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    Default Getting around password

    My partner has just passed away and there are photos on her computer that I would like to use for the service but can't access because never gave me the password it's an Acer laptop running windows 7 home premium. If anyone can please help. p.m. me thank you in advance.



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    EDIT: That post below should link you to Philquads uploads where there is a solution for download, unfortunately i just tested it & it's empty.
    Edit 2: I actually have the downloaded file from Phil here if you have somewhere I can upload it to for you. It's a 140Mb ISO image file so need somewhere that will take large files.



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    Bugger, I'm sitting in a coffee shop in kellerberrin. Bit more notice and I could have bought a boot disk with me and done it for you......
    Heading to Perth for a couple of days....

    Btw, sorry for your loss.......

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    pull the hd out and look at it in another computer

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    yep at Philquads post , looked at it , yep , number different ways ta go ,,

    i use Hirens Boot CD , if needed , do ya have the original Win 7 cd ?

    also Sorry fer your loss ..

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    Sorry for your loss.
    You could try removing the hard drive from the laptop and putting in a cradle.
    Alternatively download and install to a USB then boot from the USB

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    My condolences for your loss. Hope she rest in peace.

    I don't know how to break the password, but I do believe there is a way. But I only a way to get around the password. You can took the HDD out from the machine and connect it into another computer to access it. And don't forget to run from the Other computer's operating system. Otherwise, that HDD would ask you the same password again.

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    Sorry to hear about your loss, I hope the advice supplied here has helped you.

    I was about to post the same question on behalf of my sister who has lost passwords on her laptop except that it is a windows 10 machine. No doubt there will be a similar work around to get back into the machine. As she lives in another state I have asked her to go to a local computer repair place, I am sure they will be able to sort it out also

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    SORRY I DELETED THAT DIR

    THERES A FEW HERE THOUGH
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    Sorry about your loss man...

    There's a few fixes but I'd use commandprompt if you can get your head around it, otherwise there's the live cd/usb route or putting the HDD in another computer.

    Or you can use the sticky keys trick to change the password without external applications
    1. Mash F8 on startup to get Windows recovery menu
    2. Open command prompt
    3. Backup sticky keys to HDD (as it will be temporarily replaced): "copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:"
    4. Copy command prompt to replace/imitate sticky keys: "copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe"
    5. Reboot to Windows login screen
    6. Activate stickykeys/cmd-in-disguise by mashing the shift key (Doesn't always show up straight away so hit it a few extra times)
    7. Change the password by changing the following to fit: "net user *username* *newpassword*"
    7a. Command "net user" should bring up usernames
    8. Login using new password
    9. Replace/fix sticky keys with the backup: "copy /y c:\sethc.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe"

    Hopefully that helps

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