Admin Password reset in regedit

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by mazzymoomoo, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. mazzymoomoo

    mazzymoomoo Guest

    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 th
    Admin password. I cannot perform tasks such as cleanup etc as it alway
    prompts me for the admin password, which i do not know. I have tried al
    of the other suggestions and still get prompted for the forgotte
    password.

    I recently had a similar experience on my desktop, where the admi
    password was not recognised and i was not allowed to log on, and
    accessed the regedit to reset from there. I have tried to follow thes
    steps again with no success. Any suggestions. I am keen to do it i
    regedit as i know this already
     
    mazzymoomoo, Feb 27, 2010
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  2. mazzymoomoo

    mazzymoomoo Guest

    Can anyone direct me to somewhere that could help
     
    mazzymoomoo, Feb 27, 2010
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  3. mazzymoomoo

    Brink Guest

    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.htm

    Hope this helps
    Shaw

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    Brink, Feb 27, 2010
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  4. mazzymoomoo

    cscindy9 Guest

    there are some methods I found.
    You can access the Administrator account through the login prompt
    without logging into safe mode. If the computer utilizes the welcome
    screen instead of the standard NT domain login prompt, you can press
    Ctrl + Alt + Del twice to get to the login prompt. This is only true if

    you are running Windows XP Professional Edition. Windows XP Home
    Edition
    will also allow you to use this method to log on.
    If it doesn't work above , you can try to use"windows password key 8.0
    "to get back the password !
     
    cscindy9, Mar 9, 2010
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