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    Forgot Admin Password: Windows Vista Home Basic

    I forgot this and now I am not able to do some things. Please help me get
    back my Admin Password.

    I would hate to go thru a re-installation of Vista.

    Thanks in advance and anticipation


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    Re: Forgot Admin Password: Windows Vista Home Basic

    Quote Originally Posted by Seeking View Post
    I forgot this and now I am not able to do some things. Please help me get
    back my Admin Password.

    I would hate to go thru a re-installation of Vista.

    Thanks in advance and anticipation
    Hello Seeking,
    Is that the only admin account in your system ? It's important for me to know first.

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    Re: Forgot Admin Password: Windows Vista Home Basic

    Quote Originally Posted by Seeking View Post
    I forgot this and now I am not able to do some things. Please help me get
    back my Admin Password.

    I would hate to go thru a re-installation of Vista.

    Thanks in advance and anticipation
    Hi Seeking,

    This tutorial will show you how to reset the password to gain access again. If it is your only admin. account as t-4-2 posted, then you may need to do Method Three.

    Reset User Account Password

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: Forgot Admin Password: Windows Vista Home Basic

    Dear t-4-2 and Brink

    I have only this one Admin password, that I have forgotten. I was not even
    aware that one could have more than 1 admin passwords!! In any case, I will
    try the link that Brink has suggested and see what I can do. But I did not
    understand what is meant by Method 3. I will get back to that later, though.

    Thanks for not asking me to re-load Vista.

    Best regards
    Seeking

    "Brink" wrote:

    >
    > Seeking;702404 Wrote:

    > > I forgot this and now I am not able to do some things. Please help me
    > > get
    > > back my Admin Password.
    > >
    > > I would hate to go thru a re-installation of Vista.
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance and anticipation
    >
    > Hi Seeking,
    >
    > This tutorial will show you how to reset the password to gain access
    > again. If it is your only admin. account as t-4-2 posted, then you may
    > need to do Method Three.
    >
    > Reset User Account Password
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > Brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    > them.*
    > '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >

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    Re: Forgot Admin Password: Windows Vista Home Basic

    Quote Originally Posted by Seeking View Post
    Dear t-4-2 and Brink

    I have only this one Admin password, that I have forgotten. I was not even
    aware that one could have more than 1 admin passwords!! In any case, I will
    try the link that Brink has suggested and see what I can do. But I did not
    understand what is meant by Method 3. I will get back to that later, though.

    Thanks for not asking me to re-load Vista.

    Best regards
    Seeking

    "Brink" wrote:
    >
    > Seeking;702404 Wrote:
    >
    > Hi Seeking,
    >
    > This tutorial will show you how to reset the password to gain access
    > again. If it is your only admin. account as t-4-2 posted, then you may
    > need to do Method Three.
    >
    > Reset User Account Password
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > Brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    > them.*
    > '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >
    No, NO, Seeking. Not 2 admin passwords, 2 admin accounts with 2 different passwords. Method Three is the only option in that tutorial you can use. The other ones are NOT applicable to you. If you run into road block, post the question. Brink will be there to lead you along. He is the guru.

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    Re: Forgot Admin Password: Windows Vista Home Basic

    Hello t-4-2

    Thanks for your correction. I had meant 2 Admin accounts.

    But I have only one admin account, for which I have forgotten the pswd.

    I will try this said 'Method Three' when I am back at home on my home
    computer.

    Thanks a lot for your kind attention
    Regards


    "Seeking" wrote:

    > Dear t-4-2 and Brink
    >
    > I have only this one Admin password, that I have forgotten. I was not even
    > aware that one could have more than 1 admin passwords!! In any case, I will
    > try the link that Brink has suggested and see what I can do. But I did not
    > understand what is meant by Method 3. I will get back to that later, though.
    >
    > Thanks for not asking me to re-load Vista.
    >
    > Best regards
    > Seeking
    >
    > "Brink" wrote:
    >

    > >
    > > Seeking;702404 Wrote:

    > > > I forgot this and now I am not able to do some things. Please help me
    > > > get
    > > > back my Admin Password.
    > > >
    > > > I would hate to go thru a re-installation of Vista.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks in advance and anticipation
    > >
    > > Hi Seeking,
    > >
    > > This tutorial will show you how to reset the password to gain access
    > > again. If it is your only admin. account as t-4-2 posted, then you may
    > > need to do Method Three.
    > >
    > > Reset User Account Password
    > >
    > > Hope this helps,
    > > Shawn
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Brink
    > >
    > > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    > > them.*
    > > '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
    > > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    > >

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    Re: Forgot Admin Password: Windows Vista Home Basic

    Hello Brink

    I have gone thru the "Method Three". Before I attempt it, my questions:

    - does it work with Vista Home Basic (32 bit)?
    - do I need a blank or any boot disc sort of thing? It seems like that.
    Please confirm

    Seems more complicated than it had sounded.

    I do not have emails associated with the forgotten password, but I remember
    whenever I had to download something, I had to provide this password. After I
    reset the password, would I still be able to access those programs that I
    have downloaded and installed using the existing (but forgotten) password?

    Please help before I go completely crazy with this.

    Thanks


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    Re: Forgot Admin Password: Windows Vista Home Basic

    Quote Originally Posted by Seeking View Post
    Hello Brink

    I have gone thru the "Method Three". Before I attempt it, my questions:

    - does it work with Vista Home Basic (32 bit)?
    - do I need a blank or any boot disc sort of thing? It seems like that.
    Please confirm

    Seems more complicated than it had sounded.

    I do not have emails associated with the forgotten password, but I remember
    whenever I had to download something, I had to provide this password. After I
    reset the password, would I still be able to access those programs that I
    have downloaded and installed using the existing (but forgotten) password?

    Please help before I go completely crazy with this.

    Thanks
    Seeking,

    Yes, it will work on all Vista versions. It shows you how to create a boot DVD (or USB flash drive, etc...) to use on your computer to reset the password. If you have no access at all to your computer, then you will need to create the boot DVD on a friend's or another computer and use it on yours.

    If your email messages have not been encrypted, then they will be fine. It only applies to encrypted files since the encryption certificate is tied to the user account password.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    RE: Forgot Admin Password: Windows Vista Home Basic

    I FORGOT MY ADMIN. PASSWORD WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT THIS???

    "Seeking" wrote:

    > I forgot this and now I am not able to do some things. Please help me get
    > back my Admin Password.
    >
    > I would hate to go thru a re-installation of Vista.
    >
    > Thanks in advance and anticipation
    >

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    Re: Forgot Admin Password: Windows Vista Home Basic

    Quote Originally Posted by angels4u View Post
    I FORGOT MY ADMIN. PASSWORD WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT THIS???

    "Seeking" wrote:
    > I forgot this and now I am not able to do some things. Please help me get
    > back my Admin Password.
    >
    > I would hate to go thru a re-installation of Vista.
    >
    > Thanks in advance and anticipation
    >
    Hi Angels4u,

    This tutorial will show you how to reset the password to gain access again. If it is your only admin. account, then you may need to do Method Three.

    Reset User Account Password

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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