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Hi, I seem not to remember my password to log on to windows 7 computer.Anyone with a work around solution where i do not need to re install the operating system?
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by:Sudhanshupathak
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Might be it will help you..

http://www.passwordunlocker.com/knowledge/forgot-windows-7-password.html

do u have Password reset disk??
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If you are trying to reset a Windows 7 password, download the freeware ISO file from here:

Petter Nordahl-Hagen's Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

After you have burned that ISO to disc, boot up into the Linux environment and reset your password.  I have been using this utility to help people with their forgotten Windows passwords for over ten years, and unless the hard drive has actually been encrypted it has worked every time! Here is a comprehensive tutorial on how to utilize it:

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/ontpre-screenshot-guide.htm

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/ontpre-screenshot-guide-p2.htm

There are two important steps within that tutorial that warrant extra attention:

- When you reach the User Edit Menu stage of the process it's best to select "1" to Clear (blank) user password.  You can always change the password to something more secure after you successfully log into Windows with the blank password.

- When you reach Step FOUR: Writing back changes, you will be queried with About to write file(s) back! Do it? [n].  If you inadvertently pressed Enter on this screen the changes won’t go into effect.  You need to specifically type "y" first for the updates to be written to the operating system.
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i always use the nordahls password tool from the UBCD, very easy : http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/      
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by:LiloT
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Thanks guys. I will try the various suggestions and will let you know how it goes.
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These techniques would definitely work.  If the author doesn't respond, I would recommend simply doing a 4-way split between the Expert comments.
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