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Old 12-03-08, 10:47 PM   #1
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anyone know how to remove/reset user password in vista?

co-worker asked me for help, she has a family PC, somehow she got locked out of the main admin account (called Owner), there is second standard user account, but that doesn't let you do anything.

anyone?
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Old 12-03-08, 11:30 PM   #2
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Ultimate Boot CD
It has Active@ Password changer. It worked on NT, 2000, XP and Vista. Can reset password for any user. Very handy.
Active@ also do their own boot CD also I believe.
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thanks will try that, i found some "ophcrack-vista-livecd-2.1.0"

will be doing few test
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Old 12-04-08, 07:08 AM   #4
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Ophcrack isn't bad. I've used it before with success. UBCD, like Crainger mentioned, hits the spot as well.
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anyone know how to remove/reset user password in vista?

co-worker asked me for help, she has a family PC, somehow she got locked out of the main admin account (called Owner), there is second standard user account, but that doesn't let you do anything.

anyone?
should have made a password reset disk.
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Old 12-04-08, 07:17 AM   #6
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to late for that, you have to do password recovery disc before you loose/forget the password
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Old 12-04-08, 07:24 AM   #7
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to late for that, you have to do password recovery disc before you loose/forget the password
that's why i said "should have"

speaking of which, i should probably make one of those discs lol.
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Old 12-04-08, 10:49 AM   #8
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Ultimate Boot CD
It has Active@ Password changer. It worked on NT, 2000, XP and Vista. Can reset password for any user. Very handy.
Active@ also do their own boot CD also I believe.
hmm, what version of Boot CD?

current 4.1.1 doesn't have that app, only Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
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hmm, what version of Boot CD?

current 4.1.1 doesn't have that app, only Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

Full instructions here.http://www.ubcd4win.com/

always works for me

Make your cd , then browse for the app, i can't remember which one but it is in there as i have used many times.

dont use the password reset, on boot options , boot right into the ultimate boot cd. its there, i promise
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Works on any vista computer not just macs.




http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.ph...59&front_id=12
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Old 12-04-08, 05:06 PM   #11
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hmm, what version of Boot CD?

current 4.1.1 doesn't have that app, only Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
That's probably the one I meant. That should work also.
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