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Windows 7: Lost Password - have fingerprint reader

03 Apr 2011   #1

7 64 bit
Lost Password - have fingerprint reader

Hello all and thanks in advance,

I have lost my admin password - i have a vaio laptop with the fingerprint reader (that works fine)

When I got the computer I entered and admin password (no other users, just me) and recorded said password in outlook on my BlackBerry contacts.

I never actually had to use it because I have the fingerprint reader.

Anyway, I tred enterting the password today and got a fail (just wanted to see if it works) - I either recorded it wrong in my BB (unlikley but oh well) or something has happened..

In any case - I have searched and found the password reset tutorial on this page which I will attempt, but I wonder if there is anything easier that I can do since I can actually get into the computer via thefingerprint reader? I think the tutorial is written for people who cannot get in at all.

Hope this is in the right place.


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05 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

You have to know your current password to change it in the User Accounts screen, so even though you can access the system using the fingerprint reader, your stuck.

After you reset your password, create a Password Reset Disk
How to create a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk
That disk will save you from going through this again if you forget the new password.
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