Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
An administrator password in Windows 7 is the password to any account that’s setup to access administrator level functions in Windows 7.
There doesn’t actually have to be an Administrator user account. What you need is the password to any account that can act as an administrator.
There are a few times when you will need this password. You may need an Windows 7 administrator password if you’re trying to run certain types of programs or access certain Windows 7 password recovery tools.
Follow the steps below to quickly find the Windows 7 administrator password!
1.Try leaving the password blank. If there is actually an Administrator account, the password may not exist at all!
Just press Enter without typing anything when asked for it
2.Enter the password to your account. Often times, depending on how Windows 7 was setup on your computer, the primary user account will also be an administrator user account.
3.Try to remember the Windows 7 administrator password. As I mentioned in the last step, your account might be an administrator account, especially if you installed Windows 7 on your computer yourself.
4.Have another user enter his or her credentials. If there are other users that have accounts on your Windows 7 computer, one of them may be setup with administrator access.
5.If this is true, have the other user designate you as an administrator as well.
6.Recover the Windows 7 administrator password using a Windows password recovery tool. You are able to recover or reset Windows 7 administrator password with Windows Password Unlocker
7.Perform a clean install of Windows 7. This is a last resort option. This type of installation will completely remove Windows 7 from your PC and install it again from scratch.
If you’re just curious about your administrator password, I wouldn’t suggest this extreme solution. However, if you’re needing the administrator password to access operating system diagnostic tools and this is your last effort to save your PC, performing a clean install will work.
Keep in mind that it is a time consuming process due to the fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.
Reference: How to find Windows admin password?
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