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forgotten password on old desktop

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by karenprop, Feb 16, 2013.

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  1. karenprop

    karenprop Thread Starter

    Feb 16, 2013
    Hello I hope u guys can help. I got an old desktop and my father forgot his password to log on of course he was the admin. I tried doing the windows repair from when u press f8 before the splash screen and I tried continuing with no password and tried the password "admin". I cannot get log on at all because his was the only account. So is there ANY way for me to get on and setup on my own? FYI I don't care if erases all his files I was planning on doing that anyway. PLEASE HELPPP!!!!!:mad:
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    We cannot help with forgotten or lost passwords.

    You may as well start fresh anyhow. Use the Recovery partition, the set of Recovery DVDs or the Installation DVD.
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    As TerryNet already advised, you need to get a clean start with that computer instead of using it with all the "debris" and issues from its previous owner.

    Is it perchance a HP or Compaq brand?

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