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How to get past a Windows 7 password

by dan_spencer40 / August 3, 2010 9:36 PM PDT

Recently my brother has got on my laptop and having found out my password changed it. He has forgotten the password and now I can't get past the logon screen. I would be very grateful if you could tell me weather there is there anyway I can find out the password or change it?

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For free?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2010 10:23 PM PDT

I'd use a NTPASSWD boot CD. Be sure to read how to create said CD. Many stumble on the CD creation step. I'm unsure why but it is free and pretty easy to use. Boot, select 1 item, press return a few times.
Bob

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Tried This???
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 4, 2010 4:25 AM PDT

I'm not sure what you've done regarding enabling the hidden "administrator" account status, but IF, and only IF, you've previously enabled the hidden administrator in "Local Security Policies", then you should be able select the "Switch User" button, then log in at the standard Welcome scree by using the username as: localcomputername\administrator, then type in the password for the administrator in the "password" line.. If you've not given it a password, then leave it blank..

Of course, many have not enabled the hidden administrator......

Hope this helps.

Grif

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get past a Windows 7 password
by andylausmith / August 4, 2010 6:37 PM PDT

The top easy and safe methods for you reset your lost Windows 7 password. All you need to do is selecting an appropriate method recover your Windows 7 Password now:

Method one: Logging in Windows 7 with an available admin account to recover Win 7 password


Methods two: Creating a password recovery disk to recover the Win 7 password, by this methods, you need create a Windows password reset disk before you have lost or forgotten your Windows admin password.

Method three: Using Windows Password Recovery software to recover Windows 7 password
Under such circumstances, you may need the help of other software. There are some free softwares can settle the problem such as Ophcrack, Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, Cain & Abel v4.9.31. However, when you operate these softwares, the disadvantages are obvious. You may lose your patience if you experience them.
If you want to reset your password easily and timely , some softwares with high capability price can help you. For example, Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0, Windows Password Key, Password Recovery Bundle, etc...

Related guide: http://www.forgotwindows7password.com

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About that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2010 12:07 AM PDT

"Method one: Logging in Windows 7 with an available admin account to recover Win 7 password"

I've used this to clear or change the password of the other account. Can you detail how you can recover a password? To me this sounds like a Windows security bug.
Bob

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It works while you have another admin account
by andylausmith / August 11, 2010 7:41 PM PDT
In reply to: About that.

So, If you have another windows 7 admin account and you know its password, then you can login it. After logon windows 7, you can reset the password of account which you lost password.

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But you claimed you could "recover" this pasword.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 12, 2010 2:00 AM PDT

"Method one: Logging in Windows 7 with an available admin account to recover Win 7 password"

Resetting the password is a well known area. I thought you had discovered how to recover the password.

Glad you cleared that up.
Bob

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How to get past a Windows 7 password
by estefan202 / August 13, 2010 11:48 AM PDT

in xp its simple, and vista /7 its similar vista /7 changes the names little. First reboot into safe mode. next use the administrator account, no one ever creates a password to this account, which would stop one from doing this. in xp go to start control panel then user accounts. vista /7 changes the names slightly but you should be able to get there. then just create a new account.

now, if he would have created a bios password, which would stop you from using the computer at boot. just remove the rtc battery for 5 minuets.

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Won't Work In A Default Setup
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 14, 2010 6:54 AM PDT

The hidden "administrator" account is disabled by default in Windows 7.. In order for it to show up, or for a user to be able to login to the account, it must be "enabled" in the Local Security Policy settings using an administrator login and BEFORE problems arise.

Once the hidden "administrator" account is enabled, then YEP, you're method should work fine.. UNLESS...a password was given to the account..

Hope this helps.

Grif

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