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    Default Password lockout

    We recently had problems with a flatmate and had to ask him to leave.
    Before leaving he reset the passwords on the computer in our living room we are now unable to use it.
    I am still able to access the bios as he did not have the supervisor or user passwords so was unable to change that.
    The computer is running Windows 7 ultimate. Is there any way to unlock the computer.

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    Default Re: Password lockout

    Piece of cake

    Theres several ways,, one way use dedicated software, then it takes only a couple of minutes. BUT if you dont have any, all you need is a Windows Repair or Install CD/DVD and a couple of commands.

    Not going to write it all out, so have a look at the following, click on the picture > and follow through.

    windows-7-password-reset-walkthrough_1.htm#step-heading

    Edited: Similar method but little shorter how-to-reset-your-forgotten-windows-password-the-easy-way/

    Dont bother trying to use a password cracker that can take ages, total waste of time, simply reset it.
    Last edited by wainuitech; 19-03-2015 at 04:28 PM.
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    Default Re: Password lockout

    Don't have a repair or Install disk.

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    Download it on a different computer?

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    Default Re: Password lockout

    Jump on another W7 PC and make one. It has to be the same as yours Eg; if yours is X64 Bit then the repair disc has to be made on a X64.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...sc-create.html
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    Default Re: Password lockout

    used the program it found the password for one user, but that user has a parental lock so cant use half the programs.
    Any more Ideas

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    Default Re: Password lockout

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Jump on another W7 PC and make one. It has to be the same as yours Eg; if yours is X64 Bit then the repair disc has to be made on a X64.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...sc-create.html
    Damn Both my computers are still running XP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastrat View Post
    used the program it found the password for one user, but that user has a parental lock so cant use half the programs.
    Any more Ideas
    Personally never tried this on a restricted account, but if you can get into the Computer in that account try making a bootable CD as per the other post.

    The other way I was going to suggest to make a Third party Bootable CD wont work on XP computers.
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    Default Re: Password lockout

    This should blank out user passwords- http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

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