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Windows 7: Password Reset

13 Aug 2013   #80
rosemoss

windows 7 home premium
 
 
Thank you

A first timer to this site. Huge thanks to Bare Foot Kid for "Reset your Windows Password in Regedit at Boot". Suffice to say 8 hours spent following useless and irrelevant advice before finding this article which solved my problem.


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13 Aug 2013   #81
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Good stuff rosemoss....plenty of excellent advice here at SF. Welcome
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11 Nov 2013   #82
emman1910

32
 
 
nice !!!

wow really works!!! thanks a lot!..
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12 Nov 2013   #83
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see it worked for you.
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18 Sep 2014   #84
princexyryl

Windows 7
 
 

"" Select your user name and type in the password, and then click on OK. ""

What???? you are here because I lost my password and I want to reset it.. now you ask me about it???? huh?? are you serious?

or

this method works only if you know your password but Windows wont accept it on log on? so you have to reset it using this method?

is my last statement is correct?

Thanks!
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18 Sep 2014   #85
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by princexyryl View Post
"" Select your user name and type in the password, and then click on OK. ""

What???? you are here because I lost my password and I want to reset it.. now you ask me about it???? huh?? are you serious?

or

this method works only if you know your password but Windows wont accept it on log on? so you have to reset it using this method?

is my last statement is correct?

Thanks!

If you boot directly from your retail Windows installation media to get to recovery options, then you will not need to enter your password.
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21 Oct 2014   #86
wymorita

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Did Not Work

Hi There,

I followed this tutorial to reset the password, but at the last step when you reboot the machine and try to login from the command screen, it does not work. I get the response "The user name could not be found".

I input the user name "Wes", so when I log in at the last step, am I supposed to type in net user "Wes" . . . but what password am I supposed to use here? Or do I just make up a password and input it here?

Your example was net user "bare foot kit" Test6. At what point did you designate Test6 as your password?

Please help.

Thanks
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21 Oct 2014   #87
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Not sure what you mean. You don't log in from the command screen. You only type the command to set a new password.

Test6 was just an example. If let's say you too use Test6 as your new password, then you would type: net user Wes Test6
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21 Oct 2014   #88
wymorita

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for helping me.

when I reboot the PC and it showed the CMD screen as you said it would in the instructions, when I input the command net user Wes Taylor15, it does not complete successfully. It says cannot find user name.
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21 Oct 2014   #89
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Is Wes a local user on the computer? In your thread "Administrator password" you mentioned changing from domain to workgroup.
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