Forgotten administrator password

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by BeenieKB, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. BeenieKB

    BeenieKB Guest

    HELP!!!!!! I forgot the password to my ONLY USER ACCOUNT. I have windows
    Vista. I cannot operate the computer through any other account, because, i
    repeat, there is no other account. Is there any way to recover or reset this
    password, even by restoring it to factory settings??

    Any help is appreciated
    BeenieKB, Aug 18, 2007
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    For User type in Administrator

    For Password leave it Blank

    Try and see if you can enter.
    Peter Foldes, Aug 18, 2007
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    mrcingrace Guest

    Besides racking your brain to try and remember the password, which I am sure
    you have done. The only way to restore to factory settings is to reinstall
    Vista, if you have the CD (or recovery CD). Other than that, you can try
    this tool to recover your password if you have access to a different computer
    in order to do this:

    Other options would be to call Windows Vista Support, but that might cost
    some money.

    Hope this helps, if not reply to this and let me know and I will see what I
    can find!

    Good Luck!
    mrcingrace, Aug 18, 2007
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    mrcingrace Guest

    Here is another tip once you get your situation resolved. In Windows Vista,
    you can create a password recovery disk/Cd if this happens again!!

    mrcingrace, Aug 18, 2007
  6. BeenieKB

    mrcingrace Guest

    Hello again -

    I searched through some of the answers already posted and it seems that
    several people have used this tool to do what you need to do and it seems to
    work, I am afraid though, if this does not, you will have to reinstall Vista

    Go to

    There you will find zip files that will let you create boot floppy disks or
    bootable CDs
    that will enable you to reset any system password on an NT class
    operating system (Win2000, XP and Vista are all NT class operating system).
    mrcingrace, Aug 18, 2007
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Mick Murphy, Aug 18, 2007
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    ray Guest

    The 'Knoppix Hacks' book details how to use the Knoppix Live CD to reset
    the admin password on xp systems. It may work on vista, as well. You
    should also be able to find online info on the, rather simple, process.
    ray, Aug 18, 2007
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    Insane Guest

    Insane, Mar 11, 2008
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    gopiyadav Guest


    Download Linux boot software. This is small bootable software. Make a
    bootable cd and boot with the same cd. Follow the instruction and u can
    reset all account passwords easily.
    gopiyadav, Mar 26, 2008
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    Smithsonian Guest

    Its your absolute only account. Wow. If you have a recovery disc stick it in
    ur comp and open a command prompt. Type this

    Net user Administrator newpassword

    That should set the password to newpassword
    Smithsonian, Mar 26, 2008
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