How To Open My Laptop If I Forgot My Password?


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In order to open your laptop if you forget your password, you'll need to hit the F12 key and begin a total system reinstall. If the own the laptop legally, you should have the CD-ROM you need to reinstall your operating system and set a new password. While this process can be time-consuming and somewhat annoying, it is really the only failsafe way to get your laptop going again.

Contact The Laptop's Manufacturer For Help

• If, for some reason, you do not have the backup disks you need to do a full system reinstall, consider contact technical support at Microsoft to get more information about what you should do.
• Microsoft may require some form of proof of purchase for the personal computer before they will help you to reactivate it with a new password.

After you've corrected the problem, be certain you record your password (not in a computer document) and keep it in a safe place, such as a filing cabinet or notebook. Keep your password protected from prying eyes, and never let anyone else see what your password is. One trick for recording your password is to send the password to yourself via Gmail or another personal, password-protected email service.

When you send yourself the password email, don't specific what it is for (in case hackers can find it); simply send it to yourself under the subject, Password, and then you'll have it in an email Inbox you can access from any type of computer. This system will allow you to find your password by logging in to a friend's computer, or visiting a cyber café to get the password information you need.

It's important to choose a safe, or strong, password for your laptop; this should contain characters and numbers, and it should not be anything obvious, such as your name, your date of birth, your pet's name, et cetera.

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