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Davinho
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2204 posts since 2/12/08

31 Aug 2019 15:16
My gf’s dad had a stroke 2 months ago and now can’t remember his windows password to access his laptop. Any simple way around this? He can’t really communicate verbally anymore so the password hints and prompts aren’t helpful.
Rez
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7936 posts since 5/4/09

31 Aug 2019 18:14
No chance its linked to a hotmail password? I know some modern laptop on windows let you log in through that
andymakesglasses
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20168 posts since 26/1/06

31 Aug 2019 18:30
Have you checked for notebooks with written passwords? That's how my dad remembers passwords.
Davinho
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2204 posts since 2/12/08

31 Aug 2019 20:56
Rez wrote: No chance its linked to a hotmail password? I know some modern laptop on windows let you log in through that


Cheers but don’t think he has hotmail, just has his name and asks for a password.

andymakesglasses wrote: Have you checked for notebooks with written passwords? That's how my dad remembers passwords.

Good advice, tried this but could only find his marks out of ten for restaurants he’d visited, 6/10 for Nando’s in 2009, not impressed.
generic_guy
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9223 posts since 16/9/02

31 Aug 2019 22:54
It should be possible, what operating system is he using (ie Windows 7/8/10)?
I think this was the on I used previously:

https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/how-access-laptop-without-password-3662274/
Davinho
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2204 posts since 2/12/08

1 Sep 2019 14:17
Not sure actually, I’ll have a look when I go round later. Thanks!
Burt
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5439 posts since 3/1/10

posted 13 Sep 2019 20:46, edited 13 Sep 2019 20:46
Just taken advantage of the GoPro Digital camera trade in to get a ton off a GoPro 7 Black - any FUK'ers use 'em? Any advice on essential accessories (other than spare batteries!).
swede
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7884 posts since 21/3/09

14 Sep 2019 08:23
You need some sort of handle//selfie stick esque thing
Burt
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5439 posts since 3/1/10

posted 14 Sep 2019 09:07, edited 14 Sep 2019 09:07
swede wrote: You need some sort of handle//selfie stick esque thing
Thanks, swede - gotta GoPro Shorty and a rubber case on order. So many accessories to choose from.
MLI
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4360 posts since 6/10/09

14 Sep 2019 11:03
Davinho wrote: My gf’s dad had a stroke 2 months ago and now can’t remember his windows password to access his laptop. Any simple way around this? He can’t really communicate verbally anymore so the password hints and prompts aren’t helpful.

Does he wear Britney Spears' dirty workout pants?
Burt
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5439 posts since 3/1/10

14 Sep 2019 12:03
Give it a rest, son.