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I forgot my Windows 7 password. What now?

I changed the password using "net user aditya aditya^Aaditya". But the problem is now Vista is not accepting this password. When I type '^', nothing appears, but when I enter it twice, then 2 characters appear, I erase one of them and then type the rest of the password. But it is not accpeting this password. I dont have password reset disk also. Please help me. I have a very critical data.

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marked as duplicate by Sathya, Randolph Potter, random Nov 22 '10 at 17:31

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possible duplicate of I forgot my Windows 7 password. What now? –  Sathya Nov 22 '10 at 16:39

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I'm thinking the net user command interpreted ^A as ctl-A and it borked. You may need to reset the password and try escaping/single-quoting if you want to use carat in a password

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How do I reset password? –  aditya Nov 22 '10 at 17:04
search this site...that has been answered many times –  hbdgaf Nov 22 '10 at 17:10
net user doesn't do such an interpretation. (No Windows program does that I know of.) However, the command shell cmd.exe treats ^ as an escape character, similar to how Unix bash uses a backslash. –  grawity Nov 22 '10 at 20:38

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