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Vista logon problem

i just bought a used laptop from flea market and now it has a window vista logon screen password
what is the best way to remove this password at windows vista startup

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Re: vista logon problem

Ok i know a way with windows xp , it may work with vista , just after you turn the computer on press F8 it should come up with the option to start in safe mode , start the computer in safe mode , then if u get into vista , go to user accounts in control panel , and remove the passowrd or the user , at the start u press F8 before the logo screen starts , good luck, if that dosent work you will need to reinstal a operating system , if the laptop came with a restore disk use that , it will reinstall vista , and you can start fresh , just put ur system restore cd in , start laptop, boot from cd , and away u go ,

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Want to get into the computer I just bought

the best way is to open the laptop up take out the small battery leave it out for about ten seconds then put it back in,most of the time this will do away with passwords.
this is called the cmos battery.

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How to reset Windows Vista password?

The question about how to reset Windows Vista password is often seen on various forums and Q&A websites. It is a serious problem for you if you are not good at PC. But if you are familiar with computer, the answer to the question can be very simple. There are many fast and easy ways for you to reset the password. Here it introduce you a simple one - create a Windows Vista password reset disk and use it to help you perform Windows Vista password reset.

Method 1: Reset Windows Vista password through Vista operating system

Windows Vista allows you to create a password reset disk with a USB flash drive in a few seconds. It can help you reset Windows Vista password when you forget it.

Part 1: Create Windows Vista password reset disk

Step 1: Log on your Windows Vista computer.

Step 2: Insert a USB flash drive in computer.

Step 3: Click Start button to select Control Panel.

Step 4: Click User Accounts and Family Safety in the following screen.

Step 5: Click User Accounts when a new screen appears.

Step 6: Click Create a password reset disk in the left pane in the coming up screen.

Step 7: The Forgotten Password Wizard will open, and then click next.

Step 8: Select the portable media drive which you want to create a password reset disk on, and then click next.

Step 9: Enter your current password, and then click next.

Step 10: Click next when the progress indicator shows 100% complete.

Step 11: Click Finish in the next window.

Step 12: You can now remove the flash drive from your computer.

Now you have successfully created a Windows Vista password reset disk. And you'll find a Userkey.PSW file when you open USB flash drive. Keep the file or USB flash drive in a safe place. You'd better to mark the USB flash drive so that you can distinguish it from other USB drives. When you forget password on Windows Vista and cannot log on your PC, you can use the USB password reset disk to reset Windows Vista password. You could follow the below steps.

Part 2: Reset Windows Vista password

Step 1: Start your computer and get to the Windows Vista logon screen.

Step 2: Type a wrong password, and then press Enter.

Step 3: Click OK when the error message that the user name or password is incorrect. And the Reset password link will appear on the Vista logon screen.

Step 4: Click Reset password to open Password Reset Wizard screen.

Step 5: Insert your USB password reset disk in computer.

Step 6: Click Next on the Password Reset Wizard screen.

Step 7: Select your USB password reset disk, click Next.

Step 8: Type and confirm a new Vista password.

Step 9: Input password hint, click Next.

Step 10: Click Finish when you've successfully reset Windows Vista password. You'll return to Windows Vista Logon screen.

Step 11: Enter your new Windows Vista password to log on your Vista machine.

Please Note: You must create the Windows Vista password reset disk before losing your password.

Method 2: Reset Windows Vista password with Windows Login Recovery

If you are locked out of Vista PC without a Windows Vista password reset disk, you'll need Windows Login Recovery to create one. This Windows password recovery software allows you to use a USB flash drive or blank CD/DVD to create a bootable Windows password reset disk. With it, you'll never to be worried when you need to perform Windows Vista password reset. It is also easy for you. Follow the below steps.

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery and install it on a computer that you could log on.

Step 2: Burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive password reset disk.

Step 3: Reset Windows Vista password to be empty.

Step 4: Log on Windows Vista without password.

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I forgot my password and i cant logon to my computer

Which Password? Bios Password? Hard Drive Password? Windows Welcome Screen User Logon Password?

Which Operating System? Windows XP? Windows Vista? Windows 7?

OK, if you are running Windows 7, Microsoft tightenedsecurity on it so you've got to have a password reset disk which 99% of thepeople who own laptops with windows 7 fail to do. It should be one of thefirst things you do when you buy the laptop. Otherwise, you're faced withreinstalling the Operating System or possibly doing a System Recovery.

If you're on Windows XP or Vista try this:

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on andimmediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see the Safe Modeoption. Select SAFE MODE and let the computer boot up. When it getsto the User Login screen it will show the Administrator userid and the useridfor which you forgot the password. Sign in as the Administrator (hopefullyyou didn't put a password on it and forgot it too). Once the desktopappears it will look different, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger,but this is normal for safe mode.

Click Start/Control Panel/User Accounts
When the User Accounts screen opens, click on the userid for which you forgotthe password. Select the option to REMOVE PASSWORD.

Reboot your machine.

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I bought a toshiba laptop at a flea market the person said the password was becky79 but its not, i have tried so many thing to restore it back to factory settings but it wont let me without the password,...

Hello, honestly, you'll never do it! Take it back and get your money refunded-or get the seller to input the bios password and reset it. The bios password is like the key to your safe...after all, the manufacturer would be sued to the sky if it was that easy to break into one, giving anyone easy access to their precious data. Also, if it was as easy as moving a jumper on the motherboard, it would be a thieves charter to steal them then resell them....maybe even at flea markets, or, in Britain where I live, it's usually 'in the pub'.

Jul 05, 2011 | PC Laptops

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I have a acer aspire 5532 laptop that i bought at a flea market. when i got it home and turned it on, something called a security hard drive box popped up asking me for the password. i contacted the seller...

For recovering Windows logon Password safely, I tend to recommend program Windows Password Seeker. Not only support XP/Vista/2000/NT, but also compatible with windows 7, it works perfectly to recover Windows OS Passwords. I wrote it to a Usb memory card. Booting up and clearing my password in just 4 minutes. You can Search Windows Password Seeker or download it from:

Oct 20, 2010 | Acer PC Laptops

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Bought the computer at flea market but was unable to login due to not knowin password

To get more helpful info, u can search the method source:
Windows Password Reset Std/Windows Password Reset Pro/Windows Password Reset Deluxe,and have a try.

Follow my steps:
Step1:Download Windows Password Reset from and install it.
Step2:Burn Windows Password Reset ISO file to CD/DVD,or USB.
Step3:Put in your newly created CD and remove your Windows Password.

Hope it can help you reset windows password soon

Feb 23, 2010 | Compaq Armada 1590DMT Notebook

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I brought a hp 110 mini from a flea market and dont have the pass code want to do to reboot it

must ask on flea market tech support, for change passw or give the right passw

Jan 02, 2010 | HP Pavilion 110-1030NR Notebook

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I forgot my username password for a toshiba laptop running vista help please

Protocol questions - for more vivid mental image.
The logon screen, is it a 'classic logon' screen? IE do you get the option to enter a username and password or do you click an icon and then are prompted for a password?

Scenario 1
If not, you can use the logon 'panic button' = use Ctrl+Alt+Del trick {Ctrl+Alt+Del pressed twice} to make sure you get two fields to fill so that you log on as the Administrator. IE username = Administrator
password = {leave blank} Press enter and if you gain access, proceed to the Control panel or run | compmgmt.msc | local users and groups. From users, rightclick your account and then set password. Set the password, remember it, logoff and then logon with your credentials.

Scenario 2
Please take note this tip (if it works) is intended to regain a forgotten Vista Administrator password. It is not intended to illegally hack into a Vista system that’s not owned by you.

  1. Reboot the Windows Vista and boot up with Windows Vista installation DVD.
  2. While the Windows Vista installation interface pops up, click the Repair You Computer link at the bottom-left corner.
  3. Next, the System Recovery Options dialog box appears. There are few options but we want the Command Prompt option. Click on this option now.
  4. In the Vista Command Prompt, type mmc.exe and press the ENTER key to bring up the Microsoft Management Console.
  5. Click on the File menu, select Add / Remove Snap-in option, locate and select the Local Users and Groups on the left panel, and click Add button to add it to the right panel.
  6. Now, the Choose Target Machine dialog box pop up. Ignore this by clicking the Finish button
  7. Click OK button and return to the MMC window (the first window that showed when you entered mmc.exe). In the left panel, double-click Local Users and Group that was added in step 5. Click on User folder, locate and right-click the target Vista logon account whose password you need to set.
Guess you should know what to do now. Select the Set Password from the right-click menu to set a new password / reset old password.

Scenario 3
There is software out there than can do all the leg work for you like - NT & registry editor. Careful though. Can render your system useless if you don't know how to use them.

Dec 07, 2009 | Toshiba L305D-S5927 SATELLITE Notebook

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Power on password

Using a screwdriver, You'll be able to open a cover on the bottom of the laptop and disconnect the CMOS battery which will clear the power on password. Try to find the laptops Maintenance and Service guide online if you're unsure of how to do this. Google should find it for you.

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When you get the logon screen tap control alt and delete together until you get a different sign in screen.  Remove her name and type in administrator without a password.  This should let you in.  Go to control panel, users and remove her password.

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