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    Lost PassWord.

    Hello and a Merry to all.
    I hate myself when I need to write such a request, I have seen the reply before but as I was not involved, I did not note anything.
    Here is : a friend running W-7 has lost the PW, the Windows PW and asked me for a way to recoup the machine. All legal, mind you.
    Is redoing the W-7 CD and selecting Repairs a way to cure this ? How can you clear any PW or be told what it is ?
    Any comment will be tremendously appreciated. JP.

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    JP,

    This is easy to do with a Linux Boot CD.

    Here is a link: How-to-Geek.

    And a Happy one to you.

    Update: Here's another one.
    Last edited by RetiredGeek; 2011-12-23 at 16:26.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Would the Linux boot CD that is created in Macrium Reflect do this job?

    Barbara

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    The Offline NT Password and Registry Editor usually works, and it's (usually) best to accept all the defaults and to change the original password to null. You have to download and make a bootable CD or USB Flash Drive from it. Then boot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by midnight View Post
    Would the Linux boot CD that is created in Macrium Reflect do this job?
    midnight,
    Hello... No.... The "Linux" boot CD is only to load Macrium Reflect, and running that program... Regards Fred
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    Thanks Fred, I was just curious. I know nothing about Linux except how to spell it!!

    Barbara

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    RG, hello. Sorry for being tardy here, you know, the festive season.

    You were kind enough to type at me thus : This is easy to do with a Linux Boot CD.

    Here is a link: How-to-Geek.

    And a Happy one to you.

    Update: Here's another one.

    I had a happy one, thanks. Both URLs were passed on to the end user. The problem was solved so it was said but not the how of it. I have a feeling that the user is not too proud of the solution. Be good.

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