How to Reset Password in Windows Vista

Have you forgotten your password to log into your desktop? You could just as the administrator to reset your password but what if you are the administrator? If that is your case then to reset your password is a little bit difficult. Here are a few methods through which you can reset your Password.

Reset Password in Windows Vista Password Reset Disk

If you have a password reset disk then it becomes easier to reset your password. Follow the steps below to reset your password using the password reset disk.

  1. First, insert the disk into your computer.
  2. Now after you entered a wrong password in the password box an option will appear just below the box.
  3. Click on the reset password button.
  4. Now, the disk will run and the Password Reset Wizard will appear on your screen.
  5. Click on the Next button.
  6. Now you can enter a new password. You can also enter a hint or the password.
  7. Click on the Next button.
  8. Click on the Finish button.
  9. Now you can restart your computer and log in with the new password.

Reset password in Windows Vista Safe mode

In the Window Vista, there is a hidden account called Administrator. This account is mostly hidden but is always available when need to be used. While installing the Windows Vista, if you didn’t put a password for the administrator then the password remains empty by default. So you can follow these steps if so:

  1. After pressing the power button on your computer, keep pressing the F8 button. This will open the computer in the Safe mode.
  2. Now log in with the Administrator account. Remember that the password is empty.
  3. After the account is open, you can easily reset the password. Open the Control panel.
  4. Then open User Accounts.
  5. Select the user whose password you want to change.
  6. Enter the new password and then restart your computer.
  7. Now you can use the new password to log in.

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