Hi, I am wanting to know how to find out what the administrator password is for my computer.
It is running Win7 home premium, 32bit, and i don't have any administrative rights whatsoever.
The reason why I am wanting the Administrator account, is because at school, I am in a laptop program. In the program, we are given our own laptop to use for our school work (we all pay 100% for the PC's). I had an Administrator account on my PC, with ALL my school work, and a couple of other important files, But I unknowingly got that account disabled by the school technicians (When trying to log on, it says Log on failure: user is currently disabled)
I have spoken to the school technicians, and they say I am not old enough for administrative rights, despite being 16...
Please help me out, I really need to find out the administrator password WITHOUT changing it.
There are supposably ways to reset administrative passwords, but linking to those isn't allowed here, and I highly doubt any of them will work for your particular usage case.
Why not take the advice you've been given and try booting with a linux disk? All you really need are a few files, I believe a Ubuntu LiveCD would be the perfect solution. Burn a CD (or set up a LiveUSB), boot from it, find your files with the Ubuntu desktop GUI, upload them to dropbox (or move them to the correct position on your hard drive, or even onto a USB or network drive), log out, eject the LiveCD/LiveUSB, boot back into Windows, and either use or download your files (depending on how you recovered them). It's a non-intrusive and perfectly safe way to access your files, it won't alert or **** off your network admins, you won't need to bug them for access, and you can do it quickly and easily.
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This certainly isn't practical, but you could boot up from Linux CD, mount the Windows partition, obtain the SAM file (where Windows password hashes are stored), and spend a very long time brute-forcing the password out of it.
This is the best solution..........
Although it might take upwards of 3-4 years or more.
Just boot one of those password reset discs and reset the local admin password. If they ask later why they cannot get in say "hey, don't ask me. you didn't give me the password, so how could I have logged in and changed it?"