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how do i log in without password?

  1. #1


    Greg Guest

    how do i log in without password?

    How can i log into a PC without knowign the password?
    my daughter has gone away on a school trip and we want to use her laptop.
    Unfotunatley she didnt tell us her password and i cant see another way of
    logging in.
    Is this possible with Vista Home?

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  2. #2


    Puppy Breath Guest

    Re: how do i log in without password?

    If she didn't password-protect the Administrator account, you could probably
    log into that account through Safe Mode. Then maybe remove her password or
    create a new user account for yourself. Don't know, haven't tried it.

    Other than that, you may have to ask her for the password.


    "Greg" <Greg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news3917BAF-1853-4350-9828-A99ECF94CC40@microsoft.com...
    > How can i log into a PC without knowign the password?
    > my daughter has gone away on a school trip and we want to use her laptop.
    > Unfotunatley she didnt tell us her password and i cant see another way of
    > logging in.
    > Is this possible with Vista Home?




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Greg Guest

    Re: how do i log in without password?

    Thanks, for that - i noticed it gives u a clue to the password and managed to
    guess what she;d used from that

    thanks for your help anyway

    "Puppy Breath" wrote:

    > If she didn't password-protect the Administrator account, you could probably
    > log into that account through Safe Mode. Then maybe remove her password or
    > create a new user account for yourself. Don't know, haven't tried it.
    >
    > Other than that, you may have to ask her for the password.
    >
    >
    > "Greg" <Greg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news3917BAF-1853-4350-9828-A99ECF94CC40@microsoft.com...
    > > How can i log into a PC without knowign the password?
    > > my daughter has gone away on a school trip and we want to use her laptop.
    > > Unfotunatley she didnt tell us her password and i cant see another way of
    > > logging in.
    > > Is this possible with Vista Home?

    >
    >
    >


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  4. #4


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: how do i log in without password?

    If she has an administrator account, you cannot even log in to the default
    administrator account, in safe mode.

    You will need to ask her for the password.

    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User


    "Greg" <Greg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news3917BAF-1853-4350-9828-A99ECF94CC40@microsoft.com...
    > How can i log into a PC without knowign the password?
    > my daughter has gone away on a school trip and we want to use her laptop.
    > Unfotunatley she didnt tell us her password and i cant see another way of
    > logging in.
    > Is this possible with Vista Home?



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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