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Windows 7: Forgot My Password!


17 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Forgot My Password!

Hello everyone! I have a problem. As the title suggests, I've forgot my password that I've created an hour ago. I'm still on the account itself, but I want to change it to something that is easy to remember. In an attempt to keep someone out from using my computer, I changed the password... Is there a tool that will allow me to change the password while logged in?

Thanks in advance.

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17 Feb 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Press CTRL+ALT+DEL, and then select Change Password on the screen.....only trick is you need to know what your old password was
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17 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

If your account is an administrator account, then you can create a new account while still logged in, make it administrator, then log in into that account and change password on your first account. If you want to be sure that this will actually work, you may use the built-in Administrator.

Apart from that, if you log out and don't remember our password, the only thing I know is to use NTpassword.exe (assuming yours is the only admin-level account), but I have never tried it on Windows 7.
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