How to Reset / Recover Forgotten Windows Password?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by help, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. help

    help Guest

    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

    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.

    2th Method:

    There are a lot of Windows password revealers and crackers available.

    Windows password recovery tool:

    but I’ve found that Windows Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
    it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with
    Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local user
    account to a blank password.


    help, Jun 17, 2009
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    Jun 21, 2010
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    1. Login to a computer that can link to Internet. Download windows Password key 8.0
    and install it on that PC. Note that: there is a .ISO file. Burn the .ISO file to a CD or a USB flash drive.

    2. Insert the newly created CD/USB drive to the locked computer.

    3. Reboot the locked computer and press'F2'or'Delete'to enter your BIOS setup and then followed the process of instructions. Just a few steps, the old password was removed.
    laorisi, Jun 21, 2010
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  3. help


    Mar 17, 2012
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    Why not use Windows Vista Password Reset Disk.
    You can create one for free. Once you forgot password, use it to reset it.
    Or see this article, maybe it tells some methods include Windows Password Rescuer and Ophrack.
    Lost Windows Vista Password - Easily Reset Windows Vista Password
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2012
    Ales, Mar 17, 2012
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