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Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Premium administrator forgotten password

14 Sep 2011   #1
basiakrol

windows xp
 
 
Windows 7 Home Premium administrator forgotten password

Hello.
My friend has a laptop with Windows 7 home premium and forgot the admin password. When:
- I switched to safe mode it also asked me for password
- couldn't switch to command panel because it also ask for admin pass
- in windows xp there could be ctr +alt +del and i could type administrator and login but in windows 7 it does not work.
Cannot reset the password in any way, is there any way to reset the password without re-installing the new windows?


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14 Sep 2011   #2
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Why not just logon as the standard user?

From the Desktop, if you hit CTRL+ALT+DEL, you do get the option to change the password.....of course you need to know what the old password was in the first place.

Regards,
Golden
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14 Sep 2011   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by basiakrol View Post
Hello.
My friend has a laptop with Windows 7 home premium and forgot the admin password. When:
- I switched to safe mode it also asked me for password
- couldn't switch to command panel because it also ask for admin pass
- in windows xp there could be ctr +alt +del and i could type administrator and login but in windows 7 it does not work.
Cannot reset the password in any way, is there any way to reset the password without re-installing the new windows?
Welcome to SevenForums.

Reinstall is your option.
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15 Sep 2011   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Reinstall and then write the password down and keep in a safe place.
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