1. Dec 1, 2014

Yesterday,my brother locked my admin password by setting a random password unknowingly. Now I cant access that account. Please tell me, is there a way to know the admin password from other account or any other method to access the admin account.

2. Dec 1, 2014

### Borg

You can reset the password from another admin account. Otherwise it will be more difficult. A simple Google search for "windows reset administrator password" will generate lots of possibilities.

3. Dec 2, 2014

I tried all but none worked.

4. Dec 2, 2014

### Borg

It's easier to help if you could be a little more detailed in what you tried and where you weren't successful.

5. Dec 2, 2014

### Routaran

"With great power comes great responsibility." -Uncle Ben.
If you do this on a computer you're not authorized to, "you go to jail bad boy." (Russell Peters)

Last edited: Dec 2, 2014
6. Dec 2, 2014

### elusiveshame

Unsure what the video above shows, but I use Nordahl in times of need. It's free to download as well.

7. Dec 2, 2014

8. Dec 2, 2014

### elusiveshame

Haha thanks :) I only said that as I'm at work, so watching videos is something that I have to wait until I get home to do, and if it mentioned the software I posted about, just wanted to state that I wasn't sure what the video went over. I'll definitely check it out, though, as you can never have too many tools in your toolbox :)

9. Dec 4, 2014

### haloboy777

What version of os is it....?
Xp,7,8.1,10
I'll tell you then straight away... :)
Diffrent methods for diffrent os

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10. Dec 5, 2014

I have Windows 7 ultimate in my laptop.

11. Dec 5, 2014

### haloboy777

Do you have your repair disk.....? (Which i'm supossing u dont have)

Now the other way...
Can you get another bootable os through pendrive....
A bootable os is which you can run from ur pendrive,cd,sdcard,camera or anything that has storage....
Its always nice to have any os installed on ur pendrive (i would prefer ubuntu for biggners but you can anything you want.... :) )
Go for 8 gb or higher pd for os installs...
You can carry your computer anywhere with you in 8 gb pendrive (Pd).....
Sorry i deviated from main topic but it is worth it....
So if you have bootable os say Ubuntu Linux(preferred)then open terminal....
Ahh wait I'll get the link...

You can find anything on internet :D
I came to know about chntpw when I was in class 8
I wanted to take down my floor incharges computer so badly...... I had that kind of passion for getting into other people's system :)
Anyways hope it helps...

Want another way...
Any unsecured network shows so much info that u can just grab by google...

Anyways other left ways are either by bootable password changing disk as mentioned above by some one...
Or just asking the person who is the admin of the computer :p

12. Dec 5, 2014

Thanks my friend, but all this will format the data in the PC that I don't want.:)

13. Dec 5, 2014

### haloboy777

No no no none of the data will be formatted during any of these two ways....
I can't understand where u came up with pc formating....

14. Dec 5, 2014

### mafagafo

The lesson here is that you managed accounts improperly or did not log off when you should have. Humans...

My suggestion (the may have already been suggested):
boot into Linux (a.k.a "a better OS")
$sudo apt-get install chntpw$ cd .../Windows/System32/config
$sudo chntpw -l SAM get the username of an ADMIN account (you may already know this)$ sudo chntpw -u "USERNAME" SAM
type 2
hit enter
type y
hit enter

You are done.

15. Dec 7, 2014

Thanks man, the trick worked:):)

16. Dec 7, 2014

### mafagafo

Good to know.

17. Dec 7, 2014

### haloboy777

Ouch

18. Dec 7, 2014

### mafagafo

?

19. Dec 7, 2014

### haloboy777

Nothing dude...