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admin password problem

By taylormadepc ·
my brother has he forgot the admin password and now cannot add programs . how can i retrieve the password or get around it without erasing the entire box?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to admin password problem

Is the laptop a member of your Windows domain? If so, you can log in as your domain Administrator.
If this laptop is NOT a domain member, then you need a 3rd party tool.
You can get Locksmith from Sysinternals. Go here for info:
NOTE: link also available here:

But, Locksmith is only sold as a part of the ERD Commander, which is $399. It is still a great thing to have.

Now, if you don't have the budget for that, there is a free method:

This is a product NOT made by a company, and there is no warrany or anything like this. Use this tool at your own risk!
But, this tool does work. I've used it myself.

hope this helps

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admin password problem

by taylormadepc In reply to admin password problem

it is a home pc not connected to a network he has installed all his programs but no other users with admin rights .

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