how do i retrieve the primary or administrator password

By outlaw4life4eva ·
i got a dell latitude laptop from someone and i cant get into it to do anything because it says i need a primary or administartors pass word for it but i dont know what it is and the lady i got it from doesnt know it either

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This must be early in your career

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to how do i retrieve the pri ...

can't break into a PC.

Contact MS support, they'll tell you how to get in, or may be the manufacturer.

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Call Dell

by bcpgm In reply to how do i retrieve the pri ...

Primary or Administrator password is to prevent unauthorized entry when booting the comuter. This has nothing to to Windows login password.
If the lady did not know, where she got it from?

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Call Dell

In Windows xp, the default password is not set, ie its blank, just press Enter if its asks for it.

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BIOS password

If its the BIOS password you are talking about, you can only get around that by buying a part that plugs into the parallel port. This will reset the password. You can get them on ebay for about ?20.00

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