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Windows 7: What is the administrator password?

16 Apr 2012   #1
Thielen

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
What is the administrator password?

I want to change settings on my computer,then it prompts me for an administrator password,I enter my logon password or the wap key for the network that i'm on, but it says "logon failure: unknown username or bad password". I don't know what password it wants.

Please Help.


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16 Apr 2012   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Is this on the same computer that you posted about here?
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16 Apr 2012   #3
Thielen

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Yup.
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16 Apr 2012   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Have you re-installed the operating system yet?

Are you sure that it is Windows 7 Home Premium since that OS should not be able to join a domain.
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17 Apr 2012   #5
Thielen

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Yes it is Home Premium I checked, I tried re installing it but it asks me for the Administrator password, I entered my Logon password (the only one i know of) but it doesn't accept it.
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17 Apr 2012   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Sounds like your not an administrator.
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17 Apr 2012   #7
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thielen View Post
I tried re installing it but it asks me for the Administrator password
You are trying to re-install, but can not re-install Win 7, right?

How are you trying to do the re-install?
From within the current Win 7, booting from a DVD, USB drive, etc.

There are several SF tutorials for installing/re-installing.
Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums
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17 Apr 2012   #8
Thielen

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

From a DVD.
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17 Apr 2012   #9
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

If you are the admin try useing admin as the password
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17 Apr 2012   #10
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Hello Thielen,

Do you have another user account which is an administrator and which you have access to? If so login to it, run Local Users and Groups. Go to Users > Administrator > Right Click > Choose Set Password.
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