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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by fgwarrior, Feb 11, 2005.

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  1. fgwarrior

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    cannot change the administrator pass word, the person who had the cpu worked at a school and donated the cpu, now he is not around and i cannot get past yahoo cover page with out nchanging settings and can t do that becouse dont know the adminitrater pass word or cant change it.
     
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    the cpu is a gateway with windows 98
     
  3. dr20

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    You might be able to get around that by deleting the pwl file in Windows.

    Go to the Start button > Search Files and Folders and type in:

    *.pwl

    Delete what it finds to the Recycle bin then reboot. You'll be asked again for a new password at reboot but just click ok.

    To stop being asked for a password in the future go to the Control Panel and click on Passwords. From the Passwords Properties click Change Windows Password. On the first line: Old password leave it blank and click ok.
     
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