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    lost admin pass word

    Hello,
    You are my last hope!! I changed my password for admin acct. after listening to TWIT and Steve Gibson's tut on better pass words!! Wish I'd never heard of it!!

    I was very careful in writing it down?? I thought...NOW, i can't log in!!! I've been at this for hours....worn out!!
    Any hope here or do I have to reinstall windows? I'm sure this has happened before to people...Hope Fred might have a clue about this??
    I have access to my standard acct. and using cmd formats I've found won't work, neither
    does carbonite have help!!
    Thanks All // John in Dallas

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    See if Offline Password Recovery helps.

    Joe

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    When you have changed a password you should test it before logging off.
    1. Open a Command Prompt (Start > Run > cmd).
    2. Type the following, where username is the name of the user who's password you have changed: runas /user:username cmd
    3. Enter the new password. A Command Prompt will open if the password is correct.

    cheers, Paul

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