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Windows 7: View password hint without logging off?


02 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
View password hint without logging off?

My brother recently changed his password, but now can't remember it. He set a hint when he changed it, and he thinks it may help him remember, but he's afraid to log out, in case it doesn't. Is there any way to see what the hint is without logging off, that doesn't require the password?


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02 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Simply cllick start, right click my computer and choose "manage", select "local users and groups" , select users, right click user id and choose change password (set it to whatever you want it to be). exit from computer management console.

Now go to control panel, user accounts and change hint for user (changed) to match pw.
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03 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

very simple assuming your the admin....

go to run ,type CMD and in the command prompt type the following

c:\> net user "your account name" password *

then press enter...
it will prompt for new password... type new password,.. press enter
it wil ask for confirmation type again and click enter..

password will be changed...

note : when your enter the password in command prompt it won't be visible.. so enter it correctly...
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03 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

He remembered the password, so he's ok, for now. Thanks for your suggestions.
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