1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Administrative password reset.

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by yosoyellobo, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. yosoyellobo

    yosoyellobo Icon

    2,768
    173
    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    My niece change her administrative to limit her son use of the computer, but can not remember it now. Anything she can do beside pay Bestbuy $30 to reset it.
     
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    21,192
    183
    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    That depends a lot on what operating system we're talking about. If this is Windows installation, make sure she's checked the password hint. If she blew off putting in a hint, she's learned a valuable lesson.

    Because having the Geek Squad fix it involves hauling the computer down to the shop, there's much more than $30 at stake.

    Google is your friend.
     
  3. yosoyellobo

    yosoyellobo Icon

    2,768
    173
    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    Thanks I am working on it. Yes it's windows 7.
     
  4. yall2

    yall2 Mentor

    41
    1
    Dec 5, 2010
  5. yosoyellobo

    yosoyellobo Icon

    2,768
    173
    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    Has anybody use the Ophcrack program and survive?:)
     
  6. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    10,289
    35
    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Not for Windows 7, but I've seen it used successfully before.

    - Merg
     
  7. Joe C

    Joe C Godfather

    312
    5
    Mar 2, 2005
    The offline NT password & registry editor will work on Windows 7.
     
  8. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    10,289
    35
    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    That's good to know. I've used that one a lot on Windows XP...

    - Merg
     
  9. yosoyellobo

    yosoyellobo Icon

    2,768
    173
    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    It seem to me that when I upgraded to Windows 8 I was not require to enter any password. Can someone confirm if that is true. That I could have her get Windows 8 at Best Buy for $49.99 vs $30 for the password reset.
     
  10. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

    8,636
    3
    Sep 14, 2006
    format C: always works..
     
  11. yosoyellobo

    yosoyellobo Icon

    2,768
    173
    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    She is going with windows 8 pro upgrade which she wanted anyway.
     
  12. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    21,192
    183
    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    That hasn't worked for a very long time (since Windows 98 I think). Seems that there's a problem with formatting the drive you booted from and if you don't have an appropriate install/rescue disk, you can't do it.
     
  13. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    17,054
    311
    Jan 4, 2006
    Look up "Trinity Rescue Kit". It's what we use at work when we have to crack a local user password on a Windows 7 box.
     
  14. yosoyellobo

    yosoyellobo Icon

    2,768
    173
    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    It was silly of me to think they might be a password cracker that came with the Good Housekeeping seal of approval. Thank you all for the suggestion but I will good with the installing of Windows 8 Pro.
     
  15. puckwithahalo

    puckwithahalo Hall Of Fame

    1,286
    0
    Sep 2, 2007
    I believe that was when they removed DOS from the equation with windows installs. Prior to that it was actually DOS doing the format, not windows. ;)
     

Share This Page