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

    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

    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)


    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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