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Yo

Got a Laptop infront of me, the user forgot the password

Anyway to reset it / retrieve the password?

Would rather not reinstall

Cheers

Edit: The laptop is logged in to windows atm if that helps with resetting the password
Edited by Fallen Angel -X - 1/25/11 at 11:45am
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post #2 of 34
which password -- boot or windows?
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post #3 of 34
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by spinejam View Post
which password -- boot or windows?
Windows Login password

But its logged in atm if that helps
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post #4 of 34
Hirens Boot CD has a password change/reset utility...
Other than that im not sure.
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post #5 of 34
I did have a program that you burn to a disk and you can change the passwords. Let me find it.
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post #6 of 34
What version of windows?

If you have vista/windows 7 just type in "Change Password" in start and you'll see it....

Unless I'm mistaken by what you're really asking....
     
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post #7 of 34
Use the Winternals ERD commander. you can google it for download links. It's a bootable cd.
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post #8 of 34
Are you using windows xp / vista / 7? Do you have access to another 'puter? If so, try this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959061

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/window...-windows-7.htm
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post #9 of 34
what version windows?
can you log into safemode?
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post #10 of 34
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Oh sorry should have mentioned

Windows 7

Logged in to normal mode atm, how ever if i log out, will be unable to log back in as the user does not know the password
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