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Unread 18-08-2010, 09:43 AM   #11
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This is similar to the tool I use on the Ultimate Boot CD (Live CD).
Yeah, UBCD is a must have tool for any PC troubleshooting professional. I use Hiren's Boot CD also.

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Re: Forgot the Administrator Password in Windows Vista?

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What should your do when you forgot the password to login to windows system? Ask an administrator to reset the log on password for you. If you yourself are administrator, and you can't remember the administrator password, the problem get a little tricky, and probably hard to recover the "forgotten password" again. Before you search for recovery CD or Windows DVD to format and reinstall Windows onto the computer, here a few solutions you can try to unlock the windows to gain access to the system again, at least by resetting the password

Method 1: Take a rest, and try hard to remember the forgotten password
Sometimes, human being is a little weird. You won’t get the thing that you urgently need. So have a coffee, take a snap or even come back after a few days, you may found that you suddenly ‘remember’ your Windows password.

Method 2:
Try No Password Administrator Login Backdoor
In Windows XP (not Windows Vista as Administrator account is not enabled by default), there is built-in Administrator user account, that has administrative credentials, enabled by default, and without any password to protect the account from been access. If you didn’t change this Administrator’s password, then try to sign in to Windows XP without password.

Method 3:
Reset password from another user account with administrator credentials
If you cannot log on to Windows by using a particular user account, but you can log on to another account that has administrative credentials, follow these steps on how to do the trick: Log on to Windows by using an administrator account that has a password that you remember. You may need to start WinXP in safe mode. Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type “control userpasswords2″, and then click OK. Click the user account that you forgot the password for, and then click Reset Password. Type a new password in both the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and then click OK.

Method 4: Do-It-Yourself (DIY) third party recovery tool

1. Login to a computer that can link to Internet. Download Windows Password Unlocker 4.0 and decompress it on that PC. Note that: there is a .ISO file. Burn the .ISO file to a CD.

2 Get out the newly created CD and insert it to the locked computer.

3 Re-boot the locked computer and then follow the process of instructions. Just a few steps, the old password was removed.'''

4. Setting new password:

Step one: Open the "Control Panel"
Step two: Click the "User Account "
Step three: Select the account you wanna to set a new password.
Step four: Click "changing Account " and "set up password", then fill out the form as listed. Click "Create Password".


Windows Password Unlocker cost money. I like free lol There are Linux distros system recovery Live Cd's out there that do the same thing. If you find the right one that will work with Windows.
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Re: Forgot the Administrator Password in Windows Vista?

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Yeah, UBCD is a must have tool for any PC troubleshooting professional. I use Hiren's Boot CD also.

Wow man I just check Hiren's Boot Cd website. There are tons of tools on it like Malwarebytes, CCleaner and more that is awesome. I will have to download it an burn the iso or make a thumb drive bootable with it. New Version 11.0

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Wow man I just check Hiren's Boot Cd website. There are tons of tools on it like Malwarebytes, CCleaner and more that is awesome. I will have to download it an burn the iso or make a thumb drive bootable with it. New Version 11.0
The only problem is that most of those tools are cracked commercial apps. So we can't use the Hiren's boot CD in an Office/Corporate environment.

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Re: Forgot the Administrator Password in Windows Vista?

as for me usually I use Logon Sentry, but this prog for mac...

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Re: Forgot the Administrator Password in Windows Vista?

@killytu :: I tried technique suggested by you to recover password but still not working please i need some more help in recovering password.. I tried lost pass but its useful after we logged in..

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Re: Forgot the Administrator Password in Windows Vista?

great but not simple
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If it was simple, your account wouldn't be safe.
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Re: Forgot the Administrator Password in Windows Vista?

simple:
attach the drive to another PC, get the data out
format the hard drive
reinstall windows that isn't VISTA
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Re: Forgot the Administrator Password in Windows Vista?

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