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Monday, May 17, 2010

Type of passwords for windows operating system

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For providing security to your computer system, what usually you do ?. Very simple, lock your computer with passwords. But do you know how many types of passwords that you can apply on windows operating system ?. Basically three types of password you can apply to providing security to you data. But when you lost or forget these password then how will you get access of your computer so that you can get your valuable data. You need to use windows password recovery software to get access of your computer again.
There are basically three type password by which you can lock your computer:
1)Administrator password: This is most common and easiest way to provide security to our data. By few mouse clicks you can provide administrator password to your data. Different version of windows OS have different option to set administrator password.
a) In windows 2000 or XP : Click on Start->Run , in run window type lusrmgr.msc and click “OK”. A window will be open Double click on User folder , on the right hand site list of users will open, right click on administrator folder and select Set Password.
b) In Windows Vista: Click on Start--->Start Search, in search window wight lusrmgr.msc, and proceed as above.
2)BIOS Password: BIOS is the first program that on you computer when you start your computer. So you can set password for BIOS so that it restrict unauthenticated user to access your computer.
For setting this password you need to reboot your computer, then a massage will appear “ Press Del key for BIOS setting ”(Some BIOS ask for F2 or F10). When you hit respective key BIOS windows will appears, In the mane of BIOS you will find “Security” click on that and you will find option for setting password.
3)Hard Disk password: If you required high security then use this method to provide password to your computer. It is very secure but little bit risky because if you forget your Hard disk password then your not able to access your hard drive even on different computer system.

How to set Hard Disk Password: It is very easy to set hard drive password, steps for setting password are given below:

Open BOIS----->Select security--------->Select Hard disk password.
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Monday, May 10, 2010

How To Reset Windows Administrator Password

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In the case when you lost or forget windows administrator password then there is no need to worry, because there are several ways why which you can reset your windows account password.

1)Use different profile
2)Use command prompt to reset password
3)Use third party windows password recovery software.


1)Use different profile to reset password: If you are able to log on with different user account which have administrative credentials then use following steps to reset your administrator password.
a) Log on with different account which have administrative credentials. May be you need to run your computer in to safe mode.

b) Click Start------>Click Run

c)In Run Box type “Control userpasswords2”---> Click OK

d)A window will open then click the account for which you forget password. Then click “Reset password”.

e)Type new password and click “OK”

2)Use Command Prompt To Reset Password: You can reset your windows administrator password with command prompt.
a) Log on with valid account
b)Open Command Prompt.
c)For getting list of users Type:- net user
d)Type : net user administrator * , this will provide list of user which have administrative credentials.
e) type: net user (any account on that list)* , you will get prompt for password
Enter password then confirm it.
3)Use third party software to reset password: If you are not able to reset your windows administrator password by using above methods then use third party windows password recovery software to reset your windows password.




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