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I cannot remember my login and password. The computer has not been used for several years. How do I by pass the ogin screen or change my login and password?

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  • Lebanon Raingam
    Lebanon Raingam Jun 04, 2010

    Please let me know the name of the operating system you are using, let me help you. We can do it, but assumption is not necessary.
    Thanks.

  • bostonkatrin Jun 05, 2010

    Windows Xp Pro

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I believe your computer has windows XP on it? if y\it is XP on it upon powering your system keep on tapping F8 until you get to windows advance menu then select safe mode it should log into win xp select the administrator account, once logged in as administrator go to control panel in xp select users icon then in users icon click on manage accounts then select the your log in Icon which you forgot the password then click on change password........ this should help you log back in your computer, but if you don't have any files that need to be backed up on that computer I suggest that you reformat instead to make sure that windows will run perfectly fine when you use it, but if you don't have a windows installer and you are successful in changing the password I suggest that you clean up the system by doing a disc clean up on it and a defragmentation on the Hard drive

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Well, thank you for letting me know the operating system type. Follow the instructions as follows, boot up the computer and when you see that logon screen, press Ctr+Alt+Del on the keyboard (Sometimes you'll need to press several times and all the keys should be pressed simultaneously). You'll see the classic Logon Screen. Type "Administrator" on the username and press enter. (I hope you didn't mean the password for the hidden administrator account. If this is the one you've forgotten, do let me know.) You'll need to download an application to crack the password. There's another chance, if you have another account with the administrators privilege, the we can set it after log in to the account using the command prompt "cmd". Good luck. I appreciate you for the Ratings. Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

  • Lebanon Raingam
    Lebanon Raingam Jun 05, 2010

    Sorry I made some mistakes, "Type "Administrator" on the username box not "keyboard"
    Thanks.


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  • Lebanon Raingam
    Lebanon Raingam Jun 05, 2010

    Sorry I made some mistakes, "Type "Administrator" on the username box not "keyboard"
    Thanks.


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