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Windows 7: Recover Windows 7 login password

11 Nov 2010   #1

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Recover Windows 7 login password

I cannot find the password for my Windows 7 laptop. Is there a way to recover it or redo it?


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11 Nov 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

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12 Nov 2010   #3

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
those methods are only any good assuming you can LOGON in the FIRST PLACE.

The chances are however on a Laptop that the ADMINISTRATOR account is still available -- by default this doesn't have a password so try logging on with USER : Administrator.

Then you can change the user password.

If it's a work laptop then your IT dept will be able to re-set it.

Otherwise you'll have to restore the computer to the "Factory state" - the state when you bought it from the store with the recovery disk or do a W7 re-install - a COMPLETE one as an upgrade won't change the user password.

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