Solved factory restore reset administrator password

October 8, 2013 at 19:05:14
Specs: Windows 8
I have satellite p855-s5312 and my husband can't remember his administrator password. How can we reset to where we don't use the admin password? If I reset it, will I lose all my iTunes music and pics loaded on this laptop?

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#1
October 8, 2013 at 19:12:59
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"If I reset it, will I lose all my iTunes music and pics loaded on this laptop?"
Depends on your skill level, muck it up, yes.

12 ways how to reset the Windows administrator password – Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP
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Safest way is to remove the HDD & slave it to another comp .
Slave your HDD to another HDD/comp ( no need to bolt it in, just cable it & leave it outside the case ) You may have a choice of jumper settings on the master HD, such as master with slave or ms. Copy your stuff ( don't forget your emails & address book ) onto the host HD or other media.

SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Hard Drive Adapter
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USB 2.0 to SATA / IDE Adaptor Cable
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Universal Drive Adapter
http://www.newertech.com/products/u...
Notebook / Laptop Hard Drive to Desktop Adapter (2.5" to 3.5")
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#2
October 9, 2013 at 05:11:12
You don't have to do anything with the hardware & you don't have to do a factory reset - all you have to do is clear the password. Create the following disk, boot off it, & follow the instructions:

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

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#3
October 10, 2013 at 12:24:16
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Can you vouch personally for the program you are suggesting and do you know if it is malware free?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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