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    Forgetting your Windows administrator login password. With no way to get into the system, you can’t even perform basic maintenance, let alone a thorough tune-up. Formatting is always an option, but we consider that a last resort. (Plus, guess who’s going to have to help reinstall all the programs lost after a wipe?) But all hope is not lost. There are a few ways to actually retrieve a lost Windows account password. Read on, and we’ll show you the light.

    ====1st Method====
    The first thing which you check if you forget login password. When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account “Administrator” and sets its password to blank. So if you have forget your user account password then try this:
    Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys twice and it’ll show Classic Login box. Now type “Administrator” (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
    Now you can reset your account password from “Control Panel -> User Accounts”.
    Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.

    ====2nd Method====
    1. Reboot your machine.
    2. Press F8 before the Windows boot screen appears.
    o Do not press F5 as used on the NT/9x series of Windows.
    3. You will be be prompted with a boot options menu.
    4. Select the Start Windows in Safe Mode option.
    5. Click through several self-explanatory screens until your reach the familiar 'Welcome' screen.
    6. Note that this welcome screen is limited to 256 colors and 640x480 resolution because the primary graphics will have been set to the Windows Safe Mode software VGA adapter. You will not be able to change this mode even in Display options, while Windows is running in Safe Mode.
    7. Find the icon for the Administrator user. If the default settings of your system haven't been changed, there should be no password for this account.
    o The Safe Mode Welcome screen might display some of the other users on your system.
    8. Login as the admin.
    9. Press Yes at the prompt asking if you would like to continue using Safe Mode.
    10. Continue on to the User Settings control panel. Here you can change any of the other passwords for user on the machine. Make any changes you want.
    11. Reboot your computer. As long as you don't press any keys (i.e. F8 ) during the boot-up the computer will startup normally.
    12. Login as the user for which you set the password.

    ====3rd Method====
    Windows XP and further versions also provide another method to recover forgotten password by using “Reset Disk”. If you created a Password Reset Disk in past, you can use that disk to reset the password. To know more about it, please visit following links:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305478

    ====4th method====
    Comparatively, using windows password Recovery Tool utility is a reliable and convenient method for solving the password problem. Normally, the program can easily reset the password to “Blank” with no -reformatting or installation. Do all the job for you automatically. Unfortunately, it is not safe to use some free recovery tool to recover windows password. So here is the recommend recovery tool:windows password Recovery Tool 3.0 .

    Offical site: http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com

    you could see the recommendation of articlesbase.
    http://www.articlesbase.com/security...-1282019.html#

    ====5th method====
    If it doesn't work above ,I hope that you have some hacker friends.

    Reference resource:

    http://windowspassword.blog.com/

    http://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Windo...-You-Forgot-It

    http://www.articlesbase.com/security...-1282019.html#

    http://www.instructables.com/id/How-...-NT-2000-2001/

  • #2
    Originally posted by bombermanneo View Post
    Forgetting your Windows administrator login password. With no way to get into the system, you can’t even perform basic maintenance, let alone a thorough tune-up. Formatting is always an option, but we consider that a last resort. (Plus, guess who’s going to have to help reinstall all the programs lost after a wipe?) But all hope is not lost. There are a few ways to actually retrieve a lost Windows account password. Read on, and we’ll show you the light.

    ====1st Method====
    The first thing which you check if you forget login password. When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account “Administrator” and sets its password to blank. So if you have forget your user account password then try this:
    Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys twice and it’ll show Classic Login box. Now type “Administrator” (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
    Now you can reset your account password from “Control Panel -> User Accounts”.
    Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.

    ====2nd Method====
    1. Reboot your machine.
    2. Press F8 before the Windows boot screen appears.
    o Do not press F5 as used on the NT/9x series of Windows.
    3. You will be be prompted with a boot options menu.
    4. Select the Start Windows in Safe Mode option.
    5. Click through several self-explanatory screens until your reach the familiar 'Welcome' screen.
    6. Note that this welcome screen is limited to 256 colors and 640x480 resolution because the primary graphics will have been set to the Windows Safe Mode software VGA adapter. You will not be able to change this mode even in Display options, while Windows is running in Safe Mode.
    7. Find the icon for the Administrator user. If the default settings of your system haven't been changed, there should be no password for this account.
    o The Safe Mode Welcome screen might display some of the other users on your system.
    8. Login as the admin.
    9. Press Yes at the prompt asking if you would like to continue using Safe Mode.
    10. Continue on to the User Settings control panel. Here you can change any of the other passwords for user on the machine. Make any changes you want.
    11. Reboot your computer. As long as you don't press any keys (i.e. F8) during the boot-up the computer will startup normally.
    12. Login as the user for which you set the password.

    ====3rd Method====
    Windows XP and further versions also provide another method to recover forgotten password by using “Reset Disk”. If you created a Password Reset Disk in past, you can use that disk to reset the password. To know more about it, please visit following links:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305478

    ====4th method====
    Comparatively, using windows password Recovery Tool utility is a reliable and convenient method for solving the password problem. Normally, the program can easily reset the password to “Blank” with no -reformatting or installation. Do all the job for you automatically. Unfortunately, it is not safe to use some free recovery tool to recover windows password. So here is the recommend recovery tool:windows password Recovery Tool 3.0 .

    Offical site: http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com

    you could see the recommendation of articlesbase.
    http://www.articlesbase.com/security...-1282019.html#

    ====5th method====
    If it doesn't work above ,I hope that you have some hacker friends.

    Reference resource:

    http://windowspassword.blog.com/

    http://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Windo...-You-Forgot-It

    http://www.articlesbase.com/security...-1282019.html#

    http://www.instructables.com/id/How-...-NT-2000-2001/
    very well done ,thank you

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    • #3
      Hi bombermanneo,
      Welcome to the forum! Some usefull info here.

      I did move your post to here in the lounge. The ASC & Security 360 Sub-forums are for posts about these specific programs.

      Enjoy the forum!

      samr

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      • #4
        It's a great post about to change the Windows forgotten password ..
        It's a very helpful post to each and everyone who have forgot their passwords and wants to change the system password ..
        Advertising in signature is not allowed - it is a banning offense

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        • #5
          windows

          I hope this can helps someone. Use windows password key 8.0 to get back the password :http://www.lostwindowspassword.com[/url]

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          • #6
            No bumping to advertise

            annyyu22
            I deleted your second post in this thread and deleted the other thread you started on this topic.
            Both the post and the thread only served to once again bring this product to the attention of forum members.

            Creating new threads and 'bumping' old threads to advertise a product is commonly known as spam and will lead to being banned.
            The software you recommend has been mentioned in post# 5, I suggest you be content with that.

            All the best, woz of oz
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            • #7
              Hi ann
              The password key 8 application is not free.
              Try reading this: lifehacker.com/394039/recover-lost-passwords-with-free-tools with http:// in front.
              Cheers
              solbjerg


              Originally posted by annyyu22 View Post
              I hope this can helps someone. Use windows password key 8.0 to get back the password :http://www.lostwindowspassword.com[/url]
              太阳山 (solbjerg)
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              • #8
                I know some methods.

                look like spam..

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                • #9
                  Ok linky
                  Sorry! I have delinked it.
                  It was just the article that I found informative.
                  Cheers
                  solbjerg

                  Originally posted by linky1124 View Post
                  look like spam..
                  太阳山 (solbjerg)
                  Ceterum censeo Usage of IObit Products esse legendum
                  (Furthermore I think that Usage of IObit Products must be read)
                  Itemized subjects Table of content
                  In relation to defragmentation Think about defragmentation
                  Clean Install concept Clean Install
                  Introduction to the Forum Forum Guidelines

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ychfib
                    I DIY a Windows password reset CD. There is an Windows password unlocker.ISO image file integrated in the windows password unlocker. Burn the .ISO file onto a blank CD with the freely burner included in windows password unlocker. With the newly created windows password reset CD, i can No spam links here with our erasing anything else
                    Now Only: $19.95 ..nothing for nothing? why pay for it i wonder?
                    i a not sure here do you all password your pc so members of the family cannot use it?
                    itsmejjj

                    Edit: HI jjj :smile:
                    I must have been deleting that spam post while you were replying :wink:
                    I removed the spam link from your Quote also

                    All the best, woz of oz
                    Last edited by wozofoz; Dec. 26th, 2009, 10:43. Reason: Removed Link I had also removed post

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                    • #11
                      As long as you can log into any user account, you can change any password, known or unknown.

                      Just type net user <accountname> * within a command prompt window to change the password. Works with guest accounts as well.

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                      • #12
                        Edit: HI jjj
                        I must have been deleting that spam post while you were replying
                        I removed the spam link from your Quote also

                        not a problem yes i looked at the site..and wondered why ?

                        i suppose don't hurt to try ...haaa...

                        itsmejjj

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                        • #13
                          Hello

                          I am just the new one here to study something about computer ,but not the spam.:evil:

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                          • #14
                            HI annyyu22!

                            I hope in the time since you first posted here you have studied and learned much here! If you did great!!

                            I find it hard to believe though, that if you had been back here "studying"; that you are only now responding so defensively!!

                            Woz was correct to enforce the rules of the forum!! No need to frown!


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                            • #15
                              windows password seeker

                              I introduce a software, today. Windows Password Seeker. it not

                              only supports XP, 2000, and NT, But also in Vista and win7,it

                              works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank

                              password. I wrote it to a USB flash drive do this. Booting up

                              and clearing a password takes a minute. You can download it

                              from : http : //www.passwordseeker.com

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