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Windows 7: Change User Password

2 Weeks Ago   #1
regist

Windows7 64
 
 
Change User Password

Hi all'

First post.
I have a Lenovo T460s that has fingerprint entry into my account. I am the Administrator and am logged into Admin acct. I have been using the fingerprint scan for so long now that I have forgotten my password.

Windows is asking for current password to change the password even though I'm logged in. Is there a way - as administrator - to change the password?


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1 Week Ago   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,

welcome to SF.

See if this helps, Password reset

Be careful with the steps. Follow them.
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1 Week Ago   #3
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

We’ve solved this problem already. See my post here.
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1 Week Ago   #4
regist

Windows7 64
 
 

I'm pretty sure you haven't. Lenovo must lay their fingerprint software on top without actually integrating it into Windows Seven. Somehow I can actually get into my Admin acct without Windows permission. If I were in Windows I would be logged in and would not need to have the present password to delete the password.
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1 Week Ago   #5
regist

Windows7 64
 
 

I elevated the command prompt and typed into it:
net user "xxx" ""
and hit return and nothing happened.
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1 Week Ago   #6
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by regist View Post
I elevated the command prompt and typed into it:
net user "xxx" ""
and hit return and nothing happened.
Something would have happened, and you did get something out of performing that action. Even if it is an error, this is valued problem-solving material and you should share this result if you wish to see your issue solved quickly.


Please don’t abandon your thread as to avoid thread obsolescence on the forum.
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1 Week Ago   #7
regist

Windows7 64
 
 

I am not sure if I structured the command right. I brought up an admin grade command prompt and entered


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1 Week Ago   #8
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Your doubt is understandable. I canít fathom how you came up with those commands. The one in post 5 seemed promising enough but you donít demonstrate it in the image?


Try again.
  1. Open an elevated command prompt.
  2. Execute the following command line exactly as shown (i.e., make no substitutions). This will remove the userís password.
Code:
net user "%username%" ""
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1 Week Ago   #9
regist

Windows7 64
 
 

Here it is as you instruct:


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1 Week Ago   #10
regist

Windows7 64
 
 

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Right-click on Computer.
  3. Select Properties.
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