i can not remember my administrator password

By junejohnson67 ·
how can i fix my password on the computer itself???

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Go here..
You use this at your own risk.

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

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Go here instead (oh and its free)

by TG2 In reply to i can not remember my adm ...

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 .... :)

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by Selltekk In reply to Go here instead (oh and i ...
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TR members do not assist with password recovery.

by cmiller5400 In reply to i can not remember my adm ...

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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.

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Is there a rule that says this? URL please?

by TG2 In reply to TR members do not assist ...

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.


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This has been discussed MANY times....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Is there a rule that says ...

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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You need a URL, eh? - Suck on this one! ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Is there a rule that says ...

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

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

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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by cmiller5400 In reply to Is there a rule that says ...

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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My problem is that there are litearlly

by Dumphrey In reply to Is there a rule that says ...

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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I have to wonder...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to i can not remember my adm ...

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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