Recently given a computer with an unknown administrator password
Our elderley neighbour just went into a home and we were given his acer 3500 that he has password locked. There is no backup (forgotten password) recovery disk. Of course he cannot remember what the psswd is and we cannot use the computer to it's fullest. How can we get around this.
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In Most of the computers ( if it has a backup recovery inbuilt). When computer starts keep on pressing F11 key on the top of your keyboard. In some computers this function is on F10. But make sure when you do system recovery you will loose all data if you would like to go for destructive recovery. If you want to backup ur files first dont go for destructive recovery but choose other recovery option.
If you dont have any backup system then you might have product key sticker somewhere on you computer. If its window Xp home then borrow XP home from someone and when it ask for product key enter that product key. THis way you can reinstall Operating system.
Hope it helps
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it's program called JELLEYBEAN.if you can set it up as a user i don't now it could maybe help.have you thought of the possebility of F8 and start fresh from the recoverypartition. to get there tap on F8 EVERY SECOND.when windows starts.you fix it hope
Fastest way slick and reinstall. That's why I never in 25 years of computer support never enabled passwords that deep. Some system have a hardware reset buried inside but it takes a tech to get to it. Some time removing the CMOS battery will do it. It would be easier to hack the OS and get into the Admin password than a hardware passwork.
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if winxp home
2. press f8 to go into advance start up options
3. select "safe mode", then press enter
4. log on as the administrator (you better remember the password for this one if any... generic installations may not have a password for this account)
5. try to change the password (I'm not sure if you can but you can try) if your system has the ntfs file system you may have to create an administrator priviledged user and have that user taking ownership of the files you can't access as an administrator... ... if you have fat32 file system. you can just go right into your files..)
if winxp pro
1. you can just at the log on screen press ctlr+alt+del combination twice
2. type "Administrator" (and password if provided at time of windows installation)
3. start > right click on my computer> manage computer > users and groups > look for user name (your own) and right click>all tasks>set password (this will reset allow you to reset the password.)
4. read the desclaimer first then go for it.
restart pc, when its booting back up, keep pressing F8 to get windows to start in safe mode, select safe mode, then windows will start with no drivers and large desktop icons, and an administartor account will be on the desktop.
Click on the admin account and go to control panel,click users icon, then click change an account, choose your account then click on delete password, restart pc and you will be able to log in
this is only a try. Switch on your system and then if your system prompted to supply password in any username thereto. just leave that instead. simultaneously press " Ctrl + Alt+ Delete" two times. Your prompted to supply " Username" and "Password":
On Username: type " administrator" all lower case On Password: leave it blank. and then click OK. may this solve.
If this not work then sorry i have to go on research about that.