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Windows 7: Help with lost password.

16 May 2010   #1
Lennonz

windows 7
 
 
Help with lost password.

Hey , i have now forgotten the pass to my only account on windows 7 , I don't have the disk as it cam installed to my laptop , I don't understand how to use that offline nt password & registtry editor , yes I have a USB but no empty disks , help fast!!


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16 May 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No problem. Reboot into Safe Mode, and log into the built-in Administrator account. Then go to Control Panel>User Accounts>Manage Another Account>[Your Username] and change the password.
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16 May 2010   #3
Lennonz

windows 7
 
 

i ran it in safe mode and all it does it take me to the login screen again , but with higher screen res more help please! I'm a 14 yr old noob...
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16 May 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You have to understand that members cannot give too much help regarding lost passwords. Try to stay calm, think; your password meant something important to you. Was it the name of one of your parents, a favorite game or TV show? If you stay calm the answer will come to you.
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16 May 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Follow these instructions exactly for enabling the admin account: User Account Password - Change from WinRE
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16 May 2010   #6
Lennonz

windows 7
 
 

I know what my password was , it was "gel" it's been that ever since i had this laptop , I still have the same hint , I never changed the password , but it's certainly not get anymore..


EDIT:thankyou for telling me to boot to WINRE but i need my account pass to do so...
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16 May 2010   #7
kucing13

 

yes and remember a hint if you add one and have you tried Jon suggestion
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16 May 2010   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try changing it anyway, or perform a system restore from the repair disc.

How to create a repair disc- be sure to read the whole thing carefully: System Repair Disc - Create
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16 May 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Follow Jon's advice above, it may work. After you get your computer working again, be sure to make two administrator accounts, for situations just like this.
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16 May 2010   #10
Lennonz

windows 7
 
 

I need to do it with a usb , so I have clicked on your usb version , and I'm sorry for being so stupid but I don't even know what the "repair files" are...


EDIT: is it the torrent?
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