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Windows 7: Recover login password, without resetting it.

10 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Recover login password, without resetting it.

Ok, I know how to reset and bypass a Windows 7 password, but I need to recover it if possible.

Let me explain why; I'm working on a laptop that is not mine. It belonged to a young man who passed away suddenly about a month ago. The family would like me to recover as much data from this laptop as I can for sentimental value, because they want it reformatted so that the family can use it. However, the system has a password. In case this password might have been used for other things, I'd like to know what it is rather then bypass it. (There is a hint XKCD which I'm aware is a webcomic but no idea what the password could have been based on that alone).

Anyway, having the password would be nice rather than bypassing it. Any ideas on how I could pull this information from the system?

Worst case senario I'll just reset it, but I was hoping someone might have some idea of how I can recover it.


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10 Jun 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Arianna,

Sorry, but we cannot help you to recover a password for obvious reasons of potential abuse. All we can do is to help reset it, but you already know how.
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