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Just trying to install a pc I got from an auction, and it has a user password. :mat:

Can't get hold of my techie - anyone know how to by pass it /reset it ?

I have seen it done before when we forgot a password, think you have to go into boot and access rights or something.

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A quick trawl of Google has unearthed this for XP. I really cannot vouch for its validity though.

http://hacks.oreilly.com/pub/h/1511

However, I had a similar problem with my laptop a year ago, when I changed my windows logon password, and screwed it up (I didn't realise numlock was on!). I took it to a local computer shop and cried help. The bloke there turned on my laptop and did some things I couldn't see. A minute later, he turned the laptop round and told me he'd wiped out the existing password, and suggested I re-enter a new one. So I'm guessing he did something as simple as that shown on this webpage. I was boggled at how easily he gained full access to my laptop.

I'd previously called Dell, and all they could recommend was to reload windows, something i was loath to do since I woud have lost all my data. Needless to say, I now back-up regularly!

Hope this helps. However, this is a CAUTIOUS RECOMMENDATION since I'm not an IT expert, but the internet is full of such advice.

IanB :D

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A quick trawl of Google has unearthed this for XP. I really cannot vouch for its validity though.

http://hacks.oreilly.com/pub/h/1511

However, I had a similar problem with my laptop a year ago, when I changed my windows logon password, and screwed it up (I didn't realise numlock was on!). I took it to a local computer shop and cried help. The bloke there turned on my laptop and did some things I couldn't see. A minute later, he turned the laptop round and told me he'd wiped out the existing password, and suggested I re-enter a new one. So I'm guessing he did something as simple as that shown on this webpage. I was boggled at how easily he gained full access to my laptop.

I'd previously called Dell, and all they could recommend was to reload windows, something i was loath to do since I woud have lost all my data. Needless to say, I now back-up regularly!

Hope this helps. However, this is a CAUTIOUS RECOMMENDATION since I'm not an IT expert, but the internet is full of such advice.

IanB :D

Thanks mate appreciated, my techie is actually a bobby, who actually interegates pc's (scarry stuff) so I think I'll just wait for him

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Best plan probably. It'd be good to get his view on whether this tip would work. Doesn't bode well for PC security though!

IanB :D

I'll let you know what he does.

As for pc security - nothing is secure from his team, they can tell you what you looked at, what keys you pressed, how long between keys presses and all sorts. Good really, but a bit worrying when he is looking at mine :blush: Everything is still there even when you think you have cleared it or WIPED it !!

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