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Forgot password I haven't been on the computer in about a month & I have forgotten what my password is

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    Jay Glendenning May 11, 2010

    Is it your windows password or CMOS/BIOS password?

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Remove the cmos battery from the motherboard for about 5 seconds, replace & reboot. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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How to Reset Forgotten Password on Computer


How to find computer password quickly that I forgot computer password? Can anyone help me reset forgotten computer password? Any helps will be appreciated! - Now check the following ways on reset lost computer password!

Firstly, use password prompt function on password locked computer
If you have set the prompt option when you set account password, it may help you remember something about your forgotten computer password!


Secondly, reset computer password with default administrator account Once we install Windows OS, there will be automatically generated an "Administrator" account with blank password. Therefore, if we forgot password on computer, we can have a try:
a. Boot system, and press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys twice when the Windows login screen comes up.
b. At the Classic Login window, input: Administrator and keep Password box null. Then press Enter key to login.
c. Recover computer password by: Control Panel - User Accounts.

Thirdly, find computer password with computer password reset disk If we created this computer password reset disk before we forgot password, we can opt for the disk to help us unlock password efficiently.
a. Click OK and close the message box on the password incorrect prompt window.
b. Click "Reset Windows Password" and insert the password reset disk.
c. Do as the "Password Reset Wizard" to create a new password.

Fourthly, change computer password with Windows Installation Disc Take computer Windows XP as example:
a. Start computer using Windows XP Setup CD.
b. When it asks to repair our current Windows installation, choose "Accept" it and press "R" to run the repair. Then computer will begin to repair our Windows and copy files to hard drive.
c. Setup will reboot system. Please don't press any key when there is "Press any key to continue..."
d. Now computer will do other tasks and there will be a progress bar displayed. Please notice carefully the details shown at the bottom of screen.
e. Once "Installing Devices" comes up, press keys: Shift+F10. Input: nusrmgr.cpl and press Enter key at the Command Prompt window.
f. The same "User Accounts" window will display as it is in Control Panel. Choose "Administrator account" and select any account listed to change or remove your computer password.

Fifth, break computer password by DIY a password recovery disk If the above four methods still can't help us reset lost computer password, we can refer to this way now. DIY a password reset disk after forgotten computer password means that we burn an .iso image file from Windows password recovery software into a bootable CD/DVD/USB disk. Now, take one of the top-rated Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery Corporation as example:
a. Download and install Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery Corporation in any accessible computer (not from computer you want to unlock)
b. Burn an ISO image file to CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive
c. Set locked computer to boot from CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive and set the BIOS Setting for CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive.
d. Reset forgotten computer password to default Re123456.


The above ways on forgotten computer password reset are the collections of best bet for us to unlock lost computer password! So even if we forgot computer password, things will be OK soon!


source: http://www.windowspasswordrecovery.net/article/forgot-computer-password.html

on Jul 27, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Forgot Windows Vista Password - How to Reset or Recover It?


No matter you use a Mac or PC, no matter your operating system is Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, computer security can be a common topic for you. For PC protection, a Windows password is often regarded as the first line of safeguard. But there is a little problem as Windows password can be easily forgotten. Forgetting Windows password could also be dangerous if your only have one windows account or others.<br /><br />In that case, you can use a password reset disk to reset or recover the forgotten Windows password. Here we introduce a simple tutorial for you when <a href="http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/forgot-windows-vista-password.html">forgot Windows Vista password</a> - Burn a password reset CD/DVD with Windows Login Recovery. This method can be applied to all situations, no matter you can log on PC or locked out of computer.<br /><br />Windows Login Recovery enables you to create a password reset CD/DVD. When you forgot Windows Vista password, you can use the created CD/DVD to reset the forgotten password in just 3 simple steps:<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Step 1: Burn a password reset CD/DVD.</span><br /><br />1. Run the program and insert a blank CD/DVD to computer.<br /><br />2. Select to Reset Local account password, and click Next.<br /><br />3. Select CD/DVD and click Burn to start burning the CD/DVD.<br /><br />4. Click OK when the CD/DVD is burned and take it out of computer.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Step 2: Set your locked computer to boot from CD/DVD.</span><br /><br />1. Insert the burned CD/DVD in the locked computer that you forgot Windows Vista password.<br /><br />2. Press F2, Delete or F10 to enter your BIOS Setup when the computer is booting.<br /><br />3. Choose Boot on the taskbar, select Boot Device Priority and press Enter.<br /><br />4. Make the computer to boot from CD ROM firstly according to the prompts on the right.<br /><br />5. Press F10 to save settings and your computer will restart automatically.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Step 3: Reset forgotten Windows Vista password.</span><br /><br />After restarting, you can reset Windows administrator password and standard user password under DOS.<br /><br />1. Choose the installation path of Windows, and enter the NO. of the path.<br /><br />2. All Windows account user names will be displayed for you. Enter the NO. of a specified User Name to remove its account password.<br /><br />3. Enter y to confirm and continue your operation.<br /><br />4. Enter y to remove another Windows account password or enter n to finish your operation when the selected windows account password is removed.<br /><br />5. Take the burned CD/DVD out of computer and press any key to restart your computer when you enter n to finish your operation.<br /><br />The password has been successfully reset and now you can log on your computer without password.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Notices for Windows Vista password reset</span><br /><br />1. When you forgot Windows Vista password and locked out of PC, with Windows Login Recovery, you can create a password reset CD/DVD in any accessible computer with any OS, like Windows 7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2008/2003/2000.<br /><br />2. The computer used to install the program should have a CD/DVD burner; both internal and external CD/DVD burners are OK.<br /><br />3. After <a href="http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/windows-vista-password-recovery.html">Windows Vista password reset</a>, no computer data will be lost.<br /><br />4. This method can not only help you when you forgot Windows Vista password, but also help you regain access to computer when you forgot Windows passwords on Windows 7, Windows XP and so on.

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Forgot Windows 7 Password - What Should You Do to Log on Your Computer?


Just as Tom Hanks said in the famous movie Forrest Gump, "Life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you gonna get." As a Microsoft Windows version launched for only 9 months, Windows 7 has overtaken Windows vista in global market share according to California-based Net Applications. It moves up to the second place in the Microsoft's OS, with 14.46 percent of the global market last month compared to Vista's 14.43 percent.

As a common PC user, I don't know whether Windows 7 will surpass Windows XP, which still has a lion's share of users worldwide after released for 9 years. I also don't know when Windows 7 will pass Windows XP if it is able to overtake. But as a common PC user often forgetting Windows password, I do know some ways to log on computer again if one forgot Windows 7 password.

The most well-known method is to create a password reset disk in advance. And when you forgot Windows 7 password, you can reset Windows 7 password with the disk and log on your computer again. The steps to create a password reset disk and how to use the disk to reset forgotten Windows password are available on Microsoft official website and various PC forums. Here I introduce you another effective way to regain access to computer if you forgot Windows 7 password. That is to reset lost password with Windows password recovery software, which can help you to reset Windows password with a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Following are steps to recover Windows 7 password by burning a USB flash drive.

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery and install in a computer.

Download Windows Login Recovery from official website, and then install it.

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Step 2: Burn a USB drive to reset forgotten Windows password.

Follow the step-by-step guide to burn a USB drive to reset lost Windows 7 password after running Windows Login Recovery (the detailed user guide). After burning, insert the burned USB flash drive in the computer that you forgot Windows 7 password.

Step 3: Set BIOS to boot from USB.

1. Start computer and press F2 or Delete to enter BISO setup during the initial startup screen.

2. Use the arrow keys to select the Boot tab, and then select Hard Disk Drivers and press Enter.

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3. Adjust USB to 1st Drive, and then press F10 to save.

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The computer will restart automatically, and then you can start to remove the forgotten Windows 7 password under DOS.

Note: What key is pressed to enter BIOS depends on the manufacturers, but in most cases it is F2 or Delete.

Step 4: Remove the forgotten Windows password.

1. Choose the installation path of Windows, and enter the ID of the path. All user names will be displayed for you.

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2. Select the user name you want to remove its password by entering the ID of the User Name. And then enter y to confirm and continue.

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3. After removing the password for the selected user name, you can enter y to continue to reset passwords of other user names, or enter n to restart computer. And now you can log on computer without password.

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Important: After selecting n to restart computer, please remember to press any press, and then take the burned USB flash drive out of computer.

After the above simple steps, your forgotten Windows password is removed so that you can log on your computer without password. This method can not only help you reset forgotten Windows 7 password, but also help you regain access to computer again when you forgot Windows password on Windows Vista, Windows XP and son. And there are 2 different editions of Windows Login Recovery for your choice according to your actual password.

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Sometimes the easiest and safest way is to just use a software like Windows Password Seeker to recover administrator password. It will save your plenty of time and It is very effectively. Download it from its official site. Search Windows Password Seeker on yahoo. http://www.passwordseeker.com

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There are many Windows password reset tools, but I haven't personally tested them. Windows Password Rescuer 3.0 is a widely spread edition on internet...
It supports running with CD/DVD/USB, remove the lost or forgotten password and then log in to your computer without any password.As long as you have another PC to install it and burn it to CD/DVD or USB Drive.You also can use Windows Password Rescuer to add a new user with administrator privilege to your Windows when you can not find target user. With this New user account you can and logon your locked computer directly to copy important data from the locked computer if you want to reinstall your Windows system at last.
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