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change guest login to admin or figure out admin password

Q: change guest login to admin or figure out admin password

Hi
I need to either change a guest log in (kid's access) to
adminstrator, or a way to reveal or change the password
for the Admin profile. Thanks for your help.
I tried this already: Run: cmd net user guest *
I tried to rest the guest password this way but
it didn't work - I'm thinking it is because I am not
logged on as admin in the first place. What do I do now?
Thx
lrr

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A: change guest login to admin or figure out admin password

you cant change an admins pw from a guest account....at all

only way to change the admin pw is to boot to safe mode and enter the sys admin account or use a hacking program iso which you can find easily but use at your own risk....

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Please refer to the message below for information on how to remove your Dell laptop BIOS password. The information also applies to other manufacturers and summarizes a wealth of data collected from previous threads and thousand of posts related to this problem.

We no longer support any further discussion on this topic as we believe all the free help that could be given is already out there (the post below sums it up pretty well). You can always go back to your system manufacturer for support, as well as google for the dozens of third party paid support providers that are available online.

Summary of laptop password help thread:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612.html
 

A:Dell BIOS password removal. Read this first BEFORE posting.

Mobile Password Help

The following support information and downloads, are provided to help members freely remove their laptop password
If all options have been tried and you still require help removing your password, search Google for 3rd party alternatives
TechSpot forums and all support is provided freely at all times, it is against our guidelines to link to external paid services
You are advised to try any or all options, with your first point of contact being the laptop manufacture, being the best option

TechSpot forums are FREE and manufacture support only

Click >Dell Support and System Information for a particular Service Tag

> Click > HP Live Chat, Drivers, Warranty and Support Information thread

> Click > Toshiba BIOS Setup / BIOS settings -- access instructions
Reset password on Satellite A205: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post613153-2.html
Reset password on Satellite A100 / A105: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post572530-1.html

Password types :

Power On Password (pop). this password can be reset by unplugging the cmos battery for a while, and plugging it back in.

Supervisor/bios Password (svp). this requires reading the eeprom chip (8 leg or 14 leg) with an electronic device by using another pc's serial port or by paperclip method if model type available.

Hard Drive Password (hdp). this is usually tied to svp, but not all the time. it requires special software and a library of known manufacturer's password. but can be cracked either recovering the data or wiping the data.
Transfer of Product Ownership
US: http://support.dell.com/support/top...tag_transfer?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1
International: http://support.dell.com/support/top...ansfer_form1?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1
International warranty contact phone numbers
http://support.dell.com/support/top...dellcare/international_travel?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Old closed threads, with lots of info:
Dell BIOS password removal (Jun 07 - Sep 07)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic79263.html (543 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help thread (Jan-Mar 2008)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic97423.html (533 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic59293.html (937 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread (Aug 08 - Apr 2009)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612.html (2200+ replies)

Downloads

Dell Manuals :
http://support.dell.com/support/systemsinfo/documentation.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~cat=12#12

DSTCD.iso : (Release date: 22-November-2005)
http://www.savefile.com/files/2063585

"Paperclip Procedure"
HTML Document: http://web.archive.org/web/20031103020606/http://qasimtoep.tripod.com/dell/dell6.html
PDF Document: http://www.savefile.com/files/2059217

laptops unlocked: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post645683-913.html
Chip 24C02 24C04: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post698486-1134.html
Dell IC Numbers: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post645922-916.html

SvcTag.exe :
ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/svctag.exe

Asset.com :
ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/asset.com
Command line Uses => asset /? (eg Asset /o for owner tag)
CmosPwd :
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd

Attachments
HP OldPass .zip includes:

[*] unlock6.exe (made in 1997)
[*] BIOS_PW.EXE (made in 2003)
[*] HDD_PW.EXE (made in 2003)

HP Oldpass2 .zip:
As above, made as a copy, using another Zip program

Dell Latitude .zip:
D35B password generator (old generator)

Dell MasterPW .zip:
D35B password generator (old generator)
How to use

 

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Nikihak said:





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For a NAS system in the 100 TB range it depends on how you are planning on dividing it up. Like if you are wanting like different portions for different departments, a RAID type system would probably work just as well, as each RAID drive could be for a different department. However if your wanting a 100TB NAS in one system, setting it up is actually quite simple. (RAID systems can be difficult) It is similar to plugging in an external HDD, but instead of plugging it in with a physical cord, it is more of a virtual cable you use, but it would still show up in windows explorer, once its setup. Once its plugged in and setup on the work network all you would have to do is remotely connect to it and set up the various folders, etc. that your company needs. Once that's setup, its easy to connect to. And yes, a ''mildly'' computer competent person could manage it easily.

As for price, it depends greatly on who you buy the system from, and what discounts (if any) you get due to it being a corporate purchase.

If you find out what type of system your company is purchasing, id be glad to walk you through setting it up.

~Alex
 

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A:I have an eMachines T3642 and need to know if I can change the processor

Is it this motherboard you have? If so it shows a few CPU's that are dual core you could use.
Foxconn MCP61SM2MA-ERS2H processor support

Check out the support list from Foxconn
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Brisbane 2.4GHz Socket AM2 Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADO4600IAA5DO for $28.99.


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A:Unable to set BIOS user password

Do you have the option mentioned below?

Setting a BIOS Password




...
Now you'll want to set your system to ask for that password every time it boots, so select the BIOS FEATURES SETUP option, to see a menu something like this:

Fairly obviously, it's the Password Check option we're interested in, so select it and change the setting to ALWAYS.

etc....Click to expand...


 

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Hi Jessie :wave:

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What is your Psu?
 

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Just curious but why did you decide to buy that system if you were intending to change the graphics card? The mobo and PSU may be of questionable quality so you would have been better off choosing and assembling your own components.
 

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What's your motherboard model and what CPU do you have at the moment?

Also what do you use the PC for?
 

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Your're gonna have to look for a long time... It is time to change out of that eMachine into something you can learn on, and enjoy. The life expectancy of eMachines among our clients has been very short.
There isn't anybody at eMachines that can help you on this issue either.
 

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Fixed and resolved the issue by doing the following:

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2. Right-Click My Computer > Manage > Local Users and Groups:
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4. Went back to the problematic machine and used 'temp' as the login name since all of our previous local admins accounts have failed. Typed in what use to be the local admin password and bam! Logged in successfully.
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A:Can't load any page which requires a login

JuicyDragon said:





This login problem does not only apply to my computer though, other computers in my house, my iPhone and my PS3 also have the log in problem with any application or website with requires a login. I'm guessing it has something to do with either my Router or my ISPClick to expand...

Good guess; common symptom across multiple devices implies something higher up in the network.
I suspect you have a port problem for port 443, secured http (HTTPS://)

Using a wired connection to your router, launch a browser and enter the router IP address as if it were a URL. This will access the router config page but should prompt for the admin/pwd.

Now you need the Admin-id, password and the IP address of your router, all of which are make/model dependent - - Please post the name/model number of your router so we can continue . . .
 

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A:Got a video card with 4332MB memory (2559MB shared). Can I change this?

Could you provide the details of your graphics card?
 

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A:Laptop slow login

First, stay away from registry editors/fixers. We have found here at TechSpot that they cause problems with little to no "fixing."

Set your laptop to a restore point prior to when this issue started. Or better yet, can your college IT department look it over for you?
 

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for background on the subject, see this PDF

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A:Reset BIOS password

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My short answer here to this, is that it sounds like your BIOS needs a swift kick in the pants! Maybe the BIOS just needs a jump start, maybe to get things back on track. This is just a real quick little fix, if it works.

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"My laptop"
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A:Is it possible to change my laptop's graphics card?

Well I doubt you can get a mobile gpu off the shelf(I have never heard of it).
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Have you checked that the motherboard is compatible with a dual core processor. An additional 10 Watts should not be a problem but the extra heat might be although that may be overcome by using a cooling pad.

What is the model of the PC.
 

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Welcome to TechSpot! Your thread is better suited to the Windows OS or Hardware forum, so I m going to ask the moderator to move it. I hope you subscribed to the thread because we don't email the reply.

If I had to give you a quick answer, I's suggest replacing the video card.
 

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Have you got any spare RAM to try in it? Any amount will prove the point--even 512MB.
 

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forget the CD - - doesn't do squat for this issue.

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Connect to Printer
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Windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the printer name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost its connection to the server. For more information, click Help.
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OK Help
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I took a look at the suggested registry fix at this techspot discussion but I don't think it applies to our problem.

Anything else to try?
 

A:'Connect to Printer' errors on login after deleting network printers

I think every client with prior access to these printers will need to Delete Printer and as a Domain Admin, you will need to create the delete.script
 

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Appears that your video is onboard, and that your board has an AGP graphics slot.

So you could theoretically purchase an AGP card to replace it. These are the supported types:
Supports AGP 2.0 1x/2x/4x

This is a quick search on Newegg, just make sure you stick to ones that have 4x, not ones that are exclusively 8x. You can probably search online elsewhere as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600007850&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Pagesize=100
 

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Time and Date is wrong. I manually change correct time.
3rd day, the computer change its time and day again, fix it manually.
Basically I do 2nd and 3rd repeatly.

I researched about this problem: I might need change the battery.

However, I really want to know what is the most important thing to do before I replace the battery. Do I need back up all my saved data in computer ?
Also, what if I do not replace the battery ? I mean what is the worst situation.

From
neowing.
 

A:My computer constantly change time and date - question

Your bios setting will get reset, when you change the cmos batterry.

Take note of the setting, before changing the battery.

Your data on the harddrive will not be affected, by a battery change.

I always thought that a weak/dying battery caused reset to factory setting. March 2014 ??
 

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A:Hard drive change

Hi wcheard,

Welcome to Techspot!
Sometimes when you swap a hard drive over to another PC it doesnt like the hardware change.



Try the following:
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Hope this helps

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/* edit */
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A:How can I change NIC speed?

Manikle said:





Tipster advised me to,"Just make sure you set the Network cards to 1000mbps instead of Auto."
I recently bought a new router--Netgear WNDR3700.
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Am I on the wrong track?
I'm curious to know why it's better to change the NIC speed to 1000Mbps, rather than letting Windows choose?
Looking to learn--not doubting the advice.Click to expand...

Vista like 7 you should see icon for network near the clock in the system tray? Do you see such an icon. If yes!

Then right click then open network and sharing center
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/* edit */
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default gateway :192.168.1.1

preferred dns :125.22.47.125
alternate dns :202.56.250.5

Now i need a bat file which should change my ip address alone randomly in the range 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.100...I dont know its possible or not..but i need to do this how can i..thanks in advance..
 

A:Change IP - bat file needed

hmm; very strange request to perform randomization via bat file.

we normally recommend using DHCP to make the assignments to avoid collisions with
other systems on the subnet.

there is no advantage to randomization

so imo, this is very suspicious of being some kind of hacking effort ...
 

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My girlfriends computer would not boot into safe mode so I went hdd? slave to boot.ini change on How into run and typed in msconfig and changed the boot ini to boot into safe mode Well it still didn t boot into safe mode and now windows does not start up normally either It goes to the option screen of how I would like it to boot safe mode options last known good configuration start windows normally but no matter which option I choose it just restarts and goes back to this screen in an endless loop I have connected her hdd to my computer and made it the slave drive My question How to change boot.ini on slave hdd? is is there anyway to access the boot ini on her hdd and change it back t how it was before the way i have it set up right now I have tried going to msconfig but only my hdd shows up Also my hdd is connected via sata and hers is ide don t know if that makes a difference Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks thanks for the help rf can you help me out a little more and tell me how I can edit the file on the slave drive or the other way you mentioned thanks I don t have the recovery disk is there any other way Or am I able to get one through Microsoft nbsp

A:How to change boot.ini on slave hdd?

It appears that using msconfig probably put the edit into boot.ini. Therefore, your should be able to edit the file on the slave drive & remove the offending safeboot option.

The recovery console is another way to re-create boot.ini. This involves the original HDD back in its computer. bootcfg /Scan finds instances of Windoze installations. Bootcfg /? gives you an idea what is involved.
 

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I tried a separate mouse in the USB key, but that didn't even appear to register.

Help?!? I'm a computer user of limited ability, and thoroughly frustrated!

Thanks
 

A:My mouse freezes after login (Asus x61s) and then I'm stuck

Ok, what seems to me to be the problem is the system is having an issue with recognizing USB devices. This might be a problem either with your physical USB ports, or with Windows. Your USB ports might have been damaged, or Windows is having an issue recognizing USB devices once it loads up. Windows is weird in that it loads up all the device drivers and recognizes USB stuff as it starts up and sometimes a USB device that's plugged in before it books will make it go screwy. I've had a similar issue once before.

First of all, what I'd like you to do is unplug the mouse and any other unimportant USB device you have. USB keyboard, USB mouse, USB flash drive, USB external drive....whatever. If it doesn't need to be on there, take it out.

Start up the computer. Once it loads up Windows, try plugging the keyboard and mouse back in. What should happen is Windows, having already loaded the USB drivers and such, will see you plugging in the USB devices again and it will try to detect what they are and get the necessary drivers to make them work.

After you've tried this, let me know what's happening. If it isn't fixed, then there's something even worse that's wrong with Windows or your USB ports.
 

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A:How To Change Pass

What?

Please try again in clear English
Or get someone to post for you who can write English clearly, at least to an understandable level
 

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So i am hoping anyone can help me the service tag on this dell is #J7SK351-595B.
any help is very appreciated.
 

A:Cannot seem to get around BIOS Password

You need to figure out how to clear the CMOS on the motherboard. Usually there is a jumper on desktop motherboards, but laptops are usually a lot harder to find info on. I will do a little digging to see if i can come up with anything.
 

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