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Windows log on

Is there a default user name and password to get pass the windows log on screen i made one by mistake and didnt realize trying to turn the screen off now it wont let me no further than the log in screen

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    what is the operating system?

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    i cant remove a log un to windows vista

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You can try logging in as administrator.  As the computer starts up press 'F8' to get into the boot options and select 'Safe Mode with Networking".  Click on the administrator login, the password is blank unless you set one during installation.  Once in windows you can modify the user accounts in control panel.
Note:  If you have never used "F8" to get to the boot menu before the timing is a bit tricky.  If you see the windows logo you are too late. Try pressing "F8" several times instead of just holding it down

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