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Windows Vista Password

I lost my Windows Vista password.  When my computer boots up it stops at the welcom to windows vista and ask me for my password.  I did not make a reset disk when I purchased the computer.  Can a reset disk be sent to this computer to place on a CD and change my password? I have lost my administrator password. My operating system is Windows Vista Premium. There is another account on the computer that was previously given access to the administrator files, so I can at least work around the part about getting to my files. But I can't install anything, every time I try, the computer asks for the administrator password which I am unable to produce.

The password was a simple combination of letters that I can mostly remember, but can never recall completely. I've been trying for a week to get back into my account.

I've tried to install password cracks to solve the problem for me, but that isn't working because the only ones I can find are in installation files. If there was one that came as a zip file, I could use that.

I understand that the simplest solution would be to reinstall vista, but I would lose everything that I have installed after purchasing the computer as well as the programs that were installed by Best Buy prior to the purchase.

I want to know if there is anyway that I could find the password or have someone do it for me in a different way from simply guessing repeatedly at the log-in screen.

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  • adeleon1989 May 28, 2008

    I'm sorry, but that won't work. Some files require installation and I can't install anything without the password I'm trying to change. The DOS one almost worked, but it can't access the hard drive for some reason.

  • aliceal612 Oct 21, 2008

    I also can't remember my password and have tried everything to reset it. Please advise

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    PLEASE GIVE ME SOLUTION.

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6. Type shutdown -r -t 00 and press Enter.

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