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Old 12-15-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default Lost admin rights/forgot passord, need to reinstall windows

I forfot the password to my account a while ago so I'm on my guest account and I was going to just reinstall windows 7 but when I put the disk in it said I cannot, so can anyone tell me how to do either of the following;
1) Install Windows 7 without an admin password
2) Recover/remove the password from my other account

Either will resolve my issue so whichever option is easier to resolve

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Old 12-15-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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Nobody here will help you with #2, but you should be able to install windows by formatting the HDD during install, at least, i've never had to have the password when installing windows.
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Reboot the computer go into the bios and boot from the cd drive..
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:27 PM   #4
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Nobody here will help you with #2, but you should be able to install windows by formatting the HDD during install, at least, i've never had to have the password when installing windows.
I don't need to input a password, I just can't install it because I don't have admin rights since I forgot my password to my user account.
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Like said go in to the bios and change the primary boot device to the CD/DVD drive. Before you save and exit put the installer disc in the drive. Then save the new settings and let it boot from the disc.
BTW you can NOT install any OS while the OS is running. It's a self preservation thing going on there. Probabley why it's asking for an admin password.
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Like said go in to the bios and change the primary boot device to the CD/DVD drive. Before you save and exit put the installer disc in the drive. Then save the new settings and let it boot from the disc.
BTW you can NOT install any OS while the OS is running. It's a self preservation thing going on there. Probabley why it's asking for an admin password.
I tried this but it didn't work, it booted, it just went straight to the log in screen. I have got an encrypted version of my old password now though, is their any programs that can decrypt it for me?
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What model is your computer?
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What model is your computer?
My computer is a custom build, so do you need parts info then?
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Well to get into the bios it be could delete, f12 or any of f buttons at the top of the keyboard..
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I tried this but it didn't work, it booted, it just went straight to the log in screen. I have got an encrypted version of my old password now though, is their any programs that can decrypt it for me?
Sorry, forum policy strictly forbids showing how to crack passwords.
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