help me plz I can't get into my admin account

September 18, 2009 at 20:33:34
Specs: Windows Vista
Can someone help me with a problem I am having, as
you can see I had changed my accounts on my
computer/laptop yesterday and I created a strong
password for my administrator account, and I have a
winows vista home premium laptop, it was an inspiron
E1505 but it's been upgraded to an inspiron I6400, and
I had just changed 1 of my accounts on it from it being
an admin account to a standard account, and the
admin account I have I can't remember the password
for it now, plz help me, contact me on this topic asap

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September 19, 2009 at 23:45:28
I recently encountered a problem where I needed to get into an admin account but didn't know the password.

You have a few options here, if you have another admin account you can reset the password for the account you need by going to:

Start -> Run -> type in cmd -> press enter

Type in

net user then press enter

this comes up with a list of accounts. From here you want to note the account name for the account you need to reset the password for and type:

net user ACCOUNTNAME *

where account name is the name of the account.


If that does not work google nt password reset, its a program you burn to a cd. Pop that cd in and restart the computer, the walkthrough is fairly simple and i believe the site has instructions but there is an option to reset passwords from that cd. This may not work, this didnt work for me but some people were able to get it reset.


There's a trick to resetting passwords by using a windows installation cd.

a) Boot up using windows cd
b) As soon as the option screen comes up press enter
c) It'll give you the EULA and ask you to press f8, go ahead.
d) If this is a proper windows xp cd (not modified version) then it should search through windows installations.
e) When it finds the windows installation (ie. C;\windows\) press R to do a repair
f) I havent had problems doing this but apparently you may lose drivers/data but I have never lost data
g) After the computer restarts once the file copying is done it'll bring up the initial windows installation screen. Watch the bottom left bar for when it says "Installing devices"
h) Press Shift+F10 at this point and youll be able to remove passwords and create admin accounts, etc. Now close that and let the installation finish (it may talk a long time to close this is normal it may seem like it locks up too)

good luck

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September 20, 2009 at 06:46:21
this works for cmd version 6.0.6001

net user "account name" *
set new password: "password"
confirm new password: "password"
the command completed successfully

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September 20, 2009 at 13:55:49
oh I see, thank you both for the advice and help but I actually
have a windows vista computer/laptop though

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September 20, 2009 at 14:47:23
works with my vista =)

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September 20, 2009 at 15:12:24
ohhh I see, well may you please tell me how I can resolve this
problem I'm still having, I mean if your method worked on your
vista maybe you can help me since I don't know how to get to
my run cmd on my vista computer/laptop

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