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    User Account - Remove Password

    User Account - Remove Password
    How to Remove or Change a Password for a User Account in Vista
    User Account - Remove Password

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    How to Remove or Change a Password for a User Account in Vista


    information   Information
    This will show you how to remove or change a password from your user account, or from another user account if you are logged into a Administrator account in Vista.
    Tip   Tip
    If you do not have an available administrator account to do this tutorial from, then see this tutorial instead: How to Reset a User Account Password in Vista
    Note   Note
    This can be helpful if you or someone else forgot the password in a user account. You can only remove a Administrator account password from within that account or another Administrator account. If you have this user account setup to logon automatically, then be sure to change or remove the password there to. See: How to Logon Automatically at Startup in Vista
    warning   Warning
    If you use an Administrator account to remove the password for any other user account, the user account with the removed password will lose access to its encrypted files, e‑mail messages that are encrypted, and stored passwords for websites or network resources. If the user account doesn't have any of these things, or the user doesn't mind losing them, then using an Administrator account to remove the password is a fast and easy way to recover from a forgotten password.



    Here's How:
    1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View)

    2. Click on the Click to Play button in the video below.



    Note   Note

    • You must be logged in to a Administrator account to change or remove a password for another user account. See Warning above.
    • If you prefer to Change the Password instead of removing it, then click on Change the password instead of Remove the password in screen 4 of the video below.
    • If you get the Windows cannot change the password message after click on the Remove or Change Password button, then see: How to Prevent or Allow a User to Change their Password in Vista

    That's it,
    Shawn



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    Re: User Account - Remove Password

    PLEASE HELP ME!
    I got a new laptop - Toshiba - which has Vista pre-installed. I stupidly set up a password, which I have forgotten.

    I need to find out how I can reset the password, and gain access to my laptop - can someone advise what I can do? I did not set up a pass word re-write disc beforehand and as I mentioned Vista was pre-installed...

    PLEASE HELP!!

    N

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    Re: User Account - Remove Password

    Hi Nikkio,

    Welcome to Vista x64 Forums.

    This will show you how to reset the password for you. You will probably have to do Method Three if the other methods will now work for you.

    Reset User Account Password

    Shawn

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    Re: User Account - Remove Password

    I have a computer that I installed a password to at the login. I can not find my backup disk nor can I remember my password. How can I reset my password without these tools? I need help bad!!!!

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    Re: User Account - Remove Password

    Hi Missy,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    You will just need to create the boot disk from another computer using Method Three, then use the boot disk on your computer to reset the password.

    Reset User Account Password

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: User Account - Remove Password

    Hey. So is there no way to remove the password in windows vista without a program or anything. I meen if you reboot the computer and press f8 and restart it in safemode/command prompt, u cant then run command prompt from the main username page thing to change a password? Cause it wont work for me =(

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    Re: User Account - Remove Password

    Hi jjof07,

    Other than this method from another administrator account, you can use one of these methods depending on your situation.

    Reset User Account Password

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: User Account - Remove Password

    Hey,

    i got a bit weird situation here...

    im running on Vista Home Prem, 32bit
    and its Sony, i've forgot my Pass But i can still login using my Finger Print system...

    so i can log in
    but i forgot my pass...
    and i want to disable my pass, How i do that???

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    Re: User Account - Remove Password

    Hello Ching,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    Normally you would just use the instructions in the video above to remove the password. In your case, you will need to check with the documentation with the finger printer program to see how to remove the password used by that program.

    Shawn

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    Re: User Account - Remove Password

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Ching,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    Normally you would just use the instructions in the video above to remove the password. In your case, you will need to check with the documentation with the finger printer program to see how to remove the password used by that program.

    Shawn
    Thanks for the Reply Shawn,

    I can log in with fingerprint the program is call "OmniPass"
    n the weird thing, she has 2 same Login account displayed on login screen
    and both are ADmin.
    why is that?
    when i go in CMD n typed NET USER
    3 showed up,
    Admin, User, Guest

    That "OmniPass" is not part of sony, i think its a add on program
    IF i use the steps above,
    will it still work<

    Weird!!!!


    Ching

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