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    Windows logon

    Does anyone know how to recover a windows logon password, someone has changed the windows logon password on my friends computer, any help or advice would be appreciated.

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    Re: Windows logon

    You can just log in as any other username and any password. You could then delete the .PWL file in the Windows folder that corresponds to the old username if you want to use that username again. This will lose any other saved passwords that had previously been memorised for that user (for web sites etc), so they will need to be entered again.

    StuartR

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    Re: Windows logon

    Ahhh, nothing like high security. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Windows logon

    Yep, and that's why companies go in damage control when someone from IT loses their laptop. Win2K is supposed to be better but I haven't had a chance to play as yet. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Windows logon

    > Win2K is supposed to be better but I haven't had a chance to play as yet

    It's somewhat better, but I would never store sensitive data on a laptop without encrypting it.

    StuartR

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