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If you forget your Windows Vista password, you can reset it
quickly and safely using a password reset disk or an administrator account.
Windows Vista allows you to create several accounts for
different users; however, the administrator account controls system settings
and manages the entire computer.
If you forget your password, resetting it allows you to
create a new one to access system files. The reset procedure involves using
simple password reset wizards.
Restart your computer and wait for the logon screen to appear.
Enter an incorrect password in the Password field and wait
for the "User name or password is incorrect" message to appear.
Click the "Reset Password" button to start the
Password Reset wizard.
Insert your password reset disc in the optical drive, or if
it is an external drive, connect it to an open USB port on your computer.
Click "Next" on the password reset wizard and
select the password reset disk from the list of options. Type a new password
and a hint for the password.
Click "Finish" to log in with the new password.
Using an Administrator Account
Log in to your administrator account if you are the
Click the "Start" button, type
"lusrmgr.msc" (without quotes) in the search field and press
"Enter." If prompted, enter your administrator password.
Double-click "Local Users and Groups" and then
Right-click the account belonging to the user who forgot his
password and click "Set Password."
Enter a new password yourself or have the account owner
enter a new password he wants to use.
Re-enter the password for confirmation.
Restart your computer
repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once
in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse
allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight
to your choice
select safe mode with command prompt
Click start run type cmd press Enter
black screen should open DOS mode
this will vary depending on your operating system
type in net user username
For eg. If you want to change administrator password
, type net user Administrator
It will prompt you to enter the new password.
Enter the new password and the password is changed
if this fails you will need to
Select safe mode with networking to download
you could download all of these or just one save them
to a usb drive for later use if one fails to remove the password
Windows Password Recovery Basic
A CMOS BIOS password recovery tool
Editors note: This tool should only be used by
experienced computer users.
Please see the enclosed read me if you would like to
run it from Windows.
Failure to follow instructions (from Windows) will
cause your anti-virus to flag this as a virus.
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