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Retrieve a log on password from an old computer running XP?

Model# 2647-57U Tried my old password.

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I am not sure, if it is possible to recover password, but at least it is possible to reset password on windows xp or 7 using wonderful tool called Trinity Rescue Kit (TRK) which can be found here:

There are also instructions, but let me make it bit short:

- download TRK and burn it\'s ISO image to CD/DVD using your favourite burning SW

- boot that computer from burned disc

- choose "1 - Edit user data and passwords"

- follow instructions, type account name to reset password for

- choose for example option 1 to clear password, you will set new password under windows later :)

- then restart computer and enjoy!


It is illegal to get access to computer like that unless the computer is your own, or you have permission!

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Not easy. I would to boot using Linux and copy your data then reformat.

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If you are an administrator, you can access the password data and retrieve a list of passwords that have been used on your computer.

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Go to the "Utilities" folder in the "Applications" section of the Mac hard drive.

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Click the "Personal Stuff" tab in the Options window. Make sure that "Offer to save passwords" is checked.

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If you have Windows set to log you on automatically, you can find the password for your user account by looking in the registry.

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