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Windows 7: Forgot Admin Password

11 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
Forgot Admin Password

Forgot my admin password. Here is the setup. I have Vista installed on C drive and I have windows 7 on X drive(partition). I can access windows 7 and in 'my computer' I can click and open C drive and go through all files on C drive(vista files). But I can't log into it and can't remember the password. So basically how can I recover the password or gain entry into vista?

I realize this is more a vista question than windows 7 and I posted similar post on vista forums but thought I would try here as well. Thanks

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11 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

You could try editting your Vista's registry using your Windows 7 setup in order to display the true admin account. Then use the true admin account to reset your main profile's password.

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This should explain it nicely, from Vista forums. 2nd Post. How to Enable System Administrator - Vista Forums

Resetting the password, from MS:
What to do if you forget your Windows password
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11 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello DFS,

You can also use METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to reset your password.

Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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