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Windows 7: how to get around a forgotten administrator password

26 Feb 2015   #1
bobkat98

win7 home 64 bit
 
 
how to get around a forgotten administrator password

Trying to help a friend who has been given a laptop by her daughter. It is very slow and I would like to get rid of unwanted programmes and other clutter on it.

Every time I attempt to do anything, it pops up the admin box and askes for the admin password. I have spoken to the daughter but she cannot remember what she used.

How can I get into it and change the administrator without buying a programme to do it?

Thanks

bobkat98


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26 Feb 2015   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

Try this tutorial. hope this helps.

Keep us posted.
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26 Feb 2015   #3
spike999

(3 comps)Win7-1 ea. Home Premium 32,Home Premium 64,Pro 64
 
 

Factory reset?
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26 Feb 2015   #4
bobkat98

win7 home 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions. Not sure what a factory reset is though.

bobkat98
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26 Feb 2015   #5
spike999

(3 comps)Win7-1 ea. Home Premium 32,Home Premium 64,Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkat98 View Post
Thanks for the suggestions. Not sure what a factory reset is though.

bobkat98
Many (most?) laptops can be returned to "out of the box" condition with a certain key press. This should remove all but the original system as sold. It DOES however give you back the factory bloatware that may have been previously removed.
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26 Feb 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Please list the exact make and model of the laptop so we can give proper advice.

Factory reset it, as suggested, or re install windows.

Wipe it out, start fresh. What operating system version is listed on the COA ?

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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