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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 11:13 AM

I always advise if you don't need don't put one on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Anyway I went to a buddies house to help with his brand new dell with Win 7 machine, fixed him up with all the usual tools for safty and ran the update while we went to eat.  When done he said he wanted a password, as usual I was reluctant!  He insisted so I put one one ans told him to write it down and thought I saw him doing so.  Got a call 20 minutes ago YUP he forgot and can not find the written note now I need to help him out.  Will Ophcrack or something similar do the job?

 

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Edited by OldPhil, 18 August 2016 - 11:16 AM.

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 11:45 AM

Instead of using Ophcrack enable the hidden Adminstrator Account using this guide. The guide links to a download but the site has a newer version. I would only enable the Administrator account, not reset his password. Once in the Administrator account you can change the password of his account.

 

If the computer is UEFI then you will need to use Rufus with the iso of the utility in order to boot or change your settings in UEFI to enable Legacy or CSM boot.

 

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 12:00 PM

John it is brand out of the box Dell Optiplex 790 W7 machine, if that helps with your thoughts.


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Posted 18 August 2016 - 12:23 PM

If you can get to Advanced Boot Options > Repair Computer by tapping F8 at boot open a command prompt and type the following  but I think it will still ask for his password.

net user administrator /active:yes

1373025399416.VistaFactoryRestoreDell.JP

 

If it's brand new out of the box you should be able to do a factory reset if your friend has not added any programs. Tap F8 to get to the Advanced Boot Options.

 



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Posted 18 August 2016 - 04:04 PM

I had an episode like this a few weeks ago, the PW is deeply encoded in the registry, something like SAM.

 

I made a live USB linux booter, blanked them all out and viola, after i did it i made sure that the PC was in fact an out of the box unit with a blank OS slate before returning it to the user. luckily it was and all was fair in love and PC war. If it was an active PC, i would have declined and defaulted into an ignorance song and dance routine

 

here is the video. really nice i thought, but instead of the CD media, i used the USB route.

 

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=remove+windows+7+password+my+pogo&qpvt=remove+windows+7+password+my+pogo&view=detail&mid=6FDE40F001E313B8882F6FDE40F001E313B8882F&FORM=VRDGAR


Edited by synergy513, 18 August 2016 - 04:10 PM.

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 04:42 PM

That looks decent will let you know tomorrow.

 

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 07:42 PM

Worked perfectly thanks a bunch!

 

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 09:50 PM

sure thing..happy compu-trails!


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