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I remember when I forgot my Windows Admin Password and how tried various methods to recover password. The following method worked for me. You cannot recover password by following method but you can reset it. The idea behind the method is that somehow obtain Super User Privilege (System User in Windows) to modify admin's user account. Steps: First of all ...


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There are plenty of ways to recover a Windows 7 password, most can be found by searching for "windows 7 recover password". There is a tool specifically for recovering auto-login passwords. I have not tried it but if it works it is likely the quickest option: http://securityxploded.com/windows-autologin-password.php See "windows 7 recover autologin ...


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Contrary to micwallace, another SO/SU question (here) confirms that this CAN be done in Windows 7 (and, actually, we do it on some machines where I work and the steps are identical). This should work on non-domain installs too. Returning to your question: If the "password" box is empty then, at a guess, the admin password is blank. Especially if the machine ...


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I was able to remove the blue & yellow UAC shield icon from in front of one of my desktop icons by right clicking on the icon, scrolling down, selecting properties, selecting shortcut, then change icon, then you should see your original icon in that window, double click the icon and hit OK. Now it should return back to the original Desktop icon without ...


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Open a Command Prompt and enter "shutdown /r /o" this will take a moment or two but eventually it will open up a menu. Choose Troubleshooting -> Advanced Options -> Startup Settings. The OS will then begin restarting. Once it's started it will list another set of options. Choose "Safe Mode" and continue. Once the OS has fully restarted and your at the ...


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Another easy way to change the password without needing to know it first would be via the Local Users and Groups section in Computer Management. Just right click on the user and select Set Password. Its possible that some editions of Windows don't have this though - I can't remember which. Note that you'll need to reset your auto login afterwards so that ...


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As conjectured by TheUser1024 and confirmed by the OP, the problem seems to be that “Users” don’t have Read & Execute permission to regedit.exe.



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