How to remove the password off a computer

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How do you remove the password prompt off a computer if I don't know the password? Is there any way to resolve this?
ASKED: April 28, 2008  4:01 PM
UPDATED: March 23, 2011  10:20 PM

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I’m not sure this is the right forum for this type of discussion. I would not like to recommend something that may have been put into place by your organization to prevent unauthorized access to services or equipment. Please contact a local IT support person at your organization to discuss this. If YOU are the authorized IT person, please leave more details about what type of system this is and any other details you have available. Different tools are used for different systems.

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  • Gilly400
    Hi, Can you also clarify if you mean a password for the bios or for the OS? Regards, Martin Gilbert.
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  • Ysrd
    Sometimes you get asked a question and you just have to wonder if the system in question is stolen or not. What we do in computer security gives most of us the skills to be on either side of the law. Those of us that are white hats would love to help but we are not sure if the help we give is going to end up in the wrong hands. So I have a little trick I like to use when someone local to me asks this same type of qiuestion but I don't know them. I have done some work with the local police and I tell the guy I will help them, but only if they will bring it to me at the local police station to work on it. Some people show up with the machine and after determining that the machine is not stolen I remove the passwords. I expect your local police have an IT department or an electronic crime squad. Feel free to take the system to them, explain why you are there and if all is on the up and up they should be able to help you.
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  • Pabi
    Hi If you are the administrator, open the Control Panel, then the User Accounts. Select the User Account and choose Remove the Password. Good luck
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  • Teka
    just remove the jumpers on the motherboard the remove the password
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  • Bella717
    My children somehow did this and now I can't get on any Internet sites except utube :( I would appreciate the help plz!
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  • fruitcake
    I have the same issue, just got a computerout of a storage unit auction and it has a password on it????
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  • Boston123
    I put in a password to stop kids from going into some sites. After forgetting this how do I take it off as more sites are affcted than I thought
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  • TomLiotta
    If you don't know what you are doing with this, you shouldn't do it. Take your system to an experienced repair shop and have them do it.  We can't tell people over the internet how to remove passwords. -- Tom
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