Locked Out Of Windows Vista Home Premium

Posted: 10-28-2008, 10:39 PM

Oh I hope someone can help us. My question is in regards to
desktop purchased about six months ago through Dell and is runnin
Windows Vista Home Premium. This is my mother's computer and she passe
away unexpectedly last month. We had access to her computer after sh
passed, but not realizing that this would happen, during what must hav
been some automatic updates the computer restarted itself and is now a
the blue screen that shows her user picture and under that is asking fo
a password. We have tried passwords that we knew her to use, withou
success. My mother stored all of her photos and such on this compute
and we are terrifed to lose anything on the hard drive. We have bee
told that we or or someone we hire can come in and transfer the data t
another hard drive and un-install windows, then re-install it an
transfer back the data that was saved. First and formost we are afrai
that we may still lose things in this process, for instance if she ha
things saved in folders outside of the my documents "tab", the repai
person won't know what to look for, and this data would be lost. I
addition to that, places like the Geek Squad want 299.00 to come ou
and do this. I keep thinking this must happen to people all the time.
There must be a way around this, I mean what would you do if you jus
forgot your password? Please I hope someone has information on how t
do this

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Locked Out Of Windows Vista Home Premium


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Re: Locked Out Of Windows Vista Home Premium
Posted: 10-29-2008, 12:29 AM
You could try this:

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (
http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/ )



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"smithj0195" <smithj0195.3i0jke@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in
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>
> Oh I hope someone can help us. My question is in regards to a
> desktop purchased about six months ago through Dell and is running
> Windows Vista Home Premium. This is my mother's computer and she passed
> away unexpectedly last month. We had access to her computer after she
> passed, but not realizing that this would happen, during what must have
> been some automatic updates the computer restarted itself and is now at
> the blue screen that shows her user picture and under that is asking for
> a password. We have tried passwords that we knew her to use, without
> success. My mother stored all of her photos and such on this computer
> and we are terrifed to lose anything on the hard drive. We have been
> told that we or or someone we hire can come in and transfer the data to
> another hard drive and un-install windows, then re-install it and
> transfer back the data that was saved. First and formost we are afraid
> that we may still lose things in this process, for instance if she had
> things saved in folders outside of the my documents "tab", the repair
> person won't know what to look for, and this data would be lost. In
> addition to that, places like the Geek Squad want 299.00 to come out
> and do this. I keep thinking this must happen to people all the time.
> There must be a way around this, I mean what would you do if you just
> forgot your password? Please I hope someone has information on how to
> do this.
>
>
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> smithj0195
> Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
>
 
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