have forgotten your old:
  • Go to the Windows Live Hotmail password reset page.
  • Make sure I forgot my password is selected underWhat problem are you having signing in?.
  • Click Reset your password.
  • Type your Windows Live Hotmail address underWindows Live ID:.
  • Enter the characters from the captcha underCharacters.
    • Alternatively, select I can't see this image and type the characters as you hear them.
  • Click Next.
  • If you have provided an alternate email address for your Windows Live Hotmail account:
    • Make sure Email me a reset link is selected under Select an option for resetting your password..
    • Click Next.
    • Open the message from Windows Live Team with the subject Windows Live Password Reset at your alternate email address.
    • Follow the link under If you requested this password reset, go here:.
  • If you have a set up a security question with a secret answer:
    • Make sure Security Question is selected under Select an option for resetting your password..
    • Type the answer to the question that appears after Question: under Secret answer:.
    • Click Next.
  • Type the desired new password under New password: and Retype new password:.
  • Click Continue.
  • Click Done.

Feb 05, 2015 | HP iPAQ hw6515 Pocket PC

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Your username for facebook is the same as the email account you used to set it up. Simply login to that email via the correct client (gmail / hotmail / yahoo / etc) and once you have access to your email, open a new tab and submit a password recovery request. (Usually as simple as attempting to login and then looking for the link).. You'll receive an email where you can reset your password shortly after. If you still are having issues, contact facebook support to follow up

Mar 19, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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I am locked out of facebook account. It keeps telling me that I entered wrong password. I tried requesting new password and it tells me that it is incorrect and that I have made too many attempts.




Login and password I forgot the password to my login email address. Contact your email provider to regain access to your login email address. For email domains other than those listed below, please locate your email provider's help center.

Gmail
Hotmail
Yahoo

Once you have regained access to your email, try resetting your Facebook password here. Was this answer helpful?

Feb 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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HEllo there, I cannot get on FB. Everytime I try to log in it says I have wrong password or email and then when I go on reset your password and I filled everything in it says: Invalid Email Please check the email address you entered. If you added multiple email addresses to your account, you can use any one of them to request a reset link. I really don't know what to do, this has never happend before, and I am sure my email address and password are allright!!! Thank you so much, Eva


HEllo there, I cannot get on FB. Everytime I try to log in it says I have wrong password or email and then when I go on reset your password and I filled everything in it says: Invalid Email Please check the email address you entered. If you added multiple email addresses to your account, you can use any one of them to request a reset link. I really don't know what to do, this has never happend before, and I am sure my email address and password are allright!!! Thank you so much

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