Lost the password to my PC..

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  1. James2

    James2 Supreme Member

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    Panic stations here, lol! I forgot the password to get into my computer (windows vista) and I dont have the original windows disk. Getting conflicting answers online, but is it true that if i buy a new copy of windows and load it onto the computer, it will wipe all the old data off and let me in?

    Thanks for the help, I really need that computer up and running :)

    James :)
     
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    WPRipper Supreme Member

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    Have you tried safe mode?
     
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    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    s3v007 Junior Member

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    I PM'ed you a link for resetting the password.
     
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    buy one of those "unlockmypass" cb offers haha
     
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    wowhaxor Elite Member

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    I can personally vouch for method #1 linked to above, as you obviously have another PC, it takes all of 10 minutes.
     
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  8. M2Money

    M2Money Newbie

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    Around 12 hours ago, I was in the same exact situation. Forgot the pass for my win7 laptop. I used hiren boot cd and cleared the password and I was able to get into windows without a prompt for login credentials. The link from above poster should help.
     
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  10. James2

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    Thanks guys, will try these methods out. You saved my bacon :)
     
  11. ihatecaptcha

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    cool always remember your pass :)