This is not a lead into a flame war, and no criticism of members or site policy! I am just interested in members opinions. I read, almost daily, requests for help with lost passwords. These are often worded (my son was ..and... or a friend of mine acidnetally.... etc. Latterly "my young son has been "playing" with the laptop, and the password has been lost" The OP often, unconciously gives a hint that this is not the full story. The last one I was following, the user actually outlined all the methods he had tried on the desktop, without success?? One wonders how he got there. I am always willing to give general help, but will never get into ways to breach security. But, perhaps we should regard it as not our concern, and give all the help available. There are quite a few of us, I am sure, who do know how easy it is to bypass most of the security and, at the same time, the enquirer could probably google and get the same information. I do wonder, however, if the (succesful) help is linked back to a site such as this, would there be any liablity or reaction from those associated with the enquiry, and have gone to lengths to secure their computer from other users?