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Problem Forgot admin password of Dell laptop

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by clark3244, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. clark3244

    clark3244 New Member

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    My dad changed his login password several days ago and now can't remember it clearly. I tried to ask help from dell support, no luck till now.

    So what is the right path to get the laptop unlocked?
     
  2. Juelz

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    What OS is it running?
     
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  3. clark3244

    clark3244 New Member

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    Windows 10
     
  4. zxspectrum

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    Do you still have the OS disc that came with the laptop?
     
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  5. clark3244

    clark3244 New Member

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    No, it was bought from retail store. no install disc was given.
     
  6. Inaserty

    Inaserty New Member

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    i also have the same issue, then I used many tools like pcunlocker, uukeys, passcape even ophcrack,but didnt' work all.

    and more..

    i tried many password reset disk, but it seems it reset the password, but when I reboot and it still let me type password.

    i'm also looking for ways....
     
  7. Sparky
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    Do you know roughly what the password is? Worth trying a few variations of the password first.
     
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  8. clark3244

    clark3244 New Member

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    Thanks for the input

    I already tried all possible password combinations.
     
  9. Inaserty

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    I used to use password crackers (among other tools) for clients who forgot their passwords and those stopped working a long time ago.

    It's becoming more and more clear that I need to advise folks, as a matter of regular practice, to temporarily enable the admin account and to create a password reset disc for each Windows 10 system they have. I just never think about this because the idea of forgetting one's password, or sharing it with someone such that they could modify it themselves, is entirely alien to me and violates the very purpose and principle behind a password.

    One of the reasons that Windows no longer allows even regular admin accounts to change another user's password once the account is established is because of the mischief that some got up to when they had this power.

    By the way, this seems a good place to ask, is a Windows 10 Password Reset Disc directly linked to the Windows 10 instance under which it was created or is it a general purpose tool for any Windows 10 system? I'd think the former, but never having used it or needed to . . .
     
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