How to Remove Windows Vista Password which is Forgotten

How to get into your locked Windows Vista without old password if you locked out of your computer? Rather than find out your original password, it is better to directly remove the forgotten password.

This article gives you three workable ways to remove/delete admin password from Windows Vista computer without login. Then you can log into Windows Vista as administrator without password.

Tip 1: Use Windows Password Rescuer to Easily Remove Windows Vista Administrator Password.

Windows Password Rescuer is an all-in-one Windows password recovery tool which can help reset or remove forgotten administrator/user password for all Windows systems such as Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003 etc. It works with CD/DVD and USB flash drive/pen drive. This guide is about how to use Windows Password Rescuer Personal to easily remove Windows Vista administrator password with USB flash drive.

Step 1: Use Windows Password Rescuer Personal to create a Windows password recovery disk with USB flash drive.

1. Log on another computer as administrator. Purchase Windows Password Rescuer Personal full version and then you will receive a full download link from email. Then download the software from received link and install it on the computer. Download free trial version here.

2. After that, plug in a USB flash drive to the computer. Launch the software and then choose “USB device” option.

3. Pull down drive list and select your USB flash drive which you inserted. Then click “Begin Burning” to burn Windows Password Rescuer on to the USB flash drive.

4. Once burning process completed, unplug the USB and then transfer it to your locked computer.

Step 2: Remove Windows Vista administrator password on your locked computer.

1. Plug in the USB password recovery disk to your locked computer.

2. Set the computer to boot from USB. Read more about this step.

3. Once your computer boots from USB, Windows Password Rescuer will automatically run and locate all user accounts of Windows Vista. Click “Administrator” from list.

4. Click “Reset Password”. When the software asks you if reset the password to blank, click “Yes” to remove the password.

5. You will discover that the administrator password has been removed and shown “blank” in list. You can remove other user accounts’ passwords as well.

6. Click “Reboot”. When it asks you to confirm, unplug your USB flash drive and then click “Yes”. The computer will automatically restart.

7. When Windows Vista sign in screen appears, click “Administrator” to sign in without password.


Tip 2: Remove Windows Vista Password with Command Prompt.

To remove Windows Vista password with command Prompt, you need another admin account to log on Windows Vista. You also can start Windows Vista in Safe Mode with Command Prompt and then login with the built-in administrator without password or you have the password. Then you can use command line to remove Windows Vista user account password easily.

1. Log on Windows Vista with an available admin account. Press “Win+R” to open the “Run” box. Then type “cmd” in the box and press Enter to open Command window.

2. Type "net user" and hit Enter key, all user accounts in Windows Vista will be displayed.

3. Now run the following commands to remove any user account’s password for your Windows Vista.

1) Type "net user Jack *" and then hit Enter.

2) Hit “Enter” without entering a password.

3) Hit “Enter” again to confirm without entering a password.

Then Jack’s password will be removed and you can use it without password in next sign-in.


Tip 3: Reset Windows Vista Admin Password by Using Hiren’s Boot CD.

Hiren’s Boot CD is one of popular Windows password remover which can be used to remove/clear Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 admin password with CD/DVD. This guide is about how to use a Hiren’s Boot CD to remove Windows Vista admin password.

1. Firstly, you have to search for “Hiren’s Boot CD” and download the ISO image file on another computer. Then burn the ISO image file on to a bootable CD.

2. Once you complete burning, insert the burned CD to your locked computer.

3. Set the computer to boot from CD. Read more about this step.

4. Once your locked computer boots from CD and load following screen. Press arrow key to choose “Offline NT Password Changer” and then hit Enter key.

5. When it scrolls to following screen, type “1’ and hit “Enter” to select drive where the Windows Vista is.

6. In next step, it will ask you to select loading registry of Windows Vista. Type “1” and hit “Enter” key.

7. Once registry located, type “1” and hit “Enter” to select “Edit user data and passwords”.

8. You will see all Windows Vista user accounts are list. Now type “Administrator” and hit “Enter”.

9. Type “1” and hit “Enter” to remove the administrator password.

10. Now you need to save changes and exit the program.

1) Type “!” and hit “Enter”.

2) Type “q” and hit “Enter”.

3) Type “y” and hit “Enter”.

4) Type “n” and hit “Enter”.

11. Now remove your Hiren’s Boot CD and then press CTRL-ALT-DELETE keys to restart the computer. When Windows Vista sign in screen appears, you can click “Administrator” to sign in without password.


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