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Lost Admin. password (vista home) but,.

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  • The other standard user account allows me to access the computer. Ran Ophcrack... no password was revealed for that account.  the command line for net user stari (thats me), password changed on 

    3/14/11 @ 15:00 hrs. Password changeable 3/14/11 @ 15:00 hrs. AND it said that NO Password was needed.  Did i change the user name? or do I live in a fantasy world? The UAC is a curse, well, unless there is some registry miracle, or console tree magic i'm doomed.

    Sunday, March 27, 2011 7:47 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    Please check if this is an OEM version. If so, please try to boot into Safe Mode to check if the built-in administrator account is enabled there.

     

    If the built-in administrator is disabled and no other administrator account can be logged in, then we have to reinstall the system after backing up the important files with Command Prompt.

     

    However, if you've forgotten your Windows password and you're on a domain, you may contact your domain administrator for it or remove the computer from domain and create an administrator account, then re-join domain for this issue.

     

    References:

     

    What to do if you forget your Windows password

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Regards,

     

    Sabrina


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    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 6:48 AM

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  • Hi,

     

    Please check if this is an OEM version. If so, please try to boot into Safe Mode to check if the built-in administrator account is enabled there.

     

    If the built-in administrator is disabled and no other administrator account can be logged in, then we have to reinstall the system after backing up the important files with Command Prompt.

     

    However, if you've forgotten your Windows password and you're on a domain, you may contact your domain administrator for it or remove the computer from domain and create an administrator account, then re-join domain for this issue.

     

    References:

     

    What to do if you forget your Windows password

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Regards,

     

    Sabrina


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    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Tuesday, April 05, 2011 5:25 AM
    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 6:48 AM
  • You can reset Vista password on command prompt with an available admin account to enter safe mode first. If you have another Windows Vista admin account, try these steps below:

    Step 1: Press F8 when your Windows Vista PC is booting. You will come to the Advanced Boot Options. Then choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.

    Step 2: Enter safe mode with an available admin account.

    Step 3: Type "net user" and press Enter. The command prompt will show you all accounts on the Windows Vista PC.

    Step 4: Type "net user Paul 123" (Paul is the locked admin account's name and 123 is the new password) and press Enter. Now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account.

    Step 5: Type "shutdown -r -t 00" and press Enter.

    Your Windows Vista PC should be rebooted automatically and then you can logon Windows Vista with the new password.

    If you have only one admin account and you lost its password, I think you have to use some third party windows password recovery software. Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 is easy-to-use shareware to reset forgotten Windows password, including administrator password and other standard users' passwords. this software can 100% reset the forgotten password in few minutes. All you need to do is just three steps:

    Step 1: Download Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0

    Step 2: Burn a Windows password reset disk with the shareware

    Step 3: Reset the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk.

    These two solutions are helpful for you to resolve the Vista admin password lost problem. Just to try.
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    Sunday, October 09, 2011 8:16 AM
  • OK  1ST THANX ALL, AN THANK YOU SOO MUCH 4 HELPING I KNOW MY WINDOWS PASS WORD BUT THIS IS A LIL EXPLAIN OF WHAT PASSWORD I NEED

    START MY COMPUTER I HOLD ALT AN F10 ... THEN IT GIVES ME 4 OPTIONS , I WANT TO PUT BACK TO FACTORY SETTINGS... NOW I DO REMEMBER PUTTING THE PW ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO. AN THE PASSWORDS I TRIED ARENT WORKING SO THEN IT HAS A PW HINT ... I CLICK THAT AN THE HINT IS A LONELY WORD ..(NO)   WAS I THINKING? PROBALLY NOT LOL I AM ONLY OWNER AN I DO HAVE ADMIN AN 1 OTHER ACCOUT... SO I NEED IT WAS CALLED EMPOWING TECNOLOGY PASSWORD??? 


    MARSHAFAITH DENTZAN

    Saturday, April 14, 2012 9:38 PM
  • THNX SO MUCH I GOT IT.....BUT NOW I HAVE A ERROR POP UP AFTER I START RESORE IT SAID " RESTORE FAILED.. ERROR 0XA00000003... LOLOL JUST MY LUCK. IM GONA GO RESEARCH BUT IF YOU HAVE A CLUE PLZZZ AN THANX

    P.S. CAN I CHANGE MY MAIN DRIVE C: TO MY OTHER INTERNAL DRIVE CUZ MY MAIN C: IS FULL NOW?


    MARSHAFAITH DENTZAN

    Saturday, April 14, 2012 10:40 PM