Locked out of laptop ~ can I do anything?

Hiya computer gurus, any advice much appreciated. I cunningly put such a great password on my laptop that *ahem* I can't remember it. This probably happens ALL the time ( I hope lol ) so a computer repair shop can sort it out. But is there anything at all I can do first? I don't have the password recovery disk it asks for.

geek_leahgrace, Apr 27, 12:05 pm

If it was a Windows password - yes.
If it was a hard disk password - no.

geek_r.g.nixon, Apr 27, 6:47 pm

Thank you very much :-)

geek_leahgrace, Apr 27, 10:04 pm

www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-unlock-your-computer-after-forgetting-your-windows-login/

But I don't think ophcrack is the best option. ntpasswd will be MUCH quicker.

geek_r.g.nixon, Apr 27, 10:35 pm


XP /7 or 8/8.1
8/8.1 can be a bit tricky for joe bloggs when using a boot disk.

geek_mrfxit, Apr 27, 10:37 pm

It IS Windows 7 so hope glimmers ~ *yay!*. I took your advice r.g.nixon and have saved the instructions for ntpsswd. will give it a crack & let you know how I go. Thanks again!

geek_leahgrace, Dec 31, 8:00 pm