20 Most Recent Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1: Windows - Page 6 Questions & Answers


Hey, Judy. I'll be telling you how to reset your password on your operating system. I'd like to add that I haven't used Windows Vista in a very long time so excuse any minor mistakes I make. :)

So before you get started, it might be helpful to write down the steps of this guide as you won't be able to keep your computer on to do this.
If this is a computer that your work/school was provided, bring it to the technical department there, as they may have precautions that don't allow for this.

  1. Shut down your computer completely.
  2. Press your power button on your computer and start repeatedly pressing the "F8" key on your keyboard until a menu pops up. Make sure you start as soon as you press the power button. It might be a bit hard at first and it is perfectly fine if you have to turn off your computer and start again.
  3. Once you are on the black menu, use your arrow keys to select "Boot in Safe Mode"
  4. Once the computer boots into safe mode, click "Administrator".
  5. Once logged in, click the Windows Logo.
  6. Type "Control Panel' and press enter.
  7. Click "User Accounts and Family Safety", what it is called may vary slightly just use logic to discern what it is.
  8. Click "User Accounts"
  9. Find your account and click on it.
  10. Click "Change Password" and fill in the forum and click "Apply Changes" or something to that effect
  11. Reboot your computer and startup normally, you should be able to log in with your new password.
If you need further help feel free to comment on this answer and I'll try to get back to you. ;)

Microsoft... | Answered on Aug 25, 2014


Hi friend. I also have the similar problem like you. I lost my Windows Vista password last year. But finally I use a tool, SmartKey Windows Password Recovery Software , to unlock it. It is really nice and easy to use. I think if you have still not yet solved the problem, you can try it and read more information in http://www.recoverlostpassword.com/products/windowspasswordrecovery.html

Microsoft... | Answered on Aug 20, 2014


If you have a repair disk, of course you can try it to crack Windows password. But if you don't have maybe you can consider using Ophcrack. Most time it is helpful but cannot guarantee 100% successful reset. Above all, the last one should be the best method for your Windows password reset. Another safe and effective software you can try, Anmosoft Windows Password Reset. Windows Password Reset Software

Microsoft... | Answered on Aug 18, 2014


Uninstall unused programs. Get an up-to-date Antivirus program and scan your computer. Also get Malwarebytes to look for any Trojans. Windows Vista is notorious for taking a long time to boot or shutdown after a few years. Time to move to Windows 7 if you can, it has tighter code. Windows 8.1 is even better, but some hate the interface.

I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/kevin_c38b47f462e94458

Microsoft... | Answered on Aug 17, 2014


This all-in-one password recovery software will surely help you out. It is capable of resetting forgotten or lost Windows Administrator login password, and recovering lost password for multiple web browsers, mail clients, FTP clients, chat messengers etc. Windows Vista, XP or 7 etc operations systems are all compatible. Good LUCK!

Microsoft... | Answered on Aug 13, 2014


Check the settings for the game. Be sure it's set for 2 players (2 humans or 1 computer against 1 human. Then reboot. If that fails uninstalll an then reinstall Scrabble. Finally if nothing helps try to contact the manufacturer via email or phone tech support through their website.

Microsoft... | Answered on Aug 10, 2014


if you're using windows vista you can try these:

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if you're using windows xp you can try these:

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have a great day :)

Microsoft... | Answered on Aug 08, 2014


To bypass the password use usb bootable konboot.. And boot the system using it. It will help you..
-regards and update me

Microsoft... | Answered on Aug 07, 2014


Hi ,
Here is how you can unlock your profile account :

1. Enter a computer that can link to Internet. Download Windows Login Recovery and install the software on that computer.
2. Run the software and create windows password reset disk by follow the instructions.
3. Eject the created CD/DVD and insert it into the locked computer.
4. Reboot the locked computer (it's necessary for you to change your locked computer's BIOS setting to make it boot from CD drive) and then follow the instructions to reset your password.
5. Now login Windows and set a new password.

Microsoft... | Answered on Aug 06, 2014


  • Right-click the desktop, point to View, and then click Show desktop icons to clear the check mark.
from: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/show-hide-resize-desktop-icons#1TC=windows-7

I think it should be the same for vista.

Microsoft... | Answered on Aug 02, 2014


Goto user accounts and create a new user with your friends user name and password and grant the friends account to be as Administrator (this is important!!!) , then you logging out from your account and logging in at your friends account. If everthing works as it should be, you can go into accounts and erase your old account. (MAKE sure you have backed up ALL your vital data such as Photos, Music, Videos and Documents)

Microsoft... | Answered on Jul 28, 2014


How long ago was Windows installed? Over time, the system will get slower. This is not unusual. It may be time to backup all your data and re-install Windows as a fresh build. This will improve things significantly. Depending on what hardware specs you are running, this could be impacting performance as well. Vista was always heavy on resources.

Microsoft... | Answered on Jul 17, 2014


If it truly froze and there's no HDD activity, it will be OK to restart. If you're transferring from the frozen computer to another, it's just doing reads anyway. So chances of corrupting the info is low. The biggest issue you might have is deleting the partially transferred data on the second machine.

To ensure that you don't freeze up again, use Task Manager to kill any unncessary programs and services. Or restart the computer into Safe Mode with Networking.

Microsoft... | Answered on Jun 03, 2014


You can't. It's illegal, buy a product key.

Microsoft... | Answered on May 29, 2014


Bad switch? or bad power supply? You can jump the post on the motherboard for the switch for power on. Just back track the power switch to the motheoard and jump the post.

Microsoft... | Answered on May 27, 2014


You'll have to be a bit more specific that that.

Microsoft... | Answered on May 26, 2014


hirens boot cd can reset a password.

Microsoft... | Answered on May 24, 2014

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