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Administrative password is lost cant sign on computer


How do I reinstall the o/s with the o/s still installed, and will this really take care of the lock out problem?

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Re: administrative password is lost cant sign on computer

Check out this link and see if any of the cases apply to you.

You can re-install the o/s, but all the documents in My Documents will be gone and the applications would have to be re-installed.

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Need system unlock code for Dimension E520

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

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

I'm going to assume by your request above that it is the Windows Welcome Screen User Logon Password.

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.

Apr 21, 2012 | Dell LATITUDE PC Desktops

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The previous owner of a computer I purchased was the administrator. I signed in as a "guest"....It worked fine for 2 weeks,then something happened and I am not able to use this computer.... It wants the...


Out of luck getting past that log-in screen without the Administrator password.

You need to re-install the Operating System.

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Jul 19, 2008 | PC Desktops


How to Recover Windows 7 Administrator Password

Microsoft Windows 7 is the latest version of Microsoft Windows operating system. Compare to its predecessor Windows XP and Vista, Windows 7 is more powerful and more secure. Unlike Windows XP, Windows 7 adopted a new password protection system that we can't use the hidden administrator account by default. The problem is that when Windows 7 administrator password lost, we can no longer recover our lost password by using the hidden administrator account. Therefore, how to recover the Windows 7 Admin password if we lost or forgot it?

Don't worry, here are two methods for Windows 7 administrator password recovery:

Method one: Use another Windows 7 administrator account

If you had created more than one administrator account on your Windows 7 computer and you can remember the others admin password, you are lucky. In such a case, you can change one of the administrator accounts' password if you login with another administrator account. What you need to do is just following these 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Click Start -> Control Panel -> Add or remove user accounts

Step 2: Choose the locked administrator account.

Step 3: Click Change the password or Remove the password. And then you can change or remove the lost or forgotten password.

Please note: If you select this method, the locked Windows 7 administrator account will lose all EFS-encrypted files, personal certificates, and stored passwords for Web sites or network resources.

However, if the locked account is the unique administrator account on your Windows 7 computer, you can try the method below.

Method two: Use third party Windows password recovery software

There is plenty of software which is used to recover Windows password available online. You can choose one of them to create a Windows password recovery disk and use the disk to recover Win 7 Admin password. I recommend Windows Login Recovery. Then you can follow these 4 easy steps:

Step 1: Download the software and install it on another computer which has a CD/DVD writer.

Step 2: Run the software and burn the ISO image file into a blank CD/DVD.

Step 3: Recover Windows 7 administrator password with nearly burned password recovery disk.

Step 4: Reboot your locked computer without a password required.

Now you can regain access your Windows 7 operating system and create a new administrator password. The best thing of using this method is that you shouldn't lose any data on your computer. Furthermore, If you can't find a computer which has a CD/DVD writer or the locked computer have no a CD-ROM, You can burn the ISO image file into a USB flash drive and use the USB flash drive to recover your Windows 7 administrator password.

Try these two methods the next time you lose or forget your Windows 7 administrator password, which you do not need to reinstall Windows system for getting back to Windows by removing lost or forgotten password.

on Jun 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Hi i forgot my administror password to my emachine. i didnt create a password reset disk either hav lots of files i need to retrieve. How can i fix this solution?

Search the Internet for "NT Offline Password Editor" -- this is free software.
If you can write these downloaded files to a CD-recordable disk,
and you can boot your computer from the CD, instead of from the 'C:' drive,
then you can delete the password for the 'Administrator' account.
Then, reboot, and logon to the 'Administrator' account, and set a new password.

Or, if there is another account with "administrative" privileges on the computer,
login to that account, open Control Panel, and open Users, and change the password
for the 'Administrator' account.

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Forgot my password /cant type anything to go to any site/////onfriends pc4help

Windows password or computer CMOS password or CMOS supervisory password? If the first, you can use another administrator account of the computer to sign in and reset the password of that account or use a password reset or recovery disc of windows if you created one, or reinstall Windows. If the last two, release CMOS memory by using the jumper or taking the battery out.

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How to reset password on my compaq computer!

Start pc in "Safe Mode With Command Prompt" When windows starts, type your log in name in the dos window with an asterisk. For example ( john * ) but with out the (). It will prompt for a new password. Reboot and Bam your in. If you cant remember a log in name exactly as it is, type in ( net users ) and hit enter.

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Hp elitebook 6930p administrator password asking i dont know how i can reset it

Windows Password Recovery 6.0 is Credible,last time i use it and soon recover my lost password,it just cost one minute

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Lost password

I suggest you try hard to remember your password! If you really can not reset your windows administrator password, I recommend Windows Password Seeker,
I had removed Windows password with the tool successfully on my computer. Hope it helps! You simply do as follows:
Step1, download Windows Password Seeker.
Step2. Remove your Windows Password with the tool.
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CAnt log into pc, was a reinstall on winXP and no password put in but it says i need admin password?

Thats very strange.

I looked up this issue on google :

And found that it can reset a password set on XP.

Aug 16, 2008 | PC Desktops

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