How to remove windows' password in Windows Vista?

By phd_phikap ·
I have a friend who just bought a desktop computer with Windows Vista. Her daughter create a login ID with a password (as the administrator) but she forgot the password. How can I bypass this password?

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You Can't

by bincarnato In reply to How to remove windows' pa ...

Restore the computer with the CDs that should have came with it. If it doesn't have the CDs, possible there is a recovery partition on the machine that you can access by hitting F10 or something during the boot screen. Tech Replublic doesn't give advice on recovering, removing, or discovering passwords. Hope you have your data backed up, if youhad any on the new PC.

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A hand-me-down's hand-me-down eh ? ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to How to remove windows' pa ...

Depending on your views regarding pugilism I would advise that you relate this advice back from whence the problem came:

Bread and water for as long as it takes - the daughter will have a sudden remarkable insight into what the password was/is.

I'm amazed that you should ask how YOU can bypass this password - what about the despicable problem-child, eh? Is there no justice left in this world? And what has, what some bint's sprog got up to with her computer got to do with you?

If she "just bought it" tell her to reinstall Vista, since it's that new there won't be anything on it to lose by installing from scratch.

She could withdraw the bread and water for the duration of the reinstall too, just to push home the point.

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TR members do not assist password recovery. Do not respond to this thread

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to How to remove windows' pa ...

The members of TechRepublic - A Resource for IT Professionals, will not assist anyone in the recovery of lost passwords. You may have a legitimate reason to recover a password. However, we cannot verify your motives and will therefore not assist anyone in what may be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. Due to the open nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures, even for legitimate purposes, would be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes. This is a risk that we the members of TechRepublic will not take. Please do not ask questions of this nature on TechRepublic.

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