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I don't know what password you're looking to recover, but in some instances you may also wish to investigate being able to simply reset the password without recovering it. Eg, a Windows Admin password if you have physical access to the machine and the legal rights to change the password (eg it's your machine)
 

Darts

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I don't know what password you're looking to recover, but in some instances you may also wish to investigate being able to simply reset the password without recovering it. Eg, a Windows Admin password if you have physical access to the machine and the legal rights to change the password (eg it's your machine)
Our tenant moved out and left some stuff behind. One is a nice computer but when I turned it on it asked for a password. I asked one of those computer stores on College and the guy said just install a new O/S.
 

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if you just want the system just wipe it if you want to see what's on it then what operating system? if its windows you can make a boot disk that gets you by the password then you can change it
 

anonemouse

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Our tenant moved out and left some stuff behind. One is a nice computer but when I turned it on it asked for a password. I asked one of those computer stores on College and the guy said just install a new O/S.
If you want the computer wipe the hard drive, and install a new O/S
If you want to see what's on it, buy a new HDD and install a new O/S and then mount that drive as a secondary one and you should be able to browse it
New HDDs are super cheap now, not a huge expense.
 

Darts

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I don't care what the previous owner had on the HD.

Since the computer has a Windows 10 COA , the guy at the electronics store said he could install a fresh Win 10 for $50 (if I remember correctly)
 

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I don't care what the previous owner had on the HD.

Since the computer has a Windows 10 COA , the guy at the electronics store said he could install a fresh Win 10 for $50 (if I remember correctly)
you can just do a fresh install of windows 10 you can buy a key online for cheap to register it
 

Darts

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Ex co-worker asked me how a few months ago...then my P.O.S windows 10 admin password screwed up for no reason.
I did this: https://www.top-password.com/knowledge/reset-windows-10-password-with-ubuntu.html
Worked beautifully!
Last time I looked at Ophcrack (a while ago) it wasn't able to recover Win10 passwords. Hirensboot CD/USB been around since dirt. Have made multiple recovery CD's with it but never have used it.
Thanks. I'll run this by my friend who's a bit of a geek.
 

doomsdayplus1

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Ex co-worker asked me how a few months ago...then my P.O.S windows 10 admin password screwed up for no reason.
I did this: https://www.top-password.com/knowledge/reset-windows-10-password-with-ubuntu.html
Worked beautifully!
Last time I looked at Ophcrack (a while ago) it wasn't able to recover Win10 passwords. Hirensboot CD/USB been around since dirt. Have made multiple recovery CD's with it but never have used it.
Great suggestion
The hiren boot disk is what I usually use for such a thing.
 

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How can I recover my yahoo account ? The password is wrong I guess but I thought it is the correct one, it keeps asking me a verification question that I don't have an answer to, is there a trick to recovering a yahoo account ?
 

Darts

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How can I recover my yahoo account ? The password is wrong I guess but I thought it is the correct one, it keeps asking me a verification question that I don't have an answer to, is there a trick to recovering a yahoo account ?
It never happened to me but can't you reset your password? I think Yahoo sends a temporary password to your alternative email address or something like that.
 

drc75

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It never happened to me but can't you reset your password? I think Yahoo sends a temporary password to your alternative email address or something like that.
Yup. I was the backup account for a friend and that's what happened. Instructions came to my e-mail.