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Logon to admin without admin account in 10 steps for Windows 7 .

1. Boot from your Windows 7 Installer Disk.
2. Launch Windows Recovery Environment.
3. Press Shift+F10 to launch Command Prompt.

Type the following inside the command prompt box:
4. copy "c:\windows\system32\magnify.exe" "c:\windows\system32\magnifybackup.exe"
5. copy "c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe" "c:\windows\system32\magnify.exe" /y

6. Restart your PC and click the "Ease of Access" icon on the bottom left corner of the logon screen.
7. Check the magnify box and click ok. It will launch the command prompt.


Type the following inside the command prompt box:
Note: change the word "name" with the current admin logon name you wish to logon.
8. net user name pass


9. Close the command prompt window.
10. Logon to the admin account using the password "pass".

Good Job, you can access your files that you already thought you lost. And you can change or remove the password in control panel now..






Disclaimer : This workaround should "not" be used to hack any other PC but yours. The purpose of this tip is to logon to your PC in case you forgot your admin password. Use at your own risk. The author shall not be liable if this workaround is misused in any unlawful way.

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1. Boot your computer using your Windows installation disc.
2. Wait for the setup files to load, and select your language. Click Next.
3. Click the Repair your computer link on the Install Windows screen.
4. Select the operating system to repair, and note the drive letter on which the OS is installed (it is probably C: or D:). Click Next.
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The instructions below use drive letter C: as an example. If your operating system is installed on another drive, replace C: with the appropriate drive letter.
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First you need to try safe mode and check if you are able to boot to the system....
If not then ...

Note this issue is caused due to the boot file corruption and in order to troubleshoot this issue we will run chkdsk from Win RE (Windows Recovery Environment )mode and check for the issue, to do that follow the below steps.

To run check disk, you have to have Windows 7 DVD, boot the computer to Win RE from the elevated command prompt, and try to do a CHKDSK. You can follow these steps to run CHKDSK :

1) Use the Windows 7 DVD to start the computer in Windows Recovery (WinRE).

2) In WinRE, open a command prompt. To do this, follow these steps:

On the Install Windows screen, select the appropriate Language to install, Time and

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