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I dont have my Windows Admin password!


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Bodomtrooper

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:blink: They recently gave my friend a dell and they gave it to him with a password in the start up window. and for some reason he can get it. is there a way to restore the computer without using a windows xp disc? can i just do it from the bios? or do i have to download one of thos complicated password removal tools?
Thnx in advance :whistling:
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By "They" do you mean his Employers? It's not a good idea to mess with company property. There are many utilities that can remove passwords from windows accounts. Hiren's Boot CD has loads of stuff worth having.
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Nothing you change in the BIOS will help with a Windows password, the two are not connected.
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By "They" do you mean his Employers? It's not a good idea to mess with company property. There are many utilities that can remove passwords from windows accounts. Hiren's Boot CD has loads of stuff worth having.

naa its like his moms friend who was moving
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Hi Bodomtrooper...

You might try logging on to the Safe Mode Administrator account and see if you can change it there...though it will require that you know the original password. Perhaps you can contact your mom's friend and have them give you the old password?

Beyond that, there is not much we can do to help you. Circumventing the security measures on a machine is something we just don't do as there is no way we can verify exactly who the registered owner is. Granted, your situation may be completely legit, but the next person who views the information may not have such noble intentions.

Your best option would be to format and install a new copy of Windows.

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Hi Bodomtrooper...

You might try logging on to the Safe Mode Administrator account and see if you can change it there...though it will require that you know the original password. Perhaps you can contact your mom's friend and have them give you the old password?

Beyond that, there is not much we can do to help you. Circumventing the security measures on a machine is something we just don't do as there is no way we can verify exactly who the registered owner is. Granted, your situation may be completely legit, but the next person who views the information may not have such noble intentions.

Your best option would be to format and install a new copy of Windows.

wannabe1

yea... IM just gonna tell him to buy the Windows CD because i told him to tell the lady but hes to shy to ask her or something.
Thanks to all anyways
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