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Windows 7: Forgotten Password Workaround?

03 Mar 2011   #21
Timewarpone

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Problem Solved!!

My situation was that the new password I created didn't take and the old one wouldn't work either. I ended up changing the boot sequence in bios to read from the CD/DVD rom. (BIOS was not password protected) I then put in the original windows install disk. I then picked repair instead of install. One of the repair options was "RESTORE" I was then allowed to restore my system to an earlier time. This allowed me to use my old password. WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!!!!!!!!


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03 Mar 2011   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news.
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03 Mar 2011   #23
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Timewarpone View Post
My situation was that the new password I created didn't take and the old one wouldn't work either. I ended up changing the boot sequence in bios to read from the CD/DVD rom. (BIOS was not password protected) I then put in the original windows install disk. I then picked repair instead of install. One of the repair options was "RESTORE" I was then allowed to restore my system to an earlier time. This allowed me to use my old password. WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!!!!!!!!

Hello mate, good to see you got it running; that's the same method outlined in this tutorial at the link below.

Password Reset : Using System Restore in Windows 7


You may now care to create a password reset disk for future need.

Password Reset Disk : Windows 7 / Vista
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03 Jan 2012   #24
FRIESIAN

xp pro 32, vista ult 32 and 64, win7 ult 32 and 64
 
 

Hi would like to thank you all here for your forum and the program you linked to for forgotten pw its was a very easy program to use and it was small my other programs were a pain to use once again thank you for all of your hard work that you all put into this site
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