Need help quick!! Administrator password

Dell Vista home basic
December 23, 2009 at 15:41:23
Specs: Windows Vista
I was given a desktop Dell, Windows XP, everytime I try to install or uninstall or open anything downloaded, I have to provide a administrative password which I don't know, can anyone help me with this problem?

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#1
December 23, 2009 at 15:48:55
I'm sure if you simply google "Administrator password" the answer will come to you.
See:

http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&sou...

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#2
December 23, 2009 at 16:14:32
Ive been doing that for the past 2 hours, i downloaded password recovery 4.0, but can't run it cause I need the password

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#3
December 23, 2009 at 16:38:25
Restore the computer to factory specs. Go to the link below to learn how.

http://support.dell.com/support/top...


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#5
December 23, 2009 at 19:26:43
This application is free and opensource.

http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/

It will give the username and password associated to the username. I recommend it for forgetting or loosing your password.

Good luck


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#6
December 23, 2009 at 21:37:16
My problem is that I can't open a program after it's been downloaded, install, or uninstall a program cause when I do try and open the program, im being asked for a administrative password

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#7
December 24, 2009 at 07:04:39
That is why your best solution is to perform a factory restore.

See #3 above.


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#8
December 24, 2009 at 08:48:55
"My problem is that I can't open a program after it's been downloaded, install, or uninstall a program cause when I do try and open the program, im being asked for a administrative password"

The program I linked to in response #4 has it be burned to a CD or floppy. If you don't have the rights to do it on your current system, do it on someone else's, then boot off the CD (or floppy) & clear the password.

I'm always suspicious about such requests though....why is it that you can't just ask the person that gave you the PC what the password is?


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#9
December 24, 2009 at 08:54:43
I agree with you jam....most of the time the urgency of a post gives a clue to the item being HOT especially when it comes to passwords.
OtheHill IMO has the right solution. I really don't know why some posters don't try the proper ways, they just keep asking for more solutions....that could mean that the tower may belong to an ex wife, girlfriend, etc and that the poster may be trying to get into the files...that's what I am seeing.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#10
December 24, 2009 at 09:17:04
Ask the person who gave you the computer.

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