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password recovery

By geobascones ·
i cannot log on to windows because i dont know the administrator's password. it is my wife's pc and she has recently passed away not telling me the password.i've tried a lot of combinations but it did'nt work.if anyone of you knows how..pls share it with me,i cannot afford to lose the memories(mostly pictures) we've shared whe she is still alive.thank you very much

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by cmiller5400 In reply to password recovery

My condolences for your loss. has a password reset program on it. BUT BEWARNED that if any of the files are encrypted with EFS, they will be unrecoverable without a backup of the certificate of the account that was used to encrypt them, or if a recovery agent was set up on XP (W2k's local administrator by default was the recovery agent if I am remembering correctly.)

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XP trick

by c-ape In reply to password recovery

If it is Windows XP try this...

On the logon screen, hold CTRL+ALT and press DEL twice
Then as the user, put Administrator
Leave the password blank
let me know if this helps.

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