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Old 11-September-2008, 09:14
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Default Windows Password Prioblem!

Someone's child has put a password on the family computer (Windows XP) and can't remember what it is. Computer illiterate parent is having a fit.

Any suggestions as to the advice I should offer?

PS - I've just though "The Scream" is just the place for such a query ........
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Old 11-September-2008, 11:29
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Hirens boot cd << Google for it

burn the disc, boot from it and have a looksee at the applications included.
There is a password remover somewhere.



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Old 11-September-2008, 13:54
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Default Re: Windows Password Prioblem!

If the above suggestion doesnt work, MS has an article here....

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321305

Method 2 may be the correct one for you.
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Old 11-September-2008, 18:55
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where as hirens is easier
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Old 11-September-2008, 22:16
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Default Re: Windows Password Prioblem!

I've offered them both - the Hirens boot cd - Microsoft method 2. I'll let you know how things pan out.

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Old 19-September-2008, 16:55
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He's had it fixed. He used the 'take it round to a mate' method of fixing it!!!!
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Old 19-September-2008, 18:31
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FWKC (friend who knows computers) - cheapest and easiest method for all kinds of PC related issues
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Old 19-September-2008, 20:03
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Just act thick next time and say you have lost your memory, heha.
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Old 19-September-2008, 23:43
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or do a re-install,lol, there is s/ware out there to by-pass such, should you really need em,that is,glad you got it sorted
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