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Old 01-14-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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Computer password won't work

I have a dell machine, and suddenly (well, last month) my password won't work so I can't add anything or install updates or anything else. I am VERY new to all this so please explain everything.

(In fact, I thought I had already posted this, but turns out I didn't.) Thanks,
Old 01-14-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! What operating system is installed on your Dell? If you have Ubuntu (as I suspect) then read here:
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