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Windows 7: I forgot my Windows 7 password, what are my options?

11 Feb 2015   #1
bal1985

Windows 7 x64
 
 
I forgot my Windows 7 password, what are my options?

I had a brain fart and I simply can't remember my Windows 7 login password. I'm currently looking at User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7 but most of these options I can't get to work.

For some reason, when I boot up with my Win7 disc, my mouse wireless mouse/keyboard don't work so I can't click the "Next" button to get over to the "Repair your computer" link. I even tried a USB kb/mouse with no luck.

Any way to fix this? I really would like to avoid installing Windows over again, I don't even think I can anyways because of this keyboard issue. I've tried all the passwords I can remember, I must of picked a hard one this time.

Thanks,
bud


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11 Feb 2015   #2
Kaktussoft

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Don't use a wireless mouse. Use an usb cable mouse instead. Same for keyboard. Have you tried other usb ports?
do you have other bootable cd/dvd's? If so... is keyboard and mouse working then?
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11 Feb 2015   #3
bal1985

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Don't use a wireless mouse. Use an usb cable mouse instead. Same for keyboard. Have you tried other usb ports?
do you have other bootable cd/dvd's? If so... is keyboard and mouse working then?
I tried a USB mouse and keyboard it wont work at all. I clicked F8, went into safe made and selected
Repair this computer. Once I get to the Windows screen the mouse/keyboard do not work, I tried front ports and back. This a new PC I had built with a buddy. I don't believe I have any other bootable cds.

Edit: I also tried F8 > Safe Mode with Command Prompt so I could enter a CMD prompt. However, when I select the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option, it doesn't bring a dos window for me to enter any command in?
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11 Feb 2015   #4
bal1985

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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11 Feb 2015   #5
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bal1985 View Post
Don't know if it works. It's not free as well. Why not use the standard steps you mentioned earlier?
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11 Feb 2015   #6
Kaktussoft

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User Account Password - Change from WinRE works as well. In step 6 (the black command prompt) you can do:
Code:
net  user  youraccountname  newpassword
If that succeeds you can skip step 7-13
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11 Feb 2015   #7
bal1985

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
User Account Password - Change from WinRE works as well. In step 6 (the black command prompt) you can do:
Code:
net  user  youraccountname  newpassword
If that succeeds you can skip step 7-13
Like my previous post stated, I can't get any keyboard to work or my mouse, USB or wireless. I tried every USB port on my PC.
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11 Feb 2015   #8
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bal1985 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
User Account Password - Change from WinRE works as well. In step 6 (the black command prompt) you can do:
Code:
net  user  youraccountname  newpassword
If that succeeds you can skip step 7-13
Like my previous post stated, I can't get any keyboard to work or my mouse, USB or wireless. I tried every USB port on my PC.
Try to solve the mouse and keyboard issue. Are keyboard and mouse working fine on another machine?

Without a working mouse or keyboard ... you can't give input to the computer.... so you can't solve the problem.
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11 Feb 2015   #9
bal1985

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bal1985 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
User Account Password - Change from WinRE works as well. In step 6 (the black command prompt) you can do:
Code:
net  user  youraccountname  newpassword
If that succeeds you can skip step 7-13
Like my previous post stated, I can't get any keyboard to work or my mouse, USB or wireless. I tried every USB port on my PC.
Try to solve the mouse and keyboard issue. Are keyboard and mouse working fine on another machine?

Without a working mouse or keyboard ... you can't give input to the computer.... so you can't solve the problem.
I took a Dell Keyboard and an Acer mouse from my a computer upstairs, they work on that one fine. They also work on my computer, where I forgot my password. However soon as hit "repair my computer" and that install screen comes up, the keyboard and mouse die on me. The keyboard has a green light when its on. Soon as the install screen pops up the green light turns off. Once I restart the PC the light turns back on and the keyboard works again. The mouse has the red light, once I plug it in the light stays on. I tried every port on my PC, as long as I'm not in the installation area my kb/mouse work, soon as I attempt anything else, they dont work.

And for some reason when I click on boot in safe mode w/ command prompts, when I click that option the command prompt never shows up. So I really have no way of getting this password reset as my PC simply can't recognize my mouse and kb once I'm in system repair/installation.
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11 Feb 2015   #10
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Do you have a win7 install disk?
also... boot to Advanced Boot Options and select "repair your computer". Keyboard and mouse also not working then?
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