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HELP! Don't know administrator password

  1. #1


    iammk7 Guest

    HELP! Don't know administrator password

    My son got on as administrator and changed my password and now doesn't know
    what it is. I now of course can't approve changes or downloads, etc.

    Is there a back way in somehow?



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  3. #2


    P. Di Stolfo Guest

    Re: HELP! Don't know administrator password

    Hello,

    * if you have another administrative account, try logging on through this.
    * do you mean the so-called Administrator or an account with administrative
    rights? If he used one of the latter type, then you can try logging on as
    Administrator, which has as far as I know, no standard password.
    * if the first two fail, then you'll have to ask your son to change your
    password back.

    I hope this helps. I don't know another solution at the moment.

    Greetings,
    P. Di Stolfo
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    "iammk7" <iammk7@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:187C47B3-D999-455B-98F4-8BB9E9928757@microsoft.com...
    > My son got on as administrator and changed my password and now doesn't
    > know
    > what it is. I now of course can't approve changes or downloads, etc.
    >
    > Is there a back way in somehow?
    >
    >


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    P. Di Stolfo Guest

    Re: HELP! Don't know administrator password

    Sorry, I have to correct my statement. The in-built Administrator account is
    normally deactivated under Vista.

    So do you and your son have both administrative accounts?

    Greetings,
    P. Di Stolfo
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    "iammk7" <iammk7@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:187C47B3-D999-455B-98F4-8BB9E9928757@microsoft.com...
    > My son got on as administrator and changed my password and now doesn't
    > know
    > what it is. I now of course can't approve changes or downloads, etc.
    >
    > Is there a back way in somehow?
    >
    >


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    iammk7 Guest

    Re: HELP! Don't know administrator password

    The problem is, we don't what he changed the password to. I have the only
    administrator account. What I need is a way to change that password without
    knowing it. The other user accounts (my childrens') have limited access and
    can't make any changes, downloads, etc.

    This wouldn't be a problem, but I'm changing internet providers and can't
    until I can change or find this password.



    "P. Di Stolfo" wrote:

    > Sorry, I have to correct my statement. The in-built Administrator account is
    > normally deactivated under Vista.
    >
    > So do you and your son have both administrative accounts?
    >
    > Greetings,
    > P. Di Stolfo
    > --
    > //-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > // http://blog.lysorp.com - small Windows Blog in German language
    > //-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > "iammk7" <iammk7@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    > news:187C47B3-D999-455B-98F4-8BB9E9928757@microsoft.com...
    > > My son got on as administrator and changed my password and now doesn't
    > > know
    > > what it is. I now of course can't approve changes or downloads, etc.
    > >
    > > Is there a back way in somehow?
    > >
    > >

    >


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  6. #5


    f/fgeorge Guest

    Re: HELP! Don't know administrator password

    On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 13:32:03 -0700, iammk7
    <iammk7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >The problem is, we don't what he changed the password to. I have the only
    >administrator account. What I need is a way to change that password without
    >knowing it. The other user accounts (my childrens') have limited access and
    >can't make any changes, downloads, etc.
    >
    >This wouldn't be a problem, but I'm changing internet providers and can't
    >until I can change or find this password.
    >

    Do a search on Google for hacks. There are plenty of ways to do it to
    XP and 2k. Hiren's BootCD is one of them. It is a way to run Windows
    from a stand alone cd that makes you and Admin so you can change all
    that stuff. I am not sure it is available for Vista yet though.

    >"P. Di Stolfo" wrote:
    >
    >> Sorry, I have to correct my statement. The in-built Administrator account is
    >> normally deactivated under Vista.
    >>
    >> So do you and your son have both administrative accounts?
    >>
    >> Greetings,
    >> P. Di Stolfo
    >> --
    >> //-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> // http://blog.lysorp.com - small Windows Blog in German language
    >> //-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >>
    >> "iammk7" <iammk7@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    >> news:187C47B3-D999-455B-98F4-8BB9E9928757@microsoft.com...
    >> > My son got on as administrator and changed my password and now doesn't
    >> > know
    >> > what it is. I now of course can't approve changes or downloads, etc.
    >> >
    >> > Is there a back way in somehow?
    >> >
    >> >

    >>



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  7. #6


    garfield Guest

    Re: HELP! Don't know administrator password

    iammk7,

    ttried to go to the safe mode just hit the f8 key repeatedly as soon as u
    turn on your computer go to safe mode and choose the administrator from that
    you can recreate your password again.

    "f/fgeorge" wrote:

    > On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 13:32:03 -0700, iammk7
    > <iammk7@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    > >The problem is, we don't what he changed the password to. I have the only
    > >administrator account. What I need is a way to change that password without
    > >knowing it. The other user accounts (my childrens') have limited access and
    > >can't make any changes, downloads, etc.
    > >
    > >This wouldn't be a problem, but I'm changing internet providers and can't
    > >until I can change or find this password.
    > >
    > Do a search on Google for hacks. There are plenty of ways to do it to
    > XP and 2k. Hiren's BootCD is one of them. It is a way to run Windows
    > from a stand alone cd that makes you and Admin so you can change all
    > that stuff. I am not sure it is available for Vista yet though.
    >

    > >"P. Di Stolfo" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Sorry, I have to correct my statement. The in-built Administrator account is
    > >> normally deactivated under Vista.
    > >>
    > >> So do you and your son have both administrative accounts?
    > >>
    > >> Greetings,
    > >> P. Di Stolfo
    > >> --
    > >> //-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > >> // http://blog.lysorp.com - small Windows Blog in German language
    > >> //-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > >>
    > >> "iammk7" <iammk7@xxxxxx> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    > >> news:187C47B3-D999-455B-98F4-8BB9E9928757@xxxxxx
    > >> > My son got on as administrator and changed my password and now doesn't
    > >> > know
    > >> > what it is. I now of course can't approve changes or downloads, etc.
    > >> >
    > >> > Is there a back way in somehow?
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    >
    >

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  8. #7


    RSBUTLER94 Guest

    RE: HELP! Don't know administrator password

    The easiest way to do this is to open CMD. to do this Click Start>Run>type
    CMD. this will open the command prompt.
    Then Type in "net users" without quotes and then enter
    Then type "net users owner *" and then the new password. It wont show but
    after you type it and then press enter it will say to confirm it. do this.
    then after you confirm press enter and Violla! You have a changes password.
    __________________________________

    "iammk7" wrote:

    > My son got on as administrator and changed my password and now doesn't know
    > what it is. I now of course can't approve changes or downloads, etc.
    >
    > Is there a back way in somehow?
    >
    >

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  9. #8


    Dustpan95 Guest

    Re: HELP! Don't know administrator password


    RSBUTLER94;3148719 Wrote:
    [color=blue]
    > The easiest way to do this is to open CMD. to do this Click
    > Start>Run>type
    > CMD. this will open the command prompt.
    > Then Type in "net users" without quotes and then enter
    > Then type "net users owner *" and then the new password. It wont show
    > but
    > after you type it and then press enter it will say to confirm it. do
    > this.
    > then after you confirm press enter and Violla! You have a changes
    > password.
    > __________________________________
    >
    > "iammk7" wrote:
    >

    > > My son got on as administrator and changed my password and now
    > doesn't know

    > > what it is. I now of course can't approve changes or downloads,
    > etc.

    > >
    > > Is there a back way in somehow?
    > How do u confirm that PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE REPLY!!

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    joshbobby120 Guest

    Re: HELP! Don't know administrator password


    iammk7;3113236 Wrote:

    > The problem is, we don't what he changed the password to. I have the
    > only
    > administrator account. What I need is a way to change that password
    > without
    > knowing it. The other user accounts (my childrens') have limited
    > access and
    > can't make any changes, downloads, etc.
    >
    > This wouldn't be a problem, but I'm changing internet providers and
    > can't
    > until I can change or find this password.
    -----------------------------------------------------

    Ok heres what you do.
    Click on the start menu and click run and type cmd and press ok, or if
    you have vista press and hold shift and right click your desktop and
    click rune comand prompt.

    Then type net user, and press enter

    the type net user (account name that you want to change password) then
    space and press shift and 8 to make and asterics and press enter.

    then type the new password and press enter. P.S. when you type the new
    password it will look like nothing is happening and the cursor wont move
    but trust me it is typing it.


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