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Windows 7: How to re-gain administrator rights?

05 Dec 2012   #1
luckyrick

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How to re-gain administrator rights?

Hello, not sure if this is the appropriate section, so feel free to direct me.

Anyway, I have three accounts on my Win7 Lenovo Ideacentre. 2 Standard, 1 Admin. I started using this PC yesterday after a 4 month hiatus.

unfortunately, I've forgotten the password to my admin account. Thus I am extremely restricted and cannot even install new software.

How should I go about fixing this?


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05 Dec 2012   #2
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by luckyrick View Post
Hello, not sure if this is the appropriate section, so feel free to direct me.

Anyway, I have three accounts on my Win7 Lenovo Ideacentre. 2 Standard, 1 Admin. I started using this PC yesterday after a 4 month hiatus.

unfortunately, I've forgotten the password to my admin account. Thus I am extremely restricted and cannot even install new software.

How should I go about fixing this?
Check the following article for some tips;

7 Free Windows Password Recovery Tools

HTH
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05 Dec 2012   #3
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Also see here: How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password the Easy Way - How-To Geek

If you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD, you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here: Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River.
Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.
This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.
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06 Dec 2012   #4
kradangel

Windows 7 x64
 
 

use password reset bootdisk from : Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor
small file and very helpful. can be use in xp to windows 7 and even with servers.
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12 Dec 2012   #5
luckyrick

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Check the following article for some tips;

7 Free Windows Password Recovery Tools

HTH
sorry for the late reply.

unfortunately, I am unable to install the software required to burn the Ophcrack ISO to a DVD or USB
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12 Dec 2012   #6
luckyrick

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Also see here: How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password the Easy Way - How-To Geek

If you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD, you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here: Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River.
Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file.

So is it possible to copy the ISO mentioned above to a thumb drive?
And if I use that and follow the How-To-Geek method, will it erase the data on my hard drive?

I'm quite the noob, sorry for that.
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12 Dec 2012   #7
luckyrick

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

not quite what i expected
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12 Dec 2012   #8
kradangel

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Try what I suggested above. Download the .rar file and extract. It comes with .iso file which is the reseter and .iso burner. So, once downloaded and extracted, just open the ISO Burner and load the .iso file.
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13 Dec 2012   #9
luckyrick

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kradangel View Post
Try what I suggested above. Download the .rar file and extract. It comes with .iso file which is the reseter and .iso burner. So, once downloaded and extracted, just open the ISO Burner and load the .iso file.
But I cannot install any ISO burner as I do not have admin right LOL
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13 Dec 2012   #10
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

would you not just unhide the admin account on it in command prompt. Then when that is available use the command prompt to reset that user password to un hide open cmd.exe type the following command (net user Administrator /active:yes) Then log off and you should see the administrator account. then when in that account go into cmd.exe type the following command (net user (and the name of the admin account) *) then type in a password to reset it
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