Admin password

Posted: 09-12-2008, 11:01 PM
Basically put my young daughter changed the Admin password and forgot it
"just to get past the stupid change password prompt". Now I cannot login as
Admin. Needless to say this brings about several others issues re: updates
etc. Is there any way to have the password reset or I can login with another
ID and change the Admin password? We can login to other users just not the
Admin. Thanks for any helpful suggestions.

Admin password


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Charlie Tame
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Re: Admin password
Posted: 09-12-2008, 11:08 PM
Larski wrote:
> Basically put my young daughter changed the Admin password and forgot it
> "just to get past the stupid change password prompt". Now I cannot login as
> Admin. Needless to say this brings about several others issues re: updates
> etc. Is there any way to have the password reset or I can login with another
> ID and change the Admin password? We can login to other users just not the
> Admin. Thanks for any helpful suggestions.

Try this, obviously no guarantee but it's not failed for me yet with XP.
You should be okay just following the defaults but I cannot swear to it
with Vista...

http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/
oscar
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RE: Admin password
Posted: 09-15-2008, 06:39 PM
If the fix that was posted doesn't work, or if your daughter does not
remember the password, or if your password CD that Vista suggests to
administrators to create in case password is forgotten doesn't exist, then
you'll have to reinstall Vista.

Sorry....
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oscar

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"Larski" wrote:
> Basically put my young daughter changed the Admin password and forgot it
> "just to get past the stupid change password prompt". Now I cannot login as
> Admin. Needless to say this brings about several others issues re: updates
> etc. Is there any way to have the password reset or I can login with another
> ID and change the Admin password? We can login to other users just not the
> Admin. Thanks for any helpful suggestions.
Gordon
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Re: Admin password
Posted: 09-15-2008, 08:52 PM
"oscar" <oscar@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:546115FC-D173-4856-94D1-603F3068E8D9@microsoft.com...
> If the fix that was posted doesn't work, or if your daughter does not
> remember the password, or if your password CD that Vista suggests to
> administrators to create in case password is forgotten doesn't exist, then
> you'll have to reinstall Vista.
>
No he won't - plenty of password utilities for Vista here:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...e+Search&meta=

 
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