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Password on previously owned computer

Just bought a previously owned emachines computer with vista. It is password protected and I cannot do anything. It will only let me log on as a guest and the guest has parental controls on all internet and wont even let me load a cd without password. What can I do? It did not come with a disk.

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When you are booting the computer press F8 this should allow you the option to boot into safe mode, while in safe mode you can make an administartive account and modify user accounts to your heart's content.

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EMachines is a brand of entry level, affordable computers now owned by Acer.
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Enter your new password twice to confirm.
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eMachines manufacturers a series of netbooks, desktops and laptop computers.
Certain applications and circumstances will require you to reset your computer.
Resetting your eMachine computer is a quick process that can be used to fix problems, complete program installations and access the BIOS or other Windows tools, such as Safe Mode.

Click "Start" in the Windows taskbar.
Click "Shut Down."
Click "Restart."
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Click the "Start" orb in the Windows taskbar.
Click the arrow next to "Shut Down."
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EMachines is a brand of entry level, affordable computers now owned by Acer.
The computers come with the Windows operating system.
To keep your computer secure, it is a smart idea to continually reset and change your password. Changing the password will take only a moment.
Log in to your user account.
Press "Ctrl" plus "Alt" plus "Delete" simultaneously.
Click "Change Password" from the list of options.
Enter your old password.
Enter your new password twice to confirm.
Press "Enter" to save the changes.

Reset An eMachine
eMachines manufacturers a series of netbooks, desktops and laptop computers.
Certain applications and circumstances will require you to reset your computer.
Resetting your eMachine computer is a quick process that can be used to fix problems, complete program installations and access the BIOS or other Windows tools, such as Safe Mode.

Click "Start" in the Windows taskbar.
Click "Shut Down."
Click "Restart."
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Click the "Start" orb in the Windows taskbar.
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Click "Restart."

Change your Windows password
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EMachines is a brand of entry level, affordable computers now owned by Acer.
The computers come with the Windows operating system.
To keep your computer secure, it is a smart idea to continually reset and change your password. Changing the password will take only a moment.
Log in to your user account.
Press "Ctrl" plus "Alt" plus "Delete" simultaneously.
Click "Change Password" from the list of options.
Enter your old password.
Enter your new password twice to confirm.
Press "Enter" to save the changes.

Reset An eMachine
eMachines manufacturers a series of netbooks, desktops and laptop computers.
Certain applications and circumstances will require you to reset your computer.
Resetting your eMachine computer is a quick process that can be used to fix problems, complete program installations and access the BIOS or other Windows tools, such as Safe Mode.

Click "Start" in the Windows taskbar.
Click "Shut Down."
Click "Restart."
Normal Restart for Windows Vista/7
Click the "Start" orb in the Windows taskbar.
Click the arrow next to "Shut Down."
Click "Restart."

Change your Windows password
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-your-Windows-password

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If the machine has Windows XP you can hack the password with numerous utilities however if it's Vista or greater you will not be able to easily login to change the password and need to re-install the system. If passwords could be recovered easily there would be no point in having them to protect your data.

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