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Windows log on password reset.

If I forget my password for Windows Log on when computer starts how can i reset it without using the OS disc.

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Enter into windows in safe mode and change the account ... Press F8 while booting

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How do i prevent a forgotten password on the administrative without a reset disk


Hi that_1red_bo,

I think you can create a reset disc using a USB flash drive incase you forget your password you can use that USB to reset your password for your machine with out having to reinstall windows all over again on the issue.

  • Turn your computer ON and log into Windows 7
  • Insert a USB flash drive into your computer any size would do fine, this will only take a small portion for the reset disc and can still be used for saving other files on the USB.
  • Click Start, Control Panel, User Accounts and Family Safety, User Accounts, Create a password reset disk.
this should create a USB reset Disc for you windows, and still let you use your Flash drive to save files that you will carry anywhere that you need access to.

I hope this will be Helpful to your quetion.

thanks.

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How to log on to Windows XP if you forget your password or if your password...


Introduction:
If you forget your Windows password or if your password expires, you
must reset your password before you can log on to your computer. This
article contains two methods that you can try to reset your password
so that you can log on to your computer again. These steps only work
if you have previously created a password reset disk for the computer,
or if you can log on as an administrator to assign a new password to
your account.
If you do not have a reset disk or cannot log on as an administrator,
unfortunately, you may have to reinstall Windows XP and all other
programs that were installed on the computer before you can use the
computer again. This is for security. Without these safeguards, anyone
could reset a password to anyone else's computer and gain access to
private information.
This article is intended for a beginning to intermediate computer user.
You may find it easier to follow the steps if you print this article first.
More Information:
Reset forgotten or expired password
If you forget your password or if your password expires, there are two
methods that you can use to log on to create a new password. One
method is to use a password reset disk, if you have created one. By
using the password reset disk, you can recover your user account and
your personalized computer settings. Another method is to log on using
the administrator account to delete the forgotten password and then to
create a new password.
If you have a password reset disk, go to method 1. If you do not have
a reset disk, go to method 2. The instructions guide you through each
step and help you verify that the problem is resolved.

on Mar 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Reset admin password on home pc


You have to boot via disc....for that just insert the windows/any os disc and reboot the system,before it goes into your OS,ie before it shows starting windows or wateva....just click F8....now choose the boot from disc option...here you will be able to reinstall the OS or repair the OS....this way you can log on to a system without know the password....

Feb 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Plz forget my password


To log on to a computer as the administrator to reset a password, follow these steps:
  1. Log on as an administrator.
    1. In the Welcome to Windows dialog box, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and then type the name of the administrator user account.
    2. In the Password box, type the administrator password, and then click OK.

  2. Reset the password.
    1. Click Start and then click Run.
    2. Type compmgmt.msc , and then click OK.
    3. In the Computer Management (Local) dialog box, expand Local Users and Groups.
    4. Click the Users folder, and then right-click the user account that you want to reset the password for.
    5. Click Set Password, and then click Proceed.
    6. Type a new password in the New password box, type the password again in theConfirm password box, and then click OK two times.
    7. Restart the computer, and then try to log on to Windows XP again
Or use password reset disk.
You can also download various password breaking tools available on internet for free download.

Feb 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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To unlock pasword


Hello,
If you forget your Windows password or if your password expires, you must reset your password before you can log on to your computer2_bing.gif. This article contains two methods that you can try to reset your password so that you can log on to your computer2_bing.gif again. These steps only work if you have previously created a password reset disk for the computer, or if you can log on as an administrator to assign a new password to your account.

If you do not have a reset disk or cannot log on as an administrator, unfortunately, you may have to reinstall Windows XP and all other programs that were installed on the computer before you can use the computer again. This is for security. Without these safeguards, anyone could reset a password to anyone else's computer and gain access to private information.

In XP2_bing.gif their are two ways to change the password.
1st method - Restart the system and when you see the computer manufacturer's name Dell or HP or any other start tapping the F8 button 5 to 8 times. A menu will come. Choose the safe mode option and then press enter on the next screen on selection of the os. Your computer will now show u a new account by the name of administrator. If you had an admin password then u won't be able to get in here either. But most people dont have this so log in to this account and go to the control panel and you will be able to remove the password for your own account. Restart system and you are good to go.



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I forgot the password to log


Hello,
If you forget your Windows password or if your password expires, you must reset your password before you can log on to your computer. This article contains two methods that you can try to reset your password so that you can log on to your computer again. These steps only work if you have previously created a password reset disk for the computer, or if you can log on as an administrator to assign a new password to your account.

If you do not have a reset disk or cannot log on as an administrator, unfortunately, you may have to reinstall Windows XP and all other programs that were installed on the computer before you can use the computer again. This is for security. Without these safeguards, anyone could reset a password to anyone else's computer and gain access to private information.

Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.
Thanks.

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I lost my log in password


Hello,
If you forget your Windows password or if your password expires, you must reset your password before you can log on to your computer. This article contains two methods that you can try to reset your password so that you can log on to your computer2_bing.gif again. These steps only work if you have previously created a password reset disk for the computer, or if you can log on as an administrator to assign a new password to your account.

If you do not have a reset disk or cannot log on as an administrator, unfortunately, you may have to reinstall Windows XP and all other programs that were installed on the computer before you can use the computer again. This is for security. Without these safeguards, anyone could reset a password to anyone else's computer and gain access to private information.

Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.
Thanks.

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Forgot password


If you forget your Windows password or if your password expires, you must reset your password before you can log on to your computer. This article contains two methods that you can try to reset your password so that you can log on to your computer again. These steps only work if you have previously created a password reset disk for the computer, or if you can log on as an administrator to assign a new password to your account.

If you do not have a reset disk or cannot log on as an administrator, unfortunately, you may have to reinstall Windows XP and all other programs that were installed on the computer before you can use the computer again. This is for security. Without these safeguards, anyone could reset a password to anyone else's computer and gain access to private information.

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Lost password on Windows XP Computer


Hi,

You can log on to the computer by using a password reset disk, follow these steps.

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. On the Windows XP logon screen, click the user name that you want to use, and then press ENTER.
Note You receive the following error message: Did you forget your password? You can click the "?" button to see your password hint. Or you can use your password reset disk. Please type your password again. Be sure to use the correct uppercase and lowercase letters.

  1. Click Use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard starts. The Password Reset Wizard enables you to create a new password for your user account.
  2. In the Password Reset Wizard dialog box, click Next.
  3. Insert the password reset disc into the CD drive, and then click Next.
  4. Type a new password in the Type a new password box, and then type the password again in the Type the password again to confirm box.
  5. In the Type a new password hint box, type a hint for the password, and then click Next.
  6. Click Finish, and then try to log on to Windows XP again.
If you were able to reset your password and are now able to log on successfully, you have resolved the issue, and you are finished.

Regards,
Riztech


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Password forgot


Well, I think you can rely on this password recovery tool to clear the password and reboot your computer without asking the password. The program is fully compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP etc operation system, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit. Let me know how it goes. Regards.

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