?
Solved

Resetting password on Windows 7 tablet?

Posted on 2013-01-16
4
Medium Priority
?
580 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-26
We have ViewSonic viewpad that is Windows 7 based with Android emulation as well.

There is a Windows password on it (when you first come up to the Windows screen).  We normally override this with the Offline Password Tool (http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/).  

Will this work for a tablet--this tablet?  Is there an easier way to do this?
0
Comment
Question by:gta2011
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
bcruse32347 earned 2000 total points
ID: 38782639
If I have a user that forgets a password, I use a Windows PE 3 boot enviornment and a utility called NTPWedit. The Windows PE 3 is actually windows 7 and provides access to the host os.

You can google windows PE 3 and the NTPWedit and get everything needed to setup up a usb or cdrom or even a network boot.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Gabriel Clifton
ID: 38783040
If there is an admin account you could use old faithful
from run window net user username NewPassword
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:bcruse32347
ID: 38783639
Yes if you can log into the admin account and it is a local account.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:bcruse32347
ID: 38783714
As long as the user didn't enable EFS (Encrypted Fle System) the Offline Password Tool will work. Make sure you have a clean file system by shuttng down the computer properly. If it is turned off now power it up and shut it down properly. You do not have to login to do this. If not it can cause corruption in the SAM registry file.
0

Featured Post

Does Your Cloud Backup Use Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain technology has already revolutionized finance thanks to Bitcoin. Now it's disrupting other areas, including the realm of data protection. Learn how blockchain is now being used to authenticate backup files and keep them safe from hackers.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article summaries thoughts and ideas from two years of sustained use. It provides good reasoning to make the jump to Windows 10.
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum editing capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.
In this video, viewers will be given step by step instructions on adjusting mouse, pointer and cursor visibility in Microsoft Windows 10. The video seeks to educate those who are struggling with the new Windows 10 Graphical User Interface. Change Cu…

764 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question