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Forgot Windows 7 Admin PW

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  • Started 1 year ago by anthony727272
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anthony727272
Posts: 3

I followed the How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password the Easy Way. Worked perfect until the step where you input the following; net user geek mynewpassword. When I used my new admin name and new password I got an error message that said the new admin name could not be found. HELP!

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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

Does "new admin name" already exist? Does it have any spaces in it, if so it must be in quotes.

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mariotech92
Posts: 9

just use this method

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owen123
owen123
Posts: 800

Not that you don't type:

Net User Geek

you type:

net user INSERT_USERNAME_HERE

Obviously replacing insert user name here, with the user name of the account your resetting.

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anthony727272
Posts: 3

The new administrator name I typed was anthony. I also typed a new password. The next message I got was that the new administrator name anthony could not be found. I don't understand what went wrong.

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anthony727272
Posts: 3

Forgot to mention that the new administrator name I want to use does not exist.

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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

Hmmm, perhaps that is why it "can not be found". This only works with existing names.!!!

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StringJunky
StringJunky
Posts: 2454

Try Ophcrack:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ophcrack/

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owen123
owen123
Posts: 800

as Xhi said, this is only for reseting an existing account. to make a new one you will need to do it in control panel on an admin account.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....-password/

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