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Windows 7: Password Reset

04 Sep 2011   #50
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Oh, yeah, ok, that's definitely a good idea.


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22 Sep 2011   #51
dover19

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Create a repair disc?

Perhaps I'm reading this wrong, but how in the hell are you supposed to create a repair disk if you've lost or forgotten your password?
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22 Sep 2011   #52
Shukaku

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Nice tutorial you have here. However, I would never recommend that you edit the registry as doing it wrong is a one way ticket to corrupting your installation. You can reset your password by simply typing in the wrong password at login, then following the instructions there
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22 Sep 2011   #53
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shukaku View Post
Nice tutorial you have here. However, I would never recommend that you edit the registry as doing it wrong is a one way ticket to corrupting your installation. You can reset your password by simply typing in the wrong password at login, then following the instructions there
Hello Shukaku,

That would work as well, but only if you had created a password reset disc prior to use to reset the password with using that option.
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07 Oct 2011   #54
Olice

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hi,

I followed all the instructions but when I got to cmd prompt and typed in (net user catherine 123456) without brackets, it gave me a user name not found. I've read the previous posts and have attempted to try it with quotation marks but it does not work. I am pretty sure that it is not the admin account as it was the default that I made during the first start up of the computer. Any solutions?

Thanks
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07 Oct 2011   #55
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Olice,

You might see if you may be able to use METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to reset it instead.

Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Oct 2011   #56
reddose

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Do I have to do the Boot Priority step? I'm asking because when I go to the link of Boot Priority it shows the steps to do it but for the windows vista.

and I want to reset my password but for a windows 7

Step 12 doesn't happen to me. After doing step 11, when my computer restarts a Command Window doesn't appears it goes straight to window where I choose between guest or the Adm.
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15 Oct 2011   #57
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Reddose, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The boot priority example at that link is just an example using Vista, but it's the same for in Windows 7. You do need to do it to be able to boot from your Windows 7 installation disc to boot to a command prompt at boot.

Double check the steps to make sure that you didn't miss anything while trying it again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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31 Mar 2012   #58
bmaz121

Win XP Pro 32 and Win7 Untilmate 64
 
 
Password Reset

I was under the impression that resetting a password in Windows makes you lose ownership of what ever that user had including objects that can not be re taken easily. Rite or wrong?
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31 Mar 2012   #59
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello bmaz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That would be incorrect. Permissions are tied to the user profile itself, and not to the password.
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