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    Question Can't get into laptop lost password

    HI,
    I a new to this. so please bare with me. i have a dell inspiron n5010 with a windows 7 home premium os. i have gotten myself locked out of it and the hint i put now makes no sense. when i start up it goes to the display page where my user name and a place for my password shows. i have tried to start in safe mode but the same thing still shows. i have also tried the program OPFCRACK. but it was not able to recover password. i have read that i could log onto another count and do it from there but i am not able to click on my username at alL so i can't switch users. I AM THE ADMINISTRATOR.
    i really need help.
    ALSO I DON'T HAVE A RECOVERY DISK AND JUST MY LUCK I HAVE LOST THE ACTUAL WINDOWS 7 DISK.:(
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    I think without the recovery CD or the Win7 disk, your are out of luck.

    However, most laptops have the recovery on a separate partition accessible by an F key.

    http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...n/sg/sg_en.pdf

    Look on page 62 for recovery instructions.
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    i found out how to do it this is the site i used (below). it works great , and i have a dell with windows 7 on it, still worked perfectly. i was able to change of completely delete all the passwords. Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakeysha View Post
    i found out how to do it this is the site i used (below). it works great , and i have a dell with windows 7 on it, still worked perfectly. i was able to change of completely delete all the passwords. Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
    wow so passwords are useless

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    Remind me not to bother with a password on my next laptop.

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    You need to setup more than just a windows password yeah!! I've never really thought of the Windows password as being a security measure, just a way to keep resources on a shared computer segregated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Epidemic View Post
    wow so passwords are useless
    not really, because it only takes away the user passwords. if you make a bios password, or i think its a hard drive password( i thin) that asks you to enter it before the laptop will start up. then you are ok. because for the site i listed above you have to be able to go into setup and change an option. but like i said for my laptop i have to enter a password before it will boot.

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    I have a program on my laptop that you burn to a disc and it resets the password through a command prompt before logging in to windows. If you are interested I can upload it when I get out of work.

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    So what does this do to the Recovery on the seperate (Logical D) partition?

    To the Software on the main (Logical C) partition?
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