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Windows 7: Unable to log on to recently purchased used laptop

24 Nov 2012   #1
gregpalin

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Unable to log on to recently purchased used laptop

Hi,

I bought a used laptop online, as I needed it for work for 6 months and didn't want to shell out for a brand new machine.

The laptop arrived, but the seller left it logged in as 'user' and didn't leave me a password.
Upon restarting, it doesn't give me the option to log in as anyone else.
I've contacted him for the password but am yet to receive a response and I urgently need to use it.

Is there a way for me to log on as administrator?

many thanks

Greg


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24 Nov 2012   #2
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

so this is not displayed “Switch User”


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24 Nov 2012   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

you will need another computer to use this method How to bypass Windows 7, vista and xp administrator password
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24 Nov 2012   #4
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

or please read this tutorial by bare foot kid(you will need access to another pc to create a windows system repair disc)How to Reset a Windows Password in Regedit at Boot
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