Solved

Log back into local PC with Windows 7 OS

Posted on 2014-11-05
2
361 Views
1 Endorsement
Last Modified: 2014-11-07
Dear experts,

I removed a PC out of domain but unfortunately I don't remember the local PC account which I am kind of stuck that I can't access the PC locally.

Is there a way around it that I can access the PC? I know there is a default Administrator account and I wonder if I can use that? If not how can I log back into the PC again?

Thanks
1
Comment
Question by:Kinderly Wade
2 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
Dr. Klahn earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
There is an Administrator account in Windows 7, but it is not enabled "out of the box."  It must be enabled manually.  In most cases this is never done.

If you have a Windows 7 Password Reset Disc or Password Reset Drive built on the system in quesiton then you can use that to reset the password for the account for which the disc was created.

If this is also unavailable then you'll need to reset the password for one of the administrator accounts.  Unless you're expert with both hardware and software I recommend paying the $25 to have a local computer shop do this for you.

If you're an expert with both the hardware and software, and can reconfigure the BIOS to boot from CD, then the password can be reset for one of the administrator accounts.  Regrettably this falls into the hacking category and no details can be given here.  Google for "windows password reset" to see what is available.
0

Featured Post

Are end users causing IT problems again?

You’ve taken the time to design and update all your end user’s email signatures, only to find out they’re messing up the HTML, changing the font and ruining the imagery. What can you do to prevent this? Find out how you can save your signatures from end users today.

Join & Write a Comment

A Bare Metal Image backup allows for the restore of an entire system to a similar or dissimilar hardware. They are highly useful for migrations and disaster recovery. Bare Metal Image backups support Full and Incremental backups. Differential backup…
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup". After a while, you have entered a loop for Auto repair which does not fix anything and you will be in a  panic as all your work w…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

762 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now