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Windows 7: Password Reset


17 May 2010   #19
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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16 Sep 2010   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Harry, I'm glad it was useful and thanks for the note.


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07 Mar 2011   #21
Inukshuk

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Hello,

Thank you very much for these very clear instructions.

I followed them precisely, but when I entered my user name and new password as described in section #12, I received a message saying that my user name was not recognized.

Help please.

Sincerely,

Bill
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07 Mar 2011   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Inukshuk, welcome to Seven Forums!


If your username is like mine, more than one word, you must use the quote marks around your username for it to complete successfully.

"Bare Foot Kid"

Quote:
12) When the PC restarts a Command window will open, in that window type "net user <username> <new password>" mine is (net user "Bare Foot Kid" Test6) be advised: if you have a username like mine, with spaces, you must use " " quotes around the user name;
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07 Mar 2011   #23
Inukshuk

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Hello,

Thank you for your prompt reply.

My user name is only one word, no spaces needed.

Thanks,

Bill
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07 Mar 2011   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Bill.


See if using "quote" marks around the username will sort it for you.
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07 Mar 2011   #25
Inukshuk

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Hi,

I went back and did all of the steps very carefully again.

When I got to step 12, I entered net user "Dad" 123 and hit enter.

I received the message, "The user name could not be found".

Suggestions please?

Thank you.

Bill
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08 Mar 2011   #26
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Bill.


Is "Dad" the default administrator account that was setup when Windows was installed or is it a secondary account created from the default admin account?
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23 Mar 2011   #27
jack sutton

don't know
 
 
WINDOWS DISC

I NEEDED A START UP DISC, I WAS IN LIVE SUPPORT WITH MICROSOFT, THE TECH TOLD ME TO CALL E-MACHINES AND ASK FOR A INSTALL DISC. E-MACHINES TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS MY COMPUTER CANM FROM THE FACTORY ALL SET UP. FINALLY GOT MY PC FIXED BUT NO THANKS TO E-MACHINES.

NOW WHAT DISK ARE YOU REFERING TO. AND WHY IS SIMPLY CHANGING/RESETTING A PASSWORD SO COMPLICATED. I CAN CHANGE MY BANKING PASSWORD WITH LESS TROUBLE THAN THIS.

JACK SUTTON
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23 Mar 2011   #28
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello Jack,

Please refrain from the use of CAPS, because it makes your post hard to read.

You can create or download a repair disc, see here: System Repair Disc - Create

The easiest way to change the password is this: User Account Password - Change
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23 Mar 2011   #29
jack sutton

don't know
 
 

Sorry about the caps, forgot they were on, will refrain from now on. thanks for the tip on changing pass word
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