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Ever forget your admin password? Well, here is a simple way to recover it:

Step 1- Click on your “Start” button. Hit “Run

Step 2- Type “cmd” (without the quotations) then hit "OK"

This screen will pop up:

Following the Documents & Settings> path, type the words: net user Under “The command completed successfully” you see once again the Documents & Settings path. Following this type in net user *
(be sure to include asterisk).
The password has now been reset.

Hit “Enter”. This will now display accounts listed on your computer. Such as- admin, guest, etc.

You will now be prompted for a password. Choose a simple password that will be easy for you to remember. You will be asked to retype it. After which you should see a message saying –
"Command successful"
Now type in exit and hit enter.

If access to the Start menu on the PC or laptop that you are trying to reset password for is not available, restart the computer and, as it’s booting, repeatedly press F8.

Click on the Safemode command prompt and proceed to follow the aforementioned instructions.

*This works for Windows XP so be sure that’s the OS you’re using before attempting

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Bratty's is Windows Vista,

My son has Windows Vista, will it work for that too? I would say so, right??

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I don't think so but am not

I don't think so but am not 100% sure...I don't think Vista was set up the same way as XP was regarding accessing admin passwords...don't quote me on that though...Maybe Dogg will be able to answer this when he gets a free moment.

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on their forums it said no

on their forums it said no it wont work in vista and not on XP pro either.

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