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    Admin Password

    Hi

    I have a windows vista home laptop and have forgotten the administrator password. There is another account set on the laptop that i am using now but dont have admin rights.

    I need to crack or reset the administrator password. Any ideas on this?

    Thanks

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    download 'hirens boot cd' there is a password deleter thing on that.

    but I didn't tell you!! :P

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    Not sure if this works with Vista? Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
    or try the tools on UBCD for Windows

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennT View Post
    Not sure if this works with Vista? Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
    or try the tools on UBCD for Windows

    I've used ubcd briefly before, do you know what the specific tool/option is on there for doing this?

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    Or try Austrumi (google it) either Hirens or Austrumi work with vista as I have used them to wipe the admins and/or users password, just cant remember which one I used....

    hope that helps

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    and is there much difference between the windows ubcd and this one Ultimate Boot CD - Download the UBCD

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashsnaps View Post
    and is there much difference between the windows ubcd and this one Ultimate Boot CD - Download the UBCD
    This is the Linux one but think it has pretty much the same tools. Would still advise UBCD4WIN though. The tool you want is Password Renew at sala source which is built in as standard.

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    For those with a schools agreement and SA you will have recieved the CD's with the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance aka the old Winternals ERD Commander.

    Everthing you need is there including locksmith.

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    You should be able to re-boot in safe mode and log in as the built-in
    administrator. This account generally doesn't have a password and is only
    available in safe mode.

    From there, you can get to User Accounts and change passwords.

    EDIT: Also found this if it helps

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolso...r/ophcrack.htm

    James
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    if you type "CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2" (Without quotations) into the run option on the start button you will be able to set up the laptop to automatic log on to the administrator login! it means u do not have to worry about passwords, and you can still use the lock function as well. this process will also enable you to change the password there 2.

    here's the link if you need any more advice! it says windows xp but has worked on my vista laptop as well

    Configure Windows XP to Automatically Login

    cheers Guinness_1864

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    There is another account set on the laptop that i am using now but dont have admin rights.
    @guinness_1864: userpasswords2 requires administrator privileges IIRC. It'd be a pretty poor show if a normal user could reset the admin's password...

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