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microsoftIf you are one of those guys who are very inattentive like me, then this article is for you. In fact, If you had the bad idea to set a password in your Windows Vista in order to keep nosy people away from your computer, sooner or later you could be in deep mud. Why? Because you could forget it. It is just a matter of time, but it will happen. So, what solution do you have in order to get all of your files back? Here is a little trick which could save your life and prevent you from going nuts!

  1. Click Start.
  2. On the search bar type this command: control.exe /name Microsoft.UserAccounts
  3. Click on Password Reset Disk on the right pane of the window.
  4. In order to perform the password reset disk you need a USB dongle, by the way.
  5. Click next and choose the USB dongle as the place where you want to save the password key disk.
  6. Enter your current user account password.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Once the password has been created all previous passwords will be deleted becuase you are supposed to use the one you just created.

So, when next time you  log in and  type a wrong password, you will be prompted for a new passoword. At this point you will see a link saying “Reset Password”. Click on it and follow the whole procedure.

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9 Comments to “How to reset a password in Windows Vista”

  1. Luca Says:

    I have recently bought a second-hand computer from a store. But when it starts up, it requires me to type the administrator password, and it makes me quite disappointed!
    Eventually I have managed to reset the administrator password using a password reset boot CD from http://www.top-password.com/reset-windows-password.html

  2. Anddy_2011 Says:

    A few days ago , I was confronted with the password problem.

    Finally , my workmate James introduce the Windows password

    Seeker.It help me access windows successfully. It’s official

    site: http://www.passwordseeker.com

  3. smohohody Says:

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  4. Tom Says:

    I usually use the Winlogon Password Reset CD to reset Windows password, It worked great for me, with no reinstall and no data loss.

  5. mark Says:

    I have downloaded windows password Recovery Basic. It is a very quick and useful utility for recovering passwords. Just an easy to use bootable CD/DVD . It can also be used on a USB Flash Drive.

  6. Fiona Says:

    Forgot or lost Administrator Password? Have been locked out of computer? Would you like to choose to reinstall the OS or reset admin password? There are some comment Windows password recovery solutions for you to bypass Windows password without data loss or reinstalling!

    Windows Password Unlocker can recover Windows admin password for Windows 7/XP/Vista/NT/2000/2003/2008….

    1.Download Windows Password Unlocker from Password Unlocker Official site

    2.Decompress the Windows password unlocker and note that there is an .ISO image file. Burn the image file onto an blank CD with the burner freely supported by Password Unlocker.

    3.Insert the newly created CD into the locked computer and re-boot it from the CD drive.

    4.After launched the CD, a window pop up with all your account names(if you have several accounts) select one of the accounts that you have forgotten its password to reset it. Just one press, you have removed the password.

  7. bombermanneo Says:

    very good!
    BTW, there is another good solution

  8. Andy Says:

    no way to find it but to reset it.
    Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0,your choice.

  9. hency Says:

    Long time ago , I was confronted with the similar problem. Finally , my friend Jane introduce the Windows password Reset.It help me access windows. It’s worth a try!

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