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Windows 7: Password Reset

21 Oct 2014   #90

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

I was trying to get this PC off our network domain, and make it a stand alone PC for home use.

No, "Wes" is not a local user on the machine. All the profiles I believe were on the network server, I don't what local users are on the machine.

I am stuck on the CMD screen. Do I need to use a local user and password? Is there a way to find a list of local users on the machine? These PCs were set up on a domain, I don't believe that there was a local user set up. But I am not sure.

My old boss named Kyle used to use this workstation.

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21 Oct 2014   #91

Windows 7 Pro 32

Not sure, but I think so. Domains are not my thing. You can use this command to list local administrators:

net localgroup administrators
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21 Oct 2014   #92

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Thanks Tookeri,

I used that new command you suggested to find list of local user names.

It returned result of administrator as the only local user.

I then input net user administrator Test6 and it completed successfully. I was then able to log on as "administrator" with the new Test6 password. Thanks again!
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21 Oct 2014   #93

Windows 7 Pro 32

Good news, glad I could help! Now you should be able to create a new administrator account and name it whatever you want.
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07 Jan 2015   #94

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Great Guide for Password Reset

This is the best guide for resetting a lost password. It is well written and takes you step by step through the whole process. Windows 7, for some unknown reason, did not accept one "System Repair Disk", but it it did accept another one. I have just a small suggestion: add a "net user" command as you may not know which user's password you would like to reset. Many Thanks.
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07 Jan 2015   #95

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Good idea cjf. I added a tip box under step 12 for that. Thank you.
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17 Feb 2015   #96

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
You Are a God!

OMG thank you so much I've been searching and retyping this same command line a thousand times

net user My Admin <password>

but no one said you had to put user names with spaces in "" , you are a life saver I've been banging my head against the wall with this clients computer for hours!

Thanks again
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22 Apr 2016   #97
gold eagle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Great Tutorial! I hope I don't miss a step...I need it now since I lost my main drive trying to restore to factory settings we had a second OS but we just used it as storage for years! and apparently cannot change any thing because password may be protecting it, maybe I will be able to start windows again.

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24 Apr 2016   #98
gold eagle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
No start but repair disk.

Thanks again for your tutorial I used this with repair disk, after I did it, I could not get to the last step, because windows would not start, when I restarted I press f8 right when I push start I got withing the system with out repair disk, first screen the one with US highlighted in blue, next It was asking for password, I click in the box and press enter and it let me in!!! umm.... it took me straight to the windows where you can repair comp and command prompt and stuff. So yes thanks again,

You may know this all ready, sorry I don't read much, I wanted to let you know worked great!
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