How do I reset my forgotten administrator's password for Windows 7, without a password reset disk?

I'm using Windows 7 and when I first set up my laptop I set up my password and hint.
The password I entered isn't working and the hint isn't even showing up.
I am the administrator and didn't create a password reset disk.
How do I reset my password without wiping any of my data?

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it still requires me to enter the password. even when i just press enter, it tells me the password is incorrect.

What do I do?

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Hello Everybody:

The best solution is to read my PDF, covering a lot about this:

Title: How do I Log on to my Windows 7-based computer if I forgot my password?
Pages: 12.
Direct link: http://www.itknowledge24.com/
 
I hope you find this information useful and if you need any further assistance,
please feel free to contact me and let me know.

I hope this information was helpful…

Have a nice day…

Best regards,
Fisnik


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Hello l.arthur0805 – Welcome to Microsoft Answers Community.

I think that you can solve this by following the steps here -> Restart your PC,
and hold the F8 keyboard button and as You enter the Windows® Boot Menu
you will see some different choices, choose Safe Mode with Networking.
Now Windows® will start in Safe Mode. Select the default Administrator account
from the login, the password can be blank. If you are lucky and passed the login,
then you’re able to edit your original account.

I hope you find this information useful and if you need any further assistance,
please feel free to contact me and let me know.

I hope this information was helpful…

Have a nice day…

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I had done that, back in the old days of Windows XP... and it worked! :D

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Hello, DoctorMrLi,

Please visit the following thread for information on Microsoft’s password policy:

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistasecurity/thread/3eba3150-8742-4264-be9f-0daaad2282cd

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Lisa,

What does Microsoft recommend for people who, like me, have forgotten our login password and who didn't realize we had to make a password reset disk?  Because netbooks don't come with aWindows 7 DVD, we have no way to unlock our computers to use them.

I understand you want people to know what Microsoft's policy is, but what would be more helpful is if Microsoft would give us options that don't cost us more $$ than we've already spent on these products.

Thank you for any help you can give us.

 

 

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hey didnt oyu get the idea when we kept on asking after you posted that the first time ? what kind of tec support person are you learn to read the person has no access to any functions on the comp ok so a recoverydisk wont work they have a netbook that didnt come with a cd so it most likely has no cd drive so reinstall wont work and they dont want ot wipe ther system, , , , why not try ot help rather than troll and report your twit. oh and most ppl delete the admin user loging acvount for security reasons

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But urm, when I chose Safe Mode with Command Prompt, it directs me to the Login Page :X What do I do then?

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Hello AwkwarMonster,

 

 Were you able to log in with your credentials?  If so, were you then taken to command prompt?  Please let us know status.

 

Thanks

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Just like AwkwarMonster, I am having the same problem.  I am not able to log in at all, so I don't see any command prompts.

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i'll do it right now... hope u r right !

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