My dad passed away on Friday, and my mom is eager to get into his computer (Song Vaio running Windows 7) and Blackberry (Bold). Both are password protected. Is there any way to change the password on each without wiping the data? I'm fairly computer literate, and my father will have every software disk he's ever received. We also have access to his email if that helps with the Blackberry. Thanks.
posted by i_am_a_fiesta
on Feb 9, 2014 -
My Windows 7 password is not working, so naturally, I'm locked out of my computer/life. If my computer worked, I would continue googling for an answer. Unfortunately, this vintage Dell desktop I'm using is trying my patience. [more inside]
posted by she's not there
on Jun 12, 2013 -
My Windows 7 (64bit) PC crashed and now wants me to login. However, I have never set up a user account. What the heck do I do now? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0
on Jul 13, 2010 -
Help me synchronise my passwords across Windows, Mac and iPhone. Preferably without having to re-enter all my existing passwords. [more inside]
posted by snarfois
on Jun 14, 2009 -
How do I transparently share files from a Windows Server 2008 box to several XP computers? I want it to stop asking for a username and password when people try to access files.
Also, can anyone point me in the right direction to solving this weird network issue I've been having? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai
on Aug 9, 2008 -
What is the best way to set up multiple user accounts on my computer to: minimize security risk, allow me to keep some files/passwords private, but still let others use my computer for basic tasks? [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony
on Aug 6, 2008 -
I need to create a custom password filter for an Active Directory domain. Any cheap or free solutions? [more inside]
posted by bda1972
on Feb 1, 2007 -
How do I recover a user profile from a previous Windows XP (Professional) installation? Old user profile is still there, but keeps denying me access. [more inside]
posted by micketymoc
on Jul 18, 2006 -
I have a desktop that is located in a semi-public place. I have a bios password and a windows password on it. Sometimes I leave it logged out of windows so that I can leave in the middle of a project without restarting everything again. I was wondering how hard it would be to get my data? Short of stealing the actual hardware, is there a way to get past a bios password and access my data without me knowing? (From what I understand, resetting the cmos would clear the password so I would know if someone got in.) Also, is it possible to get in if I leave it logged out of windows with a password? How safe is my data?
posted by D Wiz
on Jun 5, 2006 -
How do I stop passwords from expiring in my home Windows XP / Linux (Samba) network? [more inside]
posted by Nelson
on May 4, 2006 -
wifi password question: I'm at a relative's for the holidays. She has wifi throughout her house but does not remember the password. Her computer however, does. How do I get the computer to tell me what the password is? It's a windows machine.
posted by garethspor
on Dec 24, 2005 -
Windows 2000 users and passwords
: Is it possible for Windows to start up without any password prompting, yet have the OS [reasonably] safe from a bot logging in as an admin? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman
on Jul 18, 2005 -
Win XP pword issue. I'm locked out of my laptop. I don't use it often, and the password expired - it was set to 30 days. Being an idiot, I didn't make written note of the admin password anywhere. Multiple guesses have so far yielded me nothing. I found this site
but haven't tried it yet, since I have no access to the Win 2000 cd.
Anyone know how to get in w/o losing all my data and reformatting/re-imaging the thing?
posted by yoga
on Mar 31, 2004 -