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#1 mdl399

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 09:40 PM

Old computer. Forgot password. I cant find my os disk. Also only one account on it and it is admin. Safe mode with command prompt only gets me back to the account screen. Found one way to do it but its a flash drive and the company wants 59 dollars. Thanks

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 07:33 AM

Enable the hidden Adminstrator account with a bootable disk. Work from that account. I would not reset the password on the existing account.

 

http://www.wintips.org/enable-administrator-account-or-reset-admin-account-password-windows-8-windows-7-or-windows-vista/



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Posted 07 July 2015 - 10:43 AM

. . . Forgot password . . . Safe mode with command prompt only gets me back to the account screen . . . 

 

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

 

Offline NT password reset.

 

It is a bootable iso image.  Just use it to create a bootable cd.

 

It will allow you to set the admin password to a nul (no password.)  You can then boot up the pc and reset the password to what ever you want using the control panel.

 

Cheers!

 

Naught



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:26 AM

what if the dvd drive is no good can this be done by usb.



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 01:43 PM

I got in but i cant do anything because i dont have admin priv lol

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 01:52 PM

Are you talking about the Hidden Administrator Account? If you enabled that, then you are considered super user. You may have to reset the password instead of just enabling the hidden account.



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 06:24 PM

I cleared the password and i dont have admin privilege

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 06:32 PM

Did you enable the hidden Administrator Account as shown in my post #2 link? After it is enabled, you should see two accounts, your login name account and a account named "Administrator". It sounds like you tried to reset your admin account password and not enable the hidden administrator account.



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 07:09 PM

just reformatted it.through usb.



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:04 PM

I think ill upgrade to windows 7. I have it on a thumb drive but i think i saved it as a file instead of making it bootable file. Need a program to make it an iso.




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