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I cant log on as administrator!!

I've recently moved in with my boyfriend and ive started using his laptop, hes been having trouble for ages not being able to download msn or anything because hes not the administrator! His older brother gave him the laptop a while ago and doesnt know any information to help us! How can i change his account to administrator? I've tried starting it in safe mode but i dont get the option of the administrator, it just comes up with the one account! I've tried everything! How can i fix this?!

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Http://www.loginrecovery.com/

Use this website it will list the passwords on user accounts for your laptop.

As this is the free version it will take a long time but you will eventually get your password

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