Override password on hp computer bought at yard sale

January 27, 2017 at 11:44:09
Specs: Winxp
Purchased at garage sale and can't change password to login . Each time the welcoming screen comes up it ask for password , however I bought at garage sale don't know password

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#1
January 27, 2017 at 12:25:17

@Sam1940

You need a clean install of XP.
But Some Tricks May Help You!
For Example : How To Hack Windows XP Login Password

Good Luck


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#2
January 27, 2017 at 12:33:22
Or go back to whomever sold it to you and ask them to login and clear the password, and then you create a new login/password for yourself (as a full admin account).

message edited by trvlr


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#3
January 27, 2017 at 14:47:54
One or more of these will work.

Free PC Audit
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Free-P...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/screen...
http://www.misutilities.com/free-pc...

Lazesoft Recover My Password Home Edition
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.lazesoft.com/forgot-wind...
http://www.lazesoft.com/screenshot....
http://i.imgur.com/oTphnej.gif
Tutorial
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/reset...
Boot a Computer from a Windows Password Recovery USB Device
http://www.lazesoft.com/create-a-bo...

recALL
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/det...
http://www.davescomputertips.com/re...
Portable recALL
http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTAB...

Or,

How to Reset Your Windows Password - using the sticky keys exploit
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2491...
https://4sysops.com/archives/forgot...
http://www.nicolasbize.com/blog/how...

Or,

1: Go into Safe Mode. Then on logon prompt, select Guest to access entry.
2: Click on Start > Run, Copy & Paste > "control userpasswords2" without quotes & hit > Enter.
3: Click on the on the user account whose password is forgotten & click on Reset Password.
4: Enter the new password then click OK to exit. Reboot computer.

Or,

Obtain Windows CD (XP, Vista, 7, 8, doesn't matter process is largely the same)
Here is a sample using a Vista CD.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...
1: Set the bios to boot from CD first.
2: Boot off Windows CD into setup.
3: At setup hold shift key and press F10.
4: This will bring up a command window.
5: In the command window type "control userpasswords2" without quotes & hit Enter.
6: Highlight admin account and reset and set a new password.

Or,

1. Place your Windows CD in your cd-rom and start your computer ( make that the bios set to boot from CD)
2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd. Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from cd”
3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.
4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now
5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.
6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.
It should read something like “If one of the following Windows installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”
Use the up and down arrow keys to select your installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.
7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.
8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”
9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.
10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.
11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.
12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you've made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).
13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.

Or,

BIOS password frozen
http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answer...
Why does my HDD password show frozen in the BIOS?
Changes to the BIOS may cause the HDD password to be set to Frozen. If the HDD password is set to Frozen, please follow the steps below.

Enter your BIOS.
Create a supervisor password. Save the changes and reboot.
Go back into BIOS and CLEAR the supervisor password and exit saving the changes.
Power the system down completely.
Restart the system after it has completely powered down.
Go into BIOS and you should be able to clear the HDD password.

Or,

Hold down the Alt + F10 buttons during startup.

Or,

Reset Windows 10 password without using third party tools
http://winaero.com/blog/reset-windo...


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#4
January 28, 2017 at 06:36:55
The password question gets asked a lot. Why is it no one bothers to do a search? This is the same link I post every time it's asked.

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


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#5
January 28, 2017 at 07:56:45
I think in some cases the poster(s) aren't really aware of how to use google etc... or at least what search words/string to apply. Possibly CN has such a good reputation too for helping out that they come here as first port of call?

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#6
January 28, 2017 at 12:49:00
Actually, I meant doing a forum search before posting the question. It's been asked/answered so many times over the years that there's probably 100's of hits.

1000's of hits: https://www.computing.net/cgi-bin/A...

message edited by riider


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#7
January 28, 2017 at 13:02:47
mmm Yes I agree re' a forum search... although likely many how are new here may not be across that either. But one can hope...

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#8
January 28, 2017 at 15:01:29
Yep, you have to allow a bit of slack, if they knew how to search, they wouldn't be asking, that's why we have help forums.
I remember when I first started, everything was a huge mystery & I was making every mistake in the book.

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#9
January 28, 2017 at 15:08:11
trvlr

This the first post from SAM. may have used Google to get here.


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