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thatslovely

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Changing User Account
« on: August 07, 2010, 02:54:19 AM »
Will I have to reformat my computer as my son has limited me and my husband and made himself administrator so we cant change his account back to limited. Many thanks

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Re: Changing User Account
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2010, 03:09:39 AM »
How old is your son?

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Re: Changing User Account
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2010, 03:51:26 AM »
Will I have to reformat my computer as my son has limited me and my husband and made himself administrator so we cant change his account back to limited. Many thanks
If there is a password on the admin account then you, you'll have to format or hack the password. Otherwise, just log in as admin and make the changes yourself.

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    Re: Changing User Account
    « Reply #3 on: August 07, 2010, 03:24:50 PM »
    Try PC Logon it is a open source software (SW) that will let u change/reset passwords. Follow the link below:
    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/07/06/pcloginnow-pc-login-now-free-download-to-reset-windows-admin-or-user-password/

    This SW has saved me a few times.

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    Re: Changing User Account
    « Reply #4 on: August 07, 2010, 04:03:32 PM »
    Does anybody know what would happen if you used the WinXP repair CD and deleted C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SAM (the password file)?
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    Re: Changing User Account
    « Reply #5 on: August 07, 2010, 04:05:46 PM »
    SAM is not a password file - it is a registry hive. DO NOT DELETE REGISTRY HIVES.