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GR8Metal
11-11-2010, 10:44 AM
Hi All,
My neighbours daugther forgot her password on her Acer laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. She's adamant that it's the computers fault and the password she's trying to enter is correct....:annoyed:

Besides the work-arounds on the Windows Seven Forums, has anyone else got any ideas on what I can do to try and overide/replace/remove this password?

Thanks in advance.

Snorkbox
11-11-2010, 10:57 AM
Try this perhaps.

http://www.pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

Speedy Gonzales
11-11-2010, 10:58 AM
Use this (http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/). Snap Snork

Billy T
11-11-2010, 11:07 AM
I can't help with the PW recovery, but when you get it sorted she needs to keep that information in a Permanently Available Private External Resource file and store that somewhere well away from her computer.

I have a swag of logons, passwords, serial numbers etc and it works for me, but you have to remenber to update for new entries or changes.

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

GR8Metal
11-11-2010, 11:19 AM
Cheers people. :punk
Thanks for the suggestion Billy. ;)

wratterus
11-11-2010, 12:13 PM
+1 for snork's link, you can also use chntpw if you have a linux CD handy

Chilling_Silence
11-11-2010, 01:36 PM
+1 for snork's link, you can also use chntpw if you have a linux CD handy

sysrescuecd with chntpw gets my vote! :D

GR8Metal
12-11-2010, 10:54 PM
Try this perhaps.

http://www.pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

Great tool that! Did the job perfectly!

Cheers all!

Snorkbox
13-11-2010, 12:20 AM
Thanks for the feedback.