Reset Lost Windows Vista Password in 4 Easy Ways
There is nothing worse than forgot Windows Vista password when you are in the middle of a work. Well, the good news is that if you lost your Windows Vista password, you'll find some effective ways to reset the forgotten password without reinstall the computer or formatting the disk.
If you are one of those who still wondering how to reset the lost Windows Vista administrator password or other user account password, please follow the below easy and efficient ways to work out this password recovery issue, so that you could re-gain access to your locked Vista computer without any delay in work.
Take use of Windows Vista Password Reset Disk
If you have a Windows Vista password reset disk at hand, then you could take use of it to recover Windows Vista password when you forget it, and it will help you finish the password recovery easily and quickly, and then you need to keep the password reset disk safely away from others, or else your personal information preserved in the disk may catch by others.
Here we provide the few simple steps for your references:
Start your computer; get to the Windows Vista login screen.
Enter a wrong password into the password box, then the Reset password link will show up on the login screen.
Click Reset password to enter Password Reset Wizard screen, click Next then.
Select the disk, click Next.
Enter a new password and password hint, click Next.
When the Vista password recovery process completed, click Finish.
Now that you have successfully created a Windows Vista password reset disk. By taking use of it, you could reset the lost Windows Vista administrator password or other user account password in minutes. However, the disk could be only used on one certain computer, so that please do not use the same disk to reset password on another computer, for the password recovery will be failed.
2. Reset Windows Vista password recovery in safe mode
Besides to reset Windows Vista password with password reset disk, you can also recover Windows Vista password with command prompt when the computer is in safe mode on the bases that you can log on computer with another Windows Vista administrator account. If so, please try the steps below to reset the lost Windows Vista password easily and quickly:
When your Windows Vista PC is booting, press F8 to come to the Advanced Boot Options, then click Safe Mode with Command Prompt, press Enter.
Enter safe mode with the available administrator account, a command prompt will be appeared.
Type net user and press Enter, all accounts on the Windows Vista PC will displayed.
Type a password into the box, press Enter. Now you have successfully reset the password of the locked account.
Type shutdown -r -t 00, press Enter.
The Windows Vista PC will be rebooted automatically, and then you can log on the system with the new password.
As this method have restrictions that you have to get one available Windows Vista administrator account, so that this way will be out of use to those who did not get the workable account. Thus, you may try the methods below to reset the lost Windows Vista password by computer software.
3. Try reset password by free computer software
In case that you neither got one Windows Vista password reset disk in hand nor get an available Windows Vista administrator account, then you can turn to the free computer software worked on Windows Vista administrator password or other user account password recovery. Here we would like to introduce the most popular one named Ophcrack to you.
Ophcrack program works based on rainbow tables, you just need to visit the site, download the free ISO image, burn it to a CD and boot from the CD and then the Ophcrack program will start, locate the Windows Vista user accounts, and proceeds to get Windows Vista password recovery automatically by itself. However, it is a little inconvenient for taking use of this program; for it is comes with huge file that it will cost the user spend hours to download it, so that it will take hours to finish the password recovery.
4. Using AnyPasskey Windows Password Recovery Professional
If you forgot to create a Windows Vista password reset disk in advance, and you need to reset the lost or forgot password in no time, then you could take use of the AnyPasskey Windows Password Recovery Professional to reset the Windows Vista administrator password or other user account password.
With several mouse-clicking and press keys the password recovery will be finished without any damage to the files or data at all by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Now, let us follow the below 3 simple steps together to reset the Windows Vista password:
Download AnyPasskey Windows Password Recovery Professional and run it
Create a Windows Vista password reset CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
Reset the lost or forgotten Windows Vista administrator password or user account password with the reset disk.
Now you could login your Windows Vista system with the password you changed or with no password. Looking for a full step to step manual of this powerful computer tool, please click here to get it in detail then.
All in all, if you forgot Windows Vista admin password next time, you no longer need to rack your brains, for you could reset the forgotten Windows Vista administrator password or user account password easily by choosing any of the ways mentioned above.