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I've been away for an extended period and when coming home I've forgotten the password for by PC. I tried to set a new one but it tells me to use a USB flash drive or a floppy none of which I have. HELP!

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  • jandwlandis Mar 22, 2011

    Microsoft Windows Home Premium

  • jandwlandis Mar 22, 2011

    I have Windows 7Home Premium not XP and I don't have a USB memory stick.

  • jandwlandis Mar 22, 2011

    If I re-install Windows what info will I lose?

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I assume your referring to your windows password. Do you have access to another administrative account on the PC? If not your best option is to take the hard drive out install it in another computer as a secondary hard drive back up any essential files and then put the hard drive back in the first computer and reformat and reinstall windows.
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What operating system do you have?

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    Create a Ophcrack USB Flash Drive(Ophcrack is a free Windows Password Cracker or Windows Login Password Recovery tool)
    How to Create a bootable Ophcrack flash drive:
    1.
    Download the Ophcrack XP Live CD ISO.
    2.
    Download and run Universal USB Installer, select OphCrack XP, and follow the onscreen instructions.
    If all goes well, you should be booting from the USB stick into a mini
    Linux environment. Ophcrack is launched automatically after the system
    has booted. You should now be able to recover Windows XP login Passwords using this single USB tool.
    The first step is to insert the bootable USB flash memory stick and reboot the computer.During the system post tap the F11 key (or the key your board manufacturer specifies to get into Boot Menu).
    he key used to access the Boot Menu may vary. Some commonly used Boot Menu keys are F2, F10, F11, and ESC.Your USB device should be listed. Use the arrow keys to select your USB Disk then press enter.You can now proceed to boot Ophcrack from the stick.

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    You can reset your password by using a password reset disk or by using an administrator account.

    If you forget the administrator password and don't
    have a password reset disk or another administrator account, you won't
    be able to reset the password. If there are no other user accounts on
    the computer, you won't be able to log on to Windows and will need to re-install Windows.

    If you forget the administrator password and don't have a password reset disk or another administrator account, you won't be able to reset the password. If there are no other user accounts on the computer, you won't be able to log on to Windows and will need to re-install Windows.

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    All info stored in C: drive.(windows drive).

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