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How can I reset my password on my laptop?

Posted on 2008-11-01
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I cannot get passed the log-on screen. I bought my laptop from someone and it is password locked. How do I get passed this screen so that I may use my laptop?
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Question by:Murjani
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andrew_aj1 earned 168 total points
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You can use this bootable cd to change your xp password:
http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/
I hope this helps. good luck.
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by:andrew_aj1
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You can also try changing the password in safe mode. You can get to safe mode by pressing F8 before windows starts to boot and selecting safe mode from the list. Once in safe mode try to log into the administrator account. If your are successful you can then go to the control panel and then to user accounts. From there you will be able to change the passwords.
Good luck.
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by:Keith Alabaster
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Why not simply ask the person you bought it from?
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by:Hisham_Elkouha
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Try to use Hiren Boot CD ,there is a tool in this CD enable you to change the users passwords
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by:Rhodan
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As mentioned, I would recommend using the Hiren  Boot CD, download it from here: http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd
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