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I have put a password on my main screen on laptop, but forgot it, how can i get back into my laptop

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Hello.

There is a hidden Administrator account that is created when your operating system is installed. Access that account and then reset your password.

1. Boot your computer and press F8 repeatedly
2. Access Safe Mode
3. Key in "Administrator" in Username, with no password.
4. Go to Control Panel, then User Accounts
5. Select the account you want to reset the password
6. Change the password

Hope this helps

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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SOURCE: i forgot my password to my laptop and trying to reset it

The following solution has to be performed on another computer

The first step you have to take in this scenario is to go on the internet and download Error Rescue Disk (ERD) Commander image (.ISO or .NRG) from the Microsoft Website called. Since you are using Windows 7 make sure you download ERD for Windows 7.
Secondly you have to write/ burn that image onto a disk using Nero. When you are done, Put the disk in your laptop and restart it. ERD will automatically launch itself into the system. If it does not start, restart the computer while pressing DEL or F2 to go into the BIOS setup. In the BIOS setup, under Boot Order/ Boot sequence, configure the CD-ROM to be the 1st booting device.
Afterwards, when ERD finishes launching, go to start, then Administrative Tools, then "LOCKSMITH), you will be prompted to create a new password that will eventually overwrite the forgotten one. Restart the laptop and use the newly created password to gain access.
Then if you do not want to use a password anymore, go to control panel, User Accounts and disable the password on your Account.
I hope that will get you out of your trouble

Posted on Nov 28, 2011

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