Locked out of my Toshiba with Windows 7
I recently tried to make my administrator password extremely hard so nobody could crack it, but I hadn't logged into it in a while and I cannot remember the password. Help me please
June 6th, 2011 7:32pm
Use one of tool listed on below website http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htmManoj Sehgal
June 6th, 2011 8:05pm
Hi, We do not recommend to use third party tools to recover administrator password. It may cause expected issue. If you forget the administrator password and don't have a password reset disk or another administrator account, you won't be able to reset the password. Please refer: What to do if you forget your Windows password Thank you for your understanding. Regards, Leo Huang Please remember to click Mark as Answer on the post that helps you, and to click Unmark as Answer if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
June 9th, 2011 3:16am
If you Reinstall without formatting the drive you wont lose your files. They will be placed in a folder Windows.old. However it my be worth looking in your local business directory as a Specialist Computer Centre that advertise may be able to assist. Some Specialist Repairers would use the Technet Subscription for the software and tools that provides and to learn the products. There is a product that can be used called DaRT and this can unlock an Administrator account password from the CD. This tool can only be accessed and used with the Subscription or a MDOP agreement through Microsoft Software Assurance. But if you can find someone with it then it saves a rebuildLee Bowman MCITP MCTS
June 9th, 2011 8:28am
Regarding the password issue, please refer to What to do if you forget your Windows password. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-to-do-if-you-forget-your-Windows-password Reset Windows 7, Vista, XP Password Via Another Administrator Account If you have another user account with admin privileges, including built-in accounts in Windows 7/Vista/XP, you can easily bypass other accounts' password using Lusrmgr.msc and Command Line. 1. Log on Windows 7/Vista/XP with your administrator account. Click on Start, type lusrmgr.msc in the Search box(Win7/Vista) or Run box(Win7/Vista/XP) and click OK. 2. When the Local users and Groups dialog appears, open the Users folder. Right-click your user account and select "set password", type a new password and click OK. Reset Windows password with Windows password recovery program In this method, you need to load a recovery program on another computer, then burn it to a CD/USB. Boot your locked computer from CD/USB and reset WIndows password offline. This is a universal password reset method. If you would like to read more: Recover Windows password with CD/USB.
November 7th, 2012 8:36pm