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Windows 7: reset admin password?

25 Jan 2017   #1
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
reset admin password?

My cousin called me last night because he needs to download/install software for some wireless thing he bought. I have the computer set so only the admin can download stuff. He is the admin and he forgot the password. I never made a password reset disk after I installed Windows.

I have a Windows install CD that I can use. Would I follow this tutorial: Password Reset

Also, what do you use to remember passwords and software keys for other peoples computers that you work on? I get called to fix someone's PC and I'll ask them for a password or some other info and they can't remember which makes it more difficult.


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25 Jan 2017   #2
z3r010

 

That method should work, but the last time I needed to reset a Windows password I found it quicker to boot from Kyhi's Rescue disk and use the password reset tool on that.

Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
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25 Jan 2017   #3
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks. Wasn't sure which to download. I got this one: Win14393PESE_x64 ISO v170116
Will these tools work on Windows 7?
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25 Jan 2017   #4
z3r010

 

If it's an x64 compatible machine (pretty much everything is these days) that should be fine.
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25 Jan 2017   #5
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I'm pretty sure it is. Built the computer some time ago.
I used Rufus to make a bootable USB drive.
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