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I have been googling and trying several suggestions with no luck, A couple of programs seemed to have success but then they turn out not to be free for the final product. Others using brut force methods look like they will take days or weeks. Anyone have any simple, easy to use or at least free software solutions that I can try.
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Unfortunately the very nature of brute-force and/or dictionary based attacks will take hours and hours, days, weeks and years. That's the nature of the beast. The moral of the story is, don't forget your password.

How come you've lost your password?
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It's not relevant to learn how this person lost their password, Neil. No need to ask for a thread that is going to get locked up.

BIOS or Operating System's passwords are there for the purpose related to Security and Privacy to protect the legitimate owner of a machine. While there are many locations on the Internet that might help you learn about managing passwords for a machine's BIOS or Operating System, we a G2G do not assist in what amounts to hacking past a machine's Security and Privacy safeguards.

While such requests are often legitimate, and come from users who experience exactly the kind of problem that you post, we have no way of determining legitimate vs. not legitimate, therefore we do not respond to such requests.

I am closing this thread.

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