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Windows 7: Locked out of my only administrator account.

27 Jun 2015   #1
Creeper23782

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 
Locked out of my only administrator account.

I am currently locked out of the only account in my windows 7 computer. I restored it from Windows.old due to a virus problem and forgot the password for the administrator that I was using at the time. I have no way of accessing safe mode or a command prompt and I do not have an installation disk. This is the only computer I have access to. Is there any way I could reset the password and/or account? I have nothing necessarily important that I can't just reinstall.
I am currently using Windows 7

Thanks for any help,

Creeper


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27 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try option 4 or 5 in User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

Edit: corrected link being pasted twice
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27 Jun 2015   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Your link got pasted in twice:

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7



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27 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the warning I am on phone at the moment, wasn't aware of it. Corrected!
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27 Jun 2015   #5
Creeper23782

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Try option 4 or 5 in User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

Edit: corrected link being pasted twice
Thanks for the help, but I could not complete either of the 2 options due to not having any access to another computer.
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27 Jun 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No neighbors or friends around?
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27 Jun 2015   #7
Creeper23782

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
No neighbors or friends around?

The sad truth is no, lol. Everyone I know has updated to windows 8 by now. And somehow got rid of their discs. Either through EBay or other means. That was actually my first thought though.
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27 Jun 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You don't need Win 7 for option 5.
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27 Jun 2015   #9
Creeper23782

Windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
You don't need Win 7 for option 5.

Oh, yeah. I feel dumb now. That should solve my problem, thanks!
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