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I forgot the password to the Admin. I use Vista

Ok this is what i'm trying to do.

I'm trying to install a Wireless-G PCI Adapter onto my nieces computer. I thought this would be easy but I've run into some problems 1st problem: My niece doesn't remember the Admin Pswd (but I can log in as other users, no pswd set up),
2nd problem: Her CD Drive doesn't work (needs drivers therefore I can't use an Installation CD).
Problem 3: If I were to do a recovery or restoration; How do I do that? if I can't run anything on the CD-rom.

Please help...I'm not very technical but I'll try to do what you suggest.
Your help is appreciated : )

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  • mywhitegeese Nov 12, 2008

    Thanks I'll try that but I think it might just solve 1 of my problems.



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Have you tried puting the cd on a usb flash drive, then use the usb

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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    tatunka Nov 13, 2008

    for backup and restore,open the control panel and there it will be.



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