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Its about 2 years since a used my inspiron 8500. I completely forgotten the password. Please help

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First I would try logging onto the the pc with a Username of administrator and blank password. There is probably a default password for these but I don't know what that would be.
The next way requires you have a CD writer, blank CD and another pc to create it from but this is something I have used in the past.
You need to unzip the file and burn it as a CD image file to the CD - most burning programs should know what an ISO file is to burn it as an image of the original CD.
Let me know if you need more help with getting that sorted. but once you have the CD reboot the PC with the CD in the drive and it will boot into a text based Linux. you need to accept the defaults most of the way through this - it ask questions you may not know the answer to so you can just hit enter to continue.
Then you wil come to a section at the end about the user login accounts where you can set the administrator login to blank or other logins. Have a go and get back to me if you need me. and don't forget to rate my solution if you want!

Posted on Oct 07, 2010


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