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Windows log in

by NOITYET / January 15, 2016 2:01 PM PST

I have a Compaq Presario F577CL with a bad charging port I had to put aside and buy one for immediate use. I finally fixed it and can't remember the password. I boots up fine and has no other issues (besides age) Manufacturer and Microsoft are useless in this. How do I set a new password or delete the current one. Please help, I want to give this to someone to use.

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Re: password
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 15, 2016 2:04 PM PST
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Post was last edited on January 15, 2016 2:07 PM PST

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Password reset
by NOITYET / January 17, 2016 9:42 AM PST
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Thank you for that tip : ) I had some issues with ntpasswd, but only because the folder is zipped and I don't want to pay for winzip. I got that taken care of though. I managed to get into the computer and now I have a load of other problems. Thanks again, that was very helpful.

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Odd about winzip. I use 7zip from Ninite.com Why?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 18, 2016 9:50 AM PST
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