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I need to get into my win7 pc.
I forgot the password.

The Admin and user accounts are disabled

I have tried Ophcrack without any luck

When I reboot to command prompt I still get asked for the password.

Any ideas?
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If you have an install disk (for any version of Windows, really), use this guide: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/reset-password-windows-7.htm

The important part is to gain access to command prompt. On most install disks you simply press SHIFT+F10 at the screen where it says "Install Windows".

HTH,
Dan
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I'm wanting to know the password rather than re-setting it.
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by:Dan Craciun
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If you want to know the password, but Ophcrack did not work, then I'd say you're out of luck.
You need to get someone who knows the password,
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How about reactivating the Admin account from the dos prompt?
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You can do that using Ntpasswd (http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/) but even if you activate the administrator account this will not help recover your lost password.

The only situation I can think of where this is preferable is if you don't want the owner of the computer to know you've been through his/her files.
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Cheers.
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