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      06-14-2018, 06:10 AM   #1
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Laptop Password Error

It is a pretty old Vista laptop and never used for a couple of months. i am going to donate it to a church but can't login. Seems the password I remembered was wrong. However, I need to pull off the files first. Is there any way to fix it?
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Pull the hardrive and use it as slave from another pc. You’ll be able to to access your files.

Not sure about resetting the password
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      06-14-2018, 08:08 AM   #3
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Reformat.
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Reset it using UBCD: https://community.spiceworks.com/how...have-forgotten
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Nuke the hard drive. You never know what's on there.

Download Boot and Nuke (the free version is fine) and run it a couple times. This was standard procedure when retiring old PCs when I used to work IT.
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And then do this:

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Nuke the hard drive. You never know what's on there.

Download Boot and Nuke (the free version is fine) and run it a couple times. This was standard procedure when retiring old PCs when I used to work IT.
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Pull the hardrive and use it as slave from another pc. You’ll be able to to access your files.

Not sure about resetting the password
Then the computer was useless without a drive.

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it sounds great. Let me see whether it works or not.
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It is a pretty old Vista laptop and never used for a couple of months. i am going to donate it to a church but can't login. Seems the password I remembered was wrong. However, I need to pull off the files first. Is there any way to fix it?
I've used Hirens BootCD to clear passwords before. It works really well on Windows OS's up through Windows 7.

http://www.hirensbootcd.org/
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KonBoot, make a bootable USB and it will bypass the password. Its free for everyone, be careful where you download it, I recommend torrents.
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