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In this case, you have few choices. If you reinstall the OS you will wipe out everything on the PC already and start fresh. If you have left yourself a backdoor to get it with a second account that has administrator privileges, you can reset it that way. Finally, there are password recovery programs available. These you'll have to purchase. If there are important and irreplacable files on the hard drive now, it would be a small enough price to pay to get them back. Just Google Password Recovery Software and browse through the offerings.
Sorry there is no quick fix for this. In the future, create 2 admin accounts for just such an occasion.

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YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE PLACE YOU BOUGHT THE COMPUTER AND TELL THEM ABOUT THE PROBLEM.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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Locked out of my computer


Which Password? Bios Password?Hard Drive Password? Windows Welcome Screen User Logon Password?

Which Operating System? Windows XP? Windows Vista?Windows 7?OK,if you are running Windows 7, Microsoft tightened security on it so you've gotto have a password reset disk which 99% of the people who own laptops withwindows 7 fail to do. It should be one of the first things you do whenyou buy the laptop. Otherwise, you're faced with reinstalling theOperating System or possibly doing a System Recovery.

If you're on Windows XP or Vista try this:

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on andimmediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see the Safe Modeoption. Select SAFE MODE and let the computer boot up. When it getsto the User Login screen it will show the Administrator userid and the useridfor which you forgot the password. Sign in as the Administrator(hopefully you didn't put a password on it and forgot it too). Once thedesktop appears it will look different, the screen will be darker and the iconsbigger, but this is normal for safe mode.

Click Start/Control Panel/User Accounts
When the User Accounts screen opens, click on the userid for which you forgotthe password. Select the option to REMOVE PASSWORD.

Reboot your machine.

Jun 07, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Forgot Windows Vista Password - How to Reset or Recover It?


No matter you use a Mac or PC, no matter your operating system is Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, computer security can be a common topic for you. For PC protection, a Windows password is often regarded as the first line of safeguard. But there is a little problem as Windows password can be easily forgotten. Forgetting Windows password could also be dangerous if your only have one windows account or others.<br /><br />In that case, you can use a password reset disk to reset or recover the forgotten Windows password. Here we introduce a simple tutorial for you when <a href="http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/forgot-windows-vista-password.html">forgot Windows Vista password</a> - Burn a password reset CD/DVD with Windows Login Recovery. This method can be applied to all situations, no matter you can log on PC or locked out of computer.<br /><br />Windows Login Recovery enables you to create a password reset CD/DVD. When you forgot Windows Vista password, you can use the created CD/DVD to reset the forgotten password in just 3 simple steps:<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Step 1: Burn a password reset CD/DVD.</span><br /><br />1. Run the program and insert a blank CD/DVD to computer.<br /><br />2. Select to Reset Local account password, and click Next.<br /><br />3. Select CD/DVD and click Burn to start burning the CD/DVD.<br /><br />4. Click OK when the CD/DVD is burned and take it out of computer.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Step 2: Set your locked computer to boot from CD/DVD.</span><br /><br />1. Insert the burned CD/DVD in the locked computer that you forgot Windows Vista password.<br /><br />2. Press F2, Delete or F10 to enter your BIOS Setup when the computer is booting.<br /><br />3. Choose Boot on the taskbar, select Boot Device Priority and press Enter.<br /><br />4. Make the computer to boot from CD ROM firstly according to the prompts on the right.<br /><br />5. Press F10 to save settings and your computer will restart automatically.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Step 3: Reset forgotten Windows Vista password.</span><br /><br />After restarting, you can reset Windows administrator password and standard user password under DOS.<br /><br />1. Choose the installation path of Windows, and enter the NO. of the path.<br /><br />2. All Windows account user names will be displayed for you. Enter the NO. of a specified User Name to remove its account password.<br /><br />3. Enter y to confirm and continue your operation.<br /><br />4. Enter y to remove another Windows account password or enter n to finish your operation when the selected windows account password is removed.<br /><br />5. Take the burned CD/DVD out of computer and press any key to restart your computer when you enter n to finish your operation.<br /><br />The password has been successfully reset and now you can log on your computer without password.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Notices for Windows Vista password reset</span><br /><br />1. When you forgot Windows Vista password and locked out of PC, with Windows Login Recovery, you can create a password reset CD/DVD in any accessible computer with any OS, like Windows 7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2008/2003/2000.<br /><br />2. The computer used to install the program should have a CD/DVD burner; both internal and external CD/DVD burners are OK.<br /><br />3. After <a href="http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/windows-vista-password-recovery.html">Windows Vista password reset</a>, no computer data will be lost.<br /><br />4. This method can not only help you when you forgot Windows Vista password, but also help you regain access to computer when you forgot Windows passwords on Windows 7, Windows XP and so on.

on Nov 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to Reset Windows Vista Administrator Password with Three Simple Methods?


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.

Method 2: Recover Windows Vista administrator password with freeware

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.

Ophcrack is used to create a Windows password recovery disk. You need to boot your computer from the disk to recover your password. You can follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Download Ophcrack

Step 2: Burn a Windows password recovery disk with the freeware

Step 3: Recover the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk

You can logon Windows Vista with the old password now.

Method 3: Reset Windows Vista administrator password with shareware

Preparation Time: less than 10 minutes
Pros: Fast and 100% reset the forgotten password
Cons: Not free

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

Unlike Ophcrack, Windows Login Recovery is designed to reset the forgotten password. No matter how long and how complicated the password is, this software can 100% reset the forgotten password in few minutes. All you need to do is just three steps:

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery

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

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

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 | Computers & Internet

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Need to by pass my password


Which Password? Bios Password? Hard Drive Password? Windows Welcome Screen User Logon Password?

Which Operating System? Windows XP? Windows Vista? Windows 7?

OK, if you are running Windows 7, Microsoft tightenedsecurity on it so you've got to have a password reset disk which 99% of thepeople who own laptops with windows 7 fail to do. It should be one of thefirst things you do when you buy the laptop. Otherwise, you're faced withreinstalling the Operating System or possibly doing a System Recovery.

If you're on Windows XP or Vista try this:

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on andimmediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see the Safe Modeoption. Select SAFE MODE and let the computer boot up. When it getsto the User Login screen it will show the Administrator userid and the useridfor which you forgot the password. Sign in as the Administrator (hopefullyyou didn't put a password on it and forgot it too). Once the desktopappears it will look different, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger,but this is normal for safe mode.

Click Start/Control Panel/User Accounts
When the User Accounts screen opens, click on the userid for which you forgotthe password. Select the option to REMOVE PASSWORD.

Reboot your machine.

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I Forgot My Password


Which Password? Bios Password? Hard Drive Password? Windows Welcome Screen Logon Password?

Which Operating System? Windows XP? Windows Vista? Windows 7?

OK, if you are running Windows 7, Microsoft tightenedsecurity on it so you've got to have a password reset disk which 99% of thepeople who own laptops with windows 7 fail to do. It should be one of thefirst things you do when you buy the laptop. Otherwise, you're faced withreinstalling the Operating System or possibly doing a System Recovery.

If you're on Windows XP or Vista try this:

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on andimmediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see the Safe Modeoption. Select SAFE MODE and let the computer boot up. When it getsto the User Login screen it will show the Administrator userid and the useridfor which you forgot the password. Sign in as the Administrator (hopefullyyou didn't put a password on it and forgot it too). Once the desktopappears it will look different, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger,but this is normal for safe mode.

Click Start/Control Panel/User Accounts
When the User Accounts screen opens, click on the userid for which you forgotthe password. Select the option to REMOVE PASSWORD.

Reboot your machine.

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Hi.
Press f8 or f10 it will allow you to start your system in safe mode. Enter as administrator and create a new account.
Also check this link... http://www.emachines.com/faq/vista/ck2007011623.html

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I forgot my vista logon password cannot get past the logon screen. I also changed out my cmos batt with hopes that if a replaced the batt that the password would be reset. nope


Follow this steps: 1.Download Windows Password Unlocker from Password Unlocker Official site
2.Decompress the Windows password unlocker and note that there is an .ISO image file. Burn the image file onto an blank CD with the burner freely supported by Password Unlocker.
3.Insert the newly created CD into the locked computer and re-boot it from the CD drive.
4.After launched the CD, a window pop up with all your account names(if you have several accounts) select one of the accounts that you have forgotten its password to reset it. Just one press, this software can remove screen password instantly.
You will reset your password easily.

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I forgot my password on my laptop, so that it dont load the windows


as your windows starts look for F8 at the bottom, normally just before the windows logo comes up,
choose safe mode and if you get the password screen use admin as user and leave the password blank.
login in and change the password for your account in the control panel then restart

let me know how you get on

Apr 17, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Forgot password of vista administrator


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