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11-18-2008 02:15 PM
There are several cracks that you can get off of the internet but the safest way would be to perform a recovery. Here is a template for how:
1. Make sure that you only have the power supply plugged in, no peripherals(i.e. external hdd, mouse, printer)
2. Press and hold F11 when you boot the machine (the F11 key is located at the top of the keyboard, you have F1-F12) until you see a screen that says "Windows is loading files"
3. This will take you into the recovery manager, select the "Advanced options" in the bottom left corner
4. Fill in the radio button for system recovery and hit "Next"
5. Select the option for continue without backing up files(since you have already back them up) and hit "Next"
6. There should now be a progress bar going across the bottom of the screen, let this continue through the process (takes about 45minutes to an hour) and once it's completed it will need to restart...it will now be like the first time you turned it on, set up your user name and password all the way until you log into windows
This will wipe all information from your system. If you have important information on the machine there are ways of backing it up if you have a usb flash drive.
1. Have the flash drive in the pc upon boot
2. Hold F11 upon boot to get to the recovery manager
3. Click advanced options
4. Select computer checkup- command prompt
5. By default it will be in the X: directory, type in "C:" then hit enter
6. Type in "notepad" and hit enter
7. Repeat step 6
8. Now you should have two notepads opened up, click file-open..this will give you a window that will allow you to search for your files.
9. Repeat step 8 on the other notepad
10. Navigate to your flash drive on one of the windows
11. On the other notepad find the files you need to backup and drag and drop into the window with your flash drive
Keep in mind that this does not always work but is something for you to try. If the machine doesn't recognize your flash drive try retarting and trying again.
If you don't want to go through this process of backing up you can take it to most Best Buy locations and pay them to backup your information.
03-07-2009 04:12 PM
There is absolutely NO NEED to do a system recovery, all you have to do is go to www.password-reset.com and by following the instructions you should be able to erase any passwod. I had the same problem and was able to do it. Of course they charge a fee for helping you, but is the fastest way to do it.
03-14-2009 10:19 PM
I am not sure but if you are running windows xp or vista. My suggestion would be to log in as an administrator and go to control panel. From there go to user accounts. Click on Manage accounts. Then click on change password.
03-15-2009 12:22 AM
03-16-2009 08:36 PM
Since your son added a password recently (meaning its recently changed).. So the very easiest/efficient thing to do (that is if you have a Vista OS, and a recovery partition in which you should have since your notebook is an HP). So yeah, access the recovery partition by tapping 'F11' on boot up. On the recovery manager 'advance options' > microsoft system restore > and then restore it to the day before the password was created. And Voila! no more password!
Your unlucky though if there is no created restore points.
(I think you dont need this advice anymore since its already 1day since you posted this. But this is for the info for other users who might experience same problem)
The computer wants to say to the user: 101010101010 (meaning: "cant you do anything right?")
03-17-2009 05:20 PM - edited 03-17-2009 05:25 PM