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    system: Windows Vista Home Premium
    problem: Forgot administrator password, but still have access to a standard account.

    Ok, I read the previous posts and articles, but what I understand of them is that they are either not for Vista or the links were removed by the mods. Can anyone please give me a hand, I have to admit that I am a total idiot. The reason I am in this predicament is that I read somewhere that you should have at least two users. One on an administrator, which you don’t use, and one on a standard account which you use normally.

    Well I had only one account, so I went and made another, then forgot the about all of this for a week, and in that week forgot the new account’s password. However I still went and transferred the administrator privileges to the new account. Thus making myself locked out of all administrator actions. A classic example of real stupidity.

    So I tried to restore the system to a point before the change, but that requires administrator approval. Also my PC didn’t have an install CD included when I bought it.

    I am trying to work this, but if anyone can spend a little time to point me in the right direction, I really appreciate it.

    Also I picked my screenname cause I wanted to express how I am not trying to hack into someone’s comp, just regain access to my own.

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