Remove Win7 UAC password set by ex-boyfriend

March 18, 2011 at 20:58:46
Specs: Windows 7
My controlling now ex boyfriend decided to make himself administrator of our computer so I had to ask him for permission to do anything on my account.

Now that I've finally kicked him to the curb, I have a computer which is pretty useless unless I can find out his password! I'm trying to install iTunes and its asking for his password to allow me to run the install :(

Can anyone help?


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#1
March 19, 2011 at 00:26:19
you will have too and in fact should do a full factory restore, i would suggest saving all your files and then sheck out how to do a factory on your machine, usually you tap a F key at key at boot, different machines different F key combinations, you never know what an ex-boyfreind has running on your computer, especially if you have a cam.

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


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#2
March 19, 2011 at 14:26:27
You can either delete the password or discover it.

Try the ophcrack live for vista first.

If not then try http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...

If not then there are still ways to get it off with other password delete programs.

"The era of big government is over," said Clinton 1996


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#3
March 19, 2011 at 17:05:33
I would lean towards a factory restore also, especially if he might have installed a keylogger, or other spying program, or he could have it set up that he can log in using a remote desktop anytime your computer is not actually turned off. When you do set it up again, do not use your original password, he may know it.
I may just have a suspicious nature, but it couldn't hurt to be extra careful.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
March 19, 2011 at 19:00:29
Thanks for that - I will give the ophcrack a go - hopefully I'm smart enough to work out how to do it!

I'm not too worried about security issues - I just need to sync my iPhone but need a newer version of iTunes which requires me to download and install. Other than that, I NEVER go online.

I know for a fact that he does have spyware on there though (well I think it is spyware - he was recording my keystrokes to see who I was talking to) so once I've synced my phone I will pay a smart person who knows what they are doing to completely fix it up for me.


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#5
March 20, 2011 at 02:51:41
Just to update in case anyone has a similar problem and this comes up in a google search...

I tried the Ophcrack program but my ex's password wasn't found. So I found another free program called PCLoginNow (google it!) and it was AMAZING! It reset the administration password and now I have full access to everything on my computer. The only trick I learnt was when burning the file to a disk is that you had to burn as an image. I also watched a tutorial on youtube to make sure I did everything correct.

I'm not that smart when it comes to computers, and I found this super easy to do.

So, on a completely unrelated note - turns out my ex was cheating on me. There is a video of him and his new girlfriend on there. Scumbag.


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#6
March 20, 2011 at 03:51:15
ah the intrigue of a love affair..
best thing you can do is a factory restore, its so simple, fast and will give 100% security,
if he had a key logger theres no telling what else he has running on your machine..
if you cant be bothered to to do a factory restore,at least delete his account from the accounts box, control panel/accounts..

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


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#7
March 20, 2011 at 05:26:59
Convert your account to Administrator FIRST though, that it really easy since you now can access in an admin account.

I still would recommend doing that back up of your files and a factory restore so you are completely finished with him and there will not be any more surprises popping up later. A clean start literally.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#8
March 20, 2011 at 06:03:59
I think cassie is a spammer, that is a paid program
you have to buy a product from PCTools in order to get it...it is NOT free

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#9
March 20, 2011 at 14:30:19
XpUser4Real - I'm not a spammer! The link is here - and its free: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pcl...

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#10
March 20, 2011 at 15:47:08
My apologies then, when I googled I only found the paid versions, I guess you could have put the url in your post to begin with.

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