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4 Tips to Retrieve Lost Windows Vista Password

For many PC users, it's not easy to retrieve the lost Windows Vista password. As a matter of fact, when comes to Windows Vista password on Q&A websites, there're plenty of tips concerning about this issue. And here we list 4 of them for you. You could follow these tips to retrieve Windows Vista password when you forget it.

Tip 1: Prepare a Windows password reset disk.

Tip 2: Reset the password in safe mode.

Tip 3: Reset the password with admin account.

Tip 4: Use Windows password recovery software.

Using a Windows password reset disk to reset Windows password is an easy and efficient solution. Please note that this tip is available only when you have created a password reset disk before you lose the password, for majority of people forget to create such a helpful disk in advance. You could easily create a password reset disk through Windows Vista's control panel with a USB flash drive.

Tip 2 and Tip 3 have something in common. An accessible admin account is required if you want to use these two tips. When your computer is in the safe mode or it is log on computer with the administrator account, you could follow the instructions below to reset the lost Windows Vista password easily and fast:

Right-click Computer to select 'Manage'. And the 'Computer Management' screen will come up.

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Double-click 'Local Users and Groups', and then click 'Users'.

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Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click 'Set Password'.

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Create a new password for the Windows Vista account.

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As to the tips mentioned above, such as tip1, tip 2 and tip 3, each of them have different restrictions. However, tip 4 which using the Windows password recovery software didn't ask for any requirements, such as no another admin account is required. And no matter you are locked out of computer or not, you are able to use this software to reset the lost Windows Vista password. All you need to do is to prepare a computer and a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Please follow the guide below:

Step 1.Download and install Windows Login Recovery.

Step 2. Create a password reset disk with the software.

Step 3. Boot your locked computer form the password reset disk.

Step 4. Reset the password with the password reset disk.

You could learn more details inWindows Login Recovery User Guide.

Windows Login Recovery is a secure Windows password recovery tool designed to retrieve password for any versions of Windows, including Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 and Windows Server 2008(R2)/2003(R2). There is no need to reinstall Vista when you lost Windows Vista password. Moreover, your valuable data will not be lost when you retrieve Windows passwords with this powerful tool.

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