I bought my husband a laptop for his birthday, he's sick in bed and can't get up and walk very well. Anyway, I thought I'd set up his laptop to our network which is on a router in our home. All is fine but I can't remember the password when it ask for it.
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when the screen shows uo saying your password is incorrect simply click on the forgot my password icon and it shall then send you a new password to your email address which you can then change later on while you are logged in,simply write it down somwhere or store it in a place no-body can have access to it,dont use passwords such as birthdays, anniversarys etc..... shift the password around backwards etc.... (magical ink)
Hold F8 on boot up, and boot into Safe Mode. There will be an Administrator account, which you can use to reset your account password. If somehow the Administrator account is disabled, you can use alternative methods like: this, this and this.
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Regarding the issue with your password, one possible option to resolve it is using the system restore using the windows vista cd or using the boot advance option.
When you turn on the system, after you pressed the power button to turned it on just keep on tapping F8 key on the keyboard (depending on the system model) until you see an option to boot to "repair my computer". Follow the instructions. When you are in the Recovery option, select system restore and restore the settings back to the working date.
If system restore won't work. Last resort is to reinstall your Windows Vista. You may also ask you computer manufacturer if they have a recovery partition of your hard drive to restore your computer back to factory defaults.