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Old August 27, 2009, 09:10 PM
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Please, please help me recover my password!

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I set a password for my login, wrote down, made sure I entered it correctly (no capslock). I'm an admin, typical setup, Vista x64 Ultimate.
I set the computer to autologin (no password needed to login).
Everything has been fine for over a month.

I finally decide to network to one of my other computers, which I need my password for.
Now I find that when I enter my password it tells me it is incorrect.
I can't remove it, change it, nothing, without knowing the original password.

I've tried Ophcrack live CD with no success.

I'm at a loss. I do not want to wipe my computer and reinstall everything just for this.
Please, please, please help me.:help:
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Old August 27, 2009, 09:31 PM
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I believe you can remove it with a tool on Hiren's Boot CD.
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Old August 27, 2009, 10:18 PM
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I believe you can remove it with a tool on Hiren's Boot CD.
Sir if we ever meet I'm buying you a beer!

Leave it to the old trusty Hiren's Boot CD. Went for it and the first tool I tried (Active Password Changer) worked outta the box!
It basically erased/removed my password so I could log back in and create a new one.

Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
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Old August 27, 2009, 10:21 PM
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No problem! Glad I could help.

Also, unfortunately, I'm too young for beer. Oh well, 5 more years!
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Old August 27, 2009, 10:28 PM
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Well remind me in five years if ya want a beer.
Thanks again!!
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