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Old 02-27-2010
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Admin Password reset in regedit

I have a laptop with Vista Business on it.

There are two accounts, one Admin and one User.
I can log into the user as i know the password but have forgotten the
Admin password. I cannot perform tasks such as cleanup etc as it always
prompts me for the admin password, which i do not know. I have tried all
of the other suggestions and still get prompted for the forgotten
password.

I recently had a similar experience on my desktop, where the admin
password was not recognised and i was not allowed to log on, and i
accessed the regedit to reset from there. I have tried to follow these
steps again with no success. Any suggestions. I am keen to do it in
regedit as i know this already.


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Old 02-27-2010
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Re: Admin Password reset in regedit

Can anyone direct me to somewhere that could help?


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Old 02-27-2010
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Re: Admin Password reset in regedit

Hello Mazzymoomoo,

You can use METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to reset your password.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...-password.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

mazzymoomoo;1235078 Wrote:
> I have a laptop with Vista Business on it.
>
> There are two accounts, one Admin and one User.
> I can log into the user as i know the password but have forgotten the
> Admin password. I cannot perform tasks such as cleanup etc as it always
> prompts me for the admin password, which i do not know. I have tried all
> of the other suggestions and still get prompted for the forgotten
> password.
>
> I recently had a similar experience on my desktop, where the admin
> password was not recognised and i was not allowed to log on, and i
> accessed the regedit to reset from there. I have tried to follow these
> steps again with no success. Any suggestions. I am keen to do it in
> regedit as i know this already.



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