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-There are two ways to access system 1 is for the admin and the other is for users.

-If you have forgotten the password for the USER , you may want to try this thing.

Winsows XP:
-Restart the computer-press f8 until you reach windows advance option menu-click safemode w/ command prompt-type c:windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe -choose a date that you remember you can logon properly on your system.
- Follow the instructions given to perform the System Restore process.

Windows Vista:
-Restart system -press f8 until you reach windows advance option menu select REPAIR -select appropriate language settings -choose system restore.- GUI system restore page will come up -choose a date that you remember you can logon properly on your system.

-LAST OPTION
- Boot using the WinVista Installation DVD, then Run Repair Options- Launch command prompt, then type
-net user administrator /active:yes
-This will enable the “The Administrator account” in vista. Then try to boot normally back in vista.Take note that “The Administrator” account will be an option in the login screen Login using the administrator account then browse on the damaged profile under c:\users\exampleprofile Then try to copy all the files on the folder to a temporary folder. Delete the damaged profile eg. c:\users\exampleprofile .Create a new User Profile with the same name as the damaged user profile. You can do this in Control panel/User Account . Copy all the files from the temporary folder to the new user profile created. Restart system
-IF No..GO -Back-up -Reinstall windows

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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Have you ever experienced Windows Vista administrator password forgot? Absolutely, there is nothing worse than forgot your Windows admin password when you have a great deal of work to do on your PC. Even though you can enter your computer with a standard user account, you still could not download anything and install programs on your PC. Therefore, how to reset or recover Windows Vista administrator password efficiently?

Here we will show the top three easy and efficient Windows Vista admin password recovery methods to anyone who have Windows Vista admin password forgotten issues.

Method 1: Reset Windows Vista administrator password on safe mode

Preparation Time: about 10 minutes
Pros: Simple and do not need third party tools
Cons: Need an available admin account on your Vista PC

You can reset Vista administrator 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.

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Preparation Time: More than 30 minutes
Pros: Free and do not need to change the forgotten password
Cons: The freeware should not work if the password is too long

Ophcrack is freeware for Windows password recovery. This software can help you to recover your forgotten Windows Vista admin password. So that you can regain access your admin account without changing the password.

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Windows Login Recovery is easy-to-use shareware to reset forgotten Windows password, including administrator password and other standard users' passwords.

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These three Windows Vista administrator password recovery solutions are helpful for us to resolve the Vista admin password lost problem. Now, you are no more Vista admin password forgot matters.

on Jun 24, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Logon to admin without admin account in 10 steps for Windows 7 .


1. Boot from your Windows 7 Installer Disk.
2. Launch Windows Recovery Environment.
3. Press Shift+F10 to launch Command Prompt.

Type the following inside the command prompt box:
4. copy "c:\windows\system32\magnify.exe" "c:\windows\system32\magnifybackup.exe"
5. copy "c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe" "c:\windows\system32\magnify.exe" /y

6. Restart your PC and click the "Ease of Access" icon on the bottom left corner of the logon screen.
7. Check the magnify box and click ok. It will launch the command prompt.


Type the following inside the command prompt box:
Note: change the word "name" with the current admin logon name you wish to logon.
8. net user name pass


9. Close the command prompt window.
10. Logon to the admin account using the password "pass".

Good Job, you can access your files that you already thought you lost. And you can change or remove the password in control panel now..






Disclaimer : This workaround should "not" be used to hack any other PC but yours. The purpose of this tip is to logon to your PC in case you forgot your admin password. Use at your own risk. The author shall not be liable if this workaround is misused in any unlawful way.

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Locked out from pc? forgot password? how to change password?


If you are using Windows XP Professional there is an Admin Account Hidden. Thats if it isnt the current one.
Start your computer and repeatedly hit F8 for boot changes, start in "Safemode" or "Directory Services and Repairs"
If the Welcome screen shows Hit Ctrl+Alt+Del twice to get classic logon screen then Type Admin and if there is a Password enter it.

If you do log in, you should have the ability to change the account Password or create new one.

If you are Using XP Home Edition then theres not much luck unless you can think of the PW.
Your Best bet is to Backup and Reinstall Operating System

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