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Lost admistrator password

My wife claims she never changed the old password but it wont allow the password

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I need u help i lost my administrator in my computer and i can't even download any program
so i need to know how i fixed?

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Hello,

You can download this bootable ISO file and burn it to a CD, then restart your computer and boot to the CD and it will allow you to reset your password without having to reinstall Windows.

To boot to the CD, restart the computer and press F2 or the delete key to enter BIOS (key varies by machine). In the settings area find Boot Sequence and make sure that the CD Rom is above the entry called Hard Drive. This will ensure that the CD Rom boots before the Hard Drive does - hence this will boot your password reset CD.

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Before you uninstall it, check on Microsoft.com for the password recovery program.

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There are 2 options if you have forgotten the password.

1)Turn the PC Off.

2)Now, as soons as you push power buttin to turn it ON, keep tapping F8 key

3)Select safe mode and enter.

4)Click on the adminstrator user and try to log in without typing any password.

If you are able to log in great otherwise Windows needs to un-installed and re-installed.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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