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lost windows 7 admin password how to recover

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#1 lcox


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 09:33 AM


I wondered whether anyone could help. I have lost the parental admin password for my daughter's laptop, silly I know. Is there anyway of changing it as I have completely forgotten it and there is no access to internet on the laptop. It is a samsung windows 7 starter 2009 service pack 1 32 OS.

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#2 TripodGG


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 10:11 AM

Look into the utilman.exe trick.  http://bit.ly/1vvXBOx


Best answer Ive found is this one (says Windows Server, but it works on all modern Windows): http://sysadminstricks.com/tricks/windows-tricks/how-to-reset-administrator-password-on-windows-with-installation-media.html

#3 Agouti


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 10:21 AM

Unfortunately the Forum Rules state...


No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures.

That would include circumventing any measure that are password protected.  Also, since we have no means of verifying if your claim to being the administrator on your dauthter's laptop.


However, if you are willing to do a little reading, this post by hamluis has a number of links where you may find the answer to your predicament.


In future, I'd suggest you create a Password Reset Disk.  Please see:

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