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Administrator password on Vista

By dmatty23
Jun 30, 2008
  1. I have got a strange situation, I had three accounts on the computer one been the administrator. The problem is that someone changed that account to a normal account, now I can’t do anything because I don’t have administrator privileges. If I try to change anything it asks for the password, I didn’t use a password as administrator! Is this a default password? Or is there a way to make a new user with administrator privileges.
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    User Accounts Password Recovery

    Vista
    Try Offline NT Password (Xp and Vista)

    Try Ophcrack Live CD (For Vista)

    Create a password reset disk in Vista (before you password protect your useraccount)

    Read Microsoft policy about lost or forgotten passwords

    Xp
    How to log on to your Windows XP-based computer if you forget your password or if your password expires

    Try Offline NT Password (Xp and Vista)

    Try Ophcrack LiveCD (For Xp)


    Edit:

    Here's another one that many Users have reported as working
    PC Login Now
    Some screen shots H E R E
     
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