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Forgot Admin Password: Windows Vista Home Basic

S

Seeking

#1
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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#2
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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Brink

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#3

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S

Seeking

#4
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.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/102005-reset-user-account-password.html
>
> 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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#5
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.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/102005-reset-user-account-password.html
>
> 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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S

Seeking

#6
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.
> >
> > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/102005-reset-user-account-password.html
> >
> > 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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S

Seeking

#7
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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Brink

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#8
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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angels4u

#9
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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Brink

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#10
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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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Corsair Air 740
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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happykaka

#12
Try your best to recall the password. If you can't, you have to empty
the old password.
As far as I know, there are two solutions for you. one is to reinstall
your OS, another is to reset the password with a third part utility.
(here, take "windows password unlocker" for example)

I do not recommend the first solution. Once you reinstall the OS which
must result a data loss. In the terms another method, you need a second
computer that can link to Internet and blank CD. As following,
1. Login to a second computer that can link to Internet. download
Windows Password Unlocker 4.0 and decompress it on that PC. Note that:
there is a .ISO file,you need to burn the .ISO file to a CD.
2 Get out the newly created CD and insert it to the locked computer.
Thirdly, re-booted the locked computer and then followed the process of
instructions. Just a few steps, the old password was removed.


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nickio04

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#13
I've forgotten my password and tried the method 3 thing I keep reading about and once it goes through to the point that it get to the reset the password option...once I put 1 in it says the SAM hive isn't loaded...but it says it is???
I don't know what i'm doing wrong or what gives??? I really need in to my account to retrieve my papers for school.
And on another note i tried the Windows Password Unlocker 4.0 and it loads and gives me the option to click on my username name which is the only admin account and it just says congratulations this version is fully compatible with windows yada yada but it doesn't give the the congratulations your password is reset.
 

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CrucialHoax

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#14
I've forgotten my password and tried the method 3 thing I keep reading about and once it goes through to the point that it get to the reset the password option...once I put 1 in it says the SAM hive isn't loaded...but it says it is???
I don't know what i'm doing wrong or what gives??? I really need in to my account to retrieve my papers for school.
And on another note i tried the Windows Password Unlocker 4.0 and it loads and gives me the option to click on my username name which is the only admin account and it just says congratulations this version is fully compatible with windows yada yada but it doesn't give the the congratulations your password is reset.
If you referring to the Offline NT registry editor program then read this :)

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

and

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
 

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nickio04

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#15
Yes I Am. I get to this point

======== chntpw Main Interactive Menu ========

Loaded hives:

1 - Edit user data and passwords
2 - Syskey status & change
3 - RecoveryConsole settings
- - -
9 - Registry editor, now with full write support!
q - Quit (you will be asked if there is something to save)


What to do? [1] ->


I Put 1 in and it comes up with the error message that SAM is not loaded or booted BUT in the loaded hives it says SAM???
 

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CrucialHoax

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#16
Did you hard shutdown? As in did you hold the power button till it shutdown?
 

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CrucialHoax

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#18
Correct. Run the computer and shut it down and power it up about 3 times. Shutting it down correctly should resolve this matter. Post back :)
 

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CrucialHoax

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#20
Hmm... Are you sure your following the instructions correctly?
 

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