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Windows 7: Login screen password lost

20 Oct 2012   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Login screen password lost

Sent a machine to my brother in the UK and sent the passwords written down on a sheet of paper. I kept all of the Live and other passwords bar the welcome screen login one which I thought I had but...

Now is there anyway of retrieving it?

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20 Oct 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

John, I've had good results with this utility:

Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

And this article gives some step by step instructions on how to use it.

I've lost the password to my Windows Administrator account, how do I get it back?

And here are some other alternatives ... but I don't think you'll need them.

7 Free Windows Password Recovery Tools
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20 Oct 2012   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
John, I've had good results with this utility:

Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

And this article gives some step by step instructions on how to use it.

I've lost the password to my Windows Administrator account, how do I get it back?

And here are some other alternatives ... but I don't think you'll need them.

7 Free Windows Password Recovery Tools
Thanks mate I'll have a look at those - but in the meantime he has sent me a mail overnight (just fell out of bed ) that he found the list of logins and passwords I sent. The thought of having to do a reinstall long distance was not a pleasant prospect as you can imagine because that OEM the machine originally came with did not have SP1!!

But I do get this problem with some fixes and your info will be very handy again thanks so much
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