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Forgotten password, computer unuseble


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#1 maxharmony

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:45 AM

I don't even know where to post this.  We have an almost new computer that has been unusable for 2 years because of a forgotten password.  It uses windows and Firefox.  Can't get past the log-on page.  Is there a way to fix this?  Thanks.



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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:51 AM

If you have factory recovery disks, restore it to factory specs.

 

Or install an OS from an iso.

Others may have different ideas...


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#3 eLPuSHeR

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 05:14 AM

Download Kyhi's BootCD. Burn it to DVD or put it on an USB stick using Rufus. Boot it and use one included app for trying to reset current password.



#4 britechguy

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:13 AM

Also, if the account in question is a Windows 10 user account that's linked to a Microsoft Account, you can go through the "Forgot password" process (if necessary) to access the Microsoft Account and change the password there.  Once the password is changed on the Microsoft Account it's also changed for the Windows 10 account, too.


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#5 Elinawu

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 04:43 AM

perhaps you can bypass the Windows password to log in the computer. 

 

You can find the ways in this link: https://www.isunshare.com/windows-password/more-ways-to-remove-windows-password.html

 

You can try one by one. 



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 06:31 AM

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor could help:

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

 

It's a freeware!






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