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    Forgot logon password

    A pupil has forgotten her password on her personal laptop.

    its vista home premium

    iv tried safe mode and the admin account but no luck also no other users on the laptop.

    any ideas?

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    cant get past the logon screen so cant do but thanks

    currently looking at UBCD to see if that could work.

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    ultimate boot cd for windows works fine for this in xp and works everytime so i would expect it to work in vista although never tried...

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    cheers ill have a go now and let you know

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    password reset

    Have had this same problem several times myself
    I have a cd that can reset passwords in vista for obvios reasons not going to post details online but if interested could burn a copy for you and post it over of even put up on our ftp server for download

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    Im trying to log on to a vista home premier machine as administrator but I cant seem to find a way to change the log on name from the normal user to administrator. All there is is a password field.

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    the admin account is disabled by default you will need to enable it.

    right click the Command prompt icon in start menu select run as administrator.

    now type "net user administrator /active:yes"

    log out and you should see admin account

    to disable do same but type "net user administrator /active:no"

    hope this helps
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    Useful for future reference thanks..

    but in this case I dont know the user's password so was trying to just log in as administrator hoping the password would be blank like most xp installs.

    Its no big deal Ill just need to find the teacher to ask her the password.

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    the ultimate boot cd works fine

    Ultimate Boot CD - Overview

    burn iso to disk
    boot from disk
    filesystem tools
    Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

    follow the instructions to remove the password.

    but yeah asking the teachers is much easier

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