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Windows 7: How do I reset Win 7 Admin account ?

11 Mar 2018   #1

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
How do I reset Win 7 Admin account ?

How do I re-set Win 7 Admin account ?

Thanks for replies to my threads. I have laptop. I am using on win 7.

I am able to log in to my user account, but not able to login to Admin account.

I am not able to Run as administrator as well.

I tried different answers online/this forum to this problem and tried some of the recommendations using the guest account, but all to no luck. Each time I try something it throws the admin's sign-in page at me. When I sign in with the username (which I know is correct), it says it's incorrect. I don't know how this happened as it started without any warning.

How do I re-set my admin account PW?

Thanks for guidance.

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12 Mar 2018   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello MDRI, :)
You might see if you may be able to enable the built-in Administrator account from a command prompt at boot using Method II in the tutorial below. You will need to boot from Windows 7 installation media for this to work.

Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE - Windows 7 Help Forums

Afterwards, restart and sign-in to the built-in "Administrator" account to be able to change the password of your account.
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