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Unable to logon to to Windows 7 (Forgot Password)
Unable to logon to to Windows 7
Nov 28, 2011
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You can do this numerous ways, but to recover your account try the below steps.
Boot the Windows 7 install DVD
When the "Install Windows" page comes up, click Next
In System Recovery Options click Command Prompt
In the command prompt type in regedit
In the left side of the Registry Editor click on “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”
Then click File > Load Hive
\system32\config\SAM under File Name and press open
Enter a name for the hive(adminfix)
Navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\adminfix\SAM\Domains\Account\Users”
Select the foler “000001F4”
In the right side pane double-click the “F” entry.
In the Edit Binary Value window change the value after “0038” which should be “11”, change it to “10”.
Make sure not to modify anthing else (spaces, other values, etc)
Select the hive that we loaded earlier (adminfix)
Then click File > Unload Hive
Restart the computer
Log in with the administrator account and modify your user password
Nov 30, 2011