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kylehelp
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Need to reset Windows password on Compaq Presario

Hi All,

 

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

Thanks

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DavidPK
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Re: Need to reset Windows password on Compaq Presario

Hi,

 

On the link below are several password recovery tools.  Option 3 is often peferred as it simply removes the password altogether.

 

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/passrecovery.htm

 

Hope this helps.

 

Best wishes,

 

DP-K

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phttech
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Re: Need to reset Windows password on Compaq Presario

also you might want to check this link

 

Overview of Recovering the OS or Reinstalling the Operating System

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CherylG
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Re: Need to reset Windows password on Compaq Presario

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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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