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Windows 7: Password Reset

26 Sep 2017   #100
mmcannally

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Does this method still work?

Hello, this is my first post and I thank you in advance for your help. I have an HP laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium that I have forgotten the password for. I have followed these instructions three times now with the same results. My failure comes at the last step, where the computer restarts and the command prompt should appear. Mine does not it goes straight to the Windows log in screen. What am I doing wrong?


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27 Sep 2017   #101
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello mmcannally, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you might see if you may be able to use one of the options in the tutorial below to reset your password instead. In your case, you may need to use option 5.

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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27 Sep 2017   #102
mmcannally

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you. I actually found a method that worked this morning. It was on the Microsoft community. Here is a link to it, maybe it will help someone else. It worked for me.

Forgot my windows 7 home premium login password - Microsoft Community
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27 Sep 2017   #103
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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6 Days Ago   #104
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmcannally View Post
Thank you. I actually found a method that worked this morning. It was on the Microsoft community. Here is a link to it, maybe it will help someone else. It worked for me.

Forgot my windows 7 home premium login password - Microsoft Community
There are already too many suggestions like that one so we don't need another copy & paste link from M$crosoft community.

By the way, the tutorial of this thread on Sevenforums doesn't work on my Sony laptop because the BIOS won't let me change the boot drive.
It seems like a protection when the administrator is password locked so the system doesn't allow doing some stuff in the BIOS.
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