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#758745 - 18th Jan 2013 8:12am Windows 7 Administrator password
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To cut a long story short, we have always used our PC without a password with a single user administrator password. Well I say password we just press enter as there isnt one set.

We have created a few user accounts now and they are password protected. They all work fine apart from the administrator account which will not accept the password.

Is there anyway around this- theres a lot of stuff on the desktop in that account which cannot be accessed from the user accounts, is there anything that can be done other than having to reinstall windows to get administrator privileges again?

I should also point out that this is the ONLY account which has administrator privileges


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#758752 - 18th Jan 2013 8:35am Re: Windows 7 Administrator password [Re: chris123]
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Try booting into safe mode.

Your data isnt lost and there are ways around this,

I will drop you a pm

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#759034 - 19th Jan 2013 6:54am Re: Windows 7 Administrator password [Re: chris123]
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is there anything that can be done other than having to reinstall windows to get administrator privileges again

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