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Windows 7: Windows 7 Admin password help

19 Nov 2016   #1

32 bit Windows 7
Windows 7 Admin password help

Laptop, How to Security

OS: Windows

MACHINE: Windows 7 l Copyright 2009 l Service Pack 1 System Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Model: Compaq Mini CQ10-600 Processor: Intel Atom CPU N455 @1.66GHz 1.67GHz RAM: 1GB System Type: 32-bit

Upon startup, once it reaches login screen my laptop would automatically have chosen my admin user, and tell my username or password incorrect, and it would not log in. i would be forced to log into a Standard user. Ive stumbled upon pogostik as well as isunshare and other sites similar to these. none have effectivley been helpful. ive reached the point where i need "backdoors/loopholes" to edit/delete admin password. I changed my Admin password on 10-1-16, forgot what i changed it to. Ive tried everything from CMD Prompt to USB Password RESET.

Suggestions? Ideas?

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19 Nov 2016   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

You forgot your password and want to recover?
I've helped with same situation. Follow this:
When you get to the log on screen you have two icons: one is the administrator account (that you don't know the password) and another without administrator rights.
You also have an icon at the screen (I think is on the bottom left corner) that is for Ease of Access Center.
To change the administrator account password you must launch a command screen.
To do so you change the Ease of Access Center icon command from utilman.exe to cmd.exe.

To do it you must rename utilman.exe as and a copy of cmd.exe as utilman.exe.
To do it you must boot with a Ubuntu USB flash disk.

On another computer, download Lubuntu iso from here: lubuntu | lightweight, fast, easier
With Rufus Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way create a Lubuntu USB flash drive bootable disk.

Boot the Lubuntu USB flash drive bootable disk on the computer you want to change the administrator password.

PCmanFM file manager = Start - Accessories - File Manager PCmanFM
Find Win 7 disk - Go to /windows/system32 find utilman.exe and rename (right click) to
Find cmd.exe - Ctrl+C then Ctrl+V . A window will open - There is already a file... - On the field where is the name cmd.exe replace with utilman.exe
Go to the windows drive at \windows\system32 and rename utilman.exe as

Now boot the computer under Windows and when you get to the log on screen you have an icon at the screen (I think is on the bottom right corner) that is for Ease of Access Center.
When you launch it, instead of the Ease of Access Center it will launch the cmd screen.
Type the commands below:
net user <name> <Password>
were name is the administrator user name and Password is the new password
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Nov 2016   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Passwords are useless.

Anyone could just run linux on your laptop and do whatever they want with it.

Passwords are only needed/mandated on employer provided laptops.

On a home PC they are useless.
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