Windows Vista Forums

Need admin pw recovery

  1. #1


    Join Date : Sep 2010
    Posts : 2
    vista home premium
    Local Time: 20:30

    Need admin pw recovery

    Help!!! I am the adminstrator ... I forgot my pw. My son is the only other user (standard user) and I had parental control blocks on his account so that he couldn't download some things. So NOW the only thing I can do is log on his account but I cannot down load any online software to recover pw. I cannot even do a sys restore... Can any one help me recover my password???

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2
    Brink's Avatar

    Join Date : Apr 2007
    Texas, USA
    Posts : 31,512
    64-bit Windows 10
    Local Time: 20:30
    usa us oklahoma

     

    Re: Need admin pw recovery

    Hello Tinarae, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    You can use METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to reset your password at boot.

    Reset User Account Password

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Join Date : Sep 2010
    Posts : 2
    vista home premium
    Local Time: 20:30


      Thread Starter

    Re: Need admin pw recovery

    Shawn- thank you but it didn't work - when I go to the site via link supplied - I'm blocked due to the parental controls I have set on my sons acct. - Of course I can't change the parental control setting because I don't remember my pass word...

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4
    Brink's Avatar

    Join Date : Apr 2007
    Texas, USA
    Posts : 31,512
    64-bit Windows 10
    Local Time: 20:30
    usa us oklahoma

     

    Re: Need admin pw recovery

    You will most likely need to create the reset disk on another computer that has an available administrator account that you can use. Afterwards, you can use the reset disk on your computer.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Need admin pw recovery

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked!
I hope someone can help me. Just this morning i booted up as normal and the always annoying UAC notifications kept popping up. I was sure i had...
General Discussion
lost admin password recovery
i need some assistance on how to get into the only admin account cause the password has been forgotten. I'm using windows vista home premium and its...
General Discussion
Stop a admin user changing another admin users password or deleting their account?
Stop a admin user changing another admin users password or deleting their account? Anyone know if this is possible?.
Vista General
Solutions for recovery windows admin password if you have forgotten/lost windows administrator password.
What should your do when you forgot the password to login to windows system? Ask an administrator to reset the log on password for you. If you...
Vista account administration
Launching process with Admin Credentials with out prompting user for Admin password
Hi, I would like to know is there any way to launch a process with Admin credentials without prompting user for Admin credentials. I have...
PowerShell
Beyond a normal Admin issue. Admin account is acting as a guest ac
I wish the problem were as simple as my subject line and i hope i am not completely alone on this. this happened really fast recently. OK here we go...
Vista account administration
Admin access to Vista Registry Remote & locally in Admin Approval
On my Vista machine which has Admin Approval mode enabled for administrators, the Behavior of UAC prompt is set to Prompt for credentials. I'm using...
Vista security