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#1 wavemaker

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 05:09 AM

Gooday All.I don't know if my search skills suck or what but haven't seen an answer to my difficulty anywhere yet.I don't change my passwords often but figured it was about time to do the rounds and change them. I use the same password on all my computers and when I change one I change them all to the same p/w.Right now I am using Linux distro (Kubuntu) to ask for help here.I find that the change to the admin password on my Win7 drive is not happy with the new password. I went around and did them all at he same time. I can access every other OS on every drive with my new password but Win7 wont let me in. I have 3 of my daughters personal log ins and a guest log in as well as my own on win7 . I am the only admin user on the machine. Long story short, is there a fix for this or do I put a live Linux on the box and remove all my data, photos etc on to another drive and then re-install my win7. Basically stuffed here, any help most appreciated. The Win7 disc is a genuine, legit paid for copy and other than this difficulty I don't have any problems with it.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:34 AM

Hi wavemaker,

If you still remember your old Admin password you can use system restore to return to a point when that password worked.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940765

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/use-system-restore-to-overcome-a-lost-administrator-password/1603

Even though the instructions above require a Windows disk, I would guess most users could perform the same task by booting to the pre-installed recovery console.


Tip: I always create a second "Emergency" Admin account on all systems I manage just in case of situations like yours.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 02:10 AM

Thanks RedDawn. I will give it a burl and post back on results.
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 11:02 PM

Gooday RedDawn. Worked a treat, I owe you a schooner of your favourite ale.
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:33 PM

Glad I could help :thumbup2: .




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