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I cannot remember my password\r\nand I did not

I cannot remember my password and I did not make a disc to save the password on. Cannot access my computer

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Hi,you can follow these steps.
Method 1: Reboot your machine. Press F8 before the Windows boot screen appears. You will be be prompted with a boot options menu.Select the Start Windows in Safe Mode option. Click through several self- explanatory screens until your reach the familiar 'Welcome' screen. Find the icon for the Administrator user. If the default settings of your system haven't been changed, there should be no password for this account. Login as the admin.And last,go to control panel,click user account,change the password.
Method 2:It that doesn't help,the best and efficient way is using a third party tool like windows password key 8.0 which considered as the best tool to reset local administrator and user passwords on any Windows system.If you have lost windows password,the best and efficient way is using this tool

Posted on Jul 06, 2010

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Hi there,

Please follow these few steps to re-gain access to your computer:

  1. Reboot the Windows Vista and boot up with Windows Vista installation DVD.
    I cannot remember my password\r\nand I did not - vista-install-01.jpg
  2. While the Windows Vista installation interface pops up, click the Repair You Computer link at the bottom-left corner.
  3. Next, the System Recovery Options dialog box appears. There are few options that related to repairing Windows Vista, looks like Recovery Console in Windows XP:
    Startup Repair options is used to automatically fix problems that are preventing Windows Vista from starting.

    System Restore to restore Windows Vista setting to an earlier point in time.

    Windows Complete PC Restore to restore Windows Vista from a full system backup.

    Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool could be the first Microsoft memory tester toolkit that bundled with Windows setup media.

    Command Prompt is the target option of this Vista hacking guide. Click on this option now.
  4. In the Vista Command Prompt, type mmc.exe and press ENTER key to bring up the Microsoft Management Console.
  5. Click on the File menu, select Add / Remove Snap-in option, locate and select the Local Users and Groups on the left panel, and click Add button to add it to the right panel.
  6. Now, the Choose Target Machine dialog box pop up. Keep the default setting by clicking the Finish button – that means using the Local Users and Groups snap-in to manage this local computer, and not another computer in network.
  7. Click OK button and return to MMC windows. Under the Root Console in left panel, double-click Local Users and Group that was added earlier. Click on User folder, locate and right-click the target Vista logon account that found in the right panel.

Guess you should know what to do now. Select the Set Password from the right-click menu to set a new password / reset old password.

Thank you for using FixYa! Have a nice day and please remember to rate this solution.

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Magical Ink

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