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Forgotten administrator password

  1. #1


    BeenieKB Guest

    Forgotten administrator password

    HELP!!!!!! I forgot the password to my ONLY USER ACCOUNT. I have windows
    Vista. I cannot operate the computer through any other account, because, i
    repeat, there is no other account. Is there any way to recover or reset this
    password, even by restoring it to factory settings??

    Any help is appreciated

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  3. #2


    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: Forgotten administrator password

    For User type in Administrator

    For Password leave it Blank

    Try and see if you can enter.

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    Peter

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    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

    "BeenieKB" <BeenieKB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0FFAC6FB-1DAC-4CB0-8AB3-F14230C8A17A@microsoft.com...
    > HELP!!!!!! I forgot the password to my ONLY USER ACCOUNT. I have windows
    > Vista. I cannot operate the computer through any other account, because, i
    > repeat, there is no other account. Is there any way to recover or reset this
    > password, even by restoring it to factory settings??
    >
    > Any help is appreciated


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    mrcingrace Guest

    RE: Forgotten administrator password

    Besides racking your brain to try and remember the password, which I am sure
    you have done. The only way to restore to factory settings is to reinstall
    Vista, if you have the CD (or recovery CD). Other than that, you can try
    this tool to recover your password if you have access to a different computer
    in order to do this:

    http://www.loginrecovery.com/

    Other options would be to call Windows Vista Support, but that might cost
    some money.

    Hope this helps, if not reply to this and let me know and I will see what I
    can find!

    Good Luck!

    "BeenieKB" wrote:

    > HELP!!!!!! I forgot the password to my ONLY USER ACCOUNT. I have windows
    > Vista. I cannot operate the computer through any other account, because, i
    > repeat, there is no other account. Is there any way to recover or reset this
    > password, even by restoring it to factory settings??
    >
    > Any help is appreciated


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    mrcingrace Guest

    RE: Forgotten administrator password

    Here is another tip once you get your situation resolved. In Windows Vista,
    you can create a password recovery disk/Cd if this happens again!!

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930381/

    mrcingrace

    "BeenieKB" wrote:

    > HELP!!!!!! I forgot the password to my ONLY USER ACCOUNT. I have windows
    > Vista. I cannot operate the computer through any other account, because, i
    > repeat, there is no other account. Is there any way to recover or reset this
    > password, even by restoring it to factory settings??
    >
    > Any help is appreciated


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    mrcingrace Guest

    RE: Forgotten administrator password

    Hello again -

    I searched through some of the answers already posted and it seems that
    several people have used this tool to do what you need to do and it seems to
    work, I am afraid though, if this does not, you will have to reinstall Vista

    Go to http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

    There you will find zip files that will let you create boot floppy disks or
    bootable CDs
    that will enable you to reset any system password on an NT class
    operating system (Win2000, XP and Vista are all NT class operating system).



    "BeenieKB" wrote:

    > HELP!!!!!! I forgot the password to my ONLY USER ACCOUNT. I have windows
    > Vista. I cannot operate the computer through any other account, because, i
    > repeat, there is no other account. Is there any way to recover or reset this
    > password, even by restoring it to factory settings??
    >
    > Any help is appreciated


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: Forgotten administrator password

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolso...ssrecovery.htm

    The above link has 4 different ways to recocer admin passwords. Hope it helps.

    "BeenieKB" wrote:

    > HELP!!!!!! I forgot the password to my ONLY USER ACCOUNT. I have windows
    > Vista. I cannot operate the computer through any other account, because, i
    > repeat, there is no other account. Is there any way to recover or reset this
    > password, even by restoring it to factory settings??
    >
    > Any help is appreciated


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    ray Guest

    Re: Forgotten administrator password

    On Fri, 17 Aug 2007 19:44:07 -0700, BeenieKB wrote:

    > HELP!!!!!! I forgot the password to my ONLY USER ACCOUNT. I have windows
    > Vista. I cannot operate the computer through any other account, because, i
    > repeat, there is no other account. Is there any way to recover or reset this
    > password, even by restoring it to factory settings??
    >
    > Any help is appreciated


    The 'Knoppix Hacks' book details how to use the Knoppix Live CD to reset
    the admin password on xp systems. It may work on vista, as well. You
    should also be able to find online info on the, rather simple, process.


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  9. #8


    Insane Guest

    RE: Forgotten administrator password



    "BeenieKB" wrote:

    > HELP!!!!!! I forgot the password to my ONLY USER ACCOUNT. I have windows
    > Vista. I cannot operate the computer through any other account, because, i
    > repeat, there is no other account. Is there any way to recover or reset this
    > password, even by restoring it to factory settings??
    >
    > Any help is appreciated

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #9


    gopiyadav Guest

    Re: Forgotten administrator password


    BeenieKB;385756 Wrote:

    > HELP!!!!!! I forgot the password to my ONLY USER ACCOUNT. I have
    > windows
    > Vista. I cannot operate the computer through any other account,
    > because, i
    > repeat, there is no other account. Is there any way to recover or
    > reset this
    > password, even by restoring it to factory settings??
    >
    > Any help is appreciated
    hi
    BeenieKB

    Download Linux boot software. This is small bootable software. Make a
    bootable cd and boot with the same cd. Follow the instruction and u can
    reset all account passwords easily.


    --
    gopiyadav
    Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com


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  11. #10


    Smithsonian Guest

    Re: Forgotten administrator password

    Its your absolute only account. Wow. If you have a recovery disc stick it in
    ur comp and open a command prompt. Type this


    Net user Administrator newpassword

    That should set the password to newpassword


    "gopiyadav" <gopiyadav.36v8cy@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
    news:gopiyadav.36v8cy@xxxxxx-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...

    >
    > BeenieKB;385756 Wrote:

    >> HELP!!!!!! I forgot the password to my ONLY USER ACCOUNT. I have
    >> windows
    >> Vista. I cannot operate the computer through any other account,
    >> because, i
    >> repeat, there is no other account. Is there any way to recover or
    >> reset this
    >> password, even by restoring it to factory settings??
    >>
    >> Any help is appreciated
    > hi
    > BeenieKB
    >
    > Download Linux boot software. This is small bootable software. Make a
    > bootable cd and boot with the same cd. Follow the instruction and u can
    > reset all account passwords easily.
    >
    >
    > --
    > gopiyadav
    > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >

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