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I CANT GET INTO MY LAPTOP!!! HELP!!!

MY SON GOT INTO MY LAPTOP AND WAS MESSING AROUND. NOW I CANT LOGIN TO MY LAPTOP. HE MUST HAVE SOMEHOW CHANGED THE PASSWORD. I AM THE ONLY USER ACCOUNT ON THE LAPTOP. HOW CAN I GET IN AND RESET IT?

HERE IS MY INFORMATION:
COMPAQ PRESARIO CQ50. WINDOWS VISTA HOME PREMIUM.

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  • jujubee831 Nov 17, 2008

    BUT WHEN I START UP THE LAPTOP IT GOES TO MY USERNAME. HOW DO I TRY A DIFFERENT USERNAME?

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Use this: http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/

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Most of the time the default windows installations leaves the Administrator account active with a blank password to back door for cases like these.

First try logging in using username ADMINISTRATOR and don't type anything for the password. Click ok to see if that gets you in. If it does then you can go to your account settings and change the password for your default account. If not there may still be other ways but this is typically the easiest.

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    Brad Bodine Nov 17, 2008

    I think this will work. Restart your computer and when the big windows xp logo comes up hold down the shift key until the logon screen comes up and it should then be in a different type of logon that will let you enter your username and password.

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