I forgot Windows 7 Administrator Password!

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January 13, 2010 at 23:42:21
Specs: Windows XP
I forgot windows 7 password on my new computer and i cant log into at all. I was the Administrator for the computer with that account.
Now I have to use my old xp computer to ask for help!
Anyone know how i can change my password to log into my admin account?

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January 14, 2010 at 02:49:43
Call the computer manufacturer. I understand if you can prove ownership they can help you. Otherwise buy a new one.



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January 14, 2010 at 03:55:20
Windows 7 password (administrator password) there's no need to call computer manufacture or buy new computer.

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January 14, 2010 at 13:30:00
The real Admin account in windows 7 is disabled by default. However, if you are unable to get in to enable it, you aren't going to get anywhere. I suggest you download Ophcrack.

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January 14, 2010 at 16:34:31
How new is the computer? What I mean by that is how much personal data is on there?

If nothing to speak of then the simple solution would be to just perform a restore to factory condition. Your manual should explain how to do that.

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January 14, 2010 at 22:46:43
thanx all but its ok i figured out the problem but now i know for next time

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February 10, 2010 at 19:26:13

Do you work for that software company? I ask because it sounds like it. This is your very first post here at CN and it is almost a month after the last response to this thread.

Same goes for recoverytoolsupport.

If you people want to advertise here pay for the ads.

In additon to the two posters I mentioned above andylausmith is also hawking a retail product and this is also their first post.

Two of these posters registered on the same day and are hawking the same software.

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February 12, 2010 at 06:36:48
If you have a Win 7 dvd-rom, you can start your computer with it and, using startup repair, you can restore your computer to a time before you set the password. No password asked for this operation.

Of course, you need to have Restore Points for this to work.



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February 24, 2010 at 18:07:46
It's not possible to view the password but you can reset it:

Firstly be aware - if you've encrypted any files with EFS encryption on the administrator account then these files will not be recoverable without the original password. This will ONLY effect the administrator account - it will not effect your personal EFS encrypted files (if you have any) so in most cases resetting the password is perfectly safe.

1st method: If your account has administrator privileges you can simply reset the password
Click start > right click my computer > manage > click local users and groups > users > right click administrator > set password and enter the new password twice.

2nd method: If you don't have access to an account with administrator privileges then you'll need to download windows password recovery tool 3.0 . I believe is the tool i've used to do it in the past on XP.

PS: there is a better method than both of these - if you've created a password reset disk when you set the password or after - but i don't think i've ever met anyone who has done this. The reset disk has the advantage of keeping your EFS keys in tact whilst resetting the password.

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