Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
It's well known that Windows Vista is more secure than previous Windows versions like Windows XP. So if you lost Windows Vista password, you'll find some effective methods used to reset forgotten Windows XP password cannot work. Well, does that mean one have to reinstall your computer once you lost Vista password? Of course not, there are still opportunities to reset your lost Windows Vista password with the help of third-party software. Besides, you can also reset lost Vista password in seconds if you create a password reset disk in advance.
1. Commercial Windows Password Reset Software
If you search on Google to find a solution to your lost Vista password, many commercial Windows password reset tools will appear in your search results, like Windows Password Reset, Windows Password Unlocker, Windows Login Recovery, etc. With such a Windows password recovery tool, you can get instant access to your locked Vista computer by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. The biggest advantage of Windows password reset software is that common users with little computer skill can easily reset lost Vista password in 5 minutes according to the user guide.
Take Windows Password Reset for example. As one of the best Windows password recovery software, it can reset lost Vista password in 4 simple steps.
Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Reset Professional.
Step 2. Burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
Step 3. Boot the locked PC form CD/DVD or USB.
Step 4. Reset lost Windows Vista password to be empty.
It's worth mentioning that it supports all popular Windows OS, including Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 and Windows Server 2008/2003.
2. Free Windows Password Recovery Tool
If you don't want to pay to recover lost Vista password, you can find some free ones. Ophcrack and Offline NT Password and Registry Editor are the most popular Windows password recovery tools. Ophcrack is a free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. When you use this utility to recover lost Vista password, please note it'll take you much time to download it and passwords greater than 14 characters cannot be cracked.
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor is not only a Windows password recovery tool, but also an almost fully functional registry editor. But it is completely text based which is a little inconvenient.
3. Windows Vista Password Reset Disk
A password reset disk can help you reset lost Windows Vista password as long as you create it before losing Vista password. If you don't have one, just follow the instructions to create one (a USB flash drive required).
Step 1. Click Start, Control Panel, User Accounts and Family Safely, and User Accounts.
Step 2. Click Create a password reset disk on the left pane.
Step 3. Click Next and follow the forgotten password Wizard to create a Vista password reset disk.
When you enter a wrong password on Vista logon screen, the Reset password link will appear. Just click on it to pop up the password reset wizard, then insert your password reset disk in computer and click Next on the wizard to change your lost Vista password in seconds.
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