Forgotten Password

By christophercoates ·
I have a Laptop with Windows Vista installed. I have unfortunately forgotten the password on my account and have no secrect question. I also have disabled all administrator accounts on the machine. Is there any way i can reset my password?

Please Help.

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TR members do not assist in password recovery or removal.

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Forgotten Password

Do not respond to this thread.

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By disabling all administrator accounts, you have effectively turned your computer into an expensive boat anchor.

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ThumbsUp 2 forgot to add Contact the maker of the computer

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to TR members do not assist ...

And ask them. It will involve taking it to an Authorized Service Agent and proving that you actually own this computer but they will solve this problem of yours one way or another.


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Thanks Guys

by christophercoates In reply to TR members do not assist ...

Thanks Guys, i will take this one to Microsoft.

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Odd that you can remember all the things you DID do, except ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Forgotten Password

The password.

I don't believe a single word of what you have just posted.

Grab (or, in your case - steal) the Installation Disc and USE it. That'll reset the password (and wipe out everything you're attempting to gain access to).

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better Idea

by .Martin. In reply to Odd that you can remember ...

take it to dream world and throw it off the top of one of the roller coasters, then the password will be gone.

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If I tried that method myself ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to better Idea

The VOMIT would have destroyed the password before I got anywhere near high enough to throw it.

In other words, I'd throw up before I could throw it!! :^0

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I can throw up just watching the simulator ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to If I tried that method my ...

If you enjoy this sorta thing, grab the demo download. It's old now by today's standards, but that just means the vomit-inducing effect is all the more realistic.

The vomit still tastes just the same though! :^0

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never been one for roller coasters

by .Martin. In reply to I can throw up just watch ...

but WOAH!!!

didn't like the upside down bit though.

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Rollo coasters aren't much fun for me either

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to I can throw up just watch ...

Mainly because being thrown around causes excruciating pain but I have to admit that they are much more fun that going for a ride in a Helo.

Something about being at altitude and looking at your feet to see the Ground a very Long Way Away is a bit disconcerting for me at least. :0


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2 choices

by .Martin. In reply to Forgotten Password

reinstall windows

take laptop to computer shop, and get them to repair it...

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