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Windows 7: User Account Password - Change from WinRE

10 Jul 2015   #60
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gzt7d8 View Post
So my question is what would the stored name be for a full name, say Mut & Jeff? Does Windows 7/Vista only store the first 4 positions, and so in this case the username would be Mut? Or is it a different variation?
The full name can be completely different from the stored name.

You can run net user on its own to view a list of all local users on the machine (displaying their 'stored' names).


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10 Jul 2015   #61
gzt7d8

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pyprohly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gzt7d8 View Post
So my question is what would the stored name be for a full name, say Mut & Jeff? Does Windows 7/Vista only store the first 4 positions, and so in this case the username would be Mut? Or is it a different variation?
The full name can be completely different from the stored name.

You can run net user on its own to view a list of all local users on the machine (displaying their 'stored' names).
Thanks, good tip, I'll check it out when I go back to their house.

Greg
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13 Aug 2018   #62
fits79

win7
 
 

If you don't have more than one user and you have only 1 user that it is administrator what did you do?
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13 Aug 2018   #63
RickL1

Windows 7 Home 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fits79 View Post
If you don't have more than one user and you have only 1 user that it is administrator what did you do?

I will kindly suggest that you go back to the beginning of this topic and read all the messages. Your question is answered, and you will likely learn more than just what you are asking.



Here is a hint: You already have more than one user.
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13 Aug 2018   #64
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fits79 View Post
If you don't have more than one user and you have only 1 user that it is administrator what did you do?

Hello,

You should still be able to do the steps in the tutorial if you boot to WinRE.
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16 Aug 2018   #65
fits79

win7
 
 

Is there any EASY way to reset my forgotten password for my windows7 netbook?
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17 Aug 2018   #66
RickL1

Windows 7 Home 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fits79 View Post
Is there any EASY way to reset my forgotten password for my windows7 netbook?

Your EASY options were available before you forgot the password. Those are things like writing it somewhere, or creating a Password Reset Disk, or creating a second user.

For some people the EASY solution to this is to find someone that understands these instructions and offer some kind of payment.
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