Forgot dell netbook windows 7 user password

December 31, 2010 at 12:50:46
Specs: Windows 7 starter SNPC OA
FORGOT DELL NETBOOK WINDOWS 7 USER PASSWORD and now i can't log into Windows 7 at all please help me is there any way I can bypass this? I don't have a USB flash drive stick, and there is no cd drive because it's a netbook. I do have a 1TB external hard drive here it is made by free agent, but i am not sure if that can help me at all. Any and all help is appreciated THANK YOU AHEAD OF TIME,Jennifer

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December 31, 2010 at 13:59:05
If you have lost or forgotten your password, and a password reset disk is not available, reinstalling the operating system is the only recourse. For information on reinstalling Windows,
Using Dell Factory Image Restore in Windows 7
Notice:
Restoring the original factory image erases ALL existing data. This includes files, folders, programs, drivers, E-mails, photos. Before performing a PC Restore, back up all personal files. If you do not back up your personal files, the data will be lost.

1 Turn on the computer.
2 As the computer starts, press <F8> on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
Note:
You must press <F8> before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press <F8> after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.


3 Press the <Down Arrow> on the keyboard to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press <Enter>.
4 Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
5 Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
6 Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
7 In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
8 Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.
9 Click Next.
The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
10 When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.

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Step 4: Restore your personal files and data from backups

Click the link below for instructions on how to restore your files from a backup

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#2
December 31, 2010 at 15:38:38
if the above doesn't work, ask the previous owner for the password or contact Dell support.

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January 5, 2011 at 09:25:53
There is a free linux tool that can reset or delete passwords on Windows NT based computers.

BE VERY CAREFUL - IT CAN COMPLETELY HOSE YOUR COMPUTER IF YOU MESS UP!!

I have used it for XP, Vista and Windows 7.

Google "Offline NT Password and Registry Editor"


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