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change_passwords [2016/08/23 10:52]
alan [GOTCHAS]
change_passwords [2016/08/23 10:55] (current)
alan [Using HiRens to Reset Passwords]
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 +===== Why would you need to do this? =====
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 +  * Maybe you are in a workplace environment and someone has set a password and no longer works for the company. It happens.
 +  * Maybe your child changed their password (again) and forgot it (again).
 +  * Maybe you purchased a garage sale computer and it still has stuff on it.
 +  * Maybe you need the information off of your old computer that you don't use anymore and forgot.
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 ===== GOTCHAS ===== ===== GOTCHAS =====
   - You probably are going to want to change the password on an Administrator account. The user of that account might notice the password has changed.   - You probably are going to want to change the password on an Administrator account. The user of that account might notice the password has changed.
   - If the user folder was encrypted by Microsoft, it is possible all of the documents will be lost if you change the password.   - If the user folder was encrypted by Microsoft, it is possible all of the documents will be lost if you change the password.
   - This changes the password. It does not allow you to read the existing password. ​   - This changes the password. It does not allow you to read the existing password. ​