Reset Win7 Password for PC bought at auction

October 15, 2011 at 21:34:08
Specs: Windows XP
Bought a Toshiba laptop at an auction and at the Windows 7 login I do not know the password. Selected reset password and I recieved a error message that says use a usb or disk which I have neither. What can I do.

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#1
October 15, 2011 at 21:44:43
Due to the widespread theft of laptops we are unable to provide help with password issues. Never buy a used laptop unless you have all necessary passwords.

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#2
October 28, 2011 at 00:17:08
Unfortunately syonxu's first method will not work on Windows 7 (or Vista, for that matter) because the administrator account is not activated by default so it will not be available, even if the computer is restarted in safe mode.

Also, note that the third party software that syonxu links to is a commercial program you need to purchase, so be aware that it may just be a way of selling their software.

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