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Windows 7: [Win7 x64] Forgot My Password/Cannot Re-Install Windows


15 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
[Win7 x64] Forgot My Password/Cannot Re-Install Windows

I forgot the password to my account(No password reset and tried using the cmd but it wouldn't work either) a while ago so I'm on my guest account and I was going to just reinstall windows 7(Also tried booting from disk) but when I put the disk in it said I cannot, so can anyone tell me how to do either of the following;

1) Install Windows 7 without administrator rights
2) Recover/remove the password from my other account (I have managed to get an encrypted version of the password)
3) I also would be open to completely wiping my hard drive as well and doing a fresh install of windows as I have a back up on an external HDD.
Either will resolve my issue so whichever option is easier to resolve.

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OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
(I don't think there's anything else relevant other than OS but if so, ask for it below please)

I appreciate any help I get, thanks

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15 Dec 2012   #2
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Just one thing that seems kind of fishy to me. How do you forget your password? You use it everyday. How do you forget it?
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16 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please read rule #6.
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16 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alonso Chocano View Post
Just one thing that seems kind of fishy to me. How do you forget your password? You use it everyday. How do you forget it?
My passwords are made with random.org so like one of my old passwords would have been "3mStafjM7" or something like that and I had just started using a new password and I forgot it one morning, I know about 5 letters but that's it unfortunately
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16 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Please read rule #6.
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I'm not hacking, this is my own system that I built, I can take a sreen shot and show you that the are only two accounts, "Kristopher" (Myself) and "Guest" although even if I had information on how to completely wipe my hard drive so I could re-install windows would be useful.
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16 Dec 2012   #6
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

For a Clean Reinstall of Windows, follow gregrocker's helpful tutorial.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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16 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alonso Chocano View Post
For a Clean Reinstall of Windows, follow gregrocker's helpful tutorial.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
I tried this but it didn't work unfortunately. It booted frm disk (With my windows 7 install disk in the drive) and it took ages but then it went to the log in screen, I have pictures on my phone. I'm trying to get them up now but I need to install the driver software.
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16 Dec 2012   #8
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Did you set your BIOS to boot to the CD/DVD Drive? If so, you shouldn't be getting a log in screen.
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16 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alonso Chocano View Post
Did you set your BIOS to boot to the CD/DVD Drive? If so, you shouldn't be getting a log in screen.
Yeah I did, I set it to priority and I also tried when it was starting up to boot from CD, I really don't know why it isn't working because it seems to work for everyone else, I must be doing something wrong. Could it be because I built the computer myself or something? Like it doesn't have manufacturer settings etc?
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16 Dec 2012   #10
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Try reburning a DVD at slowest speed possible using ImgBurn or the Microsoft USB/DVD Download Tool. If the second DVD doesn't work, use a 4GB+ USB Drive. Download link for the Image File is in the tutorial.
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