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Question about the password reset disc for Windows 7


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#1 JimConsidine

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 10:37 AM

I am sitting here suffering from the malady of forgetting my administrator's password for my Windows 7/64 bit system. On Sunday, I was working on deleting my plethora of Yahoo! accounts. Somewhere along the line, I get a message that I needed to create a nonadministrator's account for my PC. I said okay and I did it. The next day, I booted the computer and I tried to return to the administrator's account. Somewhere along the timeline, my administrator's password had been changed. I try to be really fastidious about keeping track of my passwords, so this really distressed me that I do not have the correct password.

 

I have read and understand why Bleeping Computer cannot assist locating a password. But I do have one question regarding the password reset disc. Naturally, I never created one of those, though I am sure if I was aware that I needed one, that I would have taken the time to create a disc. However, I do have a repair disc which I created on July 11, 2010. I assume that the repair disc will not assist me with finding my administrator's password? If I am wrong, and this disc would solve the problem, I would appreciate it greatly if someone would let me know. In addition, if someone has encountered this before and would have suggestions on who I can seek assistance from, I would be most appreciative.

 

 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 12:08 PM

Hope this helps. Only enable the hidden Administrator Account. Do not reset your password.

 

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



#3 JimConsidine

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 04:21 PM

John,

Thanks for your suggestion. Unfortunately, I am unfamiliar with the hidden account administrator and I am just trying to get back to where I can sign in and have access to all functions and files that were set up as an account administrator. Your message confuses me as to what advantage is gained.

Jim



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Posted 14 December 2016 - 04:46 PM

Enabling the hidden Administrator Account will allow you to access all files on all accounts plus reset the password on any account.



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Posted 14 December 2016 - 04:48 PM

Thanks for the clarification. 



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Posted 14 December 2016 - 05:09 PM

[moot, got it!]


Edited by RolandJS, 14 December 2016 - 05:11 PM.

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