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Windows 7: recover admin password


11 Oct 2010   #1
Non Techie

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
recover admin password

Help! A techie friend set up my son's mini notebook which has Windows 7. I failed to write down my Admin password, so now I cannot add software, etc. Can someone please give me an easy way to fix this problem. I did read some other threads and tried to restart the computer, press F8 and proceed in safe mode but it did nothing.
Thanks.....


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11 Oct 2010   #2
Pusspa

 
 

google will show you there are ways to change the admin password even without knowing the original one by using certain linux live cds setup to do just this thing.
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11 Oct 2010   #3
Non Techie

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks Pusspa but this mini Acer laptop does not have a CD drive.
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12 Oct 2010   #4
Pusspa

 
 

you can do it with a usb stick also
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12 Oct 2010   #5
Non Techie

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Do you know of any reliable sites? I am pretty computer illiterate so any more info you can provide will be greatly appreciated. thanks
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12 Oct 2010   #6
Pusspa

 
 

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12 Oct 2010   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You could ask your techie friend what password s/he put on the notebook.
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12 Oct 2010   #8
ryo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Non Techie View Post
Help! A techie friend set up my son's mini notebook which has Windows 7. I failed to write down my Admin password, so now I cannot add software, etc. Can someone please give me an easy way to fix this problem. I did read some other threads and tried to restart the computer, press F8 and proceed in safe mode but it did nothing.
Thanks.....
the quick way and easy is ask your techie friend. and you can reset it the new password.
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