i forgot my computer password

January 30, 2014 at 17:09:29
Specs: Windows 7
plz help I dount want to wipe hard drive got all my family pics.I can get on guest account I made for kids but have no admin rights.plz help me

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January 30, 2014 at 17:58:36
Judging from the poor grammar and text speak, I'm more apt to believe you are the kid trying to hack your parents computer. Run along now.

Just out of curiosity, how is it you forgot your password but remember the password for your kids account? Really, you're going to have to try much harder than that.

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January 30, 2014 at 23:18:23
Can't you get to the pictures from the guest account?

So the only other account with administrative privileges is yours and you forgot the password? (Everybody's password should be DAVE. It's easy to remember.)

You can press F8 before windows starts loading to access the boot menu. Choose 'safe mode' and see if the 'adminstrator' account shows there. By default in windows 7 it's disabled but if it was previously enabled it would show. If so it may not be password protected and you could boot into windows on that account and remove passwords on the other accounts.

If it's not there, here's how to enable it, but I don't know if you can do it without first logging onto an account that already had administrative privileges:


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January 31, 2014 at 00:23:17
Also you should be aware that password help is not available on this forum due to the difficulty of proving ownership.

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January 31, 2014 at 11:51:20

You can also use a live version of Linux to access the files without logging into Windows. Live versions run off the CD or flash drive. Puppy is one to use. Get it from the link below.


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February 26, 2014 at 02:32:31
Here is a video guide about how to reset Windows 7 password with a USB flash drive:

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