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Windows 7: Locked out of my comp by kids

16 Mar 2012   #1
silverwolf509

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Locked out of my comp by kids

So my kids were playing on the computer and somehow managed to change the password. I have no idea where the disc is to fix this. Is there a way I can do a system restore? Will that reset it or is a system restore only done when logged in?


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16 Mar 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Silverwolf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yep, doing a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before they changed the password will change the password back to what it was for the date of the restore point.

If that should fail, then you could use either tutorial below to reset the password.

Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

or

Password Reset

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Mar 2012   #3
silverwolf509

windows 7 64bit
 
 

How do I do this? I tried going through the boot menu but it says please select boot device and gives me HDD, CD/DVD, USB ...... Can I go thru the setup menu?

Nvm I see I have to create a cd...... I don't have another comp or internet to do that......removing the motherboard battery will do the trick as well???
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16 Mar 2012   #4
Total

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silverwolf509 View Post
Nvm I see I have to create a cd...... I don't have another comp or internet to do that......removing the motherboard battery will do the trick as well???
press f8 when starting the select a restore point ..
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17 Mar 2012   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Silverwolf,

Clicking on the links in my post above will help show you how to.
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17 Mar 2012   #6
silverwolf509

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Well I tried the F8 method and it didn't work to restore my old password actually it didn't give me a restore point option can I run it in safe mode and change it thru there?
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17 Mar 2012   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you don't have a restore point available, then you will not be able to do a system restore.


Since that failed, then you could use either tutorial below to reset the password.

(METHOD THREE)
Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

or

Password Reset
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