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Need Help Getting Past Password Screen

by Esw88 / August 6, 2008 11:05 PM PDT

I have a laptop (Dell Latitude)with an XP operating system. Haven't used it in a while and I don't remember the initial password.
Any suggestions??

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Free or pay?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 6, 2008 11:12 PM PDT
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Or..If You Never Assigned A Password To The Hidden Admin...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 7, 2008 3:15 AM PDT

...Try restarting the computer into Safe Mode, click on the "Administrator" login, leave the password blank, press the "Enter" key.. If it logs in, you can change your password to anything you like from the Control Panel/User Accounts secgtion. Once that's done, restart the computer into "normal" Windows and login with your new password.

How To Start In 'Safe Mode'

Hope this helps.


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