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Windows 7: User Account Password - Change from WinRE

10 Jul 2012   #40
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi, please read the 5th and 6th point in the tutorial on the first page. It answers your question. The idea here is to click on magnify.exe file and instead open the command prompt.


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19 Jul 2012   #41
RickL1

Windows 7 Home 32bit
 
 

Thanks, This tutorial just helped me out and saved me from a lot of frustration.

This at the end of a long day, so I had to think a while about what is happening in steps 3 and 15 to make sure I understood it. I will suggest a little different approach that doesn't wipe out the use of cmd.exe while logged in as Administrator and straightening things out.

3.
c:
cd \windows\system32
ren magnify.exe magnify.exe.orig
copy cmd.exe magnify.exe
exit


15.
c:
cd \windows\system32
copy magnify.exe.orig magnify.exe answer y to overwrite existing file
(note: you can either delete magnify.exe.orig or leave it there as a backup)
exit

Rick
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23 Jul 2012   #42
Mukramuddin1008

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Great Job Dinesh....!!!
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29 Jul 2012   #43
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mukramuddin1008 View Post
Great Job Dinesh....!!!
Thanks.
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23 Nov 2012   #44
MirzaAsad

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hey Dinesh will you please ellaborate "step 9" with a little bit more detail by provding screen shots.
Step 9 says 'logon on to the "Administrator" account' how could i logon to the account since i don't know the pasword.....................

I'll be very thankful to you for solving my confusion.
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23 Nov 2012   #45
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello MirzaAsad,

Step 9 is to log on to the built-in "Administrator" account that you just enabled in the previous steps.

If the built-in Administrator account is the one you don't know the password for, then this tutorial is not going to be able to help with that. You'll need to talk to the owner of the account for that.
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24 Nov 2012   #46
MirzaAsad

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Brink,
But the title of this thread says "How to Change the User Account Password if Unable to Login to Windows".As obvious form the title of this tutorial, it should guide us to login to your windows admin account if you are unable to access your account but i think i'm mistaken.
Just for sake of my curiosity, what exactly this tutorial is trying to convey,please elaborate.
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24 Nov 2012   #47
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

MirzaAsad,

The tutorial is designed to show you how to reset your user account's password when you are unable to log on to Windows. Steps 1 to 7 show you how to enable the built-in Administrator account at boot, so you could log on to it in Windows to use to change or reset your user account's password.

The built-in elevated "Administrator" account is not the same as your normal non-elevated administrator user account.

Hope this helps.
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26 Nov 2012   #48
MirzaAsad

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Brink,

Tell you what you are one awesome man.Got your point and thanks very much for your help.
Love you.
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26 Nov 2012   #49
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome MirzaAsad.
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