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Before anyone links me to any previous post, I already tried all of them. S o i'm just gonna get down to the details. My friend Forgot his Password to his computer He is running Windows 7 Ultimate. Is there anyway to delete or change the password with out having to format?
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reinstall, try the default admin account
post #3 of 31
Hirens boot CD can do this or more specifically konboot can recover the password and delete it.
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I have the Hirens boot cd not working says it does something and when i get into winodws nothin was changed.
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What specific tool was you using on the boot CD?
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Nt offline thing. can' remember the exact wording.
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post #7 of 31
if all else fails, take out the hard drive, plug it into another pc as a slave drive, and copy/paste over any data your friend doesnt want to lose. Then reformat/reinstall windows 7 and make sure to write down the password this time
    
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I don't wanna do all that crap plus he has more data then I can back up.
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post #9 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malkeleah
f you have a Windows 7 installation DVD (not a recovery DVD) you can boot the system with it. Select the default language, then choose "Repair your computer". Then select "Command Prompt". At the command prompt type:

net user administrator /active:yes [press Enter]
net user [insert your user account's name here] [insert new user password like 1234 here] [press Enter]

[Note: Do not type the brackets!]

Remove the installation DVD and reboot the computer. Now you will be able to log into your user account using the password you set; i.e., 1234.
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...3-b869b018d83d
    
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post #10 of 31
Use the konboot utility to boot into windows and remove the password from there.
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