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XP user account login: forgot password!!!!! PLEASE HELP!

Question: XP user account login: forgot password!!!!! PLEASE HELP!

Somehow I have forgotten my password for my user account. Honestly I don't remember ever making one but nowadays I tend to forget plenty. For those wondering how I could have forgotten the password I haven't used my computer in almost 6 months.

I've tried everything I can think of. I've tried every password I've ever used and to no avail.

Then I used ctrl alt del to go into the other login screen and to login as administrator but that didn't work either. I tried "administrator" with no password, then "administrator" with "admin" as password, then "administrator" with passwords I frequently use. Nothing. Computer says check user name/domain/password.

Iam wondering: when I go into this login screen the "user name" window is already filled in with "photekxl," a handle that I frequently use (as you see here). If the window is already filled in does that mean I definitely have an account with that name, even though I don't remember the password?

Also tried "guest" with no pass and it says my guest account has been removed and to "contact the system administrator." Funny.

Please tell me there is a way to get into my files as a guest or something without having to login somewhere? Boot from a CD? Hack into it somehow? I have lots of school and work related files that I simply can't lose so reinstalling is not an option unless it's the only one. PLEASE HELP!!! Appreciate the responses.

iK

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Preferred Solution: XP user account login: forgot password!!!!! PLEASE HELP!

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Answer: XP user account login: forgot password!!!!! PLEASE HELP!

i have o idea, but if you get another hdd and set your old one as your secondry and the new one as the primary and install windows toone the new hdd u should be able to access our old hdd and recover the files.

ill try of think of another way

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My grandmother was recently hacked and she changed all her passwords herself (yay!). However she did not write down her new local user account password for her laptop.

I tried downloading OPHCrack, I burned it as an ISO file and put it on a DVD-R(only thing I had on hand) and i changed the boot order on her BIOS menu to had the DVD drive as the first priority. It does not run....I hear the disk drive moving, or spinning but the program does not run. Are there any other options or do I have to do a complete system restore to bypass this? Also if that is what I have to do how do I do that without being in her control panel?

Answer:Old Problem New User- Forgot Local User Account Password

Hello there "hater",are you sure you downloaded the right OPHcrack version?It should be the one that is intended to be used on,not the one being used to download and be burned on.Try imgburn,never failed me to create bootable CDs or DVDs.

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i was trying to load the windows vista setup stuff onto a cd so i could use it on the other computer which has the problem but i don't know how to load the softwere onto the cd and im not that good with computers

Answer:Forgot User Login Password

Not sure what you want to achieve? Can you be a bit more specific?

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I can't log in to my computer because I forgot my password. I didn't set up a Microsoft account, so I only have the local account. I'm really stuck! If anyone has a solution for me, I would appreciate it so much!

Thank you so much!

Answer:Forgot Windows login password, only have a local account

This is a tough one unless you made a password recovery disk, had a MS account or have another user account. Ways of making another user account you will need a Windows 10 installation disk to boot from. Other option is to call MS or reinstall windows.

http://www.howtogeek.com/222262/how-...in-windows-10/

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I can't log in to my computer because I forgot my password. I didn't set up a Microsoft account, so I only have the local account. I'm really stuck! If anyone has a solution for me, I would appreciate it so much!

Thank you so much!

Answer:Forgot Windows login password, only have a local account

This is a tough one unless you made a password recovery disk, had a MS account or have another user account. Ways of making another user account you will need a Windows 10 installation disk to boot from. Other option is to call MS or reinstall windows.

http://www.howtogeek.com/222262/how-...in-windows-10/

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cant get past initial log-in screen no admins available nothing has worked and the laptop does not have a cd-rom am i stuck loading a password cracker on a floppy?

Answer:forgot password for user login and no admins set

We can't help with forgotten passwords. You will have to login to the default Administrator account and create a new user account. Follow these instructions to access the Admin account: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/wi...

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hi all,

i forgot my user account password, with out formatting the system how can i open my system?

thanks
srinivas

Answer:can any one help me? i forgot my user account password

Hi,

Since you've only just installed it, I recommend you just reinstall again:
Can i know steps to install windows 7 for new lenovo laptop(having DOS

Or, you could try this:
Password Reset

Regards,
Golden

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Is there a solution if a user changed the password on administrator, and then forgot it, and does NOT have another account on the PC with administrator access?

Just curious, someone asked me about this. Luckily I remembered what they had set the admin password to, so I could help them (this time) but curious for future application.
 

Answer:What to do if user forgot their administrator account password

I vaugly recall somebody mentioning that the windows 2000 startup discs, will allow you to launch into recovery mode with admin privs and you can reset the password from there.

I haven't tried it, and the guy that mentioned it to me, no longer works here.

maybe that will jog someone elses memory at least....

-Jeff
 

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I forgot my "User Account Control" Password because I had lost my power cord and had not used my laptop in a while. Since I can't remember my password, I am trying to perform a "System Factory Reset", but I am not accomplishing anything. Can someone please help me with this issue?

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Hi everyone, hope someone can help. I thought I were using the Admin account my my new laptop, but it seems I am not, as I am denied permission to do certain tasks.

Anyhow, when I try to switch users to one I setup when I first got the laptop, I cant remember my password. Is there anyway of resetting this password?

I remember setting up the second user account, and even renamed it to GSi-R which related to my work, but for the life of me, I cannot remember my password. I have tried all combinations of what I use in other forums etc, but all to no avail.

My OS is in Finnish, and my Finnish is not that great at the moment due to still learning the language, so if anyone could help me reset this password in simple terms so i can understand each step that would be great.

Thanks in advance

Micky

Answer:Forgot password on second user account on my laptop

Working on it now with someone, thanks for your help lol

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vista home basic 9 months since we last used system cannot remember main user password to get into vista

Answer:forgot user password to login to vista home basic

Welcome to TSF

Unfortunately we cannot assist in the bypassing of passwords, Please read the Rules


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We will not provide any user with information about the location of websites that assist with the following activities

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We will also not offer advice, assistance or instruction with regard to any of the above activities, illegal or otherwise.

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I have a Dell laptop that I haven't rebooted in months so when it shut itself off ( b/c battery died) I not longer remembered the password for Windows (Win7). I tried too many passwords and apparently shut off the account b/c when I obtained the password (my hubby remembered it) it not longer worked.

I looked up for ways to reset the password. I managed to boot the laptop from a Macrium recovery disk & open a command prompt. First, on the menu that allows you to change boot order, I also set a password for the admin (it had not been set before).

So now I'm logged in as admin from the CD and opened a command window. Now resetting the user password for the account called "owner" should be cake. However, is not b/c the username account seems to be missing: when I type "net users" I only get two accounts: guest and admin. No trace of the user account called "owner" which is the only one I ever used!
"I also get an error "The command completed with one or more errors"

I read that that may be b/c the account got somehow corrupted. Does anyone know how to tell if the user account is corrupted? Any guidance for how to recover the account & it's password?

Answer:Forgot password. Tried too many times &Locked account. Now user gone!

Here is a whole page of things concerning user accounts.
I really don't know which one you need.
Take a look see.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutsearch...user%20account

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My administrator password is not accepted when prompted for administrator password in user accounts. Why is this

Answer:Administrator login password not accepted by user account

Password help is against the forum rules> Rules

Other then saying if you have never entered one to leave it blank that's all we can do.


Thread closed

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I have a client that brought me his laptop for removal of the login password. Apparently, his neighbor's cousin -the computer "expert"- added the password to make the PC "harder to hack when you're on the internet" - yeah, his words, not mine, whatever rolleyes. This expert neglected to write down the password, and cannot remember exactly what the password is. Anyhow- here's the problem: when using the tools I normally use for this (Active Password Changer and/or the 'Locksmith' feature in the ERD/MSDaRT), they do not show the account that is passworded. But if I use a file explorer from a preinstall environment, I can see the account in question. This is confusing; let me clarify: If I browse to C:\Users using the file explorer in ERD/MSDaRT or UBCD4Win, I see the normal "Administrator" account, the normal "Guest" account, an account we'll call "Bob", and an account we'll call "Joe". The password is on the account "Joe". When using a password changing tool, the account "Joe" is not listed, only the normal "Administrator" and "Guest" or "Public" accounts, and the "Bob" account. When I boot to Windows and get to the login screen, the account Joe comes up, but not the account Bob. I'm thinking the "expert" that previously worked on the laptop really screwed up the user accounts and profiles. I'm thinking I... Read more

Answer:Windows7- "Hidden" user account and login password problems

Not sure about the reg fix but you might want to try PClogin and see if it detects all of the accounts. If it detects the account, just check the box marked password is empty. This clears the password. If the "expert" used EFS to encrypt the files of the account then resetting the password would cause all the encrypted files to be inaccessible.

http://www.pcloginnow.com/
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/pcloginnowsbs_11.htm

Trinity Rescue Kit may find the accounts also.

http://trinityhome.org

http://www.techtip.org/how-to-reset-your-locked-windows-password/
 

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I am Arun Kumar Kushwaha and I have discovered one Big Loophole/Security Leak in Microsoft's Windows 7 Operating System worldwide.
through which we can Access/Delete/Copy/Replace Important Data without Cracking/Resetting the Login Password in Windows 7 OS
and for this we not need any 3rd party Software/ CD/ DVD/ Pen drive/ CMD/ Script/ or any other means of hacking Devices/tool.

only through Windows 7 OS we can Access anybodies Computer Around the world, and user will never get to know that his/her computer has accessed by someone else.
This is purely Microsoft's Negligence towards user's Around the world.

U can assume how much serious is this Issue, if anybody can steal confidential Important data of Company/ Govt data/ or any other Sensitive Personal data of anyone who are using windows 7 OS.

I have Talked through telephone to MS India regarding this Issue and they told me that there is no loophole in their OS and can't be accessed by anyone without having Login Password or User need to Reset login Password with tool/software available.

also i have mailed to MS Technical support Team and also asked about this issue on Windows worldwide official support forum, but not get any meaning full response from them.

I am asking this message to here, coz i want to Spread this issue around the world, so every user can secure their Data and also MS can rectify this issue by releasing an OS Update.

Thanks for reading ..

Your's Truly
Arun Kumar Kushwaha

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Is there anyway I can get into my files on my home computer, widows 10? As I have forgot my login
I am the only administrator on the system.
Selb
 

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When I select Reset PW window pop up states:No Drive "This feature requires removable media, such as a USB flash dive.  Please connect a USB flash drive, and then try again." I don't have one, Is there any other way to reset pw or by pass, pressing f11 didn't work either and no recovery disc.Just goes to user login when restarting.

Answer:Forgot User login PW.

Hi,Have you backed up data from this machine?Use LiveCD to copy files to external drive. Create LiveCD from another computer.https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDDid your laptop come with Windows 8/8.1 from factory?If so, you can do clean install of Windows 8.1 using Microsoft windows media creation tool.RegardsVisruth

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hi
I turned off my administrator user account and guest account came on. I did so because I was letting someone use my computer.

When I bought this computer, I have no recall of creating a password. There is a user name and now it simply wants my password to open my administrator user account

Now I can not get back on my administrator account. I tried all my regular passwords. I have no idea what they mean by a floppy disk. The research I did said my only options was to uninstall and the reinstall windows7. This whole thing sucks. Can anyone give me some direction. Is it hard to uninstall windows 7 or is it like uninstalling any other program.




Thanks, Excuse my frustration, I really need to get into my user account and cant continue to use this guest account to get my work done. I have a laptop Acer 64 bit OP Windoes 7. High speed internet with Comcast.

Answer:Forgot User Account

Welcome
Dont rush to reinstall, we have an excellent tutorial
Password Reset

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My Lenovo Thinkpad with Vista Home Premium 32bit had sudden hard drive failure and delivered black screen and funeral dirge. Being convinced that I had no better option, I reloaded all the software from progam recovery disks and then tried to restore the data from current backup DVDs. I got messages to the effect that data restore would not work because the user accounts in the backup did not match the user accounts on the recovered system.

I decided I needed professional help and took the laptop to a data recovery service. They said the hard drive had a fatal firmware problem and needed to be replaced. We agreed they would replace the hard drive, do a software reload, and restore my data from my DVDs. They did the first two and then said they could not restore data from my DVDs because the DVDs were in some non-specific fashion not prepared properly.

I got the laptop back and decided to try one more time to restore the data. I found (I think) that the "experts" may not have followed the procedure correctly. (One has to go back to the very first DVD--in my case--60 weeks ago--and restore them in order or click that one elects to skip some of the called-for disks.) So I did all that and at the end got a message saying the restore was "Successful."

The problem is I cannot see any data folders or files in Outlook, Word or Excel. I'm thinking the problem is user account identities not matching between restored system and backup disks. I am the only us... Read more

Answer:I forgot my user account name

---click on this--->Reset User Account Password---please post your results---

peace

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Hello All,
   I need to remove user passwords. Yes I have removed Admin password. I have used Trinity, Hiren's boot disk, UBCD and other linux and password removal programs. I want to remove the user passwords from the login. I have done the safe mode startup and disabled the EUFI. I cannot login to the admin or safe mode unless i enter the user password. Which is what I am trying to remove. I have watched videos and read tutorials and all of them tell me to login and then change the password. Is there any possible way to remove this? I am talking about the main user login that has the user name with the email under it. Is there a way to remove them from pulling the hard drive and accessing it through usb as an external drive. I have been through multiple forums and all with the same thing. They all tell me to login and then change the safe mode or user settings. I want to remove the user password without loging in. PLEASE do not send me a site that shows me how to remove password after loging in or login and change the start up or settings. I already know how to do those things. Like I said I already removed admin password, but I cannot login or it does not show that user as a choice to login. Yes I am very frustrated with this. I think I am going to quit my job and quit working on computers if this is what Is installed for the future.   <<<<this is how I feel. DUMB!!   

Answer:Remove login password/ forgot password

That's a touchy subject...yes, there are ways to do what you want, but...I'm hesitant to assist, since there's no way for me to know what your intentions are or whether or not you have ownership of/ should have access to  the PC in question.  I know that sounds unhelpful at best and rude at the least, but...I'd go back to Google, if I were you. 

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I just got back from vacation, and I cant remember my password to my Windows XP account. Im typing right now from a limited account that I set up for my brother. How can I proceed to blank or recover my password. The limited acccount im typing from and the acc i need the password for are from the same computer.
 

Answer:I forgot my login password

Blades!!!! Gezzz.....we were wondering where you were .....reboot into safe mode ..(if you didn't set a password ...you'll be able to reset from there.)
 

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Today I was trying to change my password for my computer login. I enter the current password and the new one and it said the current one was not correct. I can't seem to remember what my password is.Is there anyway to find out or change it?

Answer:Forgot login password. Help!

Sorry but Forum Rules prevent us from helping with Password bypassing.
This thread will be closed.

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I hate a compaq presario. And i forgot my login password, and i am completely screwed.. Please if anyone knows a way i can get past the initial login screen, i then could change it to something easier to remember.. Please help.. thanks so much..

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Answer:Forgot my login password

We don't provide any help with lost passwords or getting around password protection. Obviously, we can't determine the real intent here, so our policy is to abstain from any assistance in these matters.

From the Tech Support Forum Rules & Conduct
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Users may not post hacks, cracks, or give instruction how to pirate any type of software, or anything similar, in any forum of TSF. We do not condone, support or give instruction on any illegal activity pertaining to computer systems, computer hardware, computer software programs or computer related activities. Included in this group of activities are requests for help to circumvent system admin passwords or Administrator settings on networks. We do understand that the majority of requests may be legitimate, but we do not have the means to discern these from non-legitimate requests.




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just wondering if the password reset on windows 7 will work on any other win 7 system? forgot password on one pc but have another pc which has win 7 on it...thanks
 

Answer:forgot login password

Do you only have one Administrator account for that computer?
 

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Just set password this week and can not log in.

Answer:Forgot up password login

Any suggestions other than paying HP $ 50?

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someone gave me a nice laptop. its password protected. how can I bypass this or reset the password? is their an easy way? I don't have any disks.

Answer:cant login, forgot password

As a working computer tech, I have the solution to that...but, telling you how to do it would Violate Forum Rules.

Take the little PC to a reliable computer shop and see if they will do it for you. That's the best advice I am allowed to give.

Good luck!
Technomage

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I can not open windows on my Dell XP computer please help it is a used pc owner left it behind when they moved.I would like to fix for my grandchildren.TY

Answer:Forgot xp login password

You'll most likely have to reinstall the operating system.

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4years back i made it to login automatically. now i dont remember what was password. how can i revert to login prompt or recover password ?
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Answer:login password forgot ?

it seems i had not created apassword when the user was reated. now i could create password and login with new password. tried restart and it works. i used the netplwiz as said in the other forum .
it works anyways. now i thnk the upgrade to windows 10 will come up in a few days or so.

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Hi, I have forgot login password of hp laptop. I don't have Microsoft account to reset it. Is there any procedure.

Answer:Forgot login password

Vinz7 Sorry, but there is  no way that HP can recover your password. Here is a link to some steps you can try, and in your case, they are the ones near the end of the post:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04648973 Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on the left of the Reply button to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution" -- to help others find the solution.========================================================================

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i need help for my friends laptop how do i get the login password ,i don't have administrator account either so my laptop is completely useless

Answer:What do i do when i forgot my login password

you turn around and go back to google :)
we cant help you here im afraid

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Need help trying to reset the password. I'm having trouble logining the computer, I don't have a disk nor flask drive. Help please











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Answer:forgot login password

Hi, There's a general policy on the forun not to provide ways of bypassing Windows log-on passwords due to security/privacy issues - however, any local computer shop should be able to reset this for you or, if you have all your data backed up, you could consider resetting the machine to its factory condition and setting up the account again. Regards, DP-K

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Hello my daughter has forgot her login password to her HP 2000-239wmnotebook how can i reset it without losing everything ?

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i forgot the login password and the usb drive . How to fix it without my usb protected password ?

Answer:i forgot the login password and the usb drive

If you are looking for password help for a PC or laptop such help is not available on this forum due to the difficulty of proving ownership. In this case you are best advised to contact the manufacturer but be prepare to prove ownership.Most USB security programmes provide the facility to provide a prompt to help remember the password if you have not done this then there is nothing you can do about it... next time provide the prompt or write the password down.

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Hi,

I am running a home version windows vista. I forgot the administrator password and need to login to delete some unwanted files that refused
to go away.

Any idea how I can access without reinstalling the whole thing?

Thank you.

Answer:Forgot Administrator Password to login

We cannot help you recover passwords. This is against forum rules.

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My sister has a Dell Demension Desktop C251 computer running Windows XP. Her 10 year old daughter put a password to log onto windows and forgot the password. There were no users on the log in screen before, when the computer booted up it went straight to the desktop. Is there anyway I could recover or reset this password? There are no other users that can be logged into to even get past the Windows User Log In screen. Thanks for any help in advance. Thanks!

-If there's any more info I need to give I will do my best to give it.

Answer:Forgot Windows XP Login Password

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Changed the login password yesterday night but can't remember it for now. anyway to recover or reset the password? thanks

Answer:Forgot login password Aspire S7

Which version of Windows do you use?Do you have a Microsoft account?

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pls how can I recover my window login password

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is there any way to get into my xp admin account it just keeps saying ive forgot my password ? help please
 

Answer:cant login to win xp admin password forgot

thanks in advance if u can help mr on this
 

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I forgot my administrative login password.  Hint doesnt help.  I had done this before and somehow fixed it.  But cant remember how forthe life of me.  im running windows 10 and windows 7 home. i have no reset disk or windows installation
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hi i forgot my password to my admin acct on vista. i have done just about everything from restore to reboot to creating a cd which booted at startup and no matter what i do i cannot get this solved. any help would be greatly appreciated. i have a microsoft vista premium 32 bit desktop comp. i cant even restore to factory settings because i dont have my original cds and to make them i need permission from admin which is me but forgot password. also there is no other admin acct on my comp just that one. thanks

Answer:forgot my password for vista login

So how come the hint, that you give yourself when you created the password, did not help?

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I forgot my password to login to windows xpIs there anyway to login ?

Answer:forgot my password to login to windows xp

How do people forget their passwords to Windows? There must be some epidemic that causes amnesia.

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My brother cant remember his login password therefore we can't make any changes on his machine.  he doesnt have a recovery disk..any way around this?  please advise.
 
Thanks,
 
disco

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hey folks i have forgotten my windows 7 password. but i can login as i use finger scanner to login. so is there a way to remove that forgotten password?

Answer:Forgot my windows 7 password but can login

Hello gsbharaj,

Since you can log in, you could enable the built-in Administrator, log in to it, then use OPTION TWO below to change or remove the password for the user account that you forgot the password to.

User Account Password - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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how to re-set login password if forgot. Kindly help me in steps to login in case of password not working or forgot.

Answer:desktop P.C login password forgot.

Forgotten your Windows XP Home Edition password? - Part 1: Introduction http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894900Have you lost or forgotten a password?http://www.computerhope.com/issues/...I Forgot My Administrator Password!http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/...Note: If your computer is part of a domain, the procedure for creating a password disk is different.See here for step by step instructions:http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...Reset Administrator Passwordhttp://alieneyes.wordpress.com/2006...

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i forgot my password for my laptop it is a acer aspire with Windows 7 system .i have no disk to reset the password, so can u help me reset it without a floppy disk or a usb flashdrive? 

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The login password was mistakenly changed, and cannot be remembered. There is no password recovery disk. Please I need help on what to do.

Answer:forgot windows login password

Hi @ohzed-osigwe,Welcome to the HP Forums! I have read you are having issues with your HP 14-r022tu Notebook and issues with your Login password. Have you tried a System Restore?  F11 at the very starting of Windows. Here is a link that has helped others.  Please let me know how this goes.  Click the Thumbs up to give me a Kudos high five, just to say thanks for trying.  Thanks.

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My son recently reset his log in administrator password on his Dell laptop at college (the computer has Windows XP) and now he can't remember his new password! So, he can't get into his computer! He called me asking for help. Is there anything he can do? He doesn't have any of his system disks at college, so he can't reinstall Windows XP.
 

Answer:Forgot computer login password

Reboot the PC in Safe Mode, login using the Administrator account, if this has no password on it then great, if it does have a password on it and it is not known then we can not help you to bypass it.

If you can login using the built in system admin account then once in go to
Start - Run type in control userpasswords2 OK
click on sons username and click on Reset Password, OK
reboot PC normally
 

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I forgot my windows login password , is there any way that i can change/ reset that from DOS (command ). Iam not able to log into windows.
 

Answer:Forgot windows login password

try safe mode there may b another account administrator pwd disabled u may try
 

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How do I recover the password for the Login/Signin screen so I can get to my desktop. I can sign on as Guest since I did not password protect that User Account.
I thought that I had removed the password for the Administrator....but apparently not. so now I can not remember that password.
 

Answer:Forgot Login Password for Administrator

Sorry, we cannot assist with forgotten passwords or bypassing passwords.
# Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

Please read the Forum Rules before posting again.
Closing thread.
 

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Hi all,

My girlfriend is in Thailand at the moment.
I setup a password for her account using remote assistance, but at the time her computer was set to Thai language and I did not realise when typing the password in. She said she has tried changing the language by doing <alt+shift> and typing the password I set in different languages but she said it is not working.
The only account she had setup was called "Administrator". Is this the same account that is used for Safe Mode? Or does Safe Mode have it's own hidden Administrator and the password cannot be changed unless you change it within Safe Mode?

I am so annoyed at the moment >,<,

Kind regards,
Shaun
 

Answer:Windows XP Login Password Forgot

Hi Shaun,
It is not something that we can help you with.
Tech Support Guy - Site Rules
http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

Quote.
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.
 

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okay guys i need help!!!!   my friend gave me her computer and stupid me loged out and then when it loged in it said her name and asking for a password. and she doesnt remember it and the hint isnt working either!!is there a way to get around it?? is there a default password?  someone help soon!!!theres no guest account made!

Answer:forgot my windows xp login password

? i dont have much time

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Forgot the windows login password, since we have not used this pc for a very long time, and password hint did not help us. Need help to be able to log in again. ;-) Hope you can help us! Kind regards, Vigdis R

Answer:Forgot windows login password

Hello @VigdisR, Please try this document : http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01927511 http://hp.dezide.com/ts/start.jsp?guide=unableloginos.net&as=true&sfs=isearch&section=ccweb    Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Hi.

Stupid me, I forgot my Windows 7 Administrator login password for a user's system and my Password Reset "disk" (USB stick) is not here with me right now.
Is there a quality free or inexpensive paid program that can help me retreive or reset it.
I see a million choices on Google but don't know what to trust and need ease of use.

Tnx,

Brad. :-)

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pls how can I recover my window login password.

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Hi everyone, I bought a new X61 notebook, but I forgot the password(created during setup) to open the computer. Could you please help me out?  Thanks a lot!  Sam Note from Moderator:  Sorry, cracking password discussions are not allowed in the forum.  You'll need to remember the password yourself. Message Edited by JaneL on 07-07-2009 02:01 PM

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Greetings

I created another account here before I created this one, and I've forgotten the password for it (the first account).

Help!

Answer:Forgot password to first account

Lost Password Recovery FormIf you have forgotten your username or password, you can request to have your username emailed to you and to reset your password. When you fill in your registered email address, you will be sent instructions on how to reset your password.




http://www.tenforums.com/login.php?do=lostpw

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ok so i seem to have woken up this morning with amnesia lol,i cannot remember my admin account password to log into windows.... and i did not create a password disk.
any tips on what i should do to reset the password even though i cant actually log into windows?

I've beeen think and thinking but i cannot remember it. lol
 

Answer:forgot xp account password

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I only have one account on my laptop (so I think it's the administrator one, unless that one is hidden on the welcome screen). Recently I added a password to it, and after that I wasn't on it for a while, so I forgot what it was.

I've tried everything. I'm still working on a list of what the password could've been, so when I'm finished with that I'll try all of them. Is there any way to reset it or retrieve it or something, like in safe mode, or some sort of setting in safe mode or something?

I found another thread like this, and someone said it was against the rules because it was illegal, but I don't see how trying to get my own account's password is illegal! And if it is, what are you supposed to do, because I bet millions of people forget their passwords!

Answer:I forgot my only account's password

Quote:




I don't see how trying to get my own account's password is illegal!




Due to Forum Rules we cannot assist with password retrieval. We don't know if you actually own this computer or if you are trying to access a computer illegally.
Restart the computer and press F8. Boot into Safe Mode. Here the Hidden Built in Administrator account which was established when the XP was installed, will be accessible. Try booting into the Administrator account. If you did not set a password for this account, leave it blank. If you can't log into that account then you are out of luck. This thread is now closed.

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Hi

I have a unit i want to have 4 user accounts on and one of them should auto login.

How do i change to one of my other 3 accounts?
Change user doesnt work, just auto login.

Im running Windows embedded standard 7

Best regards
Alexander

Answer:Multiple user accounts, 1 auto login , how to login to another account

Can you log off the user that was automatically logged on?

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Hey HEEELLLPPPPP......I forgot my Password for my Windows 2000 Log In Screen is they anyway for me to log on....My guest account is not activatated.....I'm LOST HEELP..................
 

Answer:Forgot Windows 2000 LogIn Password

Try this http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
 

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After forgot admin password on Windows 8, how to access dell computer?If just in order to login Windows 8, there are several ways available. Why? Because remove, reset, recover or bypass Windows 8 password can work.
How to remove Windows 8 admin password?
The good third-party Windows password recovery tool is the most easiest and fastest way, such as Windows Password Genius advanced. The effective tool can be used to remove password for Windows 8/7/Vista etc and reset password for Windows server. So remove admin password with it could save time and guarantee result. The advanced version is special for Windows 8 with high affection.
How to bypass Windows 8 admin password? 
Modify registry can bypass admin password to access computer. 1. Click “Win + R” to open “Run” dialog, input “regedit” command and click “OK” to enter registry setting surface of Windows 82. Modify HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\WinlogonRight-click and create a new string value, rename value name as AutoAdminlogon3. Find DefaultUserName, set it as the default user name to sign in Windows. And create string value DefaultPassword, set the value as the password of the default Windows login user.
How to recover Windows 8 admin password?
Reset disk is the most appropriate utility for Windows 8 admin password recovery. It is usually created before you forgot admin password. So on logon screen, when you type wrong password, a mes... Read more

Answer:How to Login Windows 8 after Forgot Admin Password?

Great idea! I have ever forgot my Windows 8 administrator password and locked out of computer. My boyfriend helped me reset my forgotten Win 8 password and regained access to my locked computer by following this video guide: How to Reset Windows 8 Password?

It is really helpful!

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i hav not been on my pc 4 a few weeks n hav 4got my password so now i can't get on my pc plez can any1 help me lol i hav tryed 2 rember 4 2 days now n i can't so soz plez help me if u can ty
 

Answer:forgot password 4 login page at start up

Howdy,

Sorry but we can not help you about passwords as it is against the site rules.......
 

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I forgot my passord of my laptop of lenovo . I did not prepare a 'password reset disk' Now, can I reset my password? Please help me.
 
I treid many passwrod rest tool like ntpasword, iseepassword or ophctack, but none of works, any suggestion?
 
like: 
 
Moderator note: links removed.
 
these toosl wont' works on my windows, so don't recommend them again to me.
 

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I Forgot My Password To Login To My Computer And Now I Can't Get On It At All. Is There Any Way To Get Around This? IT HAS WINDOWS 2000 PROFESSIONAL.
 

Answer:Forgot Login Password Windows 2000

Hi Deannat,
Since you aren't able to login to your computer, the following link is probably what you need:
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/computing/kb/kb0747.html

Good Luck!
 

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i applied a password to the admistrator but now i realised that i forgot that..what should i do no??i am not even able to  login to my laptop

Answer:i forgot my administrative password and now i am not able to login to my system

sazzy_urz, welcome to the forum,
 
do you mean the admin password when you first turn on your computer or for logging into Windows?
 
Please note that discussing how to crack passwords is forbidden in these forums.

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Hello, I fogot my windows 7 passowrd, HP laptop. Is there any way that I can get into my HP computer without reintall the system.

Answer:I forgot my HP login password - windows 7, how to recover?

perterhoul wrote:Hello, I fogot my windows 7 passowrd, HP laptop. Is there any way that I can get into my HP computer without reintall the system.Try these links. How To Change or Reset a Windows 8/8.1 PasswordHow To Reset a Windows 7 PasswordReset your Windows password

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When I turn the laptop on the login screen is white and I can see wifi and battery life display in bottom left corner as well as grey silhouette of default user avatar, password in green and a blue "next" arrow for password confirmation, but NOTHING else. I also forgot the password and need to recover it. 

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We havent used this laptop in a long time.  The battery went dead and we just got around to ordering a new one via Amazon.  However, the initial admin password has been forgotten.  It tells me to put in recovery disk.  I dont have one that I know of.  Is there another way around this? Thanks, LBishop5151  

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my manual says i have to bring my notebook to gateway so they can reset it
does anyone know a way around this?
 

Answer:FORGOT my windows login password for gateway HELP!!!!!

Try going into the Safe Mode. Press F8 before you see the Windows screen. Once you are in the Safe Mode, go into the Administrator user. From there, you should be able to remove the password
 

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I forgot my password to get in my desktop (windows vista) can someone help me

Answer:forgot desktop login password on vista

When did you last use your password?Please come back and let us know how you got on.

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A few years ago, I password-protected some of my DVDs using an encryption software called CD Lock, and I used those DVDs regularly using the same password without problems. Recently the program started to refuse my password, so I attempted to contact the vendor, no reply. Tried a few things like closing the antivirus, entering it on a fresh machine, even on Windows 2000, just in case. There is no way I can believe I forgot the password, it feels so lame, but I suppose I should give up trying to remember, cause it's started to give me serious mental strain :tired

So, is there anything I can do before throwing these Dvds away, like using some decryption software? Thanks to everyone who has read this far, any ideas will be appreciated.
 

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I have for a very long time use this picture password login option to login to my laptop, because its been so easy.
I got so used to that BUT now i wanted to change the picture and i noticed goshhh i have forgotten both my password and email address.
Should i perhaps format the whole laptop and begin from the beginning? How on earth would i find what my password and email address was? I have tried everything i can, but i assume there is no way other than formatting right?
Thank you for your replies

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Tengo un table asus rtf600t del cual se me olvido la contrasea de entrada a windows como puedo resolver el problema
"I have an ASUS RTF600T tablet ... I forgot my password to login to Windows - how can I fix the problem?"

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I Forgot My Windows 7 User Login Password. Guest is disabled. What is the best way to reset my user account? PS: I didn't have a reset disk.

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

Answer:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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What if you are using your Microsoft account Shawn, and you forgot what the password is for your local account??? Long time ago when I was just using my local account, I never had a password setup for it. Now if I try to log in to my local account, it wants me to enter a password, so right now I don't use it.

And using netplwiz to change your local password, how do I know which user account is my local account?? I am the only user on my computer, and Netplwiz shows me two times, along with a HomeGroupUser$ and guest.

I am listed under group heading in 2 ways, Homeusers and homeusers;Administrator;Users ???

user must enter a password to use this computer is turned off bty.

Answer:forgot what the password is for your local account

Hey Mike,

It sounds like you are saying that the only accounts on your PC is your Microsoft account.

If so, what happened to your local account? Did you switch it to be your current Microsoft account?

For now, you might see if the tutorial may be able to help to ID which one is which.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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I forgot the last password I put in my microsoft account.. so I can't sign in to my PC.anyone can help me please

Answer:forgot password in microsoft account

Hi, Double post. Please use:     http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/forgot-password-in-microsoft-acc... Thanks.

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How can i get it back ? also, i dont have access to a floppy or cd so ill have to use usb.

Answer:Forgot password to my Windows 7 Account

Ok so I'm using the offline registry and password editor but i keep getting an error.

link is to slow to respond
resetting link

and it does that over and over. What's wrong ?

UPDATE:
Ok I got past that part. But now I'm stuck again lol.

What is the path to the registry directory?

I tried hitting 1, and enter and it just gives me the same message.

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I cant log to hotmail.

Answer:forgot password to log in hotmail account

http://explore.live.com/windows-liv..."Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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I forgot the last password I put in my microsoft account.. so I can't sign in to my PC.anyone can help me please

Answer:forgot password in microsoft account

@beatheresa? Please use the following instructions to reset:    https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/instantanswers/2b74d21c-ce0d-4a81-ad67-7cc5103a5f83/how-to-reset... Regards.

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I have recently repaired my "old computer" but now have a new problem...computer has a password on it and i havent used this computer in over 5 years. I have tried everything i can think of and still no luck! The only account on the computer is the admin account! Is there a way i can get past the password....or can i change it without being able to log in?

Answer:Forgot password to admin account

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

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Hey everyone So not long ago I changed my password to a touch screen password (making lines and shapes to access computer) and I have since tried logging back in but it has reset it to my original password, which I now don't remember. I tried calling customer support but apparently I'd have to pay for a service to actually reset my whole computer! Does anyone have any other solution than this? When I try clicking reset password a pop-up appears saying: (This feature requires removable media, such as a USB flash drive)Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Thanks All  I'm running windows 10

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Not sure if this is in the right place so I apologize if it isn't.
I have not used my laptop in over a year and totaly forgot my user password to access it. I read some junk online on how to create a bootup file on a usb but I guess I am mentaly challenged in that area. What I have it Vista Home Premium. Locked out cause I dont know my password. I have another computer to use, dvd dicks and a usb to use. I don't have the vista to reload it or I would of.
What should I do. If it can be explained simply that would be great to. Thanks

Answer:Forgot Password for Admin account

I am afraid you will not get much support on this forum for cracking passwords. You should have written it down. And the file on the USB you have to make when the system is running.
The only suggestion I can make is to reinstall the system either from the recovery partition or the installation disk.

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Hi, This is joel, i'm using windows 10 from last 1month.I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded. Except admin account, other user account couldn't be accessed.

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Need my old laptop because it has fire-wire connector. It has a Vista partition and an Ubuntu one.
I created a Ubuntu partition and have been playing with that, but haven't been on the Vista partition for several months.

Is there any way to get a hint or reset it? I pitched the documentation and disks when I got my new laptop because I planned to just wipe it and run ubuntu. I have a stick with a Userkey.psw but I think it's for the new latop since it;\'s not working for the old PC.

Yea, I know know sounds like "my dog ate my homework."
 

Answer:forgot User Password Help

Sorry. Please read the rules about passwords.
 

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I forgot my user account log-on password. How can I get my computer to boot into my operating system? I am running Windows XP Home Edition on an older HP Vectra VL. Is there a work around for this? What would happen if I disconnected the power for several days, would this wipe out the memory of the User Account?
 

Answer:I Forgot my User Log-On Password

If you disconnect the power for several days, your computer will be the same as the password is encrypted and stored for windows.

You can reset it however

For example, by using google and searching for "offline nt password"
the return is a variety of "XP Hacks" out there to allow you to reset your password. **Cant supply you with the link because its too close to violation of rules on this forum, thats probably all the help your going to get here.....
 

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I forgot my user name and password, How do I log into my desk top????

Answer:i forgot my user name and password.

Unclear!!!!!!I forgot my login user name, and password, how do i log into my desk top

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Dear sir,


Hi sir i am using windows 7 operating system and i forgot my user account password and i am unable to login my account how to login my account.



Thanking you sir,

ratna

Answer:i forgot my user password

It is against the forum rules to assist with bypassing password or any security measure.

TSF Rules

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Someone deleted all user account on dads computer then said forgot password I was attempting to use a password reset software but can't get it to boot from USB.  I went into F12 but there is no option to boot from USB.

Answer:User forgot password

Hil88,
Thanks for posting.
Here is some information from the Microsoft Forums you may find helpful.

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Help I forgot my user an password

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If I can't bypass password. Then I want to factory reset

Answer:I forgot user password

Hi, If you want to perform a factory reset, you won't need to bypass the log-in password. The notebook will have shipped with a Recovery Partition which can be accessed at boot - ie shutdown the notebook, then start tapping away at f11 as soon as you power on. A full guide on this can be found on the following link. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01867418 Regards, DP-K

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