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Windows 7: cant remember admin login.


24 Apr 2013   #1

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 
cant remember admin login. hp 6000 pro microtower

hp 6000 pro microtower. windows 7 pro...

I can log in as standard user, but cant install programs. probably cause I'm not admin?

cant recall admin login. how to fix? how do I get admin access again?

would running the HP recovery manager fix this? give me admin access again? please advise. thanks.

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25 Apr 2013   #2
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If you can't remember your password then don't set one up.

You can run HP System Recovery which on modern HP's has a minimal Recovery without all of the corrupting bloatware and duplicate utilities that have better versions built into Windows 7.

However to get the very best performance I would do what most tech enthusiasts do and Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything you need is in the blue link.
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25 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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25 Apr 2013   #4

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

I ran HP recovery. lost office 2010 that the previous owner paid for, but everything else works fine. I have an admin account now. thanks for the help.
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25 Apr 2013   #5
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Did it offer Minimal Recovery option?
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25 Apr 2013   #6

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

dont recall seeing any options, seemed to be restore all to factory condition. since office 2010 paid for is now 2010 starter, I guess it zapped the files needed to prove it was paid for?
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25 Apr 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

You could have audited the Product Key had you read Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
which provides everything that needs to be remembered before reinstall.

If you ran full Recovery be aware it is the worst possible install of Windows 7, given the horrible load of HP crapware which smothers Windows 7 native performance. You can try to Clean Up Factory Bloatware but it most likely will still be an inferior install to the Clean Reinstall.
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25 Apr 2013   #8

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

I figured there was another way, I was in a pinch for time and just did what I knew would work. thanks for the help.
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