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InsaneIrish
05-12-2009, 13:51
I have a co-worker whose daughter entered the wrong password not once, but twice and has now locked everyone out of the family computer. I have seen more than a few bootable images out there for removing XP admin password but can't seem to find any freebies (or at least cheap) for doing the same on Vista Home. Any solutions that don't require loss of data or reformatting?

grokdesigns
05-12-2009, 14:12
http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

Green_Manelishi
05-12-2009, 14:17
I have a co-worker whose daughter entered the wrong password not once, but twice and has now locked everyone out of the family computer. I have seen more than a few bootable images out there for removing XP admin password but can't seem to find any freebies (or at least cheap) for doing the same on Vista Home. Any solutions that don't require loss of data or reformatting?

That's why childrens should not be allowed near the (family) computer.

InsaneIrish
05-12-2009, 14:37
That's why childrens should not be allowed near the (family) computer.

His kids are grown and live at home.

Green_Manelishi
05-12-2009, 14:53
His kids are grown and live at home.

Ah. I understand. If an incorrect password fails to allow you in, try it again and it might work. :wavey:

Had a boss who used the same password for every account because he "suffered from information overload".

crystalphoto
05-12-2009, 15:06
Also try it with Cap Lock on as well as off...

Furant
05-12-2009, 15:17
Ah. I understand. If an incorrect password fails to allow you in, try it again and it might work. :wavey:
You've never re-entered a password on the off chance that there was a typo?

+1 on http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/