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Windows 7: Windows 7 password recovery

29 Mar 2012   #1

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Windows 7 password recovery


I have a windows 7 laptop with admin user account. This account is password protected and i completely forgot my password. Fortunately since i have fingerprint authentication i could login using my finger. However im not able to change my password or remove it completely since it requires the old password.

Can anyone suggest how to reset or remove my password. I need to access my pc remotely so i cant use finger print reader and must require password



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29 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 home premium x64

Because there is always a vague possibility of forgetting such an important password, I have always made a password recovery file via the control panel.
I think your safest route is to reinstall.

Password Reset Disk : Windows 7 / Vista
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29 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit SP1

Since you can log into the administrator account.

Start>Control Panel>Computer Management>Local Users and Groups>

Find your account, right click and select reset password. You should not need to provide your current admin password to set a new one using this method.

If you have any files protected by EFS, you will lose access to them. They will not be recoverable without the previous administrative password.
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31 Mar 2012   #4

Australian Capital Territory

If a password rescuer tool can work, that implies our systems are not really that secure? I use passwordless Bitlocker at the moment, I hope that's a good start.
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02 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by canberraplanner View Post
If a password rescuer tool can work, that implies our systems are not really that secure? I use passwordless Bitlocker at the moment, I hope that's a good start.
The password reset disk mentioned above is created by the operating system, not a third party reset tool.

Bitlocker only protects data at rest. If you are using whole disk encryption, when the system boots and retrieves the key from the TPM/USB drive. It is completely decrypted.
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02 Apr 2012   #6

Australian Capital Territory

Well not really, the disk is still encrypted, there is just a low level software layer that opens a window to the still encrypted drive.
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16 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

do this, open command prompt with admins rights, and type "control userpasswords2" a window will open called "user accounts", click in advanced button and then a window will open, select the USERS option, and to the right select Administrator. right click on Administrator and choose properties, then in the general tab, uncheck the "account disable"

log off and the log in as "administrator" or the new account that you never saw before, after that go to control panel, and then to User Accounts and family, the select the ACCOUNT which you want to remove the password, the option to remove the password for that account should appear, but only i you are logged as the hidden administrator account and all is done

It will work, trust me
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