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While I was overseas last year, my wife decided to put a password on her computer.  I didn't think when I got back to create a recovery disk or even to ask her what it was.  Now, it appears she's forgotten (I say appears because the reason it rebooted was because of a power failure, then it did a chkdsk).

Anyone have a way to recover it?  Or know some trusted software?

What I've done:
1. Tried to log in as a different user.  Admin is disabled, and I can't get to the command prompt to enable it.
2. Every recovery option is password protected
3. Even though I know one of the DVDs I have is for her machine, they all say they aren't, so I can't get to the command prompt that way.
4. I was going to try the stickykeys hack, but not being able to invoke the recovery options I can't get that to work.
5. Her image has the password in it, so I wasn't able to get in that way.

I found uukeys (, but not sure if that is legit.


I normally use Paragon Rescue Kit since I purchased it at one point, but Hirens should also work. Unless it's a Microsoft account password (the non-local variety), no guarantee there - haven't had to test that scenario.

Edit - I should clarify, the software doesn't recover the password, it blanks it out.


Hirens? -wraith808 (December 07, 2017, 05:46 AM)
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Hiren's BootCD, it has the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor on it.

If it's a 32bit version of Windows 7 you can also use Kon-Boot free version to log on and change it.

Stoic Joker:
I've always used the Trinity Rescue Kit


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