Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Systemax Laptop, gift.........changed password, forgot password! Need to restore, but PC wont let without administrator authorization. Anyone have idea to restore to prior settings?
Are you talking about the operating system admin password, or the bootup CMOS settings password(s). If it is windows, you can find the administrative password by downloading one of the freeware utilities at this link:
If it is the CMOS password, you can reset it by removing the coin battery on the motherboard on the laptop (this can be *very* tricky depending on the laptop make/model)
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
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also you might try
when you boot up to the log in screen type in administrator to log in if you cant log in
during the boot up process you will see on the screen for a short amount of time press a certain key to enter set up
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS scroll down to set user password or supervisor password you can change or remove your password from there
control panel user accounts
on the users tab,click the name of the computer administrator you can change the password there
hope this helps
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