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cant remember my password to open desktop & Ive lost my recovery disc. How do I reset password w/o recovery disc

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If the pc has remained in its original configuration.
It seems to be under Windows 7?

HP TouchSmart 320-1030 Desktop PC Product Specifications
That the recovery partition is still functional, you can try this:

Recovery from the startup screen (during system boot) OR when unable to boot to login in screen

If Windows 7 does not open correctly, perform the following steps to recover the computer:
If the recovery partition on the hard disk drive is not functioning correctly, this method does not work and an error message displays. If an error message indicates that System Recovery cannot be run from the startup screen, a set of recovery discs is needed to perform a system recovery. Follow the instructions listed in the section Recovery from recovery discs.
  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Disconnect all peripheral devices, except for the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord. Remove media from internal drives, and remove any recently added internal hardware.
  3. Turn on the computer and repeatedly press the F11 key, about once every second, until Recovery Manager opens.

Attention all data will most certainly be lost

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