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Windows 7: forgot password! help!


26 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7 premium 64-bit
 
 
forgot password! help!

Before I start... I am the furthest from being smart..
now that that's out of the way..

I have had my comptuer a month and a half, sign into it about 3x a week.
didnt use it for the last 4 days. and i forgot my password!
its only my account on their and i dont know what to do.

Ive tried guessing, ive tried ophcheck.. it said it recognizes accoutns and should find the password.. but it didnt show my pass.

I used another bios disk boot method. I cant remember the name of it. But also, didnt work.

My computer didnt come with the hard copy windows disk. But i have the key on the side of the tower.
I read around, and people said my back up and factory settings could be on another drive in case i need to format.

Basically im asking, is there a way to bypass my password?
Or recover my password?
and if all else fails... reformat my computer?


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26 Feb 2010   #2

windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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26 Feb 2010   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Did you not get the option to create a recovery disc when you first configured your new PC. If not I should contact your supplier. I think though I am not certain that you will need to be able to boot from the CD to recover your password
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26 Feb 2010   #4

windows 7 premium 64-bit
 
 

I did get the option to create one. I just wasnt in a rush to do it. I can format and recover without it. Becuase a partition on my drive is the recovery and factory settings.
I was told by a few people to still make one.. but me being the smart man i am.. didnt listen.
I would assume my brain would retain a password... i just fail i guess
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26 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

U got serverall options

boot from a linux distribution live cd, like Ubuntu
boot from a BartPE cd
boot from the ultimate boot cd, and reset/retrieve the password
boot from a usb flashdrive/hdd with a linux distro or windows xp on it
hehe u gotta create one, but its damn handy


did u try to login as administrator? or is that the only account your talking about.?


here try this:

http://www.openwall.com/john/
and
http://pcsupport.about.com/gi/o.htm?.../bootdisk.html
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26 Feb 2010   #6

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

have you tried safe mode before the machine boots to logon screen?
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26 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

There are some freeware utils out there that enable you to recover your forgotten password, unfortunately this might be perceived as "hacking" or against 7 forums TOC which I don't think the moderators of the Seven Forums would take to so lightly, so I won't be able to post a link. But if you search hard enough you'll find them.... goodluck
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26 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

well well. i just posted 2 links . now i'm screwed?
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26 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

Hey have to tried to reset BIOS..... it sometimes resets it, take the BIOS Battery out and olug it in after 5 minutes ad check
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26 Feb 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Brian,

METHOD THREE in the tutorial below should be able to reset the password for your user account.

Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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