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    Unable to set up password for Administrator account on Windows Vista

    It is not possible to create a password for the Administrator account on my laptop upgraded to Windows Vista. Whenever I try for that, my laptop will show the message “Windows cannot change the password”. There is no problem in setting up password for other accounts. Is there any way available to set the password?



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    expert Array
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    Re: Unable to set up password for Administrator account on Windows Vista

    Press the ‘Start’ button located at the bottom part of the screen and wait until the start menu pop up on the screen. Navigate through the options displayed on that menu and click on ‘All Programs’. The next step required is to click ‘Accessories’ from the available options. You can then find the icon for ‘Command Prompt’. Right click on that icon and select ‘Run as Administrator’ from the pop-up menu. Type NET USER [USERNAME] /PASSWORDCHG:YES into the command prompt and hit the ‘Enter’ key. Replace the [USERNAME] with your original username.

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    Re: Unable to set up password for Administrator account on Windows Vista

    Windows Vista
    1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel. If you are not already in Classic View, in the upper left, click Classic View. Then, double-click theUser Accounts icon.
    2. Under "Make changes to your user account", click Manage User Accounts. If prompted, click Continue.
    3. From the Users tab, click the name of the administrative account, and then click Reset Password... .
    4. In the "New password" and "Confirm new password" fields, enter the password. Click OK twice.


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