Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Solved: Lost My Admin Account Password on XP

Q: Solved: Lost My Admin Account Password on XP

Hi everyone. A few months ago, I lost the password to my Admin account on XP. I do not have a password hint. Is there any way to recover the old password or create a new password from my current account? The current account I am using does have Admin priviledges.

Preferred Solution: Solved: Lost My Admin Account Password on XP

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Solved: Lost My Admin Account Password on XP

Read other 6 answers


Ive stumbled across a problem that has been causing me grief for a few days now, every time I try to access my hard drive (C disk) it says, access is denied. Also, i cant edit permissions because I've lost admin rights. Ive tried many things including unlocking the system admin, this lets me access a few extra things like being able to use the sfc command in cmd, however, it doesn't allow me to access the C disk or change permission because it also has lost admin rights? I fear that this is a bad problem and I don't know how it happened. I have tried restoring to a previous date and that doesn't work either.

Any help and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Shimin4tor

A:[SOLVED] Access denied to C disk and lost admin rights to system admin account

Hi and welcome to TSF so you have tried win 7 hidden admin Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista
have you installed or downloaded anything in the recent past

Read other 19 answers

I just made a non admin user account on my Dell Inspiron (windows xp) laptop. When I went online to sign in under my account (admin) it is no longer there. My name (Penne) is there (and so is my daughters). I click on my name, put my password in and it takes me to the desktop for my daughter and ALL my stuff is gone. PLEASE HELP!!!
I have googled this and the only thing I am seeing is that you need to sign in under an Admin user account to fix this and get my stuff back. THere is NO admin user account so how can I get it all back? I did the F8 and went to restore to previous point and that didnt work. I know there is a way to go to the restore calendar and find a day that her user account was not on there (like last week) so this might work, but I dont know how to find this.
PLEASE help as all of my EVERYTHING is on my user account and I am lost without it all (have a retreat this weekend and I need all of my sheet music and my songs)
Thanks so much,

A:Lost Admin user account when made non admin account

Read other 7 answers

My daughter's laptop is running windows 7 home edition. My wife and I set up an admin account when we purchased it w few years ago. Today when trying to download a malware detection program, it asks for admin account password and it says it has expired. Seems strange as we updated the password less than 3 months ago. The laptop only has my daughter's non-admin account and the one admin acct.

What options do we have to regain admin account access?


A:Solved: Admin account password expired

Well, I feel a bit silly, but realize now that if I reboot and select the admin account, it asks me to reset my expired password. I reset PW, set up an additional admin account in case I actually ever do get locked out of the first one, and disabled the password expiration feature.

Hope this helps someone else.


Read other 1 answers

lost my windows 7 administrator password and need to run some commands from the cmd prompt anyone have an answer??????????

A:Solved: lost admin password

Read the site rules.

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.


Read other 2 answers

After clean installation of XP Pro and setting other user accounts with limited access, As set, Users are asked for their Logon Passwords but not the Admin account. On restarting computer, it boots right direct to my admin account without asking for password which I have already set but when I switch user or log off, then on the logon screen it would ask me for the password.
All help appreciated with resolving this.

A:Solved: Computer logs in admin account without asking for password.

Try this

Click Start and Run
Type "Control Userpasswords2" and press enter.
check the box for "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."
Click Apply and Ok.

let us know if this works.

Read other 3 answers

Can't log into Administrator... tried every password I can think of!!!
I know it is case-sensitive, and I have tried leaving it blank.
I can log into user name, but I am very limited to what I can do. I am logged in as a power user...but have no power!
Is there any work around to get into Admin? I really don't want to reinstall.
Appreciate any suggestions.

A:Solved: Lost Password Admin Windows 2000

Read other 13 answers

The firm in which I work has a Lenovo PC with Windows 10 installed. There are two user profiles on the computer, the admin and another normal account without administration rights. We have only the password of the account without administrator rights.

The network administrator had left the company surprisingly in without giving the administrator password of the PC and we cannot contact him anymore.

Now we want to install another programme and we cannot do this without an administrator account.

I disabled secure boot and have tried to boot the PC with an Linux USB Stick, but it do not boot from the stick.

Any suggestion how I either can reset the password of the administrator account or create an new account with administrator rights.

A:Windows 10 admin password reset or new account with admin rights

Although there may be techniques to recover a lost password it is forum policy that we do not discuss these here - your best bet would be to visit a local security specialist and get them to recover/reset it for you - and a change to the policy for the replacement admin may be a good idea, I always wrote a list of all passwords and stored it with the Managing Director and also in a fireproof safe

Read other 1 answers

Hi Yet again, Windows is frustratingly taking up all of my time and I have tried everything google has to offer to try and fix it but it seems like no one has screwed up as much as I have on whatever forum. Let me explain the problem: I'm trying to set my account to administrator because I can't install programs, change account settings, make any changes through CMD without getting the system error 5 access denied message and I can't set the administrator account through CMD either. I also don't have the permission to change anything in regedit and I can't even reset my pc because it requires an administrator password which I don't have, is not "nothing" nor is it administrator or admin or password and I can't change it through cmd either. I can't even access the administrator account because it is disabled and even with an elevated cmd I can't activate the "hidden" administrator account. I've ran malwarebytes and superantispyware and I am now looking for the Gandalf of all Geeks to help me solve this problem. I'd immensely appreciate it!

A:System error 5 | No admin rights | Lost admin password | can't reset

Hi. When a computer is first setup, the account created is an administrative one. What happened to this account?

Read other 0 answers

I installed a few programs last night and I lost all my admin privileges.

I'm using an account that has admin rights, and yet these happened:
- run button in the start menu has disappeared.
- turn off button has also disappeared; I can only log off
- I cannot run the task manager when I press ctrl-alt-del
- some sys tray applications stopped being started up with the windows (skype, msn messenger, icq, adobe lightroom, daemontools)
- when I load Adobe Photoshop CS2, I get this message that says "You are not allowed to continue because your account does not have administrator privileges".
- I'm sure there're more things waiting to be discovered.

But the thing is, my account has admin status!

I've run adaware to clear out all spyware already. I'm attaching a HijackThis log; can anyone help see what's wrong?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:35:46 PM, on 8/3/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
E:\Win95\Utilities\Microsoft Activesync\wcescomm.exe
C:... Read more

A:Admin account lost admin privileges!

Read other 6 answers

Today I was doing some changes (changed Network name & re-asstablished Auto Logon) & restarted the comfuser. Well, screen came up asking for my password to my Standard Account (I always use Standard) & I got in no problem. But when I tried checking a few things, UAC came up asking for the Admin. Password w/o a box to type in; I closed everything & rebooted, but only Standard Account came up on the screen.

Once in comfuser, I checked Control Panel\User Accounts & Family Safety\User Accounts but only my Standard Account is there! I've checked the C:\Users folder & both my Admin. & Standard account folders show; so where is my Admin. Account log-in? This is the 1st time this has ever happened to me after setting-up Auto Logon.

A:Lost Admin. Account

Quote: Originally Posted by CJW

Today I was doing some changes (changed Network name & re-asstablished Auto Logon) & restarted the comfuser. Well, screen came up asking for my password to my Standard Account (I always use Standard) & I got in no problem. But when I tried checking a few things, UAC came up asking for the Admin. Password w/o a box to type in; I closed everything & rebooted, but only Standard Account came up on the screen.

Once in comfuser, I checked Control Panel\User Accounts & Family Safety\User Accounts but only my Standard Account is there! I've checked the C:\Users folder & both my Admin. & Standard account folders show; so where is my Admin. Account log-in? This is the 1st time this has ever happened to me after setting-up Auto Logon.

Trying to understand what you mean here.

-You enabled autologon for a standard user account
-UAC is now prompting for authentication but does not allow you to enter the admin credentials?

- Auto logon is not functioning properly if you were prompted for your standard account password to log into windows

Your administrator account is still available, it sounds like may have been hidden by enabling auto logon.

I would try reverting the changes you made to enable autologon.
If that does not make your administrator account reappear:

Since UAC is not functioning properly, created an elevated shortcut to the local security policy.

To create an e... Read more

Read other 9 answers

Ok, so I used to have only one account on my computer which I tried to make hidden by changing the registry value to 0. That was months and months ago. Yesterday I made my grandpa an account so he can use it when my sister is on his mac. Well, now my account wont show up so I'm unable to log in to it and I have the only admin account and never enabled the default admin one. So how can I regain access to my account? I've tried ctrl alt del like in xp but got nothing. I've tried booting into safemode and got nowhere. its like the account only exsists as a placeholder. I dont see anything in the user accounts section of the control panel but its still in c:/users/chris. So please help me as i have important documents on there!

A:Please help!!! Admin Account LOST

Not really sure if this will work for you, but it is worth a shot - good luck

Read other 2 answers

Hey guys, on my computer profile, there is only one account and its an admin. I have forgotten my password... is there anyway I can get it back and recover? My system is windows xp home edition and also there is no safe mode to reboot it.

A:lost admin account

Hi and welcome to the fourm

Basically what you are asking is agaisnt this forum rules. Passwords are put in place to protect the information some one has placed on them.

The problem is "we" don't know who you are or even if it is your PC.

Let say that someone took/has access to "your" PC and you personal/buisness things that you don't want others to access. Would want a stranger help with a password?


Read other 1 answers

I?m working on a PC running XP pro that had an Admin account on it. I wanted to add another user and was not able to. The PC was on a net work now it?s off the network and in a workgroup. When I was not able to add a user I switched the work group to a different workgroup. Added my new user, in doing that I got an error saying something about enable sharing files. I enabled or disabled can?t remember. At that point I was able to add my user. After I rebooted I no longer had the admin account and the desktop came up with a new screen saver. I did not delete anything. I need some advise to get the admin account back. Thanks!

A:Lost Admin Account

How about System Restore?

Read other 2 answers

I had a user account 'Administrator' only at first, and then I decided to create another account for some reason. now when I log into windows I can only see the new account and can not access anything from the 'Administrator' account. the only way I can get into the Administrator account is to boot into safe mode. is there anything I can do to reverse what I did? (both accounts have administrative privileges)

A:Lost Admin Account

That's Windows default behavior if there are other accounts other than Administrator. You can log on as Administrator by pressing Control + Alt + Delete twice in rapid succession at the Welcome Screen. This will bring up the old style logon box where you can type in your desired user name, in this case Administrator.To add the Administrator account to the Welcome screen, download Microsoft's TweakUI utility and repeat the steps show in this animation:

Read other 2 answers

I run vista

I changed my admin account to a standard user.

There where to other accounts when I checked one was the 'Guest' account and possible a .net account I think I made that one my admin one. Now when I want to switch users to the admin one it is not there as well if I try to do it through manage onother account and enter the password requested I get Longon Failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

How can I get an admin account back?
Anybody any clue

A:Lost Admin Account

I Have the same Problem well my mate has he did exactly what you said and now only has a limited account but no admin account He has started it up in Safe Mode and only one account is showing the limited one he cannot gain access to the admin at all any Help would be appreciated


Read other 3 answers


I bought a laptop about a year ago. Shortly after buying it, we lost the password before making a backup disk. I couldn't change the password, we run Windows 7, without the old password. Luckily, or so we think, we have one of those laptops that has a fingerprint scanner so I have been able to log on using my fingerprint as a password. However, I can't believe that I am locked out of changing the passwords on this computer.

I have learned my lesson! Always back it up first! But for now, I need some help. I am also a little worried that I may have been hacked into. A friend said that if your password all of a sudden doesn't work, that is a sign of a hacker. That is what it felt like happened to me. I swear I thought I had the password right, then all of a sudden it stops working.

Thanks so much-Bill

A:Lost password w/ no backup. How can I reset the admin password?

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable then reset your password

Read other 1 answers

ive lost all access to my only admin account! a year ago i tried to hide my account(to have a text field logon like in xp) by changing the registry value to '0'. it didnt do anything. everything just went on as normal, account not hidden and no text logon. well a few days ago i made an account for my grandpa, not an admin just a standard user. well when i went to logon to it to set up everything my main(and only) account was no longer visible. i think if i put the registry value back to 1 ill be able to log in. the problem is i cant edit the registry on this standard user account. ive tried booting into safe mode but it still puts me on his account and im unable to get on my account. plz help as i have important documents on my account!

A:Urgant!! Admin Account Lost!!!

Do a system restore to before you created the new User account.

Then change the Registry value back to one.

Now create an account for your Grandpa.

System Restore - How to


Read other 7 answers

Need Help asap, I have lost all admin rights on my only user account on this machine. I have searched for a solution high and low for awhile now but I need to install software for work!

I cannot open an elevated command prompt (Access Denied)

I cannot edit registry (Access Denied)

When I try to refresh windows I am asked to pick an account to continue with and the only account shown is the Homegroupuser$... no clue what the password for this would be as I have no network.

I need to know how I can access my admin account... I am not using pro version of windows........

A:Lost admin rights on only account

If you do not have administrative account and can't create administrative account then there is not much you can do.

it looks you have deleted the only administrative account?

Read other 8 answers

My son used netplwiz.. and might have as well downloaded a game without asking.
Problem : we do not have any administrator rights (or account I'm not a computer person). I've read and tried a lot of solutions proposed on different forums. All of them failed.
Cannot use the comm prompt admin
Cannot access Command Prompt through Advanced advance options.
Try regedit with win+run and follow this Load Hive window system root drive (did not see this in peticular) so I selected > Windows > System32 > config. Access to config is denied so cannot find SAM.
Restore is not working
Network is block out (so no internet)
Computer do not have a DVD slot (burning something is not an option)
Pleeaaaaaaase heeeelp. I'm about to cry

A:Lost all admin rights and account

gael said:

My son used netplwiz.. .
...we do not have any administrator rights (or account...).

Welcome to TenForums.

The first account Windows 10 sets up is always an administrator account. Subsequently you can use this to make more accounts. These would be standard accounts when you create them, but as an administrator you can promote them to be administrators too. Unfortunately an administrator can also demote their own account to a standard account, and it sounds like this is what your son has inadvertently done.

First, if you have any other accounts you can log in to, try loging in to each in turn to see if one is still an administrator. If it turn out you truly have no administrator accounts any more, don't despair, there is another one. It's the built-in account named Administrator. This is always disabled by default, but you can enable it. Then you can log in as Administrator and undo the damage your son has done by promoting your account back up to being an administrator again.

See option 4 in this tutorial...
Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10.

It would be a good idea to disable the built-in Administrator again once you have finished using it. It's not safe to use Administrator as your regular account. It has unlimited access to the whole system and isn't protected by User Account Control (UAC) as normal administrators are. It would also be a sensible precaution to create at least one more local account that is an ... Read more

Read other 1 answers

Was playing around with settings on my computer to ensure I do not need a password to log in, but once I set that up, I got locked out of admin. When I try to open files that require admin, it asks to insert admin details however does not give a box to type in username or password.

A:Accidently lost Admin account

Hello and welcome to TenForums!

If you can, use system restore to revert back to a previous point when things were working. and then you can try again to avoid entering the password by using the following tutorial. Due to the fact that you seem to have lost Admin rights you may find this difficult to do unless you can boot from a recovery disk and access the advanced startup options.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

If you really did want to remove a password from your account you can do this (but I suggest you are more secure with a password):

Password of User Account - Remove in Windows 10

Read other 0 answers

Hello there, i use vista Ultimate, for some reason i am unable to gain my admin account back, and everytime i try to run certain tasks it asks me for asp.net machine account password??

I think i screwed up somewhere whilst trying to enable my admin rights. Now i cannot see the admin account when i log off so i can log on to the admin account, all i get is a standard user account which is not in the admin domain.

Also when i go to control panel>accounts i cannot not even have the right to change the standard user back to the admin domain as it asks me for the asp.net machine account password. What the hell is that?

Ahhhh help driving me nuts!

A:Lost Admin And asking for .Net Machine Account!

Hi danbee80, welcome to the Vista Forums

It depends on what exactly has happened with the accounts but,
Vista is designed so that if there is not an admin account present it reverts to the XP method of working. If you boot into safe mode you should be be able to log in as the Hidden admin account, (Default is Blank password), and thus able to create a new admin account that you can use to recover files etc.

If you have an admin account on the machine that you cannot gain access to you may want to have a look here ...

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

hopre this helps

Read other 18 answers

Pretty self explanitory, also is has to run on AC power because the battery stoped accepting charge. (i'll try to fix that later) Please help? I have so much important stuff and documents on there. PLEASE!? Free prefer or course, no job ATM.

A:I lost my only account admin pass on computer!!

It sounds to me like what your asking for is access to a password-protected user account.

Since we can determine actual intent, TSG rules prevent me from helping you.
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

I've asked for this thread to be closed.

Read other 3 answers

Hello, can someone help me?!?!? One of the user acounts on my computer has been deleted, with everything attached to it! Can I get it back????

A:Lost User Account - System Admin

Here is a Microsoft Article explaining how to recover a deleted user profile.

Read other 2 answers

Hi Guys,

I bought this Laptop pre-installed with windows 8 couple of months ago. I created a new user with admin rights and was working fine. Then, I created new user (an invalid microsoft account) and assigned it admin rights. This account is like a junk account [email protected] and assigned admin rights. I never set any password for this. For some reason, I changed my original admin account to normal user. Now, I cant login using the invalid microsoft account and lost my admin rights to my laptop. Also, I dont have recovery cd created.

What options do I have to get back admin status?

A:Lost access to Admin account - urgent help pls

Download Hiren's BootCD 15.2 - All in one Bootable CD ? www.hiren.info , burn it to CD/USB, change BIOS to boot from it then use
Offline NT Password Changer 2011-05-11

Please report back if this solves your problem.

Read other 17 answers

So I had to recreate a password in March 2018 and I totally forgot the password I used for my admin account. I'm not 100% sure its it's a local account or linked to an email address so I did try to change my hotmail password in order to change the admin password but it didn't sync up to said new password on the many times i've tried to change it so i assume it's local. I have no password recovery disc, I wanna play sims and download new things on my computer (using guest accounts) but i always need my admin permission so I'm desperate to try and get the password back please, if I have to wipe my whole PC thats fine, I did try this using command prompt but admin error so couldn't... any help please!

Read other answers

Hey, just wondering if I'm able to set up a UAC password so that whenever someone tries to install a program or something on the admin account I'm in now, it asks for a password. Is it possible? Atm all you have to do is click 'yes' or whatever.

A:UAC Password in Admin Account - how?

Hi -

If you activate the hidden Administrator user account and create a password for the account, that password will then be required to get past the UAC.


Regards. . .



Read other 8 answers

I have recently ran into an issue that is probably not too uncommon but I am having issues with. I currently forgot my password for my admin account on my laptop that runs on windows vista, i have looked up ways to bypass this issue and have ran into some issues along the way so first i looked up a password rescuer online but figured that i would have a hard time running it because my pass is more than 14 characters long. i also tried to run a system restore on it for an earlier time before i changed the password that i have currently forgot but an error keeps coming up due to a corrupted file on my c drive. all i want to do is gain access to my admin account so i can back up the files that are precious to me so i can run a factory restore on my computer then have it running clean again. Anyhow, I looked online for some other ideas and im currently reading and looking into ways to bypass the admin account by using a sticky keys trick the windows vista password or offline enabling the built in admin account on vista. The trouble that I am having is that i made it to where my files were viewable and accessable only through the admin account, does that mean they are encrypted? also would doing these tricks possibly delete my files or make them unaccessable? i also dont have a vista or windows setup dvd could i possibly do anything to bypass the admin account to keep my files, without the dvd? thank you so much, i know im in one heck of a pickle any help is very appreciated.

A:password admin account, please help

First, you must realize that your question is rather sensitive. Although I do believe your explanation, we must exert extreme care in these situations. Here are our published solutions.
Password Reset Options in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
I do hope they help. They work for Vista, too.

Read other 3 answers

I have 2 users. user1(admin account) and user2(standard account). How do i set password policies so that only user2 gets effected ?

Read other answers

I did the following; tried to fix my user account because of network problems, so I created a new administrator account. I used this account to delete my admin user account. I thought only the files relative to the account profile would be deleted. Disaster! all my files were deleted, Word, Excel, outlook, desktop items, emails, everything. I downloaded PC Inspector to try and recover and cannot find anything. Can anybody help? Years of work and records gone!

A:Deleded admin user account - lost all files!

Try this program, it is free. http://www.recuva.com/
Also, didn't you ever backup your system. Get a portable hard drive and do monthly backups on it.

Read other 2 answers

Well, I has playing around with netplwiz in order to (at least try) remove the password need when I log into the computer. I've managed to take out the password in the login, but now the only account existent in the computer no longer has the admin rights and it's listed as guest account. It wouldn't be that much of a problem if the UAC didn't prompted me every now and then (like when I try to run .exe files or do things that require admin rights) and asked for the admin password (which is "blank", as there is no digit in it). Not only that but also there's nowhere to "type" the password in the UAC prompt.
Is there anyway to solve this? I'm willing to do things as re-install windows, but no format because I don't want to lose my file. If you guys could show me a way to solve this without re-installing windows it would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Henrique.

A:Lost admin rights in the only user account in the computer

Originally Posted by henriquelicori

Well, I has playing around with netplwiz in order to (at least try) remove the password need when I log into the computer. I've managed to take out the password in the login, but now the only account existent in the computer no longer has the admin rights and it's listed as guest account. It wouldn't be that much of a problem if the UAC didn't prompted me every now and then (like when I try to run .exe files or do things that require admin rights) and asked for the admin password (which is "blank", as there is no digit in it). Not only that but also there's nowhere to "type" the password in the UAC prompt.
Is there anyway to solve this? I'm willing to do things as re-install windows, but no format because I don't want to lose my file. If you guys could show me a way to solve this without re-installing windows it would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Henrique.

I think I would move that file you don't want to lose to an external drive or to the cloud before you loose it.

Read other 2 answers

Im using an Asus W10 laptop, then there was atime where I change the users settings and removed the passwords of some accounts there and maybe i also removed the admin (I dont remember everything.... :(. Now when the changes done, I only have the local user
account. Then one time i tried to run a cmd using admin account ang it says "Connect a smart card"..

Now, I dont have the administrators privilege.. How to fix this. I want to have the admin account.

Read other answers

Hello guys,

Please help me find a way to solve my problem. Yesterday when I first set up Win10 I have created a windows account with my email. Soon after I have realized that my C:\Users\... folder was messed up, it was a shorter version of my email so I decided to swith to a local account instead and to my huge surprise I have love every right to change anything. I have tried every solution I have found on the internet. I am able to boot in save mode but the cmd doesn't point to the system32 so I cannot execute NET USER ADMINISTRATOR /ACTIVE:YES.

I spent hours and I couldn't fix it, I even switched back to the win10 account and I still do not have any rights to make changes. I can't even make changes in control panel in safe mode. It's getting frustrating and after the update the solutions on the other forums do not even make sence anymore.

I just want a local acount with my right name and administrator rights. Please help!

Read other answers

I created a password on my son's computer a couple of months ago in an attempt to force him to study for the SATs. I promised to give his computer back after he takes the SATs (and do well on them, of course), and he has recently taken them this past Saturday. Regrettably, I have forgotten the password to his account, and there is no other account on his computer other than a guest account available for use. The guest account seems utterably useless when it comes to recovering passwords. Is there any way to recover his password?
Any help on this matter is greatly appreciated.

A:Forgotten password on admin's account..

Hello Jaiesun, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Method Three in this tutorial can help you reset the password.

Reset User Account Password


Read other 1 answers

Not sure why this is happening...

I have 2 admin accounts on my PC. When I try to install a software from my 2nd admin account, it asks me for the password of the 1st admin account.

But when I go to install the software in my 1st admin account, it doesn't ask for a password.

My 2nd admin account was initially a normal user account, but because it kept on asking for a password each time I wanted to install a software, I upgraded it to an admin account. Yet it still asks for a password!

Any idea why this is the case, and is there a work around?


A:Why does my 2nd admin account ask for a password when installing?

You might consider creating a new admin account to transfer everything over from your broken admin account to the new one in order to see if it solves the problem. This link will tell you how: Fix a corrupted user profile

However, you might simply check if UAC is the problem (it sounds like you do not want this security feature enabled): User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Read other 1 answers

recently, I've changed my admin password and forgotten already what I had typed . Now, I'm using the guest account and do not know what should I do to restore back the password as in the guest account many things can not do ! So, what should I do now to restore back or to get back into my admin account ?(Some ways that not involved with the money)
Btw, If I go for some pro to help out, will they find out about the password I used for the account now or just without knowing the password and unlocked the admin account for me?

A:How to restore the password for my admin account??

Hello Guanhui, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could do a system restore at boot, and select a restore point dated before you changed the password to go back to what the password was at the time and date of the restore point.

Hope this helps,

Read other 2 answers

My daughters were messing around with the administrator passwords on their computers and one of them can't get hers to work. Tried Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to no avail.

Computer is an HP p6-2100z running Windows 7 Pro.

The password she entered is 22 characters long.

Any suggestions?


A:Can't log in to Admin account. Password is 22 characters. Help.

You can change the password for the administrator account via command prompt.
Are you able to log into any other account on that computer?
If not, you can do it another way which involves entering start up repair and accessing the command prompt from there.

Read other 2 answers

Not sure if this is in the right place so I apologize if it isn't.
I have not used my laptop in over a year and totaly forgot my user password to access it. I read some junk online on how to create a bootup file on a usb but I guess I am mentaly challenged in that area. What I have it Vista Home Premium. Locked out cause I dont know my password. I have another computer to use, dvd dicks and a usb to use. I don't have the vista to reload it or I would of.
What should I do. If it can be explained simply that would be great to. Thanks

A:Forgot Password for Admin account

I am afraid you will not get much support on this forum for cracking passwords. You should have written it down. And the file on the USB you have to make when the system is running.
The only suggestion I can make is to reinstall the system either from the recovery partition or the installation disk.

Read other 2 answers

So I am very stressed but im gonna try to be as chill as I can right now. I am the ONWER of my PC and should aloud to edit whatever files I want, but windows knows best so fine... ok... I enabled access to the hidden admin account. Because our user accounts that say admin is a way for windows to make us think we are system admins when we arnt. Every guide in the world says once the hidden admin account is enabled it will have no login password... mine does... what do I do? This PC is fresh out of the box no password was set. I need access to the hidden admin account unless this hidden admin is someone who payed for this PC and didnt tell me? Then Id assume I have the right to use my admin account on the PC. Thanks for anyone who reads this

A:Hidden admin account has a password???

Nevermind I fixed it with a Net user administrator command. Was able to force the password change on the hidden admin account.
You can close this mods

Read other 1 answers

So, here's the dealio: a friend got a PC running Windows XP Pro from work. They didn't need the machine anymore and gave it to her. The primary user account was setup to login to an NT domain and my friend has NOT changed that. Therefore, her account configuration settings (desktop wallpaper, etc) are all associated with her account which is part of the NT domain. I tried to boot into safe mode to do a spyware scan and she doesn't know the password for the local administrator account. So, we can't boot into safe mode.

How can we reset the password for the *local* administrator account? Would <Link removed> be safe or good to use for this?

Is it possible to migrate her account current settings to a local account we will create once we can get logged in as a local administrator?



A:Need help resetting an admin account password

Sorry. Please read the rules.

Read other 1 answers

Okay, this is for a friend. I've tried everything I've been able to find, and since she got the computer second-hand..

Let me start at the beginning. This is her Christmas present, that her mom bought for her at some auction. It's a decent system, almost as powerful as my own. That being said, the person who sold it neglected to mention that the administrator account that allows you to do ANYTHING has a password on it. Not only that, but they also neglected to give a password recovery or reset disc with the computer.

As it stands, here's what we've tried thus far:
Tried using a program known as Ophcrack on a USB drive, but for whatever reason, it won't work without administrator approval. (Yeah, that had me scratching my head, too.)
Tried to clean out the machine and do a fresh install from the boot menu. (After almost a week, you get desperate.)

Those were the two most feasible ones I could find on the web, but after that, I have no clue how to do this. (I've loved XP for as long as I can remember, so.. I'm not particularly schooled in Vista.)

Just a quick note, in case you weren't able to infer it: the PC in question is running Vista.

If anyone at all knows how we can get around this password issue, please.. this is driving her crazy, and, being her boyfriend, it's driving me crazy as well. >_<

Thank all of you for your time, and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

(I was taught to be polite. o.o)

A:Can't login to Admin account due to password

Read other 7 answers

I have a teacher that purchased a laptop for her classroom. (Her funds - Her laptop.) She now has a password on her admin account in XP that someone gracously set. Any ideas on how to reset that password without reloading XP? There are no other accounts setup.



A:admin account has unknown password

Petter Nordahl-Hagen's offline nt editorhere is a password editor... it works really great for NT and 2000...sometimes works for XP sometimes not...if it does not work... the password hash will be trashed and mostlyit will have to have the harddrive wiped and windows re-installed.but... it is free, where quite a few other editors cost $$$--rex

Read other 5 answers

Hi everyone. my name is norrie. ok i will let you know my frustrating problem. I have great computing skill and have never in my life been stuck with any problem computer related. i have always used XP and would class myself as a real xp tech geek. ok so my girlfriends dad decides to give me Her HP compaq 6715b with VISTA business OEM (laptop) and boy I struggle to get to grips with the security on it.

Problem - OK so my login is username workgroup/admin
password "no password"

so i dont have a password which it lets me log into vista ok but when i try to install or really do anything it is asking me for a password

ok so i have all the details like when the laptop was bought so on and product key info but no password. how can i default this ? can i default this?

is there a dirct microsoft technical support number so maybe i could ask them?

or do i change setting in bios?

oh man i am loosing sleep and hair over this i will be soooooo soooooo greatful if someone could give me any kind of help to overcome this.

A:Lost admin password?

1. You dont change things in the operating system with the BIOS they are completely seperate (except that they work together in terms of hardware to kernel operations).

You can diable UAC in a multiple number of ways: How to Disable the User Account Control(UAC) in Windows Vista | AskStudent

Read other 1 answers

A buddy of mine bought a used laptop w/XP installed and registered. Asked me to tune it up, but can't get into system because he doesn't have the Admin password nor can the person he bought it from find it. Don't want to reinstall everything because we don't have the XP disk. That, too, is gone.

The laptop is useable, but runs like a 400MHz. Slow for 2.4GHz. Takes several minutes to boot up and every window lags. Can do minor stuff such as defrag and shutting off several XP "bells and whistles", but it really needs a serious tune-up. Several of the start-up programs need to be shut off or removed. Also needs its reg cleaned. Also need to check the BIOS. Can't do it cuz it won't let me in.

Is there any way to nullify the passwords? I know on certain pc's, all I have to do is remove and reinstall a pin on the motherboard. This is an HP 2.4GHZ Celeron laptop. (Can't remember the name. It's at home. I'm at work.)

Any suggestions?


A:Lost Admin password

Read other 13 answers

I have a dell inspirion 5150 windows xp sp3.I for got my admin password and i can start it up but it askes for my password to finish booting i cant enter it.I have the service tag number for it and i seen on the internet where i can put in my tag number for half the price of what dell tech support cost but now i cant find there site.can anyone help me or tell me where to go so i can get my master password

A:lost admin password

Sorry but we can not help you with passwords. It is against the rules.


Read other 2 answers

How do i reset?

please help!!
I can log into power user but not as Admin!
I dont have WINDOWS XP CD
Only have WINDOWS LIVE CD which is a BART XP LIVE CD.

A:lOST xp admin password

Welcome to TSG, please read the rules:

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

Read other 2 answers