How to Recover a Lost Password in a Dell Computer

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Lost passwords can render your computer fairly useless until the issue is resolved, leaving you staring down the barrel of a potentially expensive repair bill. Circumventing a lost password on your Dell computer can be done by attempting to use the password removal feature inherent in your Dell computer. Your computer is set up with a special account that can disable the password, enabling you to access your computer and recover it.

  • Restart the computer.

  • Tap "F8" while the computer is restarting.

  • Select the option to enter "Safe Mode."

  • Click on the "Administrator" account. This is a non-password protected account on your Dell that can be used to troubleshoot the issue.

  • Open "Start," click on "Run," type in "control userpasswords2" and press "Enter."

  • Uncheck the box next to "Users must enter a username and password."

  • Restart your computer, log back into your original account, and change your password.

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