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Admin Password reset/recovery

Q: Admin Password reset/recovery

I got a new computer and made an admin account and a standard one.
I forgot the password to the admin account and need a way to reset or recover it.
The standard account is still accessible and it's limited features are still functional.
If you have any idea how to rectify this, please tell me how.
Thank you

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Hi. When a computer is first setup, the account created is an administrative one. What happened to this account?
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Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe
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Sorry but this from TSG site rules:
"- Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided".
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A:Plz help to reset admin password

welcome to tech support guy,

on this forum,
it is NOT permissable for a member to help with requests, such as your request would fall under as you're asking it,
hacks - cracks - passwords
try HERE

thank you for your understanding,

NOTE: THIS is about all the help that you can be offered, ms has this to say about it:
What to do if you forget your Windows password
[just my opinion, a moderator may see it differently]
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There are ways, but we are not allowed to assist with bypassing administrator passwords. Sorry.
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What steps were taken exactly to remove the log on password?
Can you boot to safe mode and try to log on as "administrator"
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Thank you for writing to us!
Are you talking about the BIOS password or the Operating system password.
If its BIOS password we would suggest you contact Delltechcenter on facebook or @Dellcarespro on twitter or you can call tech support .Also have the proof of purchase for the system .
If it is the Operating system password you can reinstall operating system .
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
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closing thread, may want to re-read the rules page, UnD3R0aTh.....we cannot assist with passwords.


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Hi -

Sorry, but we cannot assist with password issues, per TSF Rules.

I must now close this thread.

Regards. . .


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A:Reset admin BIOS password

@nguyenzung? Contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password. When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request. REO
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A:ProBook 6570b BIOS admin password reset

Hi, Unfortunately I'm not aware of any 3rd party utilities that work with this particular Model, however if you Contact HP Business support they should be able to send you a customised SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password. Regards, DP-K
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A:Password Recovery/Reset?

Hello jbeezy,

I am guessing that you are referring to Method 3 in this Tutorial
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You need to be more specific about what you are unsure of.
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Welcome Sinnerboy,

Sorry, but the news is not good. Here is a summary of what you can try.

If security were not good, the password would be meaningless. This is what I found.

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A:XP's recovery console admin password help

it is not the same
even if u are the only user and u have admin rights, there is still an ccount called 'administrator' and this is hidden unless u restart into safe mode or manually type in user: 'administrator'
the password is therefore different then your username password (unless during the setup u entered the same password as u did for your username)

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A:default admin password recovery

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Im running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3

A:Forgot Admin Password, as well as BIOS boot up password

Hi and welcome to TSF

I am sorry but forum rules prohibits us from helping with forgotten passwords.

A link to our rules can be found at the top of every page.

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Enter the computer's serial number in the following link to generate a key. Dosnt work in all cases.
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A:Remove Admin Password/ Power On Password on Boot Up

Please try this Password = 74685370 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,KNRKAlthough I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP
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Hi, Enter   31022215 Regards, DP-K
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@Hphasit? Enter    42450010 Regards, DP-K
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You may Want to read this Tutorial about Resetting A user account Password Made by Our Wonderful Brink

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I think you Should Follow Method 4 If that fails Follow Method 3

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A:Forgot Router log-in password/Wifi password, Cannot be Reset (As in; not going to)

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Other than the above advice your thread is subject to our password rule:

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

I will leave the thread open for now in case you have trouble with the reset or finding the user guide.
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howdy and welcome. May want to re-read the rules page at, as we do not assist with bypassing passwords as we cannot verify the authenticity. As a result, I'm going to close this.


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