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Computer password my daughter gave her gateway computer to her niece, which had not been used for more than a year, she forgot the computer password, what can we do to recover or change the computer password, it is a gateway model 40840 windows xp

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  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Do you have someone that is a familiar with burning an ISO cd?

    I have a solution but it involes burning a Linux cd on a different computer and then booting the niece's computer to change the password.

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When your computer starts up, push the right "F" button (for me it is F12) and navigate until you find the start up mode called "Safe Mode". You can't do much here but it can delete administrator passwords. Go to control panel and user options, click the user and click remove password. It should work, I just forget how to enter Safe Mode. It took me about 5 reboots to find it.

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