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Old 11-06-2007
gfingers
 

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i forgot my password
I purchased a Toshiba Satellite Notebook, proceeded with the installation,
created a login password, got busy for a few weeks and didn't use the laptop,
and now i don't remember my password. Is there any way around the password?
If not, how do I wipe the hard drive?

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Old 11-06-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 

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Re: i forgot my password
There are several ways to recover if you did not create a password reset
disk when you set the password on that admin account.

1. If you have a retail Vista installation disk, you can use the procedure
from the following website. Use the Option 2 there.

What do I do: I can no longer log in or elevate to an administrator account:
http://www.jimmah.com/vista/Administ..._of_admin.aspx

If you do not have an installation disk, there are free password recovery
procedures on the internet, I usually do not recommend these simply because
they require advanced computer skills and some of them can turn your
computer into an expensive doorstop.

As a last resort, there is software available that you can purchase that
will solve the problem, easily.

The program that I recommend is the first one, it is very easy to create a
recovery disk that you can use on any Windows PC. These recovery programs
usually cost about 30-40 USD.

A@PC: Windows Password Recovery Software. Reset Administrator Password. XP
VISTA 2003 2000 NT.:
http://www.password-changer.com/

Windows Password Recovery Key - Resets the Administrator account password:
http://tinyurl.com/2qr7oc

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Microsoft MVP
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"gfingers" <u38853@uwe> wrote in message news:7ad073bf4533e@uwe...
>I purchased a Toshiba Satellite Notebook, proceeded with the installation,
> created a login password, got busy for a few weeks and didn't use the
> laptop,
> and now i don't remember my password. Is there any way around the
> password?
> If not, how do I wipe the hard drive?
>


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Old 01-02-2008
HevO17
 

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Re: i forgot my password
I was a bit dubious about purchasing the password reset software but did it
to end the hours of stress (the free ones I found did not work). I purchased
the first one recommended by Ronnie Vernon MVP and not even five minutes
later I was done and reinstated. Thanks for the help on this Ronnie.
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