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Windows Vista Password

I lost my Windows Vista password.  When my computer boots up it stops at the welcom to windows vista and ask me for my password.  I did not make a reset disk when I purchased the computer.  Can a reset disk be sent to this computer to place on a CD and change my password? I have lost my administrator password. My operating system is Windows Vista Premium. There is another account on the computer that was previously given access to the administrator files, so I can at least work around the part about getting to my files. But I can't install anything, every time I try, the computer asks for the administrator password which I am unable to produce.

The password was a simple combination of letters that I can mostly remember, but can never recall completely. I've been trying for a week to get back into my account.

I've tried to install password cracks to solve the problem for me, but that isn't working because the only ones I can find are in installation files. If there was one that came as a zip file, I could use that.

I understand that the simplest solution would be to reinstall vista, but I would lose everything that I have installed after purchasing the computer as well as the programs that were installed by Best Buy prior to the purchase.

I want to know if there is anyway that I could find the password or have someone do it for me in a different way from simply guessing repeatedly at the log-in screen.

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  • adeleon1989 May 28, 2008

    I'm sorry, but that won't work. Some files require installation and I can't install anything without the password I'm trying to change. The DOS one almost worked, but it can't access the hard drive for some reason.

  • aliceal612 Oct 21, 2008

    I also can't remember my password and have tried everything to reset it. Please advise

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    PLEASE GIVE ME SOLUTION.

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You could try some of these. They may give you a clue.

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How to Reset Password on Windows Vista - Lost Windows Vista Password


How to reset Windows Vista password if lost windows vista password? When friends and other people who use Vista met with such problem, I am always pleased to help them with useful solutions for Vista password reset. Today, let's conclude some methods to recover Windows Vista password.


1. Did you create a Vista password reset disk?

If yes, you have created the disk before forgot password, the method will be helpful. While, there are exactly little PC users who remember to prepare such a useful disk. You could easily create a Windows Vista password reset disk through Vista's control panel with a USB flash drive.

a. Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safely -> User Accounts.
b. Create a password reset disk on the left pane.
c. Click "Next", follow the forgotten password Wizard to create a Vista password reset disk.

On the logon interface with incorrect password, click the reset password link and there will be wizard. Now you can recover Windows Vista password with the created password reset disk on your PC within seconds.

2. Free Vista password recoverytool


There are two popular tools: Ophcrack and Offline NT Password & Registry Editor. The former which is based on rainbow tables will spend you much precious time to download but just can reset passwords less than 14 characters. The latter supports Windows NT/2000/XP, but not AD password recovery.

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There are many commercial Vista password reset tool, such as Windows Password Recovery Corporation, Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0, Windows Password Key, etc. With one of this software, you can easily login your PC by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

Why would the tools be so popular for PC users? That's because the tools do not require special PC technique or skills. Users can quickly get out problem within minutes!

Let's take Windows Password Recovery Corporation for example. As one of the best and popular Windows password recovery tool, we just need 3 steps to reset Windows Vista password.

Step1. Burn a CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive to reset lost Windows password.
Step2. Set your target computer to boot from CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive.
Step3. Reset lost Windows Vista password to Re123456 with the burned CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive.

Not only Windows Vista, the Windows Password Recovery Corporation can also be used to recover domain password on Windows server 2008/2003/2000 and local password for other OS, such as Windows 7, Windows XP, etc.

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Forgetting your Windows administrator login password. With no way to get into the system, you can’t even perform basic maintenance, let alone a thorough tune-up. Formatting is always an option, but we consider that a last resort. (Plus, guess who’s going to have to help reinstall all the programs lost after a wipe?) But all hope is not lost. There are a few ways to actually retrieve a lost Windows account password. Read on, and we’ll show you the light.
====1st Method====
The first thing which you check if you forget login password. When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account “Administrator” and sets its password to blank. So if you have forget your user account password then try this:
Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys twice and it’ll show Classic Login box. Now type “Administrator” (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
Now you can reset your account password from “Control Panel -> User Accounts”.
Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.
====2nd Method====
1. Reboot your machine.
2. Press F8 before the Windows boot screen appears.
o Do not press F5 as used on the NT/9x series of Windows.
3. You will be be prompted with a boot options menu.
4. Select the Start Windows in Safe Mode option.
5. Click through several self-explanatory screens until your reach the familiar 'Welcome' screen.
6. Note that this welcome screen is limited to 256 colors and 640x480 resolution because the primary graphics will have been set to the Windows Safe Mode software VGA adapter. You will not be able to change this mode even in Display options, while Windows is running in Safe Mode.
7. 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.
o The Safe Mode Welcome screen might display some of the other users on your system.
8. Login as the admin.
9. Press Yes at the prompt asking if you would like to continue using Safe Mode.
10. Continue on to the User Settings control panel. Here you can change any of the other passwords for user on the machine. Make any changes you want.
11. Reboot your computer. As long as you don't press any keys (i.e. F8) during the boot-up the computer will startup normally.
12. Login as the user for which you set the password.
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Windows XP and further versions also provide another method to recover forgotten password by using “Reset Disk”. If you created a Password Reset Disk in past, you can use that disk to reset the password. To know more about it, please visit following links:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305478
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Comparatively, using windows password Recovery Tool utility is a reliable and convenient method for solving the password problem. Normally, the program can easily reset the password to “Blank” with no -reformatting or installation. Do all the job for you automatically. Unfortunately, it is not safe to use some free recovery tool to recover windows password. So here is the recommend recovery tool:windows password Recovery Tool 3.0 .
Offical site: http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com

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If it doesn't work above ,I hope that you have some hacker friends.
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http://www.wikihow.com/Recover-Windows-Administrator-Password-if-You-Forgot-It
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http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Reset-Recover-Forgotten-Windows-NT-2000-2001/

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The steps to change Windows password have a little different on different Windows systems. The following steps are based on changing Windows 7 password.

1. Click Start, Control Panel and User Accounts in order.
2. Pick the specified Windows account whose password you want to change.
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4. Enter your current password and type a new password, and then click Change Password button.
Note: you may need appropriate privileges to change the password of another user.

Method 2: Change Windows password by pressing Ctrl +Alt +Del.

It is the easiest way to change Windows password for Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del when you log onto your Windows XP/7/Vista PC.
2. Click on Change password.
3. Type your new password, type your new password to confirm it, and then press Enter.
Note:
1. If your press Ctrl+ Alt +Del when you log onto your Windows XP, it will show you the classic security options instead. Click Change Password to change Windows XP password of the logged on user.
2. If the security options does not appear. Task Manager shows up instead of the security options. Just go to Start, Control Panel, User Accounts and Change the way Users Log on or off. And then uncheck Use the Welcome Screen.

Method 3: Use lusrmgr.msc to change Windows 7/Vista/XP password.

The following steps are operated to change Windows Vista password.
1. Click Start button and input lusrmgr.msc into the Search box.
2. In the coming Local Users and Groups screen, double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
3.Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
4. Type and confirm the new password.

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Windows Password Unlocker Standard allows you to change lost or forgotten password on Windows 7/Vista/XP.You can adopt this method to reset Windows password when you are locked out of computer without a password reset disk.
1. Download and install Windows Password Unlocker Standard in any accessible computer.
2. Run the program and insert a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
3. Burn an ISO image file to the CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
4. Set your locked computer to boot form CD/DVD or USB drive.
5. Change Windows password with the burned CD/DVD or USB drive

These are the simple methods can be applied to change Windows password on Windows 7/Vista/ XP. Of course, there are some other ways for your choice. Please remember your changed password. It is often for one to forget Windows password after changing it. Otherwise, you'll need to bypass lost Windows password with Method 4 if you are locked out of computer.

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