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How to reset Windows Vista password when you forget it?
Home Computers & Technology Site Security
By: Torrence Chan Email Article
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Today data security is an important issue for business and personal users. So as common computer users, we’re used to set Windows password to protect our files on computer from prying eyes. It is a very good way to protect our privacy, but the problem is that the password for computer can be easily forgotten or lost. Especially when you need to log-on immediately but you cannot remember the password you set. What should you do to regain access to your computer?

Without doubt, I believe reinstalling computer is the easiest way to log-on your computer again. And I also believe it is the last choice for you as no one can afford to lose all your important files after reinstalling. In fact, there is another option for you to get in your computer on your own. You can reset your lost or forgotten Windows password with professional Windows password reset software.

Following I’ll show you how to reset Vista password with Windows Password Reset, which allows you to reset Vista password with a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. If your computer operating system is Windows Vista, you can follow it to perform Vista password reset to get in your computer.

====Step 1. Burn a CD/DVD or USB Drive to reset Vista password.

Download Windows Password Reset and install in a computer. And follow the step-by-step guide to burn a CD/DVD or USB drive to reset Vista password.

Note: Windows Password Reset has two editions: Standard and Professional. Windows Password Reset Standard allows you to reset Vista password with a bootable CD/DVD only while Windows Password Reset Professional supports to burn a CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive to reset Vista password.

====Step 2: Set BIOS to boot from CD ROM or USB.

Insert the burned CD/DVD or USB drive in the computer you want to reset Vista password, and then change the BIOS settings of the computer as follows:

1st. Start computer and press F2 or Delete to enter BISO setup during the initial startup screen. Note: What key is pressed depends on the manufacturers, but in most cases it is F2 or Delete.

2nd. Use the arrow keys to select the Boot tab, and then select Boot Device Priority and press Enter. 3rd. Choose first boot device to CDROM or USB flash drive, and then press F10 to save settings. The computer will restart with the changed settings automatically.

Note: When you want to boot from USB, you should adjust USB to 1st Drive by entering Hard Disk Drives firstly before selecting first boot device to USB flash drive.

====Step 3: Remove the forgotten Windows Vista password under DOS.

1st. Choose the installation path of Windows, and enter the ID of the path 2nd. All the user names will be displayed for you. You can select one to remove its password by entering the ID of the User Name. If you want to quit, enter 0. 3rd. Enter y to confirm and continue, enter n to return to previous menu. 4th. After removing the password for the selected user name, you can enter y to continue to reset passwords of other user names, or enter n to restart computer. And now you can log on computer without password.

Note: After selecting n to restart computer, please remember to press any press, and then eject the CD/ DVD or USB Flash Drive.

Tip for Vista password reset: Although you can reset Vista password with software, but it’s better to set something easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess for your computer. If your password is too long and hard for you to remember, you can write it on paper and keep it in a safe place firstly.

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Additional info about reset Windows Vista password.
November 10, 2010 02:18:41
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