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Our office assitant just left and her password to get into windows vista doesn't work anymore. How can we get around this?

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The jumper on the motherboard is for BIOS and hardware passwords not OS passwords.

FIX#1 -
tap F8 while booting up and go to safe mode.
Log in as Administrator. Hopefully nobody put a password for this account.
You can log into windows with this and remove her password.

Fix#2
Edit the password with a Bootable CD.
You can visit this site, http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html
go to download section and create a bootable CD...

Follow the instructions to create the cd.
It's looks overwhelming but you can reset, clear, and change the password outside of vista.

Fix #3
At the welcome screen after Vista Boots..
Hit CTRL+ALT+DEL three times till you see a login screen.
Type Administrator as login
and hope there's no password (unless someone has created one for the administrator account)

Best wishes.. #3 works great if the hard drive is in good condition and you follow the default settings and just hit enter.

All else fails. Pull the hard drive.. have someone recover the data.. then reinstall Vista from the recovery software and start over.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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Inside the case, on the motherboard is a password jumper. Remove the jumper, reboot the computer. That should erase all O/S passwords. The jumper should be labeled in tiny letters PWD or something similar.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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I have an everex explora rs2800 and when the computer starts up there is a password to type how do i turn that off i have the passcode but dont want to have to do it anymore


If the operating system is Vista you need to do the following
1. go to the control panel
2. click on user accounts
3. click on remove password
4. type in your current password and click remove password
5. close out of all windows

if it is windows XP do the following
1. go to the control panel
2. click on user accounts
3. click on change password
4. type in your current password
5. leave the new password blank
6. click apply
7. close out of all windows

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How to Reset Windows Vista Administrator Password with Three Simple Methods?


Have you ever experienced Windows Vista administrator password forgot? Absolutely, there is nothing worse than forgot your Windows admin password when you have a great deal of work to do on your PC. Even though you can enter your computer with a standard user account, you still could not download anything and install programs on your PC. Therefore, how to reset or recover Windows Vista administrator password efficiently?

Here we will show the top three easy and efficient Windows Vista admin password recovery methods to anyone who have Windows Vista admin password forgotten issues.

Method 1: Reset Windows Vista administrator password on safe mode

Preparation Time: about 10 minutes
Pros: Simple and do not need third party tools
Cons: Need an available admin account on your Vista PC

You can reset Vista administrator password on command prompt with an available admin account to enter safe mode first. If you have another Windows Vista admin account, try these steps below:

Step 1: Press F8 when your Windows Vista PC is booting. You will come to the Advanced Boot Options. Then choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.

Step 2: Enter safe mode with an available admin account.

Step 3: Type "net user" and press Enter. The command prompt will show you all accounts on the Windows Vista PC.

Step 4: Type "net user Paul 123" (Paul is the locked admin account's name and 123 is the new password) and press Enter. Now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account.

Step 5: Type "shutdown -r -t 00" and press Enter.

Your Windows Vista PC should be rebooted automatically and then you can logon Windows Vista with the new password.

Method 2: Recover Windows Vista administrator password with freeware

Preparation Time: More than 30 minutes
Pros: Free and do not need to change the forgotten password
Cons: The freeware should not work if the password is too long

Ophcrack is freeware for Windows password recovery. This software can help you to recover your forgotten Windows Vista admin password. So that you can regain access your admin account without changing the password.

Ophcrack is used to create a Windows password recovery disk. You need to boot your computer from the disk to recover your password. You can follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Download Ophcrack

Step 2: Burn a Windows password recovery disk with the freeware

Step 3: Recover the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk

You can logon Windows Vista with the old password now.

Method 3: Reset Windows Vista administrator password with shareware

Preparation Time: less than 10 minutes
Pros: Fast and 100% reset the forgotten password
Cons: Not free

Windows Login Recovery is easy-to-use shareware to reset forgotten Windows password, including administrator password and other standard users' passwords.

Unlike Ophcrack, Windows Login Recovery is designed to reset the forgotten password. No matter how long and how complicated the password is, this software can 100% reset the forgotten password in few minutes. All you need to do is just three steps:

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery

Step 2: Burn a Windows password reset disk with the shareware

Step 3: Reset the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk.

These three Windows Vista administrator password recovery solutions are helpful for us to resolve the Vista admin password lost problem. Now, you are no more Vista admin password forgot matters.

on Jun 24, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Password all of a sudden won't work, no recovery disk, Help!


i might be able to do it for 20 pounds an hour where do you live and that is probably the cheapest you will get

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How to Password Protect a Microsoft Word Document If you are working on documents that are important and shouldn’t be changed, then there is a way to password protect them so they cannot be changed except by you. You can also make the documents unavailable to open unless the person has the password as well.
Instructions
Things You’ll Need:
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  • General Knowledge of Microsoft Word
Step 1
Open Microsoft Word and open or create the document that you want to password protect.
Step 2
Click on “File” in the toolbar and select “Save As”.
Step 3
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Security Options”.
Step 4
This will open a “Security Options” window. You may now set a password under the “Password to open” box, “Password to modify” box or both.
Step 5
Once you type in the password of your choosing you can opt to make the file “Read-only” by checking the appropriate box. You may then click “OK” to save your changes and then save your document as usual.
How to Access a Password-Protected Word Document Accessing a password-protected Microsoft Word document is only possible when you have the correct password that opens the document. Encryption and security levels differ for separate versions of Word. Microsoft 2007 doesn’t offer any solutions to allow a user to retrieve forgotten passwords and Microsoft does not allow its employees to help in retrieving or breaking passwords. If you do not have the correct password for the document, you will be unable to access it.
Instructions
Things You’ll Need:
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  • Document password
Step 1
Navigate to the location on your hard drive where you stored the Word document.
Step 2
Double-click on the document to begin opening it. A separate window will appear that prompts you to enter the document password.
Step 3
Enter the password, which is case-sensitive.
Step 4
Click the “Open” button or hit the “Enter” key. If the password was correct, the document will open. If it was not correct, another window will display advising you the password was incorrect and prompting you to try again.
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Previous user apparently password protected Windows.


Well first off you can use the restore feature and it will only reinstall crucial windows files it won't mess with software that was already installed.

There are password recovery programs out there you would have to search for one and install the program onto a disc and boot of it (just follow the instructions)

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I have windows vista sp1 and couldn't intalled Office 2003. Now I have got Office 2007 up and running but I want Office 2003 instead of Office 2007 because I'm used to its toolbars etc. Is there any...


its should be install on your computer using windows vista but still persisting and you want to have the office 2003 instead of 2007 better to reformat it again and use WINDOWS XP instead. After the installation is should work with no sweat. hope that helps

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Hi, Unfortunately Microsoft has blundered and not told anyone. Most older programs will not run in VISTA. I hope you burnt your download to a CD, you could use it at a later date when Microsoft finaly put VISTA right. At this time you only have two choices. Buy all new software that is VISTA compatable or go back to the good old faithful XP. Regards mistyman

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