forgot windows log-in. It is an old gateway laptop.
my brother had the computer for a few months
This question was answered on January 9, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
I see by your profile, you are using Windows 95, which has no real security to speak of The main reason for a login password under '95 is to call up user settings for each person who uses the PC.
Entering a new username will easily help you access the machine.
Renaming the appropriate .pwl (short for "password list") file will let you choose a new password.
Keep in mind, in resetting, you may possibly lose the password for your dialup A quick call to your ISP ought to help resolve any such issue.
Here's a website that explains the nominal security associated with forgotten passwords in Windows 95: http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/passwpwl.htm
For more complete information, including how to prevent Windows 95 from asking for a password at all, visit http://support.microsoft.com
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Posted by Robert of Mesa Community College on January 9, 2003