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Windows 7: Password Reset

17 May 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
Password Reset

How to Reset a Windows Password in Regedit at Boot

This is a fairly simple way to reset / change your Windows user account password if, for whatever reason you can't gain access to your account...

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18 May 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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Thanks J_K, I tested it VB with both Windows 7 (about 4 different times) and Vista and on my rig with Windows 7; to be quite honest, it's really very easy to do.
But hard enough it may discourage the 12 year old trying to hack into his parent's machine.

There's that delicate balance...
That's the only concern I had posting it but the positives out-weigh the negatives.

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Wish I would have know this before. Learn something every day. THX to the Bare Foot Kid.
Hello Hannibal001, thanks!

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26 May 2010   #11
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Another one to keep!
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26 May 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WartHog View Post
Another one to keep!


Hello Beau, thanks!
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24 Jul 2010   #13
taskforce403

windows 7
 
 

which method are you referring to when you say all encrypted messages will be lost? And what determines which messages are encrypted or not? Sorry, new to this computer world.
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24 Jul 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello taskforce403, welcome to Seven Forums!



The method described in this tutorial, if you use this tutorial to reset a user account password all encrypted files be lost; you would have to have personally used encryption software to encrypt files, Windows does not encrypt any files by default, all system files will remain unchanged.
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26 Jul 2010   #15
George Atanas

Windows 7
 
 

good
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26 Jul 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello George Atanas, welcome to Seven Forums; I'm glad you find it useful, thanks for the feedback.
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26 Jul 2010   #17
Jodons

windows server 2003
 
 

i have ever experienced the problem of forgetting Windows password, my solved way is use the Windows Password Reset Kit 1.5.
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27 Jul 2010   #18
kcmartz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Bookmarked (I'm 16) I can hack into the family computer! (I forgot password)

Lol not really!

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Thanks,
Kcmartz

Sent from my Motorola Cliq
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16 Sep 2010   #19
Everlong

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Just had to use this guide myself when trying to fix one of my Mum's friend's laptop. Works great.
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