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Password forgotten We bought this computer in Round Rock, Texas at Circuit City. My son moved into in his own apartment and set the computer up how he wanted it, sign on and password. Well, he moved in with my sister, she had a computer already set up, and when we set his computer back up we forgot the password. We have tried everything. Right now, the computer is set up at my home because my own computer crashed.

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Assuming this is winxp then when u start up computer right at the boot screen keep pressing F8 until something pops up that says Safe mode and all these other stuff go on to the one tht says safe mode
and then u will seee a new screen name named Administrator if u get lucky then u can go on to administartor w/out a password and go into administrator ten control panel then remove the password for the other accnt te u forgot the password for and restrt nad logon to tht oter accnt

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How do I unlock a stolen computer?


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If you bought stolen property you should be trying to get your money back from the seller. Apart from that, are there no police where you live? They are the ones that are interested in people that sell stolen property.

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How to Reset Forgotten Password on Computer


How to find computer password quickly that I forgot computer password? Can anyone help me reset forgotten computer password? Any helps will be appreciated! - Now check the following ways on reset lost computer password!

Firstly, use password prompt function on password locked computer
If you have set the prompt option when you set account password, it may help you remember something about your forgotten computer password!


Secondly, reset computer password with default administrator account Once we install Windows OS, there will be automatically generated an "Administrator" account with blank password. Therefore, if we forgot password on computer, we can have a try:
a. Boot system, and press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys twice when the Windows login screen comes up.
b. At the Classic Login window, input: Administrator and keep Password box null. Then press Enter key to login.
c. Recover computer password by: Control Panel - User Accounts.

Thirdly, find computer password with computer password reset disk If we created this computer password reset disk before we forgot password, we can opt for the disk to help us unlock password efficiently.
a. Click OK and close the message box on the password incorrect prompt window.
b. Click "Reset Windows Password" and insert the password reset disk.
c. Do as the "Password Reset Wizard" to create a new password.

Fourthly, change computer password with Windows Installation Disc Take computer Windows XP as example:
a. Start computer using Windows XP Setup CD.
b. When it asks to repair our current Windows installation, choose "Accept" it and press "R" to run the repair. Then computer will begin to repair our Windows and copy files to hard drive.
c. Setup will reboot system. Please don't press any key when there is "Press any key to continue..."
d. Now computer will do other tasks and there will be a progress bar displayed. Please notice carefully the details shown at the bottom of screen.
e. Once "Installing Devices" comes up, press keys: Shift+F10. Input: nusrmgr.cpl and press Enter key at the Command Prompt window.
f. The same "User Accounts" window will display as it is in Control Panel. Choose "Administrator account" and select any account listed to change or remove your computer password.

Fifth, break computer password by DIY a password recovery disk If the above four methods still can't help us reset lost computer password, we can refer to this way now. DIY a password reset disk after forgotten computer password means that we burn an .iso image file from Windows password recovery software into a bootable CD/DVD/USB disk. Now, take one of the top-rated Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery Corporation as example:
a. Download and install Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery Corporation in any accessible computer (not from computer you want to unlock)
b. Burn an ISO image file to CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive
c. Set locked computer to boot from CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive and set the BIOS Setting for CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive.
d. Reset forgotten computer password to default Re123456.


The above ways on forgotten computer password reset are the collections of best bet for us to unlock lost computer password! So even if we forgot computer password, things will be OK soon!


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Forgot Windows 7 Password - What Should You Do to Log on Your Computer?


Just as Tom Hanks said in the famous movie Forrest Gump, "Life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you gonna get." As a Microsoft Windows version launched for only 9 months, Windows 7 has overtaken Windows vista in global market share according to California-based Net Applications. It moves up to the second place in the Microsoft's OS, with 14.46 percent of the global market last month compared to Vista's 14.43 percent.

As a common PC user, I don't know whether Windows 7 will surpass Windows XP, which still has a lion's share of users worldwide after released for 9 years. I also don't know when Windows 7 will pass Windows XP if it is able to overtake. But as a common PC user often forgetting Windows password, I do know some ways to log on computer again if one forgot Windows 7 password.

The most well-known method is to create a password reset disk in advance. And when you forgot Windows 7 password, you can reset Windows 7 password with the disk and log on your computer again. The steps to create a password reset disk and how to use the disk to reset forgotten Windows password are available on Microsoft official website and various PC forums. Here I introduce you another effective way to regain access to computer if you forgot Windows 7 password. That is to reset lost password with Windows password recovery software, which can help you to reset Windows password with a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Following are steps to recover Windows 7 password by burning a USB flash drive.

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery and install in a computer.

Download Windows Login Recovery from official website, and then install it.

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Step 2: Burn a USB drive to reset forgotten Windows password.

Follow the step-by-step guide to burn a USB drive to reset lost Windows 7 password after running Windows Login Recovery (the detailed user guide). After burning, insert the burned USB flash drive in the computer that you forgot Windows 7 password.

Step 3: Set BIOS to boot from USB.

1. Start computer and press F2 or Delete to enter BISO setup during the initial startup screen.

2. Use the arrow keys to select the Boot tab, and then select Hard Disk Drivers and press Enter.

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3. Adjust USB to 1st Drive, and then press F10 to save.

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The computer will restart automatically, and then you can start to remove the forgotten Windows 7 password under DOS.

Note: What key is pressed to enter BIOS depends on the manufacturers, but in most cases it is F2 or Delete.

Step 4: Remove the forgotten Windows password.

1. Choose the installation path of Windows, and enter the ID of the path. All user names will be displayed for you.

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2. Select the user name you want to remove its password by entering the ID of the User Name. And then enter y to confirm and continue.

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3. After removing the password for the selected user name, you can enter y to continue to reset passwords of other user names, or enter n to restart computer. And now you can log on computer without password.

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Important: After selecting n to restart computer, please remember to press any press, and then take the burned USB flash drive out of computer.

After the above simple steps, your forgotten Windows password is removed so that you can log on your computer without password. This method can not only help you reset forgotten Windows 7 password, but also help you regain access to computer again when you forgot Windows password on Windows Vista, Windows XP and son. And there are 2 different editions of Windows Login Recovery for your choice according to your actual password.

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It gives you the lon on screen
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