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Solved I have a huge problem regarding the loss of my Admin password

#1
Quite a few years ago I had an old Windows Vista laptop given to me and I fixed it up and personalized it. I added a guest account with extremely strict parental controls, as I intended it to mainly be for internet use. Years later I have a new Windows 10 computer and I found the old laptop. I really want to restore it and use it for something else, but I forgot my Admin password. I've tried the safe mode idea, but it doesn't let me get in because I had changed the Admin password. Right now I can only access the guest account in which I can only download files from the internet and move them(but not open them). I even went as far as to burn Ophcrack to a disk, which was successfully booted, but it says it cannot find the password. There was only one password I used at the time, but I tried every password I've ever used and every version of each and It still won't work. Please help me unlock my computer, and thank you in advance. My available materials are listed below:
A stack of blank DVD-R disks(4.7GB), Ophcrack burned onto a DVD-R disk, Windows 10 computer(no disk drive), An old Mac(with disk drive, borrowed from a friend), 8GB flash drive, Windows Vista laptop(with disk drive to boot from). I do NOT have a license for Windows Vista, so I cannot burn the OS to a disk to boot from.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista
    Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite A215
    CPU
    AMD 64 Athlon x2
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N3050
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics
    Other Info
    500GB External Hard Drive

ilikefree

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#2

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed
#3
Thanks!
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista
    Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite A215
    CPU
    AMD 64 Athlon x2
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N3050
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics
    Other Info
    500GB External Hard Drive