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Forgot LastPass password [closed]

I formated my computer and now I have a problem with forgot password to LastPass (I write this password by it doesn't work). So. I have a password to email which is a login to LastPass and I had ...
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Check password of large 7zip file quickly

I have a large 7zip file which I forgot the password to. I can narrow down the password possibilities to a word list with about 2000 passwords. Only problem is, that it takes ages for each password ...
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How do advanced computer users plan for the worst case scenario with their password managers?

I use KeePassXC as my password manager of choice and have my database synced between my computers and phone as I'm not a fan of having all of my credentials accessible on the web (no matter how secure/...
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I forgot my mac os password on rEFIt

I have MacBook Pro 2013, it has windows and macOS through EFI. I forgot the password of the macOS. I've tried to open the terminal using cmd+s but it opens up a different screen called EFI shell. I ...
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in manjaro xfce, how can I change my forgotten password? if I still have access to the system

I have a laptop that I have not used for many months, this laptop was for a friend and I only remember the encryption password that I put since the installation is the one that he asks me before grub. ...
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How to reset Windows 10 password from the installation DVD?

I haven't used my computer in a while and I forgot the Win 10 password. It only has one user. I understand there are many utilities but before trying them I would like to know if it's possible to ...
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“I forgot my pin” on windows 10 does not work

I forgot my PIN on my Windows 10 VirtualBox machine. I don't see any other way to make logon and I just see the form to type the PIN. There is also the "I forgot my PIN" to click but it ...
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Forgot my Laptop BIOS Password

I forgot my old laptop BiOS Password, i am trying to reset it. I have already removed the hard disk and attached it with the other laptop, so its not about the data, I have already extracted all my ...
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Can't boot to BIOS and I don't have the Windows 10 user password. What can I do?

I tried searching for this question but I can't find a solution to this. I was given a laptop to reformat and do a fresh Windows 10 install but the laptop won't boot to BIOS (or UEFI). I tried every ...
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Password not working for VeraCrypt on Windows 10

I have important data, including a crypto wallet, on this drive that I cannot access right now. The password is correct. The problem is I can't login with it. The only thing I did different was my ...
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force windows 8 to properly shut down instead of quick shutdown/hibernate (login issue as well)

So I'm working on some laptops for an uncle of mine and he's got two, few year old laptops that have passwords that were forgotten. This SHOULD be a fairly straight forward process with just loading ...
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Removing SVPW from mainboard having a SMSC-MEC1633L-AUE chip

notebook model: Lenovo ThinkPad T440 20B7 release date: 2013 BIOS-chip: W25Q128FVSQ SVPW-chip: SMSC-MEC1633L-AUE According to this website "newer" Lenovo notebooks are ...
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How to protect against password loss? [closed]

I'm running a well encrypted multiple backed up password database. How do I make sure that in a catastrophic event let's say I have a car crash and can't remember the master password, I and only I can ...
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Can't enter into boot menu of Asus Vivobook

I have an Asus Vivobook laptop running on Windows 8.1. But, I have forgotten the password to login to the system. Now I am trying to install Windows 10 via a bootable USB stick. But the problem is ...
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Cracking a 4-digit passcode

I let a small child play on my pc and he accidentally, I don't know how, put a 4 digit passcode on my mac. I can unlock it using the watch, but I need to know the passcode to remove it. Any advice on ...
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In Win10 can I switch a different user from an MS Account to a Local Account

My customer has a Win10 laptop on which she logs in with her MS Account. Now she lost her MS Account password. All MS Account password reset attempts have failed. At this point it is hopeless to ...
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unable to extract a password protected .rar file

Years ago, on my previous laptop I archived three rar files in a password protected rar file. Now I want to extract it and it says Corrupt file or wrong password. I'm sure the password is correct ...
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How to crack my MacBook’s password?

I forgot my laptop password. I tried a lot of passwords but my laptop does not accept it. I searched the internet for possible answers, and I've come across the "Brute-Force or Dictionary force&...
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Recover macOS Screen Time Passcode without Apple ID

My friend (who wishes to remain anonymous in every way) asked me to help them set up screen time on their mac and unfortunately he set a passcode but forgot. They don't have an Apple ID so there is no ...
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Can i format without authentication password? if so how?

got a used laptop running Ubuntu cant upgrade or format without authenticate password that i don't have also i'm not used to using Linux systems
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Change windows 10 local password after logged in with pin

I have windows 10 installed on my pc and I am logging into windows with PIN or fingerprint. And I forgot the password of windows. Windows password is required to run some special commands or run ...
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Acer Aspire R11 Series 3 forgotten administrator password [duplicate]

I am trying to factory reset my acer aspire but it is having problems resetting so I need to do a system restore or command prompt but in order to use those I have to have the administrator password ...
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Reset BIOS password for HP Probook 440 G6

I forgot my BIOS password and warrant is also expired. I tried to contact HP support for the SMC file to reset the password which they refused as the policies are changed. Is there any way to ...
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How to reset BIOS to Default or Erase Password using Platform file in BIOS Tool

I am trying to erase a BIOS password I forgot because it is inhibiting me from changing settings in the BIOS. I am using a flashing software and tried changing some settings that seem likely to work ...
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Recover BIOS password of HP Pavilion 14 G1 laptop

I have a client who has given me a laptop which has an administrator password at startup, so I can't get into the BIOS. My client doesn't remember the password and needs his computer. I already tried ...
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Need to access deceased relative's laptop [duplicate]

A family member passed away. We need to access his Windows laptop for the usual reasons, especially since he kept very few paper records. It is password protected and we have no idea what the ...
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Reg safe boot mode in windows 10 [closed]

I just recently stuck with safe boot login window.I entered into safe via msconfig win win10,after restart, it enters into safe mode. I'm using 4 digit pin for user login password,and I'm the admin. ...
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Will Windows reset 'disk' still work if copied to another drive?

I made a password reset 'disk' on a USB thumb drive (wanted to use a CD for better convenience and reliability but it appears this is no longer permitted - pretty sure it was an option in Windows 7 - ...
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Alternative Windows 10 password

A friend not comfortable with computers has run into a problem. As I understand it, her computer is set up to require a local account password, but has stopped recognising her local account password. ...
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Forgot user & pass on Debian laptop

The hard drive is encrypted and I do remember that password thankfully, so I can get to the login screen, but both the username and password I've forgotten. How do I determine the username and maybe ...
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Remove Win 10 password - not required but forgotten [duplicate]

My dad's laptop apparently has a password for Windows 10 but he doesn't need to enter it on start up - the password screen flashes by briefly with it already filled in. However, while trying to change ...
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Reset / Retrieve BIOS admin password on a laptop (Asus UX430UA)

I need to remove the admin password in the BIOS in a ASUS UX430UA laptop. I am running dual-boot with Windows 10 64bit and kubuntu. I tried using CMOS De-Animator 2 and 3 through windows, but neither ...
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pulling hashes from system/sam files after windows anniversary update

Recently I got locked out from my admin account on my acer nitro v laptop running windows 10 I managed to get a kali usb disk but I discovered samdump no longer extracts hashes properly(it returns ...
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Unusual behaviour with a passworded rar being invalid password in winrar but falsely accepted in 7zip

I found an old .rar file on my computer but I couldn't remember the password exactly. I had a rough idea of what it was, so I wrote a program using 7ziplib in c# to brute force a bunch of permutations....
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How do I reset another user’s password on Windows 10?

I’m troubleshooting a standard user’s account. She has forgot her password and I’m trying to change the password but there’s no options My method was Home > Control Panel > User Accounts > User ...
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How can I get Chrome passwords from an SSD?

Is it possible to get passwords from an inactive user profile directory? The user is not synced, I only have the SSD of the original system. Copying the profile directory into a live install doesn’t ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad Unknown Password

A Lenovo ThinkPad has an unexplained password prompt that appears after POST.  Even when I go to the BIOS I still have to go through this password.  I have tried turning all passwords I could find in ...
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Cannot Unlock ATA Security Locked Hard Drive Locked During Secure Erase

As stated in the title, I’ve got an ATA security-locked hard drive that I cannot seem to unlock. The locking happened after I started an ATA security-enhanced erase from Ubuntu’s Disks utility. The ...
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Toshiba Satellite L70-C bios password reset

I need to reset the bios on a Toshiba Satellite L70-C. The computer was taken to a repair shop before they got me to look at it and someone there removed the cmos battery and didn't put it back... ...
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Is there a way to get my old passwords from the Have I Been Pwned website?

I have an old device I am trying to get access to but I have forgotten my password. I would like to try my pwned passwords that are in the Have I Been Pwned database. Is there a way to get my old ...
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How do I reset Aspire E5-571G Insyde BIOS supervisor password?

Problem: BIOS supervisor password that is forgotten. Manufacturer: Acer Model: Aspire E5-571G Architecture: 64 bit OS: Win 10 Motherboard: Acer EA50_HB(U3E1) BIOS.ver: Insyde Corp.V1....
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Can't Reach Remote Desktop Web Page Where I Change My Password

It used to be that if anyone's password expired on the cloud server that my clients RDP into daily, I'd have them visit https://servername/RDWeb/Pages and go through the steps there to change their ...
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Dell Inspiron 3537 not accepting BIOS system password

Everything was working the previous night, in the morning I powered on my Dell Inspiron 3537 (2014), I entered the credentials as usual but System password says incorrect. I had password in HDD and ...
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Remove/reset EFI/BIOS/firmware password

I set up a UEFI password on my new PC. I decided to remove it and in order to do that I booted in UEFI settings. Clicked on reset administrator password. I've put the old password and nothing on the ...
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Access grub menu from locked out ubuntu lenovo edge 15

I have a single boot lenovo edge 15 with ubuntu. Unfortunately, installing Google's 2FA corrupted my password. Locking me out. The fix requires accessing grub. The problem is that I have no way to ...
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Unlock Windows 10 with a DOS boot disk?

I forgot my Win10 password. I have a disk which was a xp install disk, with a DOS environment and some disk tools(Ghost, etc). However, there's no PE. Can I unlock my computer without formatting the ...
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Recovering password from zip file

I have a few zip files from a long time ago but they are encrypted and I don't know the passwords. I have the unencrypted, uncompressed file that is in one of them. With this pair, I am trying to ...
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I need a rescue recovery code for 2019/04/02 Asus transformer

I need a rescue recovery code for 2019/04/02. I haven't tried anything else except try to find where I can generate these codes?
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How can I access the Windows Administrator account after forgetting the password?

I am using HP Mini running Windows 7 I have forgotten admin account password and I am not able access it but I have access to standard account Using account that I am not able to install any ...
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Is it possible to reset the macOS user password via root without old password?

I need to change user password on macOS without knowing old password. I tried to use: sudo dscl . -passwd /Users/user But got error: Permission denied. Please enter user's old password: Could you ...

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