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Inheriting a password locked computer -- what to do?

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    LSordo Guest

    Inheriting a password locked computer -- what to do?

    A cousin passed away in July. I have inherited her Acer laptop. My problem
    is that it is password-protected upon sign in.

    I've seen people talking about signing in as an admin and the like, but I
    can't get past the opening password screen.

    Is there anything I can do to access this computer?

    Thanks if you can help.

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    Re: Inheriting a password locked computer -- what to do?

    The best thing to do would to just format the laptop, and do a fresh install of your chosen Operation System.

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    GreenieLeBrun Guest

    Re: Inheriting a password locked computer -- what to do?



    LSordo wrote:

    > A cousin passed away in July. I have inherited her Acer laptop. My
    > problem is that it is password-protected upon sign in.
    >
    > I've seen people talking about signing in as an admin and the like,
    > but I can't get past the opening password screen.
    >
    > Is there anything I can do to access this computer?
    >
    > Thanks if you can help.
    Go to http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/ . There you will find
    zip files that will let you create boot floppy disks or bootable CDs
    that will enable you to reset any system password on an NT class
    operating system.



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    f/fgeorge Guest

    Re: Inheriting a password locked computer -- what to do?

    On Thu, 20 Nov 2008 15:56:33 +1100, "GreenieLeBrun"
    <GreenieLeBrun@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >
    >
    >LSordo wrote:

    >> A cousin passed away in July. I have inherited her Acer laptop. My
    >> problem is that it is password-protected upon sign in.
    >>
    >> I've seen people talking about signing in as an admin and the like,
    >> but I can't get past the opening password screen.
    >>
    >> Is there anything I can do to access this computer?
    >>
    >> Thanks if you can help.
    >
    >Go to http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/ . There you will find
    >zip files that will let you create boot floppy disks or bootable CDs
    >that will enable you to reset any system password on an NT class
    >operating system.
    >
    You could also download and burn to a cd the program Hiren's Boot CD.
    It has many, many tools on it that can make life much better. One of
    them is a password resetter.

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    John Barnett MVP Guest

    Re: Inheriting a password locked computer -- what to do?

    You could try this: http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/ .
    Alternatively, as other have suggested you could also remove the hard drive,
    attach it to another PC and gain access to the files that way (after taking
    ownership, of course) You might like to view this link from my website:
    http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...p_of_a_fol.htm


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    "LSordo" <LSordo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:EA5545C1-7241-4DB5-A6FD-38DC8081B5E9@xxxxxx

    > A cousin passed away in July. I have inherited her Acer laptop. My
    > problem
    > is that it is password-protected upon sign in.
    >
    > I've seen people talking about signing in as an admin and the like, but I
    > can't get past the opening password screen.
    >
    > Is there anything I can do to access this computer?
    >
    > Thanks if you can help.

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    Re: Inheriting a password locked computer -- what to do?

    My twin brother passed away and i got his dell latitude d630 with vista on it, my problem is that he installed a password on it,what can i do?

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    Fred Guest

    Re: Inheriting a password locked computer -- what to do?

    On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 05:32:50 -0600, BOYDMATEO
    <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote:

    >My twin brother passed away and i got his dell latitude d630 with vista
    >on it, my problem is that he installed a password on it,what can i do?
    Boot to the recovery disc and return the computer to out-of-the-box
    new condition.

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    John Barnett MVP Guest

    Re: Inheriting a password locked computer -- what to do?

    My condolences on the loss of your Brother. You might like to take a look at
    this site: http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_admini...r_password.htm

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    "BOYDMATEO" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > My twin brother passed away and i got his dell latitude d630 with vista
    > on it, my problem is that he installed a password on it,what can i do?
    >
    >
    > --
    > BOYDMATEO

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