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18 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Starter
 
 
Forgot Administrator password, need help to recover...

Hi, I have a Windows 7 Starter (SAMSUNG)



I created an administrator account about 2 years ago when I first got my laptop at Future Shop.

I have not used this laptop much as I lost it, and I found it about a week ago down deep in my closet.

I was trying to download a program and since I didn't remember my password, I used my daughter's account which I am on now.
I've tried finding out ways to figure out the password or reset it, but most of the options require a disk, which I can't do because my laptop doesn't have a place for it... the other options are to download a program which also require administrator password, AND a disk.

Could anyone help me figure out how to get my password reset?

Thanks a bunch!

PS... sorry if this is in the wrong place, I'm new here


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18 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You can change the password or not have one in the BIOS.
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18 Jun 2012   #3

win 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 

There are a few solid offline password and registry editor utilities that you can find, if you search for them. Changing the password in the bios wont help, only because it controls the bios, and powering up the computer, it doesn't change the admin password in windows
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18 Jun 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Certiorari,
Welcome to SevenForums.

Run cmd.exe
type in:
systeminfo.exe > %userprofile%\desktop\sysinfo.txt

type in:
EXIT

Upload the sysinfo.txt file that is on your desktop.
Post a file or snapshot:
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18 Jun 2012   #5

win 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 

sysinfo.txt


Tech PC used for backups and shuch...


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18 Jun 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'm going to need some more info. Any info I request must be from the "lost" computer.

Once again go to a command prompt and carry out these commands:

wmic useraccount list full /format:table > %userprofile%\desktop\UserAccountsFull.txt

wmic sysaccount get Domain,LocalAccount,Name,SID,Status /format:table > %userprofile%\desktop\SystemAccounts.txt

wmic computersystem get /all /format:list > %userprofile%\desktop\computersystemall.txt

thanks,
karl
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18 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Starter
 
 
Alrigy

Okay, I think I got this right :/

Thanks for the help also I appreciate it.


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18 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Starter
 
 
Alright...

Okay, I think I got this right :/

Thanks for the help also I appreciate it.


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File Type: txt sysinfo.txt (6.3 KB, 32 views)
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18 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

Having the same problem. Couldn't you say how you fixed it?
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18 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

No I didn't fix it yet I said that because I just was making sure I had the file right...
Or were you talking to the other people here?
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