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A few years ago when I bought my computer I set up a password, however, it has the fingerprint scanner so I just used that for years. My fiance tried several times to get on the computer while I was at work and it locked out my fingerprint scanner, therefore, me not remembering my password, have NO access to my computer. I dont want to wipe the computer clean, I have TONS of baby pics of my kids plus all the papers I wrote in college that I really need to save. Should I remove the hard drive and transfer the files to a portable, then reinstall windows and start over or is there an easier way to do this? ie can I override the password somehow?
You should probably move the hard drive to another computer to be safe and download the saved files you need. That may be hard to do as sometimes windows will lock you out of the Documents and Settings Directory. You can use Vista though to take ownership of those directories and get your saved information.
I do notice that a lot of people that password their computers are a little sloppy when installing windows though. They kind of skip over the initial user login and password for Admin. Try logging is as Admin and use nothing for the password and see if you can log into the computer. A lot of people just hit enter when they see this screen which makes Admin and user with a blank password.
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
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I think the best solution is making a windows password recovery disk. The disk can work perfectly to recover windows password to “Blank”. It is also useful for administrator password recovery, you can wrote it to an blank CD or USB flash drive to recover administrator password. Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm.
more info: http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com
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not detected when the notebook resumes from a Standby, Hibernate, or
powered off state. Additionally, a password cannot be entered because
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