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Windows 7: How can I change my password without knowing it?

18 Jul 2015   #1
Weboh

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How can I change my password without knowing it?

Yes, I know this question sounds like one a thief would ask. I'm not a thief. I've depended on biometrics on my computer to log on for so long, I've forgotten what my password is. My fingerprint scanner inexplicably stopped working, so now I can't log on. The account is the administrator account, so I can't change its password from another user. Is there a way that I create a password reset disk or something, maybe from another user?


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18 Jul 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Weboh,

Option 4 or 5 below may be able to help with this.

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7
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18 Jul 2015   #3
Weboh

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply. It turns out that it wasn't Windows blocking me from being able to change the password from another user; it was a web filtering suite we had installed. I'll have to remember those options for the future. Thanks!
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18 Jul 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad you got it sorted.
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