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#1 freshly

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:17 AM

i have three users on my start up page 2 administrators and 1 standard user. For the 2 administrators users i have forgotten the passwords. For the standard user i still have access to and can logon to the HDD but can not access any program files or even do any windows up dates due to USER ACCOUNT CONTROL i've been trying to access threw COMMAND PROMPTS but im not too familiar with the prompts terminologicy. and have gotten very frustrated with the CMD PROMPTS i know that if i can access threw the CMD i can remove the password for one or both of the administrator accounts an reset them threw the user accounts in the control panel i just cant seem to get past the UAC asking for my administrator password (WHICH I HAVE FORGOTTEN) nor can i seem to master the CMD PROMPTS either. also i no longer have the windows 7 disc which i used to install windows on the HDD.  ANY & ALL HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED & ACCEPTED THANX.



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

Mod Edit: Removed link as it violates forum policy. ~bloopie

 

Does the UAC prompt you when you go to cmd in the accessories folder and right click and run as admin?

 

If not then try doing that and type " net user Administrator * <-- that is the star or the 8 key". From there you can reset the admin password providing UAC doesn't prompt you type the pass before you can run it.

 

Also you can type cmd into the search box, and then when it pops up right click and run as admin.

 

The only other alternative to this is to use a third party software to reset the password. From what your telling us, this can only be accomplished if you have another pc you can use to download the software.


Edited by bloopie, 12 April 2013 - 12:15 PM.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

yes UAC does prompt an ive got security's set so high that  cannot even open a download. so UAC does prompt me for password oalmost positive  have to get in to admin cmd prompt or superuser in cmd prompts i willtry ur suggestion tho im open to anything at this point  



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:57 AM

Hey there,

 

I hope my Squidoo lens might be able to help you out on resetting your Windows 7 administrator password.

http://www.squidoo.com/forgot-windows-7-password-how-do-i-reset-it



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

Yes, he can use 3rd party software only if he has a second computer that he can use. He can't download anything on his main computer because the UAC prompts him for the admin password. I'm still waiting to see if the video I posted for him actually worked or not.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:46 PM

chrisd87 i was not able to get into it with the video link you sent but i was able to get into the CMD prompts again with no luck so im basically at square one again thanx for the effort an if you have any other ideas plz let me know.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:04 AM

You state you have 2 admin accounts on the computer. Ask the other person with the other  admin account for help.

My understanding is we do not help people crack password protected anything.






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