How do i recover laptop password from deceased relative

October 16, 2014 at 16:37:56
Specs: Windows 7, celeron/ 2.2gh
how to recover a password that I purchased from a grandson who,s grandmother died without giving him or anyone else in the family the password to her Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX. laptop. There must be a way to recover it from the computer. HELP!!!!!!!!

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October 16, 2014 at 17:36:37
Contact Compaq perhaps and see if they will help... They or the original vendor may possibly help - but likely they will require some proof of ownership to back up your story.

Sadly more than a few come to forums seeking help with kit they have acquired - one way or another, legally or otherwise... Not being able to truly separate genuine from stolen... most forums tend to decline to help directly - other than to suggest contact previous owner or vendor. Or go hunt on the internet in general for an assortment of hacks...

If it's the actual windows logon... answers on the web a plenty to resolve that; and of course you could simply reset/restore it to factory state...

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October 16, 2014 at 18:10:28
Obtain Windows CD (XP, Vista, 7, 8, doesn't matter process is largely the same)
Set the bios to boot from CD first.
Boot off Windows CD into setup
At setup hold shift key and press F10
This will bring up a command window
In the command window type "control userpasswords2" and hit enter
Highlight admin account and reset and set a new password.

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October 16, 2014 at 19:25:41
I don't know if this is accurate or, if so, if it will help but you can check it out:


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October 17, 2014 at 04:27:18
My guess is that dukemck3 first tried to title the thread
"How do i recover a password from a device?", then tried to
change it to "How do i recover a password from a computer?"


-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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October 17, 2014 at 05:59:52
Try the following program. Simply create the disk, boot off it, then clear the password(s) & reset it to "blank".

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October 17, 2014 at 19:43:11
I am not sure if you want to reset Windows password, maybe you can some helps from this blog http://windows-9-8-7-password-reset...

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