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Windows 7: Forgotten Admin Password Cannot Access Windows Desktop


19 May 2010   #1

Windows XP
 
 
Forgotten Admin Password Cannot Access Windows Desktop

Hi I am using Windows 7 and am a total newbie to computers. This computer I am using at the moment is at an internet cafe.

I changed my password a couple of days ago, but have now forgotten it, now when I boot up the computer it goes straight to the user screen asking for a password to access my desktop. I have tried entering it and then it asks me to reset it using an edisk but I don't have this disk, so cannot access my computer.

Can someone please provide me with simple instructions on how to access my desktop, and how to remove the password request at the start of booting up the computer? I have no idea and am lost on what to do. Can I bypass the login and then remove the password or I have read that I can restore to a certain point, any help will be appreciated

Thanks in advance

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19 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

You can revert the password back again using System Restore from the repair or install disc.
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19 May 2010   #3

Windows XP
 
 
Thanks Jonathan

would that remove anything? as I still want to retain the data on the computer, and is there any simple steps anywhere that I can following in relation to system restore

I just want to remove that stupid password have the rest of the computer load my desktop and use it but without the password i am lost

thanks for your help
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19 May 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

System restore is suppose to change only the OS. If all goes as it should your personal documents, etc will not be affected.

This is from Jons post, just follow the instructions.

System Restore
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19 May 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello daashyte, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a look at the tutorial at the link below, it's not all that hard to do, maybe you can print it out somewhere; be sure to post back to keep us informed.


Password Reset
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19 May 2010   #6

Windows XP
 
 
Thanks Rich

For your information I did have a look at the link but I am assuming I have to be within windows to do this but the problem is I can't get into my desktop and start menu to do these steps cause as soon as i start up windows it loads everything and then jumps to the log in screen for me to enter the password and simpleton me can't remember so i am just looking at the log on screen and that's it
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19 May 2010   #7

Windows XP
 
 
Thanks BFK

so i have to go and change the boot process and then reset the password, using a disk? ok will go and try that out and keep you posted, it does seem like a long process just to bypass one's admin process just to have your desktop etc load up, but thats most probably why I'm such a newbie at it will post back once i figure out the madness thanks heaps
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19 May 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Welcome!

You can revert the password back again using System Restore from the repair or install disc.


There's actually a tutorial about this, it may be easier; you will need a disk for either one.


Password Reset : Using System Restore in Windows 7
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19 May 2010   #9

Windows XP
 
 

Hi BFK, I will try that also but I don't lose any data already on there from using this process do I
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19 May 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daashyte View Post
Hi BFK, I will try that also but I don't lose any data already on there from using this process do I


No, system restore does not remove any user date, it may remove anything installed since the restore point you use was created but the "Password Reset" tutorial will not remove anything at all.
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