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  • reinstall windows
  • This depends on whether it is a BIOS password that has to be entered as soon as the machine is switched on, or a Windows password. In the case of the former, remove the CMOS battery (looks like a giant watch battery) from the motherboard for half an hour with the computer switched off. In the case of a Windows password, log on in Safe Mode (press F8 as Windows is just about to load), go to Control Panel... User Accounts and set up a new account.
  • It isn't the make, model and brand of computer that is important here - it is the operating system running on it. If you're running Ubuntu, then boot into Recovery Mode and use passwd to change your password. If you're running Windows, then use this special Linux CD to clear your password: http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/

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