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Old 01-18-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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I forgot my W7 password- the UAC is for program changes that need authorisatoin but I can log into windows. I have tried resetting/changing the password via command prompt but it isn't working (System 5 error- access denied) find this strange when I am the admin!! Any ideas why this is happening? & I also can't download any 3rd party programs eg windows password unlocker. Anything else I can try? or a suggested command code?
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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net user %username%

Second
net user administrator

once I know this information then we can establish 2 things 1 you are not a admin 2 the administrator account is not active becuase you have to activate it first.

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Old 01-18-2013, 10:48 PM   #3
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I tried option 1: it said the syntax of this command is
Option 2: (I typed in net user by the way) and it listed the admin (which is me)

I should mention that I tried these when I was logged into my standard user account, should I have done this when I was in safe mode + cmd?

Also, when I come to the log in screen it displays 2 accounts- 1 admin and 1 guest, if that's of any use.

Have also tried the sticky keys technique but didn't realise that I needed the cd for it which I don't have.
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How do we know this computer belongs to you?
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:43 PM   #5
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you might of been an administrator at some point but you on not the system administrator nor are you a administrator now you got that message becuase you typed the command in wrong typeing net user will only list all users on the workstation excluding domains DNS.
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As Setishock has said does the computer belong to you, Are you genuinely trying to recover or remove the password or are you trying to break in??
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