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Windows 7: Lost password troubles

16 Nov 2009   #1
Zeitgeist

Win 7
 
 
Lost password troubles

Hi, I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite laptop (L505D-S5983), with the idea that I'd give it to my daughter. Looks like a great unit...except that when I was setting it up I inexplicably decided to use a password (I've never done that on any of my other machines), but got distracted and let it sit for a couple days. By the time I picked it up again, I'd forgotten the password and now this thing is useless. I've surfed around for some password crackers, but they appear to be for Vista and earlier machines, and the process far exceeds my profound lack of tech savvy. Any tips for a dolt who's clearly in over his head?

Thanks,
Casey


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16 Nov 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Casey, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Other than reinstalling Windows 7, you can use METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to reset the password. It's the same in Windows 7 as Vista.

Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Nov 2009   #3
Zeitgeist

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Casey, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Other than reinstalling Windows 7, you can use METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to reset the password. It's the same in Windows 7 as Vista.

Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks! I wish it had come with an install disc, 'cause that's what I'd do right away. I'll try that tutorial.

Thanks again,
Casey
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16 Nov 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Casey. Please let us know how it went.
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17 Nov 2009   #5
Zeitgeist

Win 7
 
 

YESSS...it worked! It took me an incredibly long time to figure out, but I was able to decipher all the steps and eventually pull it off. Thanks so much for the booster shot to my badly bruised ego!

Casey
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17 Nov 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Might I suggest that you now make an image of your system in case something similar happens in the future...
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17 Nov 2009   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Casey,

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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