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Windows 7: I lost admin password and couldn't fix, now both gone

09 Aug 2011   #81
beachinmoney

Vista Spk 2 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

I couldn't sleep. I finally figured out what I did wrong when I got into my system and reset the passwords. I guess I kind of always do learn the hard way. I have printed up so many instructions and I was just straightening up and under my printer desk I found the rest of the directions on changing your password. I went through the boot from cd and cmd prompt to enable the System Administrator route. It would have worked properly I am sure if I hadn't skipped a major step in the middle of the process, the 2nd page that fell between the crack. I knew I hadn't done it the first time because of the errors but I didn't understand the meaning behind and the process that it flowed through. Before I changed the passwords I was suppose to rename the system32 file. It doesn't explain why, someone should update that with an idea or suggestion as to why and what to just so that it is clear that you are doing this so that you don't lock your files. Then you are suppose to rename the magnigy.exe to cmd.exe adn then rename oldmagnify.exe back to magnify.exe. I tried to do this somehow some way or I must have because I have about three different magnify.exe accounts. UNLESS, that someone who got into my account. Let's just call him Josh for now, used that method and he had created the magnify.exe extra accounts?????

Okay, now that I figured it out, how do I get out of this one????


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09 Aug 2011   #82
beachinmoney

Vista Spk 2 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Just wanted to give you another little update. I backtracked enough to go in and backwards write it so that at least one of the magnify.exe is now a cmd.exe. There still shows to be four of them. I didn't want to do anything further. Just get out and very that I could actually get to cmd.exe from my desktop and I can. I will await further instructions. The interview is a long way aways tomorrow so I won't be on too much. If you want screen uploads let me know.
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09 Aug 2011   #83
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
Now to further help me understand, would you please use the Snipping Tool to make a snippet of the output of that screen which shows the user accounts? Attach the snippet to your next post.
After, and only after that snippet, can I proceed. When I ask for something I'm not just blowing in the wind.
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09 Aug 2011   #84
beachinmoney

Vista Spk 2 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

I did post it. Twice. In fact the post I just read didn't have alot of stuff I typed. I think it was because I couldn't get the computer back online and then I first went to post it and it turned up as a weird file type, a m... something. So I tried to get a shot of the file ext again to tell you and this time I uploaded it a 2nd time and missed the previous file extension it said it was. It uploaded normally. I watched it.
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09 Aug 2011   #85
beachinmoney

Vista Spk 2 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 Home premium
 
 
Wow, you are not in a good mood.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quote:
Now to further help me understand, would you please use the Snipping Tool to make a snippet of the output of that screen which shows the user accounts? Attach the snippet to your next post.
After, and only after that snippet, can I proceed. When I ask for something I'm not just blowing in the wind.
See below: copied from above,

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No, I'm not trying to get the other computer fixed at this time. I simply didn't want to be in a position again where I couldn't get into it and I was also and have been having problems with my wireless printer on my desktop. So, when I was doing the settings the same on it as what is on the Vista, the printer and scanner and everything works on Vista, I thought that I should also make a user with the same names on both computers because you can't do a workgroup and communicate with each other unless their both Windows 7.... My mind is always going a mile a minute. Luckily people who know me will tell you I don't talk their heads off like I do type yours off. Sorry!

And, this one the HP has no real issues because I hardly ever used it in Mexico because it's so huge. It's 18 plus inches. I used my desktop or my mini 10! But now I am paranoid and never want this to happen to any of them again.

I just had to restart after checking what can and can start up at the start menu. There are two programs that I am not sure of. One is Log me in. I thought that was something I used to use for work that allowed me to see the other computers in my house. Is it that or something having to do with my network or Windows 7.



Okay, I saved this word file my desktop like always. Tried to upload it and it said invalid file that it is a shoot tried to get the error again, it started with an M. I didn't change the file or anything, Just re-attached and it worked just fine. I'm beginning to think that the man that used to live here at this townhouse and died here is haunting my computer!

Oh, got to eat dinner and go to bed. Have to be up at 6am for my BF's interview.

Attached Files useraccountforkarl.docx (127.6 KB, 2 views)
Last edited by beachinmoney; 10 Hours Ago at 09:44 PM.. Reason: add snippit


I didn't have to drive him to the interview. I am home. I will keep my answers as short and simple as you like.
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09 Aug 2011   #86
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I do not want and I'm not looking for a .docx file.

I need the .png file created using the Snipping Tool.

Please post a .png file created by the Snipping Tool.

Do NOT include the .png file inside any other file.
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09 Aug 2011   #87
beachinmoney

Vista Spk 2 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

didn't know what a PNG was or why it made a difference. I googled it. Attachment 169371
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09 Aug 2011   #88
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

From post #80:

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A snippet is a .PNG file created by using the Snipping Tool.

| type SNIPP | ENTER

follow the directions shown and take a "snip" of the area showing the accounts.

When you save the snip, the snip will be saved in the .PNG format.

Attach that file to your next post.
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How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums

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https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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09 Aug 2011   #89
beachinmoney

Vista Spk 2 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Karl, I am not kidding you. I did that. I saw the image in the post before I hit the final submit button. It finally showed up exactly like the other peoples posts. I did exactly what the directions said. I did it from the desk top. Windows 7. I saw it with my own two eyes. I will try it once again.
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09 Aug 2011   #90
beachinmoney

Vista Spk 2 x64 Home Premium/Windows 7 Home premium
 
 
here I go again

tryingI lost admin password and couldn't fix, now both gone-useraccounts.png Okay, I see it, however I do not see the go advanced button anywhere. Do you have it or not?I lost admin password and couldn't fix, now both gone-useraccounts.png


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