01-06-2011 03:28 AM
I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to reset the windows password on the Compaq Presario. I have forgotten the password and I don't know how to reinstall windows as I don't have any disks etc.
Please advise if anyone knows a way around this
01-06-2011 04:14 AM
On the link below are several password recovery tools. Option 3 is often peferred as it simply removes the password altogether.
Hope this helps.
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01-06-2011 07:42 PM
also you might want to check this link
01-07-2011 01:01 AM - edited 01-07-2011 01:06 AM
Use the link provided by DavidPK above. I have used Option 2-Offline NT many times with no problems on Windows 2000,XP and Vista machines.Just used it again last week as a matter of fact, I keep a disk with it handy since I do a lot of PC repairs.If someone drops off a PC and forgets to leave the password, I no longer bother trying to get it_just delete it with Ofline NT.
The 3rd option-PC Login Now, seems to work the same as Offline NT and may even be a bit easier for a novice to use. Offline NT isn't that hard,but you do have to read the dialogue to know what input is expected next.
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