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Can't logon as forgot administrator password

Hi everybody, please help me. As i using the computer, i carelessly deleted the user account, only left the Administrator account, but i forgot the Administrator password, so now every time i turn on the computer, it goes to the logon screen, i cannot do anything. Please help. As also i forgot the product key. Sammy

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Re: can't logon as forgot administrator password

I assume you are using windows system:
Here is an excellent resource.
If you still cannot get into your system then I recommend reinstalling you OS for your product key I think either contact the point of purchase or Microsoft support.

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I set my admin account to limited user and i cant open it anymore..please help to retrieve this user account.thank you..

i assume you are using Windows XP.
try log off and login as "Administrator", if you remember the password. Try blank password first. if it doesn't show in the list, press Ctrl-Alt-Del twice and type it in.
if no joy, you can download this iso, burn it onto CDR as disk image, not data.
restart and boot from this CD, then you have the chance to change/reset/blank any user's password. but take care not to do other thing. follow the author's instructions.
good luck!

Aug 08, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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just boot the system u will get the user selection screen.on the keyboard press CTRL+ALT+DELETE at the same time,there one screen will appear,on the username u can type as administrator then login.on ur desktop select mycomputer,then rightclick,u can see manage option clik there,another window will open on left side local users&group-click there on right side doubleclick on user,then select ur user(forgot password)right click set password -proceed-ok.the password will reset.
on desktop my computer icon not available,then go to START-CONTROLPANEL-ADMINISTRATIVETOOLS-DOUBLECLICK ON COMPUTER MANAGEMENT-there u will get local user&group-then the same procedure above mentioned.

May 21, 2011 | Operating Systems

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I trying to change my pass word to my computer.

click start control panel Open User Accounts in Control Panel. On the Users tab, click the name of the user whose password you want to change, and then click Reset Password. In New password and Confirm new password, type the new password, and then click OK. Notes You can change passwords only for local computer accounts, such as guest, administrator, or accounts you create for your computer. You cannot change your network logon password in User Accounts. To change your own password, press CTRL ALT DELETE and then click Change Password
hope this helps

Feb 03, 2011 | Operating Systems

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This all-in-one password recovery software will surely help you out. It is capable of resetting forgotten or lost Windows Administrator login password, and recovering lost password for multiple web browsers, mail clients, FTP clients, chat messengers etc. Windows Vista, XP or 7 etc operations systems are all compatible. Good LUCK!

Jul 31, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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How do I logon as administer


The built-in Administrator account is hidden from Welcome Screen when a user account with Administrator privileges exists and enabled. In Windows XP Home Edition, you can login as built-in Administrator in Safe Mode only. For XP Professional, press CTRL + ALT + DEL twice at the Welcome Screen and input your Administrator password in the classic logon window that appears.
To have the Administrator account displayed in the Welcome Screen, try one of these methods:
Method 1: Using TweakUI Power Toy for Windows XP Download TweakUI from here: v2.00 for Windows XP | v2.10 for XP SP1 and above
Open TweakUI and click "Logon" option in the left pane. Put a checkmark against the option "Show Administrator on Welcome Screen". Click OK to close TweakUI. Logoff and see if Welcome Screen lists Administrator login. Changes are immediate and you can use the Winkey + L to switch back to Welcome Screen to see Administrator account is listed.
Use this procedure to hide/unhide any user account from the Welcome Screen. Please remember, you can still login to a hidden account using CTRL+ALT+DEL classic logon method, but cannot Fast User Switch to a hidden user account.
Method 2 - Manual registry edit
  • Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
  • Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon \ SpecialAccounts \ UserList
  • Use the File, Export option to backup the key
  • Create a new DWORD Value named Administrator
  • Double-click Administrator, and set 1 as its data
  • Exit the Registry Editor.
For Windows XP Home Edition While you can configure Windows XP Home Edition to show Administrator account in the Welcome Screen, you cannot login as Administrator in Normal mode. Visit the following link for more information:
Error Message: Unable to Log You on Because of an Account Restriction

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May 20, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Forgot Vista Administrator password !

There is a way to reset the password and it doesn’t involve reformation and reinstalling Windows. The solution is called Windows Password Recovery 6.0. It can reset almost all Windows passwords in seconds. If you want to know how to use it please visit it on

Jan 15, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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Need to reset the administrative password for my windows xp desktop

Hi there Allenia,

To reset the Administrator user, you need to right click your My Computer and choose "Manage". The Computer Management window will open. Expand the Local Users and Groups from the left panel and click Users. Right click the Administrator user shown on the right and click Set Password. Click OK. That's it!

Please let me know if this helps. Good luck!

Dec 22, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Can't get pass windows login forgot password for os how do i get in

I know a windows password recovery tool called Windows Password Buster. This software can help you reset the password.

Nov 04, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Locked out

you can try loggin on to safe mode suing F8 might be an option if you have not set the adminstrator password.

if you are able to log on in safemode you can go to user account under control panel and reset the pasword.

If you have password there too . you may need to have a windows xp cd to go to reocvery console

thank you

May 17, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1...

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I can't log on to the main screen

I'm sure there is probably illegal ways around this which I do not recommend, but if you did not back up your password then the only other solution is to re-install windows.

Dec 08, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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