Locked out of Win 7 (set wrong password)

February 18, 2010 at 17:41:59
Specs: windows 7

I just got a new desktop, my boyfriend set it up for me
and I told him the password to attach to the
"administrator" (which would be me). He spelled it
wrong (a way that I would not remember) and the next
day I changed it. Apparently I changed it to another
wrong password cause now I cant get in. I have tried
so many combinations thinking maybe i had my
fingers misplaced on the keyboard when typing it is. I
have an exam on Saturday morning and the study
guide I made myself is on this PC so I really need to
get into it! Dumb mistake, but I don't know what to do
:( please help me

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February 18, 2010 at 18:06:13

Might try this.


There are a few ways to fix your deal.

Best is to make a password reset disk but no one does.

There are some free sites that you can send some data to and they will send you the old password.

There are some live cd's that can either find or reset your password. Ophcrack, John and some live linux cd's can reset them.

Some live cd's are made from microsoft os's such as xp vista and maybe windows 7 that can be used to reset password.

I know this may not help but sometimes I re-step my exact path when I did something like that and once in a while I remember if you think it might be that you forgot.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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February 18, 2010 at 20:21:29

Did you simple Capitalize one letter??? Is your cap lock off? Did you substitute a common letter with another similar shaped or with a number?

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February 18, 2010 at 20:37:58

you could run an upgrade of the OS if you have the win 7 disk, then your old files etc would be stored in "windows.old".

or if you have two or more partitions, reinstall windows onto another partition and access your files.
only takes 30 mins to install win 7 and you can access your files at will.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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February 19, 2010 at 01:32:01

There may be a restore point before you set the password.

If this is the case, then boot to Win 7 disk and choose repair, then Restore your PC to a time before you set the p/w. No password asked for this.

I myself had this problem a couple of weeks ago. I did not forget my p/w but used a character in my p/w, which I later learned that Win 7 does not like that character. I could never get into my account and then I had to restore the way I told you above.

That character is @. Never use this in your user name and/or p/w. You cannot get into your acc. Maybe a SP will resolve this issue.



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February 28, 2010 at 18:37:57

Before the boot screen appears when you start up your computer, tap the F8 key every second until a screen with options appears. Select the Safe Mode option. When the welcome screen appears, you should be able to use the default Administrator account to log in to your computer, and reset the password for your account.

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February 28, 2010 at 19:28:27

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February 28, 2010 at 23:56:51

Built-in Administrator account is hidden even in Safe Mode. If you made it seen beforehand, that is O.K. If you want to make it seen now, you need another admin account, I believe. If you do not have it, it is no use. Therefore, you have to use Response number 4 depending on your restore points.



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