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Need to reset admin password

I have a laptop that loaded with vista home premium. a friend gave it to me without any CDs/DVDs. there are 2 accounts on the computer --- one has admin rights, the other doesn't. the one with admin rights is password protected.

how can i reset, change, or delete, the passwords for either administrator account or the user with admin rights account?

thanks.....

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    no_comprendo Jul 24, 2009

    unfortunately i'm unable to follow your procedure because i don't have admin rights. logging into vista as a regular user and attempting to perform an action such as resetting a password requires administrator rights. therein lies the problem --- i need to be able to login with admin rights and i can't.

    as always, thanks for your input.

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    no_comprendo Jul 24, 2009

    thanks. i did ask my friend. she forgot her password. HOWEVER, she did give me two passwords that she's used in the past. those passwords were incorrect, BUT, i was able to write different combination of the one password and i was successful at logging into her computer with admin rights.

    thanks for your input.

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    no_comprendo Jul 24, 2009

    thanks for the advice. you're right, i did not create a password recovery disk and neither did she. and the warranty period expired 2 weeks ago so i can't ask dell for free assistance. i'll give your suggestion a try.

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Quick answer is this is certanily possible, it will require outside software. If you are in a hurry then just take it to a local computer shop and within 15 mintues you should be fixed, they just want to be paid for their time and skills. It is assumed you did not create a password recovery disk originally. Donlt know your confidence/skill level but if you have another working system then download ophcrack.sourceforge.net (its free) and create a CD to recover your lost password then of course make a Password Recovery Disk for future reference. Also it is not a bad idea to make another account an administrator on the machine.

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I believe the easiest way would be to ask your friend.

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Right click on my computer icon then click on manage then go to user and groups management.
Then select your user whose you want to change password.
then rightclick user and reset password if you want reset.

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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?
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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.
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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 Password Recovery Tool 3.0 is easy-to-use shareware to reset forgotten Windows password, including administrator password and other standard users' passwords.
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Step 1: Download Windows Password Recovery Tool
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.

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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
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Cons: Not free

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

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http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

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yes there is
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go to run>>type cmd
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