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Forum topic by Joe Lyddon posted 11-01-2018 09:53 PM 542 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Joe Lyddon

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11-01-2018 09:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: forgot password password forgot sony notebook cannot use it anymore help

HELP…

Way back when, I used this Sony notebook and it has Windows XP on it… Was not used online for ages…

I went to use it…. it asked for a Password… I FORGOT IT!!
I CANNOT FIND IT WRITTEN DOWN ANYWHERE!!

It does NOT give me the option to do anything if I don’t know it… You MUST enter the correct PW or you are dead!

Does anyone KNOW how to solve this problem?

I thought I’d contact Sony… but… I’ll try here too…

H E L P

Thank you,
Joe

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Ripper70

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#1 posted 11-01-2018 10:00 PM

Try this...

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#2 posted 11-02-2018 12:05 AM

I think I just remembered…

I didn’t even assign a Password to it!!

DUH….. Talk about Getting Old and Losing ones Memory!!

Sorry for the false alarm… :(

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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#3 posted 11-02-2018 12:29 AM



Try this...

- Ripper70

Ripper…

Thank you very much… This is good to know…

This was for an individual User on the system… I didn’t have any defined… I was the only one… The Password I was referring to was the System Password that is needed (if there is one!) to get the system started…

I will study it further… maybe it would work… I don’t know…
I feel very embarassed for realizing that I didn’t USE A Password for the computer!!

Joe

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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#4 posted 11-02-2018 01:20 AM

Why can’t a post be Deleted?!!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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CaptainKlutz

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#5 posted 11-02-2018 05:11 PM

Just in case someone else needs this:
Have had to help several forgetful family members and neighbors with lost password issues for old Windows computers.

Highly recommend using opensource program called OphCrack, source code available here on SourceForge, so you can see the code and not get tricked by rogue online hacking sites

Note it will not read Windows 10 passwords, but almost too easy to use. :)
Boot PC to CD drive, run a program and get a list of passwords on machine.
Even the slowest brute force method has typically required less than 20 minutes to determine complicated passwords containing letters, numbers, capitals, and symbols that are 8-10 characters long. :)

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#6 posted 11-02-2018 05:24 PM

CaptainK,

Thank you very much!!

That really looks good! (except the Win.10 exception)

I’m glad I asked the question now… May help a lot of people… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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