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Forgot Administrative password

Have HP Presario SR2150NX Windows Vista Home version and cannot log on because I forgot my administrative pw

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Use password recovery software to reset windows admin account or login with second user account and reset password http://www.stellarinfo.com/password-recovery.htm

Posted on Oct 22, 2011

  • James Dennis Jan 06, 2013

    Who actually pays for a product to reset the admin password when there are about a 100 Linux which will walk you through the process for free? Also how is creating a normal user account, which is going to be tricky anyway if you don't have admin rights, going to allow you to reset the admin password? Windows does have different privilege levels you see, as being able to subvert the admin account from any other account would probably be considered something of a security were they idiotic enough to allow it. P.S. I believe Hiren's Boot CD is the canonical completely free and so easy only you could screw it up, answer to this question as opposed to dubious commercial product or runaroound from Microsoft who refuse to believe that any other OS exists or could write to NTFS as detailed below. Except in the case where you're using EFS and have multiple domain admin accounts thay everyone has forgotten the passwords too is which case the answer is choose a new career, although that decision may be made for you anyway.

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I got the following from the windows help and support:

OPTION 1
Using a password reset disk is the best solution.

  1. If you have typed the wrong password, you'll get a message that says your user name or password is incorrect. When this message appears, click OK.
  2. Click Reset password, and then follow the instructions.
OPTION 2

If there is another administrator account on the computer, that administrator can change the password for the account you can't remember the password for. If you do this, however, you will lose access to any encrypted files, encrypted e‑mail messages, and passwords stored on this account. If you don't have encrypted files or stored passwords, then this option will work for you


OPTION 3

If you don't have a password reset disk or another administrator account, you won't be able to reset the password. If there are no other user accounts on the computer, you won't be able to log on to Windows. In this case, you will need to re-install Windows.

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  • James Dennis Jan 06, 2013

    Do not always believe everything MS tell you is the lesson to take away from that one. Option 3 is absolutely trivial to solve without destroying your Windows install. See answer above, but please ignore any words that have been randomly deleted from it betweeen me proofreading it and posting it.

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What should you do when you’ve lost the password to connect to Windows? Ask an administrator to reset the password to access you. If you are a director yourself, and you can not remember your administrator password, the problem of having a little ‘difficult, and probably difficult to find the "forgotten password" again. Before launching a search on the recovery CD or DVD for Windows format and reinstall Windows on your computer, here are some ways to unlock the groped for Windows to access the new system, at least to reset the password password.
Method 1: Take a rest, and try hard to remember the forgotten password
Sometimes, human beings are a bit "strange. You will not get the thing you need for urgency. Thus, a cafe, take a glance or even return after a few days, you may find that suddenly "remember" your Windows password.
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