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Reset Admin Password (Windows Vista)?

Infopackets Reader Steve W. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your articles on how to reset the admin password in Windows XP , and Windows 7 and 8 . I have a friend who is locked out of his Windows Vista machine and was wondering if the instructions ... for resetting the admin password are similar? If not can you tell me how to reset a user account password for Windows Vista? " My Response: Resetting an admin or user password for Windows Vista uses similar methods previously discussed. Note that if you can login as the "Administrator" user, you can also use this account to reset any user password ... (view more)

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Can't login to Windows XP? How to Reset Your Password

Infopackets Reader R. Thomas writes: " Dear Dennis, I forgot my user password (with administrator access rights). I tried booting into safe mode, hoping that it would login me in as the 'Admin' user, but I forgot the admin user password, too! How ... can I get past this? " My response: There are a number of ways to get past this. In fact, you can use a hidden Administrator account in Windows XP to reset your main user password. In this article, I'll explain how you can login as the administrator in Windows XP using Safe Mode. If that doesn't work, I've linked to another article ... (view more)

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Forgot / Lost my User Password (Windows XP)?

Infopackets Reader Sandie R. writes: " Dear Dennis, You are always so helpful with the tips you give in your newsletter! I hope you can help me. Three years ago, I purchased a used HP Pavilion desktop computer with Windows XP installed on it. After ... 1 year of usage, I decided to upgrade and packed away the old computer. The other day, I was doing some spring cleaning and decided to unpack the old computer and fire it up. Unfortunately, I forgot my Windows XP user password, and now I can't login. Is there anything I can do to get past the password? Thanks in advance for any suggestions you ... (view more)

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