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Windows 7: Lost login password, fingerscan works

07 Aug 2011   #1
Jack C

Windows 7 Professsional 64 bit
Lost login password, fingerscan works


I have a Toshiba laptop with Win 7 Pro. I set up the fingerprint utility early in the setup of the new system, and now I do not have a valid login ID for Window 7. The one I thought was correct doesn't work. So I can login in with my fingerscan, but I cannot login with a password. I would like to be able to login with the password, or to give it to someone who hasn't enrolled fingerprints.

Is there any way for me to remove or change or find a working Win 7 login password?

Many thanks,


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07 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1

If you use an administrator account to reset the password, you will permanently lose access to any e‑mail messages or encrypted files that are on that account.
  1. Log on to the administrator account that you will use to reset the forgotten password.
  2. Open Local Users and Groups by clicking the Start button , typing lusrmgr.msc into the Search box, and then pressing ENTER.* If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. Double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
  4. Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
  5. Type and confirm the new password.
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07 Aug 2011   #3
Jack C

Windows 7 Professsional 64 bit

Thank you very much. Your instructions have been copied and will be stored for future reference.

Very nice!

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