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#1 Later70

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:04 PM

My question is:

My sister forgot her pasword and has been trying everything for a week.

 

Would it be better to reformat the hard drive and reinstall windows 7 or restart the computer as a new computer?

 

Can either be done without the password or is it a paper weight?

 



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#2 sikntired

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:28 PM

Hi Later70,

 

Unfortunately, forum rules do not allow us to provide information that circumvents built-in security or copyright. I can sympathize with your dilemma and hope that you understand that there is no way we have to prove the legitimacy of your request though it is. However, we can suggest options.

 

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/f/forgot-password-windows-7.ht

 

These also were posted by our own quietman7

 

 

Forgotten Password Instructions provided by Microsoft for Windows 7 and Vista:

Non-Microsoft Forgotten Password Articles for Windows 7:

Hope this helps

 

Regards..............................


Edited by sikntired, 15 July 2013 - 06:36 PM.


#3 JHMcG

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:31 PM

Not allowed


Edited by JHMcG, 15 July 2013 - 06:32 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:46 PM

@JHMcG

 

Suggest you look at this:

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/500911/password-problem/

 

I am not providing step-by-step instructions but simply providing information requested as stated by quietman7 in this thread.


Edited by sikntired, 15 July 2013 - 06:48 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:54 PM

I posted a link to a site where you can download a password resetting progam that runs from a CD and works with all versions of NT from Windows NT3.5 on up to Windows 7 64 bit. A guy in Sweden gave me the link years ago when I was having the same problem with my NT4 machine. But when I saw your post, I had to edit mine to remove the link. Kapish ?


Edited by JHMcG, 15 July 2013 - 08:53 PM.


#6 sikntired

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:17 PM

Understood but your post stated 'Not Allowed' which left the impression that I was in violation of forum rules.


Edited by sikntired, 15 July 2013 - 07:23 PM.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:02 AM

Just a bit of a clarification here.

 

The guidance as reflected in the post by Quietman...is that we do not necessarily link or point to specific programs.  The fact is that to do so amounts to "recommendation" for 3d-party software which is not even needed in many cases.

 

Between Google and the links reflected in the post by Quietman...any intelligent user ought to be able to come up with either a solution...or a clear indication that there is no solution, IMO.

 

Louis


Edited by hamluis, 16 July 2013 - 08:02 AM.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:27 AM

Hamluis,

 

Thanks for your interpretation with regards to the topic. My intention was to be of assistance and still be in compliance with forum rules.

 

However, the link(s) were provided with the express intent of being informational much in the same manner of quietman7.

 

Regards.........................



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 10:54 AM

Topic closed to prevent spam efforts.

 

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