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Logging on to windows

I unplugged the computer b/c i was moving and when i hooked it up and i turned it on it asked for a username and password for windows and without it i can't log on.it's been a yr so there's no way i can remember the password.how can i log in?

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There are a couple things you can try. First, try logging on with a username of Administrator and no password (just leave it blank) and see if that will log you on. You'd be surprised how many systems have this as default. If you can't get in that way, and you have access to another machine with Internet access (which, apparently, you do), you can build a BartPE disk. http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

You will also need to put on the BartPE disk a plug in that will allow you to reset the admin password or create a new admin account, such as http://www.irongeek.com/downloads/bpeplugins/chntpwcygwin.zip

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Oy..only way to do this is from the installation cd that came with the system. Did you try the password 'hint' option(question mark next to the password panel) to see if that jogs your memory? got backup?

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