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Windows 7: password problem

06 Jan 2011   #1
Coppola21

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password problem

a friend of mine is having a problem and i need some help on how to fix it. he has a dell mini, which does not have a cd drive, and he forgot his password and can not remember it. i have read that you can use a reset disk to reset the password but he never set it up before and i also have read that you must re install windows and thats the only way possible, but how can i re install windows if it does not have a cd drive? and if i were to put it on usb how would i install it through that if i can not log on and access the flash drive? please help me asap


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06 Jan 2011   #2
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Here's how you could install from a flash drive: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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06 Jan 2011   #3
Coppola21

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

thank you very much this is very helpful! i appreciate it. i will try tomorrow and let you know!
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06 Jan 2011   #4
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coppola21 View Post
thank you very much this is very helpful! i appreciate it. i will try tomorrow and let you know!
You're welcome

There may be an easier way to fix this that I am unaware of. Maybe another member will be able to help you out without the need of a clean install
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06 Jan 2011   #5
Coppola21

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

i actually have hirens boot i should burn that and give it a try, ill check it out and see if it works tomorrow, thanks guys!
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06 Jan 2011   #6
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coppola21 View Post
i actually have hirens boot i should burn that and give it a try, ill check it out and see if it works tomorrow, thanks guys!
You're welcome. Good luck and let us know how everything goes
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06 Jan 2011   #7
Coppola21

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

will do! thanks again!
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