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Inheriting a password locked computer -- what to do?

L

LSordo

#1
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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G

GreenieLeBrun

#3
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

f/fgeorge

#4
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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J

John Barnett MVP

#5
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_do_i_take_ownership_of_a_fol.htm


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"LSordo" <LSordo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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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F
#7
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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J

John Barnett MVP

#8
My condolences on the loss of your Brother. You might like to take a look at
this site: http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm

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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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