How do I change the admin password on an old laptop that was given to me?

by on June 19, 2012

Q: I have an old hand me down laptop. How do I access or change the administrator when I do not know the previous users password?

I can get on as the administrator but I would like to see what the previous user loaded on with his sign on.


One Response to “How do I change the admin password on an old laptop that was given to me?”
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    If you go to this link, download and burn the file to a disc you can boot off of it and should be able to reset your password.
    http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

    For further instructions on using this tool follow their guide on http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/walkthrough.html