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Acer laptop vista home basic

Hi i switch on my laptop and it ask me to put in a password, which i have forgot could you plz help me as im getting very frustrated

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Easiest solution is to reinstall Vista.

You may be able to do this without losing your data (Do a Rpair rather than an Install) but I suspect that this will not remove the password.

I have not done what I am about to describe with Vista so I am not sure if this is even an option, but you may be asked to create User Accounts when repairing Vista (same as when doing an Install) - if this is the case you could create a new account and give it Administrator rights. When you restart the computer - enter as the Administrator and change the Attributes of the original account (remove the password). As I said, I don't know if this is an option with Vista.

Note: I have just uninstalled Vista for the second time (reverting back to XP), I may give Vista a go again when SP2 or SP3 comes out and then again I may not. So my knowledge and ability to experiment with Vista is now non limited or non existant.

Good luck.

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