administrator password

  bruno 11:27 15 May 07
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I am trying to repair my daughters computer using the recovery console.Unfortunately she cannot remember the administrator password and the one she thought it was is not valid.Is there a way round this to save me doing a complete reinstallation which would mean reinstalling all her applications.
Please note,I am not asking for any illegal methods etc.,just is it possible.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:34 15 May 07

click here have you tried just hitting enter?

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  bruno 11:39 15 May 07

No,I did not try that.I will give it a go now.Thanks for the prompt reply.

  bruno 11:52 15 May 07

Did not work,I'm afraid.Looked at that site but it looks like it would cost $45.Not sure if the free demo one would do the trick.

  Marko797 13:46 15 May 07

Try this bruno:
Click Start, and Run
Type "Control Userpasswords2" and press enter.
Uncheck the box for "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."
Click Apply and Ok.

  bruno 17:07 15 May 07

Thanks for that reply.I will give it a go later on and see how it works.

  VoG II 17:08 15 May 07
  bruno 09:07 17 May 07

Thanks for that VOG.I have printed it off for future use.
I got round her problems another way in the end.I noticed that every air hole on the computer was full of dust and the fans were 50% blocked.I did a thorough spring clean and suddenly the speed multiplied by 5 times and she is quite happy now.I gave her some fatherly advice on how to switch on her Hoover and how often!!!

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