How to Reset Windows Vista Administrator password with Three Simple Methods?
Have you ever experienced Windows Vista administrator password forgot? Absolutely, there is nothing worse than forgot your Windows admin password when you have a great deal of work to do on your PC. Even though you can enter your computer with a standard user account, you still could not download anything and install programs on your PC. Therefore, how to reset or recover Windows Vista administrator password efficiently?
Here we will show the top three easy and efficient Windows Vista admin password recovery methods to anyone who have Windows Vista admin password forgotten issues.
Method 1: Reset Windows Vista administrator password on safe mode
Preparation Time: about 10 minutes
Pros: Simple and do not need third party tools
Cons: Need an available admin account on your Vista PC
You can reset Vista administrator password on command prompt with an available admin account to enter safe mode first. If you have another Windows Vista admin account, try these steps below:
Step 1: Press F8 when your Windows Vista PC is booting. You will come to the Advanced Boot Options. Then choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.
Step 2: Enter safe mode with an available admin account.
Step 3: Type “net user” and press Enter. The command prompt will show you all accounts on the Windows Vista PC.
Step 4: Type “net user Paul 123″ (Paul is the locked admin account’s name and 123 is the new password) and press Enter. Now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account.
Step 5: Type “shutdown -r -t 00″ and press Enter.
Your Windows Vista PC should be rebooted automatically and then you can logon Windows Vista with the new password.
Method 2: Recover Windows Vista administrator password with freeware
Preparation Time: More than 30 minutes
Pros: Free and do not need to change the forgotten password
Cons: The freeware should not work if the password is too long
Ophcrack is freeware for
Ophcrack is used to create a Windows password recovery disk. You need to boot your computer from the disk to recover your password. You can follow these easy steps:
Step 1: Download Ophcrack
Step 2: Burn a Windows password recovery disk with the freeware
Step 3: Recover the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk
You can logon Windows Vista with the old password now.
Preparation Time: less than 10 minutes
Pros: Fast and 100% reset the forgotten password
Cons: Not free
Windows Login Recovery is easy-to-use shareware to reset forgotten Windows password, including administrator password and other standard users’ passwords.
Unlike Ophcrack, Windows Login Recovery is designed to reset the forgotten password. No matter how long and how complicated the password is, this software can 100% reset the forgotten password in few minutes. All you need to do is just three steps:
Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery
Step 2: Burn a Windows password reset disk with the shareware
Step 3: Reset the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk.
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