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i can not remember my administrator password

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i can not remember my administrator password

junejohnson67
how can i fix my password on the computer itself???
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    http://www.spotmau.com/
    You use this at your own risk.

    Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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    TG2

    http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

    BartPE - Preinstallation Environment

    Its really not difficult to make a BartPE disk, and with the right tweaks (through bart pe setup/config questions while making image) you can boot the cd, wipe out the admin password in the sam, and get back into the system ...

    oh... did I mention FREE?

    So is free worth a few minutes of your time? (YES) and even if it took you an hour to get there.. experience builds for your next support issue .... :)
    -T

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    cmiller5400

    The members of TechRepublic - A Resource for IT Professionals, will not assist anyone in the recovery of lost passwords. You may have a legitimate reason to recover a password. However, we cannot verify your motives and will therefore not assist anyone in what may be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. Due to the open nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures, even for legitimate purposes, would be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes. This is a risk that we the members of TechRepublic will not take. Please do not ask questions of this nature on TechRepublic.

    If you have a legitimate need to circumvent a password scheme, please contact the vendor for the software / hardware and request their assistance. E.g. Windows XP password recovery issues should be taken up with Microsoft's technical support, Phoenix BIOS password recovery issues should be taken up with Phoenix Technologies, etc.. To those viewing this post: Please DO NOT respond any further to this thread.

    This template has been released under the GNU public license and you are encouraged to use it as a standard reply for questions of similar nature, provided that you make any modifications available to other users.

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    TG2

    Lets see.. I found this in their policy pages.. no mention of not posting how to help someone recover/clear passwords.

    Although, I think I do see someone (cm5400) in violation of numbers 8 and 11 from below.

    :)

    http://www.cnetnetworks.com/editorial/terms.html

    Your conduct on our sites
    If we request registration information from you, you will provide us with true, accurate, current, and complete information. You will promptly update your registration to keep it accurate, current, and complete. If we issue you a password, you may not reveal it to anyone else. You may not use anyone else's password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your accounts and passwords. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your passwords or accounts or any other breach of security. You also agree to exit from your accounts at the end of each session. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may result if you fail to comply with these requirements.

    The technology and the software underlying our sites and the Services is the property of CNET Networks, our affiliates, and our partners. You agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, reverse engineer, grant a security interest in, or otherwise transfer any right to the technology or software underlying our sites or the Services. You agree not to modify the software underlying our sites in any manner or form or to use modified versions of such software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to our sites.

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    4. Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose unless you have our written consent to do so;
    5. Transmit surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, spam, unsolicited advertising or promotional materials, or chain letters;
    6. Download any file that you know or reasonably should know cannot be legally obtained in such manner;
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    ThumbsUp2

    If you READ the post, you'll see that it says the TR MEMBERS do not assist, yadda, yadda, yadda.... meaning the MEMBERS have collectively decided not to provide password help of any kind. It says nothing about TR POLICY.

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    OldER Mycroft

    Started : 06/26/2007 @ 06:06 AM (PDT)

    THAT should be long enough ago to be construed as adopted, I would think.

    http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=227635

    There were 132 answers in 2 days - apparently you missed it.

    OH! - and it was started by me.

    In the CNET list you so kindly proffered: I would have thought Item #2 would have adequately censured your previous posting with it's "unlawful content"?

    <Wrong Emoticon>

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    cmiller5400

    You need to learn to read. Let's see #8 - Nope, I did not restrict any one. #11 - Nope I did not impersonate anyone at CNET or anyone else.

    So what is your problem?

    WE decided as a community that WE would not answer these posts. TechRepublic backs us up on this decision.

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    Dumphrey

    thousands of software titles to do this. All just a simple google away. Not all are free, but poster did not specify free. And the top free contender is usually in the top 5 search results anyway.. If they can not find a solution through google, I know I do not have the patience to hold their hand though the procedure through forum posts none the less...

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    why so many people who are obviously so forgetful don't just write the d@mn thing down and keep it in a file or an underwear drawer or the freezer or something.

    Good grief. All my BIOS and Administrative passwords are written down and filed in a safe place just in case - by golly - I forget the durn things. Which has happened on rare occasions.

    Add a sheesh to the good grief.

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    But some people do not have the sense (or should that be non-sense) to do such things. They just install and forget until their computer goes bellyup and then they can not remember their access code. :)

    Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    Some people have the non-sense...

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    http://www.spotmau.com/
    You use this at your own risk.

    Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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    TG2

    http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

    BartPE - Preinstallation Environment

    Its really not difficult to make a BartPE disk, and with the right tweaks (through bart pe setup/config questions while making image) you can boot the cd, wipe out the admin password in the sam, and get back into the system ...

    oh... did I mention FREE?

    So is free worth a few minutes of your time? (YES) and even if it took you an hour to get there.. experience builds for your next support issue .... :)
    -T

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    cmiller5400

    The members of TechRepublic - A Resource for IT Professionals, will not assist anyone in the recovery of lost passwords. You may have a legitimate reason to recover a password. However, we cannot verify your motives and will therefore not assist anyone in what may be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. Due to the open nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures, even for legitimate purposes, would be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes. This is a risk that we the members of TechRepublic will not take. Please do not ask questions of this nature on TechRepublic.

    If you have a legitimate need to circumvent a password scheme, please contact the vendor for the software / hardware and request their assistance. E.g. Windows XP password recovery issues should be taken up with Microsoft's technical support, Phoenix BIOS password recovery issues should be taken up with Phoenix Technologies, etc.. To those viewing this post: Please DO NOT respond any further to this thread.

    This template has been released under the GNU public license and you are encouraged to use it as a standard reply for questions of similar nature, provided that you make any modifications available to other users.

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    TG2

    Lets see.. I found this in their policy pages.. no mention of not posting how to help someone recover/clear passwords.

    Although, I think I do see someone (cm5400) in violation of numbers 8 and 11 from below.

    :)

    http://www.cnetnetworks.com/editorial/terms.html

    Your conduct on our sites
    If we request registration information from you, you will provide us with true, accurate, current, and complete information. You will promptly update your registration to keep it accurate, current, and complete. If we issue you a password, you may not reveal it to anyone else. You may not use anyone else's password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your accounts and passwords. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your passwords or accounts or any other breach of security. You also agree to exit from your accounts at the end of each session. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may result if you fail to comply with these requirements.

    The technology and the software underlying our sites and the Services is the property of CNET Networks, our affiliates, and our partners. You agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, reverse engineer, grant a security interest in, or otherwise transfer any right to the technology or software underlying our sites or the Services. You agree not to modify the software underlying our sites in any manner or form or to use modified versions of such software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to our sites.

    Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not use our sites to take any of the following actions:

    1. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal right of others;
    2. Publish, post, upload, e-mail, distribute, or disseminate (collectively, "Transmit") any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, or unlawful content;
    3. Transmit files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage or adversely affect the operation of another person's computer, our sites, any software or hardware, or telecommunications equipment;
    4. Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose unless you have our written consent to do so;
    5. Transmit surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, spam, unsolicited advertising or promotional materials, or chain letters;
    6. Download any file that you know or reasonably should know cannot be legally obtained in such manner;
    7. Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or the source of software or other material;
    8. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any public area within our sites;
    9. Collect or store personal information about other end users;
    10. Interfere with or disrupt our sites, servers, or networks;
    11. Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a CNET Networks representative, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
    12. Forge headers or manipulate identifiers or other data in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through our sites or to manipulate your presence on our sites;
    13. Take any action that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
    14. Engage in any illegal activities.

    You agree to use our bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or message or communication facilities (collectively, the "Forums") only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to that particular Forum.

    If you choose a username that, in our sole discretion, is obscene, indecent, abusive or that might otherwise subject us to public disparagement or scorn, we reserve the right, without prior notice to you, to automatically change your username, delete your posts from our sites, deny you access to our sites, or any combination of these options.

    Unauthorized access to our sites is a breach of these Terms and a violation of the law. You agree not to access our sites by any means other than through the interface that is provided by CNET Networks for use in accessing our sites. You agree not to use any automated means, including, without limitation, agents, robots, scripts, or spiders, to access, monitor, or copy any part of our sites, except those automated means that we have approved in advance and in writing.

    Use of our sites is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in these Terms shall limit our right to comply with governmental, court, and law-enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of our sites.

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    ThumbsUp2

    If you READ the post, you'll see that it says the TR MEMBERS do not assist, yadda, yadda, yadda.... meaning the MEMBERS have collectively decided not to provide password help of any kind. It says nothing about TR POLICY.

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    OldER Mycroft

    Started : 06/26/2007 @ 06:06 AM (PDT)

    THAT should be long enough ago to be construed as adopted, I would think.

    http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=227635

    There were 132 answers in 2 days - apparently you missed it.

    OH! - and it was started by me.

    In the CNET list you so kindly proffered: I would have thought Item #2 would have adequately censured your previous posting with it's "unlawful content"?

    <Wrong Emoticon>

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    cmiller5400

    You need to learn to read. Let's see #8 - Nope, I did not restrict any one. #11 - Nope I did not impersonate anyone at CNET or anyone else.

    So what is your problem?

    WE decided as a community that WE would not answer these posts. TechRepublic backs us up on this decision.

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    Dumphrey

    thousands of software titles to do this. All just a simple google away. Not all are free, but poster did not specify free. And the top free contender is usually in the top 5 search results anyway.. If they can not find a solution through google, I know I do not have the patience to hold their hand though the procedure through forum posts none the less...

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    why so many people who are obviously so forgetful don't just write the d@mn thing down and keep it in a file or an underwear drawer or the freezer or something.

    Good grief. All my BIOS and Administrative passwords are written down and filed in a safe place just in case - by golly - I forget the durn things. Which has happened on rare occasions.

    Add a sheesh to the good grief.

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    But some people do not have the sense (or should that be non-sense) to do such things. They just install and forget until their computer goes bellyup and then they can not remember their access code. :)

    Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    Some people have the non-sense...