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#1 TechDeck22


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:33 PM

I have this computer it is a HP Mini, kinda like a netbook, and I am unable to login because I have forgotten the password. Is there any free software that can be put on a flash-drive so as to reset it.


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:25 PM


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:47 PM

Once you've done that, it's a good idea to create a password backup disk. Once you can log back on, go to Control Panel>User Accounts, and click on the "Create a password reset disk" on the left. You can create it on a CD or a USB. More details here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Create-a-password-reset-disk .

If you're prone to forgetting logon passwords, this is another, easier way to recover a lost log on password. Be sure to keep the CD/USB in a safe but not obvious place, preferably under lock and key.

Edited by sflatechguy, 02 May 2013 - 10:50 PM.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:26 PM

This weeks assignment in my CIS class was exactly this. Francis and sflatechguy's advice is spot on.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:19 PM

This article describes the Microsoft policy about missing, lost, forgotten, or incorrect passwords...Microsoft support engineers cannot help you retrieve passwords of files and features in Microsoft products that are lost or forgotten.

Microsoft policy about lost or forgotten passwords

However, you may refer to these Microsoft articles.

Forgotten Password Instructions provided by Microsoft for Windows 7 and Vista:Non-Microsoft Forgotten Password Articles for Windows 7:
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