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Windows 7: How do I view the stored username and password on a Workgroup

15 Apr 2012   #1
mark2live

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
How do I view the stored username and password on a Workgroup

Hello everyone, is there a way to view the stored username and password of a computer i connected through
a workgroup? Well, i forgot my password on the ones stored on the workgroup so i need it to recover my lost
password. Please help me. Thank you.



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15 Apr 2012   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

If you actually forgot the passwords to those machines I believe you will need to reset them in order to get back into them. The passwords stored in the credential manager for workgroup machines aren't viewable. The link below shows you how to change forgotten passwords in Windows 7.

Password Reset

You can set up for automatic sign in with the steps in the link below.

Log On Automatically at Startup
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15 Apr 2012   #3
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
If you actually forgot the passwords to those machines I believe you will need to reset them in order to get back into them. The passwords stored in the credential manager for workgroup machines aren't viewable. The link below shows you how to change forgotten passwords in Windows 7.

Password Reset

You can set up for automatic sign in with the steps in the link below.

Log On Automatically at Startup
Hi chev65, I have just read your link re password reset. Fortunately I don't need to do it but looks rather complicated. Is it possible to access the Administrator account in Win7 to delete a forgotten password. I know it was in XP.
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16 Apr 2012   #4
mark2live

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
If you actually forgot the passwords to those machines I believe you will need to reset them in order to get back into them. The passwords stored in the credential manager for workgroup machines aren't viewable. The link below shows you how to change forgotten passwords in Windows 7.

Password Reset

You can set up for automatic sign in with the steps in the link below.

Log On Automatically at Startup
Oh, by the way thanks for your fast response. I'll check the link you posted.
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16 Apr 2012   #5
mark2live

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mark2live View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
If you actually forgot the passwords to those machines I believe you will need to reset them in order to get back into them. The passwords stored in the credential manager for workgroup machines aren't viewable. The link below shows you how to change forgotten passwords in Windows 7.

Password Reset

You can set up for automatic sign in with the steps in the link below.

Log On Automatically at Startup
Oh, by the way thanks for your fast response. I'll check the link you posted.
I've read the post in resetting the password in win7 but i have some questions. I have two admin accounts in my pc both with passwords. In the first account, i have forgotten my password, and i only want that account to reset its password. Is it possible using the keyword "net user <username> <password> that only the first account will be resetted? Thanks in advance.
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16 Apr 2012   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Here is all three options for resetting the password but I'm not sure how to designate which User account is chose for this.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html
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16 Apr 2012   #7
mark2live

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Here is all three options for resetting the password but I'm not sure how to designate which User account is chose for this.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html
For me, the best method should be option 3. This is very Useful. Thank you.
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21 Oct 2013   #8
brianmgb

win7 32ultimate
 
 
broken link

The link from Merk2live
"Here is all three options for resetting the password but I'm not sure how to designate which User account is chose for this.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html"
doesn't work
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