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Old 03-18-2015, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default My wife forgot the adimn password to my daughters computer windows 8.1

We bought the lap top for Christmas and now my wife does not remember the password. There is no reset cd and we. Would. Like know our best options. Please help!


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Old 03-18-2015, 12:34 AM   #2
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02-16-2015 10:55 PM Same question.

Why did you wait a month to the day to ask the same question? By now a simple Google search or a repair shop could have reset the admin password. Of course you'll have to prove you're the legal owner.
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:39 AM   #3
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Honestly I didn't recall if I had asked that question on here. Nonetheless, I was looking to this community for help. Obviously, I could or have explored the suggested advice. If I was not the owner I know some tricks to circumvent the process; however, I was aiming to learn something that someone may know. Thanks


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I am not sure if that is within the rules for us to answer here. However as Setishock said, browsing around google may get you some help.

If a member of the site team gives us the OK, then we can help.
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I am not sure if that is within the rules for us to answer here. However as Setishock said, browsing around google may get you some help.

If a member of the site team gives us the OK, then we can help.
Unfortunately giving advice on removing passwords is not allowed and is against the rules. You are best off going to a computer repair shop and getting them to remove it.

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It is understood and rules must be followed. Thank you.


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Unfortunately giving advice on removing passwords is not allowed and is against the rules. You are best off going to a computer repair shop and getting them to remove it.
We've had this discussion before BK. There is nothing hard-set saying we can't help recover lost passwords as he is the original owner.

OP, See if the info in this thread helps you.

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Also, Was the account ever linked to a windows live account? if so, there should be password recovery options if you go here to reset it: https://account.live.com/resetpassword.aspx
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We've had this discussion before BK. There is nothing hard-set saying we can't help recover lost passwords as he is the original owner.

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