Windows cannot change your password - BUT IT DID.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by mattel-inc, Apr 28, 2008.

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    mattel-inc Guest

    Hi all

    I'm currently using Vista Home Premium with 1 admin account and 1 gues

    Sadly when I went to change my password for my admin account, I wa
    prompted saying that my password was unable to be changed. I though
    nothing of it. I tried to change it again but it said my "current
    password is incorrect? It was right the first time

    I am forced to conclude Windows has changed my password.
    I use my previous password - NOT WORKING
    I use the password I tried to change it to - NOT WORKING

    So I shut down my computer, only to open it the next day with ever
    password attempt failing

    Has anyone been in a similar situation? Can anyone recommend any fix
    All I need is my files back, even if I do have to re-install Window

    I really need my account back. It has my whole life on there; sadly no
    backed up

    Your help and patience is greatly appreciated
    mattel-inc, Apr 28, 2008
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    Bobby Guest

    You can reinstall Vista but make sure to install on free space or use
    resizing to create free space and install onto the free space to not
    overwrite your data.

    If you need access to you files back you can boot using a bootable CDrom of
    a linux distro like ubuntu and be able to access all your files without
    having to install.

    Note: if you have used disk/file encryption you will not be able to see your

    Good luck.
    Bobby, May 2, 2008
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  3. Well it happened to me today, only way back in was to do a complete
    recovery. This is not funny!!:mad:
    proudpoppy766, Jul 19, 2008
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    Jreal10 Guest

    Nope the exact samething happen to me today. And I haven't found a
    Jreal10, Jul 2, 2009
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    Frank Holman Guest

    You are talking to people who are no longer listening.
    Frank Holman, Jul 2, 2009
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    Flavius Guest

    Flavius, Jul 4, 2009
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