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Old 29.10.2015, 12:02
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Aletter key on mylaptop is not functioning and it is part of my password. Is it possible to byepass the password log in???
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Old 29.10.2015, 12:05
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Re: password byepass

Send a message to someone you trust, and ask them to change your password?
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Old 29.10.2015, 12:07
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Re: password byepass

Or log in from a different device and change your password to one which doesn't include the affected key. ( unless you mean the password for the laptop in which case that won't work)
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Aletter key on mylaptop is not functioning and it is part of my password. Is it possible to byepass the password log in???
Generally password logins are made as such as they can not be bypassed.

You can try to hook another keyboard to the laptop (USB?) and try with that.
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Old 29.10.2015, 12:11
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Aletter key on mylaptop is not functioning and it is part of my password. Is it possible to byepass the password log in???
Is it the space bar?

I have a similar problem and discovered that if I press and hold ESC while entering my password, it works -- despite not working under normal circumstances. Good luck!
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Old 29.10.2015, 12:11
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Re: password byepass

There is always the ALt with ascii code thing on the numeric keypad. You can input any charater you want using the keypad if you know the code.
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Old 29.10.2015, 12:15
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Re: password byepass

Given your information I think you are using a IBM PS/2 With an Intel 80286 processor an Windows 2.0.

First look up the ASCII decimal code of the character
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII#...ble_characters

Then press and hold the Alt-Key and enter the code in the numerical keypad on the right hand side of the keyboard. Release the Alt-Key. Done.

This trick also works with newer computers. Some more modern fancy operating system my offer other options. Windows 3.0 for example has the program "Character Map", where you can select any character and copy it to the clipboard. Even never Operating Systems with Unicode support have a much larger Character Map which is beyond what ASCII offers.

But that does not help if it is on the log on screen or the broken key is the V-key. Then you have to use the Alt-Key + ASCII code trick.

Some super fancy, super modern Operating Systems such as Windows Vista have in the upper or lower left hand corner of the login screen a button which allows to display a Screen Keyboard where you can select keys with the mouse. They will be directly entered in the selected text box.
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Old 29.10.2015, 12:24
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Re: password byepass

You can get to the password reset option without logging in, which will generate a temporary new one and send it to you. Alternatively, ask a friendly mod to change it for you, as long as it comes from the email address you have listed, and we'll do so to allow you to change it to your choice.

EDIT: Hang on, you must be logged in already, so what's the problem exactly?

EDIT2: Or do you mean you can't get into your laptop at all? Nothing to do with EF?
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Old 29.10.2015, 12:25
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Re: password byepass

Lots of complicated solutions above.

Just copy and paste the character from any page on the interweb. Can all be done with the mouse.

Mods, please move to First World Problem thread.

EDIT1: So you mean you are stuck at the windows log-in or is there a BIOS password enabled?
EDIT2: Mods, please cancel the move to First World Problems and instead move to Suspicious Activity thread.

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Old 29.10.2015, 12:28
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Generally password logins are made as such as they can not be bypassed.

You can try to hook another keyboard to the laptop (USB?) and try with that.
So in theory I can connect my new laptop with my older one via USB or does it have to be an external keyboard??
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Old 29.10.2015, 12:30
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You can get to the password reset option without logging in, which will generate a temporary new one and send it to you. Alternatively, ask a friendly mod to change it for you, as long as it comes from the email address you have listed, and we'll do so to allow you to change it to your choice.

EDIT: Hang on, you must be logged in already, so what's the problem exactly?

EDIT2: Or do you mean you can't get into your laptop at all? Nothing to do with EF?
I have new laptopbut need iformation from the old that I am locked out of

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Old 29.10.2015, 12:43
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Re: password byepass

Just plug in a USB keyboard.
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Old 29.10.2015, 13:18
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Re: password byepass

Get hold of a new keyboard for your laptop and fit it. If that's too difficult, get someone else to fit it.

Or

Find another laptop of the same make. Take the HDD out of your old laptop and put it in the new one.
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Old 29.10.2015, 13:28
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Re: password byepass

If it's Windows password that's the problem, then in the corner there is an "Ease of Use" button. Click that and there is an option "Type without keyboard (on-screen keyboard)"; tick that.

If you are already logged into Windows, search for "on-screen keyboard" from the start menu (just searching for "keyboard" will find it).

Not sure if any of the above works if you're on Windows 8 or 10.

If' you're on a Mac, then I've no idea. I only use mine for drawing pretty pictures.
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I have new laptopbut need iformation from the old that I am locked out of
Remove the old HDD and connect it externally to your new lappy with a SATA/UBS adaptor. You might need your old admin password to access it.
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Old 29.10.2015, 14:32
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Re: password byepass

Or if they're networked you can probably access the data from your new laptop without logging on directly to the old machine.

\\oldcomputername\C$

(D$ etc if it has more than one drive/partition)
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Aletter key on mylaptop is not functioning and it is part of my password. Is it possible to byepass the password log in???
I am assuming you are asking about your laptop login to the windows system. if yes and providing you have your windows installation disk (any windows 7 and above installation disk) then follow the instructions on this page.

It will give you access to the cmd (command prompt) before the login and give you the ability to use the "net user" command to change your user password so it does not include the malfunctioning letter.

once you reboot, you will be able to use the new password.

let us know how you get on and if you need any more help or indeed need a windows boot disk then just let us know.

Otherwise the solution below from mirfield is also good!

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If it's Windows password that's the problem, then in the corner there is an "Ease of Use" button. Click that and there is an option "Type without keyboard (on-screen keyboard)"; tick that.

If you are already logged into Windows, search for "on-screen keyboard" from the start menu (just searching for "keyboard" will find it).

Not sure if any of the above works if you're on Windows 8 or 10.

If' you're on a Mac, then I've no idea. I only use mine for drawing pretty pictures.
If you let us know what OS you have then we could probably guide you through the process how to get onscreen keyboard!
Good luck
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Given your information I think you are using a IBM PS/2 With an Intel 80286 processor an Windows 2.0.

First look up the ASCII decimal code of the character
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII#...ble_characters

Then press and hold the Alt-Key and enter the code in the numerical keypad on the right hand side of the keyboard. Release the Alt-Key. Done.

This trick also works with newer computers. Some more modern fancy operating system my offer other options. Windows 3.0 for example has the program "Character Map", where you can select any character and copy it to the clipboard. Even never Operating Systems with Unicode support have a much larger Character Map which is beyond what ASCII offers.

But that does not help if it is on the log on screen or the broken key is the V-key. Then you have to use the Alt-Key + ASCII code trick.

Some super fancy, super modern Operating Systems such as Windows Vista have in the upper or lower left hand corner of the login screen a button which allows to display a Screen Keyboard where you can select keys with the mouse. They will be directly entered in the selected text box.
I can never find the anykey button…
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I have new laptopbut need iformation from the old that I am locked out of
If your old computer is running XP then press Control and U keys to bring up the onscreen keyboard when logging in to Windows. Actually, I am not sure you ever mentioned that it is the Windows login screen where you are locked out but let's assume so.

If you are running Windows 7 or later then there will be the Ease of Access icon in the lower left hand corner of the lock screen, click it and select the onscreen keyboard and click OK.

Hope this helps!
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