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#1 markuss

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 04:33 PM

hey all,
I was setting up a new laptop that is running Windows 7 and accidentally mis-typed the password for the administrator....distracted at the time by kids. I do not have the operating discs as it was pre-loaded onto the new laptop.
Can anyone advise on how to correct this problem? I believe there may be a fix that does not require the operating systems discs but I do not know it. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 07:00 AM

System manufacturer and model?

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:01 PM

I also have the same issue on one of my Windows 7 computer, Acer Aspire One. I can only go to the Guest account, but not on my own username and there is no Administrator available.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:16 PM

I also have the same issue on one of my Windows 7 computer, Acer Aspire One. I can only go to the Guest account, but not on my own username and there is no Administrator available.


If you can login and do a "run as" administrator command prompt you should then be able to type "net user administrator /active" and the administrator account will now be available. Use the net commands to set a password or the user accounts menus.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:22 AM

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