I need to authorize using admin password that I do not know

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Hi,

I received a second hand computer running on Vista from brother as he is now using a laptop.

Seems like the system is running fine, and I thought of that until I received a pop up.

I have right clicked my computer and clicked on manage, and the pop up that is asking me to login using the administrator.

Now, I do not know the admin password and my brother knows nothing about setting up an admin password before.

How can I get through this?

Thanks!

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I need to authorize using admin password that I do not know

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Hello Carrie,

Microsoft recommends two methods for recovering a lost Windows Vista Administrator Password. One is to use another administrator account on the same computer to reset your account password, and another is to use a password reset disk. Use another Administrator password: Log in to the second Administrator account.

Click the Start button, type “lusrmgr.msc” (without quotes) in the Search box, and press Enter on the keyboard. Type in the Administrator password of the account that you have logged in when prompted. Double-click to open lusrmgr. In the “Local Group and Groups” window, choose “Users” on the left panel. On the right panel, right-click the account that you need to reset the password from the list, and click “Set Password”.

Type and confirm the new password. If you have a Windows Password Reset Disk: Press OK if you receive the wrong password error message and click “reset Password. Insert the password reset disk into the drive and Password Reset Wizard will open. Follow the instruction on the window to reset the password. Log on to the computer using the new password.

Note: You can use the same password recovery disk any number of times to reset the password. However you will not be able to use the disk created for one computer on any other computer. If you do not have a Windows Password reset disk, create one as it can help you in case of emergency.

Please follow the instructions below to create a password reset disk which can help you to recover the file and information stored in the computer: Click the “Start” button the bottom-left corner of the desktop. Click to open the “Control Panel”. Choose “User Accounts and Family Safety”, and select “User Accounts”. Choose the “Create a password reset disk” option on the left panel of the window. Click “OK” in the Forgotten Password Wizard window.

Insert the Removable disk and choose the disk driver in next window. Then follow the screen instructions to create a password reset disk. Through Command Prompt if you know the Username: Click the Start button and choose to open the Run windows. Type “CMD” (without quotes) in the Run command window and press Enter.

Type net user (the username) (e. g: net user Glenn.r) in the command line and press Enter. Now, you will be prompted for the new password. Type in the new password and click Enter. Confirm the password. Try logging in to the computer using the new password. Third-Party Password Recovery tools: For password recovery tools, visit the following web links: John the Ripper Windows Login Recovery password recovery service Cain & Abel Re-install Windows Vista: If nothing of the above options worked, the last option is to re-install Windows Vista on the computer. You may visit the following web link for information regarding re-installing Windows Vista on the computer.

Hope the issue will be resolved soon. Glenn

 

Hello Carrie,

Microsoft recommends two methods for recovering a lost Windows Vista Administrator Password. One is to use another administrator account on the same computer to reset your account password and another is to use a password reset disk.

  • Use another Administrator password:
  1. Log in to the second Administrator account.
  2. Click the Start button, type “lusrmgr.msc” (without quotes) in the Search box, and press Enter on the keyboard.
  3. Type in the Administrator password of the account that you have logged in when prompted.
  4. Double-click to open lusrmgr.
  5. In the “Local Group and Groups” window, choose “Users” on the left panel.
  6. On the right panel, right-click the account that you need to reset the password from the list, and click “Set Password”.
  7. Type and confirm the new password.
  • If you have a Windows Password Reset Disk:
  1. Press OK if you receive the wrong password error message and click “reset Password.
  2. Insert the password reset disk into the drive and Password Reset Wizard will open.
  3. Follow the instruction on the window to reset the password.
  4. Log on to the computer using the new password.

Note: You can use the same password recovery disk any number of times to reset the password. However you will not be able to use the disk created for one computer on any other computer.

  • If you do not have a Windows Password reset disk, create one as it can help you in case of emergency. Please follow the instructions below to create a password reset disk which can help you to recover the file and information stored in the computer:
  1. Click the “Start” button the bottom-left corner of the desktop.
  2. Click to open the “Control Panel”.
  3. Choose “User Accounts and Family Safety”, and select “User Accounts”.
  4. Choose the “Create a password reset disk” option on the left panel of the window.
  5. Click “OK” in the Forgotten Password Wizard window.
  6. Insert the Removable disk and choose the disk driver in next window.
  7. Then follow the screen instructions to create a password reset disk.
  • Through Command Prompt if you know the Username:
  1. Click the Start button and choose to open the Run windows.
  2. Type “CMD” (without quotes) in the Run command window and press Enter.
  3. Type net user (the username) (e. g: net user Glenn.r) in the command line and press Enter.
  4. Now, you will be prompted for the new password.
  5. Type in the new password and click Enter.
  6. Confirm the password.
  7. Try logging in to the computer using the new password.

Third-Party Password Recovery tools:

For password recovery tools, visit the following web links:

John the Ripper Windows Login Recovery Software

Login Recovery password recovery service

Cain & Abel

Re-install Windows Vista:

If nothing of the above options worked, the last option is to re-install Windows Vista on the computer.

You may visit the following web link for information regarding re-installing Windows Vista on the computer.

Hope the issue will be resolved soon.

Glenn

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