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My 11 year old son got on my laptop running windows 7 and changed the password. Now he does not remember what he changed to. I am locked of my computer now. Is there a way to change my password without knowing the old password? Or some way of getting around the password. Thanks in advance for the advice. Hogan
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  1. Hi Hogan,

    Do you have any other administrator accounts on the computer that you can log-in to?

    Cassandra
    Microsoft Windows Outreach
  2. Hogan,

    If you do not have other Administrator accounts on the computer, can you boot into safe mode and access the default admin account? Or did you disable it?

    Jessica
    Microsoft Windows Client Team
  3. cassandraf_winteam said:
    Hi Hogan,

    Do you have any other administrator accounts on the computer that you can log-in to?

    Cassandra
    Microsoft Windows Outreach


    No, just my account..
    Thanks for helping Cassandra
  4. JessicaD said:
    Hogan,

    If you do not have other Administrator accounts on the computer, can you boot into safe mode and access the default admin account? Or did you disable it?

    Jessica
    Microsoft Windows Client Team


    I only have my one account. I did not disable anything that I know of. I'm not very good with this Windows stuff. I really need step by step instructions. Thanks Jessica for the help and patience. Hogan
  5. Best answer
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/passrecovery.htm

    There you go mate, all you need to help you crack open that Password, I have a password recovery utility waiting ready, you will be surprise how many call outs I do to unlock forgotten passwords on windows machines so don't feel bad!"
  6. Quote:
    What you can do in such a case is you firstly enter the set up using the f1 key or the key that you system suggests to get in to the setup there on to the boot tab make your system boot from the floppy disk or cd then insert the disk in to it to re boot the system
    or another way can be to opt for the windows password recovery software which will help you reset the lost password for not only the administrator account it will help you recover password for all window based applications



    Thanks for the advice Tom. I willing to try anything and everything. Hogan
  7. Best answer selected by hogan.
  8. Anonymous said:
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/passrecovery.htm

    There you go mate, all you need to help you crack open that Password, I have a password recovery utility waiting ready, you will be surprise how many call outs I do to unlock forgotten passwords on windows machines so don't feel bad!"



    Thanks I will download one of those and let you know how it does. Thanks again for the advice. My son will be happy, he is banned from his PS3 until I get my laptop up and running. Hogan
  9. Ouch, thats a harsh ban, Hope your son learns not to play with things. You sound like a proper father who knows discipline is key, Best of luck!

    thanks for best answer :)
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