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  •    I have tried just about everything, to get my Administrator Password out of this Computor,Because, I was to Dumb to use a Disk, Please, HELP
    Sunday, April 13, 2014 7:55 PM

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  •    I have tried just about everything, to get my Administrator Password out of this Computor,Because, I was to Dumb to use a Disk, Please, HELP

    Monday, April 14, 2014 2:31 AM
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    Hetti Arachchige V Aravinda | Network & System Administrator (B.Sc,MCP, MCTS, MCSA, MCSE,MCITP, CCNA, CEH, MBCS)| http://www.windowstechinfo.com |

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:57 PM
    1. If you're trying to login to the actual "Administrator" account, try leaving the password blank. In other words, just press Enter when asked for the password.
    2. Enter your own password. The account you use every day could be an account with administrator access.
    3. Try to guess your administrator password. If your account is configured as an administrator but you've forgotten the password, you might be able to guess the Vista admin password.
    4. Have another person who uses your computer enter his or her password. If there are other users that have accounts on your Windows Vista computer, one of them might be an administrator.
    5. If so, that other user can grant you administrator privileges after logging in. Recover the admin password using a Windows password recovery tool. One of these free password recovery tools could recover or reset your Vista administrator password. Note: Some Windows password recovery tools in that list also have the ability to add administrator privileges to standard Windows Vista user accounts. This could be valuable if you know your account's password but it's not setup as an administrator. Some of the programs can also enable accounts - like the actual "Administrator" account.
    6. Perform a clean install of Windows Vista. This type of installation will completely remove Windows Vista from your PC and install it again from scratch, removing all your data in the process.
    7. Please don't attempt this extreme solution unless you absolutely have to. For example, if you need an admin password to access diagnostic tools and this is your last effort to save your PC, a clean install will work because you'll have an opportunity to setup a new account from scratch during Windows Vista setup.

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:08 PM
  • Without using the installation disk, you have three options:

    1. Try to recollect the word.

    2. If you remember you've written the password in a safe place, refer that.

    3. Guess the password from the hint (if present).

    With the installation disk, boot Windows Vista, go to repair mode and use System Restore to restore the PC to a date prior to setting of the password.

    If none of the above options help you, you need to go take the ultimate step of reinstalling Windows (preferably clean install).

    Balaji Kundalam

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:35 PM