forgot admin password in vista, want to change it but it asks forthe old one!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by GS, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. GS

    GS Guest

    My wifes laptop (dell) has a fingerprint reader, which she uses all the
    time, until tonight when it decided to stop working. For the life of her
    she could not remember what her password was, and finally after a reboot
    it let her in. I told her to change her password immediatly for when
    this happened again, but when she tried to it asks for her old password
    in order to change it! What kind of crap is this? I then tried to change
    it with net user <user> <password> and all I get is access denied. How
    in the world is she supposed to change her password if it is insisting
    she enter her old one? If she remembered her old one she wouldnt need to
    change it!

    I don't use Vista, in case you haven't guessed, I call it the ME version
    of XP, which at least is a decent MS OS..
    GS, Jul 25, 2009
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  2. GS


    Jun 26, 2013
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    you can google with "windows password recovery" there is a lot of free tolls available like
    Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
    justintjacob, Jun 26, 2013
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