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:blushing: Help!

 

I have a Dell Latitude laptop that i haven't used in over a year as i have new one issued through my work. I would like to set up the old laptop for the childern however i cannot remember the last password i had set. Can anybody help me in my quest to make 2 childern very happy :rolleyes: and to their Mum from going mad :pullhair: Any suggestions as to how i can into teh PC would be greatfully received!!!

Many thanks

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:blushing: Help!

 

I have a Dell Latitude laptop that i haven't used in over a year as i have new one issued through my work. I would like to set up the old laptop for the childern however i cannot remember the last password i had set. Can anybody help me in my quest to make 2 childern very happy :rolleyes: and to their Mum from going mad :pullhair: Any suggestions as to how i can into teh PC would be greatfully received!!!

Many thanks

 

:geezer:

 

Mate, You need to go to User To User Section?

 

If you Wait? sooner or Later a Staff Member will move your Thread there, Mate!

 

:sparkle::wub::sparkle:

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Pick up a Knoppix LiveCD and boot from that and make your modifications from there.

 

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Personally if there is nothing of value on the laptop then I'd wipe her clean and do a fresh install of everything.

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Thank you, 2 things how can i wipe it clean as this was an old PC that has nothing of use to the children! Can i do that even though i can't get into the PC as i have forgotten the password.

 

Secondly if i download the ebcd/pcministry again will that work if i cannot get past the windows password issue?

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Will Knoppix LiveCD help him get into a windows accout?

 

Yes. Recovering the windows partition will take some minor Linux/Unix tuition, but viewing it should be pretty much automatic.

 

I

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This extract is from the ebcd FAQ.

 

Problem: You have forgot password of Windows NT/2000/XP user/administrator.

 

Solution with EBCD: Using this disk, you may create special mini-version of Linux, which can change password for any user. Surely, you does not need to know the old password. Also, you may edit Windows registry using it.

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can i wipe it clean?

That's the usual method so long as you have nothing to lose and you know how to regenerate a working system.

 

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Just make sure you have the motherboard drivers or that you can get the drivers before you wipe it clean.

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I have tried the download http://ebcd.pcministry.com/ as suggested above, but that does not work. I have tried this from a CDROM and a Floppy disk and still i am presented with the log in page.

 

I cannot get past that at all......any other suggestions would be very much appreciated :pullhair:

 

Thank you

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