NT Offline Password recovery question

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by ImmieE, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. ImmieE

    ImmieE New Member

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    My Grandson gave me his old laptop, an Acer Aspire 5750. He can't remember his password to the administrator so I can't download and run any new programs. I can use the PC as a "user" but I want to update several programs. I previously got help here and then I put in a new keyboard and tried his passwords again, but still no luck.

    I was directed to http://windowsforum.com/media/how-to-recover-or-reset-your-lost-windows-7-password.31/media

    I went to NT Offline Password

    I downloaded the cd110511.zip file (~3MB) Bootable CD image

    Then extracted files from zip

    I burned disk image to DVD and then I got to wondering.....

    Since the lost password is for the administrator and I can't download anything and run it, unless I do that as the administrator, will this DVD work?

    Thank you
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Yes, when you boot from the dvd you have burned you will be bypassing logon for established accounts and will be able to reset the password for the account you select.
     
  3. ImmieE

    ImmieE New Member

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    Thanks Pat. I really appreciate the help.

    immie
     

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