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Password reset question using Net command

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    Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 TP 10041

    Password reset question using Net command


    Hello,
    If I use net user George newpassword
    In safe mode command prompt to reset my user account password to newpassword because of I forgot it.
    Will it effect my documents folder? Cause I really need my data of off there and I am worried that it will reset my whole account?

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    You can't reset a password that way, sorry. You need to be logged in as an Administrator or the user who's password you want to change.

    Or enable the hidden Administrator account and reset the password from there. See this Tutorial by Dinesh: User Account Password - Change from WinRE System Repair Disc.

    I've done this many times, always works.
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    Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 TP 10041


    I found the article on here how to solve it. Thank you
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    Can you post a link to the article you followed please? Might help someone else later on.
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