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Windows 7: Forgotten Password Workaround?

27 Feb 2010   #11
guidocsd

Windows 7 Starter
 
 
Method three - a hiccup

Mr. Brink sir - I'm fairly saavy. I was following your instrucitons on Method Three for forgotten password but ran into a snag. I'm working on getting into my wife's new ACER ASPRIRE ONE. It comes with Windows 7 Starter version. I went through the setup steps, set a password, then logged off. Upon trying to login the computer is telling me I forgot the password. I tried method three. As you know the little ACER's don't have a CD drive so I followed instructions for USB drive. I burned the CD with Roxio then tried to copy all the files to a USB stick on the root; however, one of the eleven files that I need is displaying a file name that is just a square. I think that means the character(s) in the file name are for some reason foreign to my computer's OS (I'm running XP on a Dell Precision M90). So my computer won't let me copy that file. The error I get is: "Cannot copy []: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect." Please help. Thank you sir. ~ guido


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27 Feb 2010   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Guido, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please check here to see if this may help any.

Offline NT pw & reg-editor, bootdisk
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06 Mar 2010   #13
jowfow

windows 7
 
 

would really like some help.
Bought a notebook ( asus k50) daughter set up user name and password and has now forgotten them so can't do anything now, D'oh!!!! help please, not very computer literate, thanks Jo xx
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06 Mar 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello jowfow, welcome to Seven Forums!



If you have access to a Windows 7 install disk the method in the tutorial at the link below may help.

Password Reset : Using System Restore in Windows 7

After you get back in to Windows 7 have a look at this tutorial below.

Password Reset Disk : Windows 7 / Vista
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16 May 2010   #15
Lennonz

windows 7
 
 

Hey , i have now forgotten the pass to my only account on windows 7 , I don't have the disk as it cam installed to my laptop , I don't understand how to use that offline nt password & registtry editor , yes I have a USB but no empty disks , help fast!!
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16 May 2010   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Lennonz,

METHOD THREE in the tutorial below can help show you how to use it. Be sure to read the onsite directions as well for the program to help as well.

Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 May 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here's a new tutorial at Seven Forums!

Password Reset
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26 Feb 2011   #18
Gotcha

Windows 7 Home
 
 
Thanks

Dear Shawn,

Many many many thanks, your advice was spot on and you definitely solved me some major headaches.

Big Up Dude
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Eimpiracha, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can use Method Three in this tutorial.

Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Mar 2011   #19
Timewarpone

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Didn't work for me. No Help at all. I tried the OFFLINE NT PASSWORD & REGISTRY EDITOR about 10 different times on my laptop. I must have spent a total of about 6 hours. I had no problems with burning the .ISO image file with Imgburn and I had no problems changing the boot sequence in bios to read from the CD-rom. I read the fine print extensively EVERY LAST DARN WORD IN MINUTE DETAIL. I am NOT a newbie. To much to explain. I don't have that much time to explain everything. I know I followed every detail EXACTLY as writen. Is there anything else out there that might help??
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02 Mar 2011   #20
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Timewarpone,

Did you already try the other option?

Password Reset

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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