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Admin Password reset in regedit

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    Join Date : Feb 2010
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    Admin Password reset in regedit

    I have a laptop with Vista Business on it.

    There are two accounts, one Admin and one User.
    I can log into the user as i know the password but have forgotten the Admin password. I cannot perform tasks such as cleanup etc as it always prompts me for the admin password, which i do not know. I have tried all of the other suggestions and still get prompted for the forgotten password.

    I recently had a similar experience on my desktop, where the admin password was not recognised and i was not allowed to log on, and i accessed the regedit to reset from there. I have tried to follow these steps again with no success. Any suggestions. I am keen to do it in regedit as i know this already.

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    Join Date : Feb 2010
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    Re: Admin Password reset in regedit

    Can anyone direct me to somewhere that could help?

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    Re: Admin Password reset in regedit

    Hello Mazzymoomoo,

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

    Reset User Account Password

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    Quote Originally Posted by mazzymoomoo View Post
    I have a laptop with Vista Business on it.

    There are two accounts, one Admin and one User.
    I can log into the user as i know the password but have forgotten the Admin password. I cannot perform tasks such as cleanup etc as it always prompts me for the admin password, which i do not know. I have tried all of the other suggestions and still get prompted for the forgotten password.

    I recently had a similar experience on my desktop, where the admin password was not recognised and i was not allowed to log on, and i accessed the regedit to reset from there. I have tried to follow these steps again with no success. Any suggestions. I am keen to do it in regedit as i know this already.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Admin Password reset in regedit

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