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Windows 7: Reset Windows 7 Professional Password

08 Mar 2016   #1

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Reset Windows 7 Professional Password

I've started working at a place that has a Windows 7 Professional PC with two accounts: A guest and an administrator account in the name of a guy who used to work there. No one knows the password of the administrator account.

So I created a Ubuntu bootable USB to reset the password. However, the BIOS (MegaTrends 2008) doesn't permit me to boot from a USB.

If I hit F8 it doesn't offer me the safe mode option. How can I reset the administrator password?

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08 Mar 2016   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Does it have a cd/dvd drive, just put it on that.

There`s no way to enable usb boot in the bios ?

If you just started working there, this issue should really not be your problem, can`t they just re image the machine ?
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08 Mar 2016   #3

Windows 7

It's a very small shop with maybe 4 people working here. It does have a DVD drive. I can try putting the image onto a CD. I've already ensured that the DVD drive is the primary boot drive.

I did manage to get it to go to the safe mode with command prompt, but it still asked me for an administrator password.
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08 Mar 2016   #4

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64

Google is your friend :)

There are a zillion boot disk options (with a reset tool) you can download and burn to CD. Here's one How to Reset Your Windows Password Without an Install CD
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10 Mar 2016   #5

Windows 7

Yes, I already found your website using Google, and I've read all of your stuff about using sticky keys and crap to hack into CMD as an administrator or how to restart in command line mode and use net user (userid) (newpassword) to reset the account.

None of it works. I need a real solution from a real expert, please.
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10 Mar 2016   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

I use option five from this tutorial:
User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

For the old computer that you are dealing with, I would suggest the "Previous release" CD:

Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor
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If - for some reason - that method fails or is too confusing for you, try this method:
Password Reset

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