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Thread: Windows Vista Administrator lost password

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    Windows Vista Administrator lost password

    I'm quite savy at computers but this is tricky. My mom has me set on parental controls for Windows Vista. She gave me her password and I turned them out, logged off and then logged back on to my account. Then, when I turned off the computer and she turned it back on the next day, her password didn't work. She's called people and apparently, I changed the password without knowing I did.

    Here's the problem, I don't have a disk to reset the administrator password and I already tried the CMD way to reset the password but I got "System Error 5 has occured. Access denied."

    The administrator password is a big one since it controls everything I do. I can't change anything or download anything without that password.

    Is there ANYWAY I could change it?

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    Brink Guest

    Re: Windows Vista Administrator lost password

    Your mother can do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated
    before the password was changed to restore the old password. The
    tutorial below can help show her how to.

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    Jeffer Larray Guest

    Re: Windows Vista Administrator lost password

    If you havenot NTFS encrypted files on your computer, you can just reset the
    administrator password to blank using a Windows Password Reset Disc.

    I have used Lazesoft Recover My Password, which is a easy to use. Here is
    guides how to use it to reset Windows Administrator password to blank

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    CrucialHoax Guest

    Re: Windows Vista Administrator lost password

    The easiest one to use is the Offlien NT Registry Editor. This will
    clear the password for you so you can sign in and create a new one.
    Please use this one, it is trusted and probably one of the more safe
    ways to go.

    This will download as an .iso file. It will need to be burnt as an
    image. So you will need imgburn or other software that will handle .iso

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    Flavius Guest

    Re: Windows Vista Administrator lost password

    So you have to download & burn any tool to reset password i.e Offline
    NT Registry Editor (*@CrucialHoax* post).Alternative you can try enable
    in WinRE build-in Administrator account 'What do I do: I can no longer
    log in or elevate to an administrator account'
    System Restore (*@Brink* post) is also solution if both methods are too

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    linky1124 Guest
    Hi, guy. Don't worry, there are many people forget their admin password/ lost admin password, and there is a popular solution for those who have been locked out by computer. For this solution, what you need id a second computer that can link to Internet
    With Windows Password Recovery, you can create a reset CD which can be multiple used to reset windows admin password without erasing anything.

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    ychfti Guest

    Re: Windows Vista Administrator lost password

    If you lost windows password. I think the best solution is making a windows password recovery disk with the third part utility. The disk works perfectly to recover windows password to “Blank”. It is also useful for administrator password recovery, you can wrote it to an blank CD or USB flash drive to.

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    doctormrli Guest

    Re: Windows Vista Administrator lost password

    I know some windows password tools just like below

    1. Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0

    2. Windows Password Key 8.0

    3. Windows Password Recovery 6.0

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