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#1 sarahlinzee

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:35 PM

I have a laptop back thats been in storage for 2 yrs. Its windows xp home. (2002) Is there any way of recovering or changing this password. And YES I promise it is my computer :) I cant even log in as guest. its been set up so i am only user and obviously used a forgettable password.

I am ok with losing data as anything important was backed up when i transfered to new computer.

thanks for any help
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#2 booterbotter

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:38 PM

Try to boot in safemode, there usually is a hidden admin account there unless thats the one you are using.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222

Once your able to login as a different admin account, you can change/remove the password of the other one.

Edited by booterbotter , 10 May 2011 - 08:43 PM.

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#3 sarahlinzee

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:50 PM

ahhh so simple :) thank you :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:59 PM

If it didn't work just reply here and we can look for other options. :thumbup2:

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:56 PM

nope it totally worked! HOWEVER. now im having trouble creating a new network connection to hook up to wireless. this is prob the wrong area for this post and its probably different with every computer...but can you help me with that?? what info do you need to know?
im lost

#6 sarahlinzee

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:58 PM

one error i get that may help is "the intel pro/wireless network connection is still disabled. Use your hardware switch to enable it"

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:03 PM

Windows XP has its own wireless service called Wireless zero configuration which might be causing that error. You have a different issue so you might want to post it on a different section.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:05 PM

Is this a lap top?

If so then depending on the make and model there is probably wither a single button or a keyboard combination to press\turn on.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:55 PM

ya i found that after i posted. thanks:)




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