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Windows 7: Forgot Admin Password, no disk, no other user.

20 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Forgot Admin Password, no disk, no other user.

I recently created a password and have regretfully forgotten it. I have no windows 7 disk and no other users on my laptop. I have not setup any password reset options i.e. system restore disk etc.

How can I restore my computer or just change my password?

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20 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Can you remember your 'hint'?
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20 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

There are programs designed to reset password but I don't think it's appropriate to point to them in the forums.

Remembering the password using the hint as mentioned above is probably best.
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20 Dec 2010   #4

Win 7 ultimate x64

try to boot in safemode and try to delete user password. always worked in XP with an account PW.
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20 Dec 2010   #5

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7

There are third-party reset password programs that are available. You may want to Google them.
I am not allowed to recommend one - forum rules.

try to boot in safemode and try to delete user password. always worked in XP with an account PW.
You can do that in XP, but you can't do it in Vista and 7.
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20 Dec 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

You can restore the system to factory settings from the recovery partition. What is the make of your system - maybe I have the procedure handy (it is different for every make).
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20 Dec 2010   #7

Windows Ultimate 64 Bit

@jwidnell Were you able to log back into your account?
If I was you,
I'd make a bootable CD.
It comes really handy!

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