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21 Jan 2010   #1

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Forgotten password.

Hey,

I changed my password on windows 7 about a month ago then went on holidays and haven't used it for this whole month. I went to go on yesterday and found I had forgotten my password. I have tried everything I could think of then turned to programs that claimed that they could find my password, these failed. I attempted using command prompt via the Windows 7 repair disk, this only gave me error messages. I may be doing things incorrectly but, as I have read instructions over and over and tried and re-tried methods, I find this unlikely. I have also tried calling Microsoft support but they tell me that they don't deal with such problems and as my computer is custom built i can't use the normal path of solving problems such as these, calling the maker.

Any ideas that you can think of would be much appreciated, thanks in advance.


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21 Jan 2010   #2

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21 Jan 2010   #3

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Hi
Did you make password reset disk?


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21 Jan 2010   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hi
Did you make password reset disk?
i think we are all guilty of not doing that.
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21 Jan 2010   #5

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no i didn't do that, unfortunately.
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21 Jan 2010   #6

banned for piracy
 
 

Why not try Safe Mode and log in as Administrator and try to change your normal password. I do not know if it will work, but give a go.
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21 Jan 2010   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PC WhizzKid View Post
Why not try Safe Mode and log in as Administrator and try to change your normal password. I do not know if it will work, but give a go.
can't hurt to try
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21 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

That was one of the first suggestions i got given, but when i launch safe mode it goes to the normal login screen and I am still the only user. I think I maybe both the user and the admin.
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21 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

(to valtonray)

i have looked at the link you gave me, it looked like it should work. BUT i had trouble with cmd prompt saying it didn't recognise "magnify.exe" so the next step didn't work.
Any ideas on what the problem might be?
thanks
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21 Jan 2010   #10

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