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Hot Rod
Revved Up
Thu May 17 14:18:25

And I will appreciate any help you guys can give me.


I want to start using a new computer but it is asking for my user password. I never set it up for a user password and it does not accept the password from my old computer.

I tried going into the Administrater to change it and, if I ever set one, I can't remember te password for that.


Is my only option downloading Windows 10 and starting from scratch? That's all I can think of.


Please help.



Paramount
Member
Thu May 17 14:33:31
If you bought in on a garage sale, maybe you could ask the guy or girl you bought it from for the password?

Or are you lying to us that you bought a new computer? Maybe you want to hack into your neighbor’s computer and are asking us to help you to bypass the password?
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Thu May 17 14:42:39

I bought a new computer two or three years ago but ended up staying with the old one till now.

I can get into the old computer with my user password but I cannot get into the new one using it.

My Administrator password I have forgotten completely.

hood
Member
Thu May 17 14:45:27
Have you tried just hitting the logon button without a password? If you never set a password, you won't need to input one, but there's a setting somewhere that might have gotten checked to stop at the login screen despite being without a password.
Paramount
Member
Thu May 17 14:52:40
If you don’t have any important documents on that computer you could wipe it clean and re-install windows.

Isn’t there a button/link on the logon screen that says something like: ”I have forgot my password”. The computer the asks you a security question that you provided when you set the password. If you answer it correct then I think it let you in or it sends an email to you or something. I have never used that so I don’t know for sure what happens.
Paramount
Member
Thu May 17 14:59:45
You could also try some simple passwords like:

password
letmein
abc123
12345678
0000
itisme

then try to type them backwards, and try all kinds of different combinations of them, with capital letters and so on. It may take a while so prepare some coffee.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu May 17 15:09:27
try the empty password first

if it has one, it'd be something HR picked years ago so don't need to go that random in guesses

if never used then reinstalling Windows isn't a problem if you have the means... but it's not as easily obtainable for free anymore
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Thu May 17 15:14:12

hood, I tried it blank too. Didn't work.

I think I will just reinstall Windows. That seems to be the simplest thing to do. I installed a few programs before on the new one but stopped when I found out someone I trusted made off with my Microsoft Office. That's when I stopped but I have a new one now.



Hot Rod
Revved Up
Thu May 17 15:16:08

Thanks guys.

Dukhat
Member
Thu May 17 15:23:59
Eat your own Dick Hot Rod. Only then will you get the energy you need to fix this tiny computer problem.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Thu May 17 16:02:59

I can't do that. You would be so jealous you might hurt yourself.

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