I have an ipod touch and dont know the password and also no longer have the computer used to sync the ipod. How can I do a factory reset to start over completely?

I have an IPod touch and it had a password on it. I cant remember the password and do not have the computer anymore that I used to sync to iTunes. The message that I get is "iTunes could not connect to iPod Touch because it is locked with a passcode. You must eneter your passcode  on the iPod touch before it can be used with iTunes."
How can I go back to factory setting (knowing that I will lose what is on the IPod) and use a different iTunes account.

Place the iOS device in Recovery Mode and then connect to your computer and restore via iTunes. The iPod will be erased.
iOS: Wrong passcode results in red disabled screen                         
If recovery mode does not work try DFU mode.                        
How to put iPod touch / iPhone into DFU mode « Karthik's scribblings        
For how to restore:
iTunes: Restoring iOS software

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