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Admin Password reset in regedit

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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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Hello Mazzymoomoo,

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

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/102005-reset-user-account-password.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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 Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

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