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Windows 7: can not install any os

14 Nov 2009   #11
Xzaviar

6@Win XP 1@Vista (1@Win 7 (Mine))
 
 
First and Most Important

Protect your data or you'll loose it!
Your safest option would be to take the hard drive out of your computer and place it in another computer and save your data before you go anywhere with your current plan of attack. You'll be much happier; it takes less then a second to loose hundreds of hours of work.
Once you are free from the stress you'll be able to be more creative with your options of fixing your problem.


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14 Nov 2009   #12
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xzaviar View Post
Protect your data or you'll loose it!
Your safest option would be to take the hard drive out of your computer and place it in another computer and save your data before you go anywhere with your current plan of attack. You'll be much happier; it takes less then a second to loose hundreds of hours of work.
Once you are free from the stress you'll be able to be more creative with your options of fixing your problem.

If he can't remember his password what good would it do to remove the hard drive and put it in another comp you got the same prob.

Smitty
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14 Nov 2009   #13
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Don't switch drives in the second comp. Just add it in and then boot up and copy needed files to a thumbdrive or dvd or something. Might have to Take Ownership Shortcut or something. There is a hidden Admin acct. in Seven, have you tried going into that. You could save stuff or maybe change the other accounts password to get back in. Info here if needed: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps.

Gary
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14 Nov 2009   #14
GlobesStudios

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Don't switch drives in the second comp. Just add it in and then boot up and copy needed files to a thumbdrive or dvd or something. Might have to Take Ownership Shortcut or something. There is a hidden Admin acct. in Seven, have you tried going into that. You could save stuff or maybe change the other accounts password to get back in. Info here if needed: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps.

Gary
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xzaviar View Post
Protect your data or you'll loose it!
Your safest option would be to take the hard drive out of your computer and place it in another computer and save your data before you go anywhere with your current plan of attack. You'll be much happier; it takes less then a second to loose hundreds of hours of work.
Once you are free from the stress you'll be able to be more creative with your options of fixing your problem.
i dont know the password, for my admin account wich, is why im formatting
knowone is adressing the not being able tyo install any os... which is the problem i posted... lol
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14 Nov 2009   #15
GlobesStudios

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

dont need to format anymore because i got access to a burner..
now i jut need a password recovery tool that will bypass my password and works with windows 7 64bit
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14 Nov 2009   #16
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GlobesStudios View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Don't switch drives in the second comp. Just add it in and then boot up and copy needed files to a thumbdrive or dvd or something. Might have to Take Ownership Shortcut or something. There is a hidden Admin acct. in Seven, have you tried going into that. You could save stuff or maybe change the other accounts password to get back in. Info here if needed: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps.

Gary
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xzaviar View Post
Protect your data or you'll loose it!
Your safest option would be to take the hard drive out of your computer and place it in another computer and save your data before you go anywhere with your current plan of attack. You'll be much happier; it takes less then a second to loose hundreds of hours of work.
Once you are free from the stress you'll be able to be more creative with your options of fixing your problem.
i dont know the password, for my admin account wich, is why im formatting
knowone is adressing the not being able tyo install any os... which is the problem i posted... lol
This is not the acct. you created when you installed the OS, hence the term 'Hidden' acct. If you have never activated the account it does not yet have a password. Just want to be clear that these are two different accounts. If you have activated it and have forgotten the password to both accounts, then we are trying to make sure the data is saved as you indicated you didn't want to lose it. As I said, you may be able to change the password from this other admin acct. which would give you access to your acct. Or you can create another acct. and move all the needed files from the old acct. to the new one. I've done this when an acct. got corrupted. I recommend deactivating the admin acct. when your done.

Gary
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14 Nov 2009   #17
GlobesStudios

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i never activated an admin account
how do i access it?
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14 Nov 2009   #18
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

What Version of Windows 7 do you Have??

If you have Professional or Higher than click the start button and search Local Security Policy..

And then when that Window opens click the down arrow of Local Policies under that click the Security options. after that look for Accounts Administrator account status. and then enable it.. if you have not activated it..it will not have any password to it..
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Hope this Helps..


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14 Nov 2009   #19
GlobesStudios

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

nvm i solved the problem, thanks anyway guys
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