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Windows 7: Forgot my password - help!!!

15 Dec 2009   #1

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Forgot my password - help!!!

Ok, I forgot my password, and I'm using the tutorial from the following website to reset my password: Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

Only problem is, I've gotten down to the section in the walkthrough that asks for the path to the registry directory. I've tried pressing enter for the default path, but it keeps asking me the same question. What do I do?

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15 Dec 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

What kind of password is it?? Boot, Bios, Login?? Have you considered reinstalling?? Did you google for password recovery tools??
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15 Dec 2009   #3

windows 7
 
 

It was a login password I forgot, the one at the welcome screen.
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15 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dominicjeff View Post
Ok, I forgot my password, and I'm using the tutorial from the following website to reset my password: Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

Only problem is, I've gotten down to the section in the walkthrough that asks for the path to the registry directory. I've tried pressing enter for the default path, but it keeps asking me the same question. What do I do?

When using that particular tool you have to be sure that you are working with the correct partition, particularly with OEM systems where there may be recovery partitions that are often treated as default by the tool, but do not contain registry information.

Re-run the tool and select one of the other Disk/Partition options, it should then work,at this point with the default option, when the correct partition is selected
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15 Dec 2009   #5

windows 7
 
 

Problem solved! Thanks for the info guys, the password just suddenly came to me
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15 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

you would be surprised how often clients will suddenly remember their forgotten password, especially when told that they will be charged for the service

Glad to see you're up and running , maybe now is a good time to create a password reset disk
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15 Dec 2009   #7

 

What was it? "Amnesia..."
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15 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
you would be surprised how often clients will suddenly remember their forgotten password, especially when told that they will be charged for the service
Yea, I can just imagine. It comes to them pretty quick............This may not be the best security in the world, but I put my passwords on a word document with an obscure file name in with my other word docs. You always have them then, unless you forget the obscure file name
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