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Old 24-08-2007
iammk7
 
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HELP! Don't know administrator password

My son got on as administrator and changed my password and now doesn't know
what it is. I now of course can't approve changes or downloads, etc.

Is there a back way in somehow?

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Old 24-08-2007
P. Di Stolfo
 
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Re: HELP! Don't know administrator password

* if you have another administrative account, try logging on through this.
* do you mean the so-called Administrator or an account with administrative
rights? If he used one of the latter type, then you can try logging on as
Administrator, which has as far as I know, no standard password.
* if the first two fail, then you'll have to ask your son to change your
password back.

I hope this helps. I don't know another solution at the moment.
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Old 24-08-2007
P. Di Stolfo
 
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Re: HELP! Don't know administrator password

Sorry, I have to correct my statement. The in-built Administrator account is
normally deactivated under Vista.

So do you and your son have both administrative accounts?
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Old 25-08-2007
iammk7
 
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Re: HELP! Don't know administrator password

The problem is, we don't what he changed the password to. I have the only
administrator account. What I need is a way to change that password without
knowing it. The other user accounts (my childrens') have limited access and
can't make any changes, downloads, etc.

This wouldn't be a problem, but I'm changing internet providers and can't
until I can change or find this password.
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Old 25-08-2007
f/fgeorge
 
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Re: HELP! Don't know administrator password

Do a search on Google for hacks. There are plenty of ways to do it to
XP and 2k. Hiren's BootCD is one of them. It is a way to run Windows
from a stand alone cd that makes you and Admin so you can change all
that stuff. I am not sure it is available for Vista yet though.
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Old 28-08-2007
garfield
 
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Re: HELP! Don't know administrator password

ttried to go to the safe mode just hit the f8 key repeatedly as soon as u
turn on your computer go to safe mode and choose the administrator from that
you can recreate your password again.
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Old 10-09-2007
RSBUTLER94
 
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RE: HELP! Don't know administrator password

The easiest way to do this is to open CMD. to do this Click Start>Run>type
CMD. this will open the command prompt.
Then Type in "net users" without quotes and then enter
Then type "net users owner *" and then the new password. It wont show but
after you type it and then press enter it will say to confirm it. do this.
then after you confirm press enter and Violla! You have a changes password.
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Old 13-06-2008
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[quote=RSBUTLER94;3148719]The easiest way to do this is to open CMD. to do this Click Start>Run>type
CMD. this will open the command prompt.
Then Type in "net users" without quotes and then enter
Then type "net users owner *" and then the new password. It wont show but
after you type it and then press enter it will say to confirm it. do this.
then after you confirm press enter and Violla! You have a changes password.
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Old 07-08-2009
tina1203
 
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Re: HELP! Don't know administrator password

Hey, you can reset it! DIY a passowrd reset disk with an .SIO image file integrated in Windows password recovery tool named Windows Password Unlocker. What you need to do is to burn the .ISO image file onto a blank CD that can reset windows passwords without erasing anything
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Old 05-10-2009
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Re: HELP! Don't know administrator password

Ok heres what you do.
Click on the start menu and click run and type cmd and press ok, or if you have vista press and hold shift and right click your desktop and click rune comand prompt.

Then type net user, and press enter

the type net user (account name that you want to change password) then space and press shift and 8 to make and asterics and press enter.

then type the new password and press enter. P.S. when you type the new password it will look like nothing is happening and the cursor wont move but trust me it is typing it.
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