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Windows 7: Lost Admin Password Lenovo

10 Nov 2017   #1
CTPhilly

Windows 7
 
 
Lost Admin Password Lenovo

Unfortunately I have lost my password to a computer at work. I am running Windows 7 on a Lenovo Thinkpad.
I have my recovery discs, but my thinkpad doesnt have a internal cd drive. Is there any way to copy it to a usb and boot it from there? I have tried Ophcrack, which couldnt crack the password (not more than 8 characters). Is there any other options I have? The computer does not have anything of importance, it has barely been used. So if possible I would like to swipe it clean and start a new.


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10 Nov 2017   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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Is there any way to copy it to a usb and boot it from there? ...I would like to swipe it clean and start a new.

Yes, there are several ways.

Here is just one:

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way
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10 Nov 2017   #3
CTPhilly

Windows 7
 
 

It seems I do not have access to a computer with a cd drive at the moment. Is wiping the hard drive a possibility? I tried in the bios menu but it asked me for the administrators pass to continue..
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10 Nov 2017   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You could probably do it with a Linux iso. Parted magic, or similar.

PartedMagic - Partitioning, Cloning, Rescue, and Erasing.

System rescue iso

SystemRescueCd - Download

You would need to extract those to usb.

Yumi:
YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator | USB Pen Drive Linux

Or you could try my bootable media.
17514x64-v5.iso


However, you would still to extract the iso to usb, using rufus/yumi or similar
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10 Nov 2017   #5
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

As you have said this is an at work computer, so you will not have the right to reinstall Windows. You will have to contact the companies IT section & get their help. If people could just change anything on a company's computer how would they keep confidential business details from being stolen.
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10 Nov 2017   #6
CTPhilly

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks SIW2, Im checking out the application now. I also found Offline NT Password and Registry Editor, although I am worried about catching a virus.

The company I work for has only 3 full time employees. While we contract for IT occasionally, it is my job to get the computer open. The gentleman that set up this computer, as well as a few others was very tech savy (electrical engineer). Me not so much..

Perhaps that is why Ophcrack didnt succeed.
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