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Old 04-27-2009, 06:53 AM   #1
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we purchased a used computer from a garage sale. we dont know the administrator password and cannot even log in. what can we do?

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Old 04-27-2009, 06:58 AM   #2
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At login screen you press ctrl+alt+del keys two times successively then enter login name as administrator
Or U can login with name as guest & then go to run & type "controluserpasswords2"
without quotes & crack that password

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Old 04-27-2009, 06:59 AM   #3
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In the login screen Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring the Classic Logon screen.In that screen just type "Administrator" without Quotes..Normally while installation most of them wont set password to this account..Try This
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:11 AM   #4
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I believe that I asked the wrong question. It's the Username password, not the
Administrator?
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:42 AM   #5
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Can you contact the original owner to get the username?

Sorry, but forum rules don't allow us to help with password cracking.
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As koala said, assistance with bypassing passwords is forbidden in this forum.

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