I am trying to fix my mother-in-law's laptop. It's a little HP thing. I removed the hdd to recover some files. She just can not remember her password. The drive is not fubar or anything. I know windows stores your login in the registry I'm not understanding guides online to view a second HDDs registry. I need a "explain this to a 4 year old" version of how to access the hdd's registry from my pc. I don't want to reset or change the password I just want to recover it. so I can put everything back together and go clean the junk files from her pc. My system is windows 7 and her win8.1 hdd is drive f in my pc, right now. I appreciate any help, thank you for your time.