Lost Administrator Password

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by friday, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. friday

    friday Guest

    Help - my son has changed the (only) administrator password and forgotten it.
    How can I get round this?
     
    friday, Aug 7, 2006
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  2. friday

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    You are using Windows Vista, correct?

    You should be able to re-boot in safe mode and log in as the built-in
    administrator. This account generally doesn't have a password and is only
    available in safe mode.

    From there, you can get to User Accounts and change passwords.

    When your restart your computer, press F8 right before you see the Windows
    splash screen. This will bring up the Advanced Boot Options menu, from which
    you can select Safe Mode.

    - JB

    Vista Support FAQ
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
     
    Jimmy Brush, Aug 7, 2006
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  3. friday

    friday Guest

    I have obviously posted this in wrong place - I am using XP. Any help would
    be grately appreciated
     
    friday, Aug 7, 2006
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  4. friday

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Actually, now that I think about it ... these steps should work as well on
    XP, unless by "only administrator password" you are talking about the
    built-in administrator account.

    If that is the case, there are free tools availabe to recover the password.

    Just search google for Windows XP password recovery or something similar.

    - JB

    Vista Support FAQ
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
     
    Jimmy Brush, Aug 8, 2006
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  5. friday

    display name Guest

    LOL - So much for "parental controls" ;-)
     
    display name, Aug 10, 2006
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  6. friday

    Rodrigo Guest

    Dear friend,
    after following yor instructions onde the discussion forum, i still cannot
    recover my passaword taht was in my palm zire that had a crash. Even in the
    security safe mode, the vista beta still asks for my administrator passorwd...
    Could you please help me?
     
    Rodrigo, Nov 8, 2006
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  7. friday

    Rodrigo Guest

     
    Rodrigo, Nov 8, 2006
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  8. If you forget the administrator’s password but still can log o
    Windows with other user names that have administrative privileges, yo
    may follow the instructions below
    Right click the computer icon on your desktop, select Manage, fin
    Local Users and Groups, unfold Users folder, right click Administrator
    click Set password… in the menu comes up. Click Proceed in th
    dialog, in the pop-up, enter a New Password and confirm it. You
    administrator’s password is successfully reset
    Guest account may help to log onto Windows, but it has no privilege fo
    you to do the above to reset the administrator’s password
    If you forgot all user passwords and failed to log onto Windows, ther
    is no other way but to format the OS and reinstall Windows, or resort t
    sort of software tools to remove the password and log onto Windows
    These programs cost some bucks, but are worthy and better than t
    reinstall the OS causing consequences. The most popular programs ar
    Windows Password Reset 6.0 etc. Generally, these programs are easy t
    use though turn out to be a scary command prompt to newbie. But do rela
    and you can fully manipulate. Let’s take Windows Password Rese
    6.0 for example. You prepare a blank CD, burn the program onto the CD
    boot the locked computer from the CD, come to initiate the program
    locate the user name, and proceed to remove its password – all ar
    at ease
     
    Michael Armstro, Oct 23, 2009
    #8
  9. If you forget the administrator’s password but still can log on Window
    with other user names that have administrative privileges, you ma
    follow the instructions below
    Right click the computer icon on your desktop, select Manage, fin
    Local Users and Groups, unfold Users folder, right click Administrator
    click Set password… in the menu comes up. Click Proceed in the dialog
    in the pop-up, enter a New Password and confirm it. Your administrator’
    password is successfully reset
    Guest account may help to log onto Windows, but it has no privilege fo
    you to do the above to reset the administrator’s password
    If you forgot all user passwords and failed to log onto Windows, ther
    is no other way but to format the OS and reinstall Windows, or resort t
    sort of software tools to remove the password and log onto Windows
    These programs cost some bucks, but are worthy and better than t
    reinstall the OS causing consequences. The most popular programs ar
    Windows Password Reset 6.0 etc. Generally, these programs are easy t
    use though turn out to be a scary command prompt to newbie. But do rela
    and you can fully manipulate. Let’s take Windows Password Reset 6.0 fo
    example. You prepare a blank CD, burn the program onto the CD, boot th
    locked computer from the CD, come to initiate the program, locate th
    user name, and proceed to remove its password – all are at ease
     
    Michael Armstro, Oct 23, 2009
    #9
  10. friday

    t-4-2 Guest

    SPAM

    t-4-2
     
    t-4-2, Oct 23, 2009
    #10
  11. friday

    kevin08

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    I have downloaded Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 .It not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password. I Wrote it to an old 128mb USB flash drive do this. Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm.
     
    kevin08, Nov 19, 2009
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