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Windows 7: How to Remove an Admin Password

28 May 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
How to Remove an Admin Password


I have two PC's. A new one that I had built at a local store, and my old one that I have installed a new hard drive in, that I have tried (with moderate success) to rescue from the recycle bin to use for an audio video work station. The guys at the store installed Windows 7 Home Premium on the new one, and it has no password for the Admin account. I reinstalled my old copy of Windows 7 Home Premium on my old PC, and when I got to the Admin password screen I put one in without thinking. Everything works fine, but I want the old PC to be like the new one and not require a password, as I have no reason to use them. I am one of those people who believe that if you don't put anything that hackers, etc., would want to steal on my computer, there is no need for passwords. I keep all of that on a USB drive that I only plug in when it's needed.

Is there a way to remove that password or do I have to start over and reinstall Windows 7 and not put one in?

Thanks in advance!

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29 May 2016   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Take a look at this tutorial Log On Automatically at Startup this should hopefully allow you to do what you want to do. without a re-install :)
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29 May 2016   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Thank you ever so much! This computer is about a third slower than my new one is, and that speeds up the boot sequence a lot.
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30 May 2016   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86

Aaaaa! Why not just go into "Users" in your control panel and remove the password for your account?

It's just SO simple once you've logged in with your password.

I too, don't like passwords, because they only prevent someone in your house from logging in to your computer, it does NOTHING to prevent a hacker from coming in via the internet and accessing your stuff.
For that you need a firewall and good AV and AS software.

In 36 years I've never had a log-in password.

Good Luck!
PS: You can speed up that Windows 7 boot time even more with this tweak.

Shorten the Boot Time in XP, Vista & Windows 7 & 8, 8.1 & Windows 10

Go to the start button, choose run, then type msconfig and press Ok.
On the system configuration window, choose the "Boot.INI" tab.

Check “No Gui Boot”, then lower the timeout to a more manageable time.
I choose 3 seconds in stead of 30. (windows won’t accept a lower number than 3)

Next choose advanced options.
This is where you can choose how many processors you have.
Most modern PC's are duo core (2 processors) with some quad core (4 processors, and there are even some with 8 Cores or more, )
then choose OK. The Windows default is only 1 core.

Now choose apply and OK, reboot and you should see a marked decrease in boot time, and an Increase in Run-Time efficiency.
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30 May 2016   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMage2016 View Post
Aaaaa! Why not just go into "Users" in your control panel and remove the password for your account?
I don't know how, hence this thread. Would you be so kind as to explain that procedure for me?

I've always let other people play "beta tester" for Micro$oft, and stick with what works until I'm forced to make changes. I have never installed a version of Windows until at least three years after it was released. I didn't install Windows 95 until 1998, then in 2004 I switched to Windows 2000 Professional. I didn't switch to Windows XP until 2012, and I just got Windows 7 a month ago. I've always got my money's worth out of buying a copy of Windows except once when I upgraded Windows 3.1 to Windows 95 with an upgrade disk, and decided I wanted to reinstall it from a full installation disk. But after I paid for one, I never installed it... I learned my lesson and have never done that again.

I've been out of the tech loop since about 2005 when I retired from "working for free while retired" and no longer do free PC repairs, so my tech ability has slipped considerably. I went from a standard 2003 PC with a 1.4 Ghz CPU, 768 Mb RAM, a 20 Gb hard drive and a 64Mb video card to a 2016 PC with a 6 core 4.1 Ghz CPU, 8 Gb RAM, a 1.5 Tb hard drive and a 2 Gb video card between 2012 and 2016. Talk about culture shock...

By the way, do you know what forum software this is?
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30 May 2016   #6

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Here's a tutorial for removing the password:
User Account Password - Remove
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30 May 2016   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Thank you! After looking at where these tutorial threads are I am smacked in the head with Forum Newbie Guilt Syndrome... For years I've told people, "Search first, then post if you can't find what you need" and then I totally miss those tutorials. (Crawls under desk...)
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30 May 2016   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

ThreadStarter: Did you get that admin password situation fixed to your liking? How did you do it?

how many processors in an i5 Intel chip? i7? I just want to make sure before I do what you suggested concerning setting Advanced Options's Number of processors. And, having 8GB RAM, what should I for Maximum Memory [right now it's 0]?
I went ahead with 4 processors and maximum memory of 16GB. The boot/startup seemed to go much faster; thanks to the advice of TechnoMage2016. And, perhaps, it's faster within browsing also.
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31 May 2016   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
ThreadStarter: Did you get that admin password situation fixed to your liking? How did you do it?
Yep. I did. I just read this thread...
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