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Solved: User account password forgotten

Q: Solved: User account password forgotten

Have Windows XP and had only one account name to log in. Can't remember password. I assume the only way I can get back in is either:
1. Reload windows and start over (unless disc allows me to jump to setting User up), or
2. I've heard there is other software one can use to reveal password or get around it?


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A: Solved: User account password forgotten

If you are the System administrator you can start another account Control Panel > User Accounts Otherwise --- ???
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A:User Account Password forgotten

Here is one solution: Offline Windows Password & Registry EditorThis is a utility to reset the password of any user that has a valid local account on your Windows system.Supports all Windows from NT3.5 to Win7, also 64 bit and also the Server versions (like 2003 and 2008)You do not need to know the old password to set a new one.It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a CD or USB disk to do the password reset.Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts!
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A:Forgotten User Account Password

Yes there is but unfortunately there is not a way that can be given here at TSG....

Please read the rules:
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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

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Have you try to connect wifi wtih smartphone?
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A:forgotten part of password to admin account

Does IT also have an admin account on your PC? If so, they can change your password for you. Also, there is also the "Administrator" account. Again, if IT knows that password, they can reset your password for you.
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Did you set the password for the whole laptop or just for windows ? If it's on the whole laptop, that's in BIOS and you'll have to reset BIOS then.
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A:forgotten password for windows vista's administrator account

Hello Zenv, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You can use the reset disc that you create in METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to reset the password.

Reset User Account Password


You could also try the option in this tutorial below to reset the password.

Password Reset - Windows 7 Forums

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A:[SOLVED] User Account Password?

If you can't remember the password then you are correct you'll need to reinstall Windows.

We can not assist with with the bypass of passwords. It is against the forum rules.

This thread will now be locked. If you do require help on the reinstall you may create a new thread.
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A:Solved: Trouble with a User Account Password

Boot into Safe Mode and log in as administrator, (if you are asked for an admin password, try leaving it blank, as this is the default setting)
Once logged on as admin, you should be able to access the user accounts and change or remove the password.

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A:Old Problem New User- Forgot Local User Account Password

Hello there "hater",are you sure you downloaded the right OPHcrack version?It should be the one that is intended to be used on,not the one being used to download and be burned on.Try imgburn,never failed me to create bootable CDs or DVDs.
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A:dont know user account control password and no administrator user

after the bios loads but before windows start to load hit f8 and you get your windows boot options.
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A:I need help with user account password

Hello Kathi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if one of the options in the tutorial below may be able to reset your password.

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

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A:user account password

Sorry to report that we can not help you with that problem, per site rules

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Hi tank222 and welcome to Vista Forums

Have a look at this Tutorial to see if it helps solve your problem: Password - Prevent or Allow to Change
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A:User Account password

at the login screen ctrl+alt+del do it twice in succession you will get a new login menu use administrator (provided no password used) usually none. go to admin tools and computer management /users and groups (your username) properties find a menu to reset the password at next logon this may help
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A:User Account Control Password

Sorry, but it's against the forum rules to assist you with circumventing passwords or other security measures. This topic is closed.
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A:User account says Password protected

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It depends on if the user account is a Microsoft account or local account.

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Microsoft Account Password - Change or Reset in Windows 8
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Local Account Password - Change or Remove in Windows 8
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Add a password to your administrator account.

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Don't lose or forget the password !
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A:Administrator Password In User Account

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A:User Account Control Password

Hello Bandybear, and welcome to Vista Forums.

What is the issue you are having with your user profile?

Have you already tried doing a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before you started having this user profile issue?

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Wouldn't you be able to just change it via "PC settings"?
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A:User Account Control: Password Required?


Link applies to Vista UAC - have not tested if there are any major differences in 7.

Configuring and Disabling User Account Control

Hope this helps and regards
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What account are you using what type is it?
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I would suggest you speak to the administrator - your sister.
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Please read the Rules
we do not assist in cracking passwords
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A:UAC - User Account Control will not allow any entry into the Password Box.


Assisting in forgotten password threads is against the rules here, but we can address the issue legitimately.

It sounds as if something is messed up in the OS. Quite logical huh?

I think we can address all 3 issues I can suspect in 1 step here, without breaking any policies.

I recommend a custom install:

That will backup your data, but still do a clean install. Just remember not to format!

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A:Trying to Get Into Local Account, User Lost Password

Sorry, but our forum rules do not allow us to assist with password related matters as we have no way of checking the validity of the request, this is not any sort of accusation, and we hope you will understand our reasons
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Yes, its always a good idea, malware and viruses can easily by pass a firewall if you browse to dodgy side by accident and they can get control of your computer. I would also recommend keeping UAC on to ensure further security.
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Hello and welcome to the forums Kidd!

Follow this tutorial to reset your Windows 7 account password:-

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A:UAC - User Account Control will not allow any entry into the Password Box.

Additional Information. The UAC pop-up window also only gives me the highlighted box to Cancil the process. It will not allow me to Continue. Further: A box at the top of the pop-up also advises that an Unidentified Program Needs Permission To Run.

Bill K.
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EDIT: I will be using Windows 8, Home edition

A:Setup-single user account with no password?

Hello JoGirl, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yes. You would just need to set it up using a "Local" account instead of a "Microsoft" account. Only with a local account can you leave the password fields blank to not have one.

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We can't help you with this because we have no way to verify that you actually own this computer.
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Working on it now with someone, thanks for your help lol
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Hace you creates a separate profile for the kids/guests and granted limited user access?
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A:Administrator login password not accepted by user account

Password help is against the forum rules> Rules

Other then saying if you have never entered one to leave it blank that's all we can do.

Thread closed
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A:Standard user account will not accept Admin password

Lets first make sure that the problem is not worse than it seems
Run an sfc check
System Files - SFC Command
Make a full anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes.
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dc2000, nothing is 100% safe
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A:i remove my user account password, but it revert back

Delete the strange account totally (when logged on good working account). Reboot (not necessary I think). Strange account is really gone? Remake the account without a password. Works?
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A couple of links that may help:
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A:how do i disable creating a new user account & password (answer pls)

open registry (regedit)
follow the following tree
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that's all.

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A:Cannot install anything as no password field in User Account Control

Hello Archaic, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If the administrator account doesn't have a password set, then you should be able to just log into the administrator account and create a password for it as usual. Without a password, you would just leave the password field blank and press enter.
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I really don't know which one you need.
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Try this on your other pc with the laptops hard drive connected:

Use an Administrators account:

open my computer and from top menu select tools >Folder options > View :

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Did you use Search and Destroy by any chance? I'm having the same problems but I can't fix due to my computer's limitations, still looking for a fix :o

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Please try to make another user user account and see if it happens againPlease try it once in safe mode see if that happens in safe mode also. Mod Edit:  Merged posts - Hamluis.
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Is this subject taboo or something?

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A:how do i disable creating a new user account & password in windows 7 (answer pls)

Create a password for your account and lock the desktop when you're not using it. If he doesn't have access to Windows he can't change anything.

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A:Virus that enters Windows user account password automatically

Hi welcome to 7F

sounds to me you might have a stuck key on keyboard.
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Locked out of User Admin Account - wrong password guesses Help guys I ve had my account LOCKED acc name quot SENIOR quot on my home PC running WIN XP Professional version i e no SP s The kids typed in the wrong password guesses?[/B] User/Admin Account password wrong - of out [B]Locked too many times and now WIN has decided to lock the account for me This account was set up with full Admin rights so I do all my system admin through it There is another Administrator account on the machine - I guess we d call this the MAIN Admin account - but I ve never had reason to use it so I ve forgotten the password for this one and I ve tried a couple to no avail Don t want to keep guessing for fear of locking this one out too Through another user account with [B]Locked out of User/Admin Account - wrong password guesses?[/B] min priviledges I have access to the machine and I can get to my usual account in Command Prompt lt runas user SENIOR i e username cmd gt but I [B]Locked out of User/Admin Account - wrong password guesses?[/B] m not familiar enough with command prompts to figure out how I can restore my main usual account i e SENIOR Anybody able to point me in the right [B]Locked out of User/Admin Account - wrong password guesses?[/B] direction quot Oh kids - I just love em - but I couldn t eat a full one quot - tia J nbsp

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I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move all of my settings to the user account that works correctly and delete the one that does not.


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With an account that parental controls activated and wanting to run a program like MSI Afterburner or PlayClaw the User Account Control comes up for the program but it wants an Administrator password.
Is there any way to turn this off? I have tried to unblock all programs in the parental control settings but that doesn't work.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Turning off User Account Control Admin Password in Parental Controls

krechy welcome to our fouum.
Solving your problem is easy.

Ask your parents to turn off parental control or who ever turned on parental control.

Please read our forum rules.

6) No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.
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Hi I am looking for some help please I am struggling with a family computer that i think may have been shut down during an update It is a Intel Pentium with MB running Windows XP Home Edition with SP XP 0xc0150002 for a Windows has for error a password been account setup Explorer.exe that and never XP now asking user ! Currently when you start up the computer it is going to the logon screen with the logon name filled in as the name of the computer and asking for the password No user account has ever been setup since the machine was purchased many years ago If you just click ok without a password it carries on with its startup until you get to the desktop when it pops up an error message Explorer EXE - Application Error The application Windows XP error Explorer.exe 0xc0150002 and XP now asking for a password for a user account that has never been setup ! failed to initialize properly xc Click on OK to terminate the application If you click ok you then get left with just the desktop no icons or start bar etc You cannot use ctrl-alt-del either I have the Windows XP error Explorer.exe 0xc0150002 and XP now asking for a password for a user account that has never been setup ! same problem with safe mode I can however get a command prompt if i log on to safe mode with command prompt I have tried running the recovery console and logging on as administrator and trying to do a system restore but the box comes up and just hangs I am not sure what to do next and any advice would be greatly appreciated Many Thanks Icedgem

A:Windows XP error Explorer.exe 0xc0150002 and XP now asking for a password for a user account that has never been setup !

Worth a look, number of different scenarios seem to result in this error message.Louis
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Hi, I need help:

1. I log into a normal user account.

2. I double click to access a restricted folder.
(Restricted folder means: In administrator account, I made this folder restricted to other users. Right
Click/Properties/Security tab)

3. A message came up:
You don't currently have permission to
access this folder.
Click Continue to permanently get access
to this folder.

4. After I click Continue a message came up:
You have been denied permission to access this folder. To gain access to this folder you will need to use
the Security tab.
But I want Windows to ask my admin password to access that folder.

I have done this job before, and it worked fine but I forgot how did I do...
Thanks for helping me.

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My mom is running xp.
She had 2 accounts, one called administrator, the other called guest.

I created a new account for myself to day, made it an admin account and now the one she was using, called administrator will not let us access it. All of her files and stuff are in that account.

When we start up the computer, it only shows mine and the guest account.
HELP please!
How can I re-access it? VERY VERY important I be able to recover this for her.
Thanks for your help!