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  • my mom has fogoten the password to her account and she is the only user/the is only one account enabled. Is there any way I could activate the hidden admin account.

    Friday, July 30, 2010 6:58 AM

Answers

  • If you have forgotten the password for Windows and is in a domain, you must contact the system administrator to reset the password. If not in a domain, you can reset the password with a password reset disk or by an administrator account.

    If you forget the administrator password and do not have a password reset disk or another administrator account, you can not reset the password. If no other user accounts on your computer, you can not log on to Windows and will need to reinstall Windows.

    Hide all To use the password reset disk to reset the password

    Can not follow these steps if the computer is locked.

    1.When you enter the wrong password, a message that says the username or password is incorrect. When this message appears, click OK.

    2.Click on Reset Password and follow the instructions.

     To reset the password with an administrator account

    Warning
    If you reset a password with an administrator account, you lose permanent access to all e-mail messages or encrypted files that are in that account.
    Note
    These steps can not be completed on Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic or Windows Vista Home Premium.
    1.Home session with the administrator account you used to restore the forgotten password.

    2.In order to open Local Users and Groups, click the Start button, type lusrmgr.msc in the search box and then press ENTER. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    3.Double click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.

    4.Click the right mouse button on the account whose password you want to reset, and then click Set Password.

    5.Write and confirm the new password.

    Friday, July 30, 2010 10:08 PM

All replies

  • If you have forgotten the password for Windows and is in a domain, you must contact the system administrator to reset the password. If not in a domain, you can reset the password with a password reset disk or by an administrator account.

    If you forget the administrator password and do not have a password reset disk or another administrator account, you can not reset the password. If no other user accounts on your computer, you can not log on to Windows and will need to reinstall Windows.

    Hide all To use the password reset disk to reset the password

    Can not follow these steps if the computer is locked.

    1.When you enter the wrong password, a message that says the username or password is incorrect. When this message appears, click OK.

    2.Click on Reset Password and follow the instructions.

     To reset the password with an administrator account

    Warning
    If you reset a password with an administrator account, you lose permanent access to all e-mail messages or encrypted files that are in that account.
    Note
    These steps can not be completed on Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic or Windows Vista Home Premium.
    1.Home session with the administrator account you used to restore the forgotten password.

    2.In order to open Local Users and Groups, click the Start button, type lusrmgr.msc in the search box and then press ENTER. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    3.Double click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.

    4.Click the right mouse button on the account whose password you want to reset, and then click Set Password.

    5.Write and confirm the new password.

    Friday, July 30, 2010 10:08 PM
  • For more information, please refer to: What to do if you forget your Windows password


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