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Reset password with out a reset disk

I just got this brand new computer for my birthday and i turn it on and it says that i need to provide a password for the user name john preto (have no idea who that is) and there is a password hint of marvelous how to i get past it or change it with out having a password reset disk

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The following link will take you to a cd image to make a bootable CD which when run loads a linux based utility that allows you to reset any local user passwords.

I have used this when the local admin account has been disabled as well on a PC. I have found it best to set the password to be blank rather than using it to define a known password. Once ou are in windows you can then create your own User account and then delete the one on it.

Also try pressing Control + Alt + Delete twice and see if it drops back to the classic login screen and change the user to Administrator with no password.

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If you are regularly using a Windows laptop, it's always a good idea to password protect it, even if you are its sole user.
If you forget your password at any time, you will need to reset it.
You need to create a password reset disk before being able to reset your password.
If you know your password, but you just need to change it for security purpose, you can do that quickly as well.

Create Password Reset Disk

Turn on your laptop.
Insert a USB flash drive or other removable media.
This is where you will keep your password reset information.
According to Microsoft, you can only create one if you are a local user.
If your computer is on a network or domain, an administrator must reset your password.

Click the "Start" button. Click "Control Panel." Open "User Accounts and Family Safety." Click "User Accounts."

On the left-hand side, click "Create a Password Reset Disk."
Follow the instructions.
When completed, store your removable media in a safe place that you can access if you need to reset your password.

Reset Password

Turn on your laptop and log in to Windows.
If you cannot log in because you enter the wrong password,
Windows will show a message that you entered an incorrect password. Click "OK."Click "Reset Password."

Insert your password reset disk drive.

Follow the instructions in the Password Reset wizard.
This will allow you to create a new password.
Log in to Windows with the new password.
You can use the same password reset disk any time you need to reset your password.
Change Password
Turn on your laptop and log in to Windows.
Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete. A new screen will appear that gives you several options.
Click "Change a Password."
Type in your old password. Type in a new password.
Type your new password again.
Press Enter.

Write down your new password and keep it in a safe place.

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Second, Insert USB into computer, and choose it as password burning disc.
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Fourth, Insert boot USB password reset disk into your your locked Windows 7 computer
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    • 6 windows-vista-forgot-password-1.6-800x800.jpg provided by me Click on the start button and then the control panel.
    • 7 pixel.gif provided by me Next click on the user accounts and family safety icon.
    • 8 windows-vista-forgot-password-1.8-800x800.jpg provided by me Then click on user accounts on the next screen.
    • 9 windows-vista-forgot-password-1.9-800x800.jpg provided by me First insert a USB flash drive, or floppy, then in the menu on the left, click the create a password reset disk link.
    • 10 When the pop-up appears click next.
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The easiest way to recover from a lost password situation is to use a password reset diskextlink.gif. If you have a reset disk, follow these steps:
  1. At the Windows logon screen, click Reset password.

  2. Insert the recovery diskette or USB key.

  3. Follow the instructions on-screen to create a new password.

  4. Log onto the account using your new password.
new_note.jpg Note: Password reset disks are valid for the account they were created on. If you use a password reset disk to recover your password, you do not need to create a new reset disk afterwards.
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The following Microsoft Knowledge Base Article provides instructions on how to resolve The User Profile Service Failed the Logon. User profile cannot be loaded error.
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