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I have not used my laptop in about 2 years and i cant remember the password to get into my files. How can I access it or reboot the whole system back to factory settings?

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You can try removing/resetting the user password tutorials, LINK , before resetting your system back to default settings.

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Hi,
When you start up the computer press 'ctrl+alt+delete' twice. Then in the password box that appears type 'administrator' in the username and hit enter. Then once you are in the admin account hit start then go to control panel --> USERS --> Your account. Then change password u will only lose ur msn or saved passwords.
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here is the solution for ur problem gary, you just need windows xp cd with you, in order to solve this problem,its a best possible way to resolve this problem for new bee. You need to go this link through internet explorer: http://pcproblems.wordpress.com/2007/05/22/can%E2%80%99t-remember-your-windows-xp-administrator-password/

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