How to Reset Windows Vista Home Basic Password If Forgotten

Forgot password on Windows Vista Home Basic? Or someone else changed your login password so you cannot log on your computer. You need to reset the password if you want to regain access to the computer.

How to do if you don’t have an password reset disk? Don’t worry, you have several options to reset Windows Vista Home Basic password without using password reset disk.

Option 1. Reset Windows Vista Home Basic Password in Safe Mode.

Option 2. Reset Windows Vista Home Basic Admin Password with NT Password Editor.

Option 3. Reset Windows Vista Home Basic Administrator and Other User Accounts’ Password with Windows Password Rescuer. (It is 100% working)

Options 1: Reset Windows Vista Home Basic Password in Safe Mode.

Safe Mode is useful for users to clear virus or resolve other system problems, of course, you also can get into Windows Vista Home Basic Safe Mode and easily reset your lost user account’s password in control panel. How to log on safe mode? In fact, when you install Windows Vista system, a built-in administrator was created with blank password. So you can log on safe mode without any password.

Step 1: Start Windows Vista Home Basic, press F8 as soon as possible to open “Advanced boot options”. Use up/down key to high-light Safe Mode and hit Enter.

Step 2: When Windows Vista Home Basic welcome screen appears, you will see built-in Administrator is shown in screen. Click it to login without password.

Step 3: Click Start and click Control Panel from program list.

Step 4: Control Panel is opened, open User Accounts – Administrator – Manage another account.

Step 5: Select a user account which you want to reset its password, then click Change the password.

Step 6: Create a new password and confirm it, click Change password.

Step 7: Now restart your computer and you can log on this user account with the new password.

 

Option 2: Reset Windows Vista Home Basic Admin Password with NT Password Editor.

When you lost your password to Windows Vista Home Basic, another workable way to reset your lost password is using a free password remover program, Offline NT Password Editor. This program can help remove/clear Windows 7/Vista/XP administrator or user password via boot from CD/DVD. Here I will show you how to use it to reset Windows Vista Home Basic local administrator password with a CD.

Firstly, you need to download NT Password Editor ISO image for CD and a FreeISOBurner, and then run FreeISOBurner to burn NT Password Editor ISO image to a writable CD. This is easy. Once you complete burning, follow the steps bellow:

Step 1: Power on your Windows Vista Home Basic computer, insert your boot CD.

Step 2: You will need to restart the computer to boot from your CD, press any key to proceed.

Step 3: Once NT Password Editor setup screen appears, press Enter to continue until step one comes out. There are several options in step one, just to type “1” and hit Enter.

Step 4: Type “1” and hit Enter to select “Password reset”.

Step 5: Type “1” and press Enter to select “Edit user data and passwords”.

Step 6: Type “Administrator” and press Enter to select Administrator account.

Step 7: Type “1” and press Enter to clear the administrator’s password.

Step 8: You have successfully clear the administrator password for Windows Vista Home basic, you can clear other user accounts’ password as well.

Step 9: Now you need to save changes and exit the system. Type “!” and press Enter.

Step 10: Type “q” and press Enter.

Step 11: Type “y” and press Enter to save all changes to your user accounts.

Step 12: If you don’t need to run the system again, type “n” and press Enter.

Step 13: Now take out your boot CD and press “CRTL+ALT+DEL” to restart your computer.

Step 14: After restarting, you can log on Windows Vista Home Basic as administrator without password.

 

Option 3: Reset Windows Vista Home Basic Administrator and Other User Accounts’ Password with Windows Password Rescuer. (It is 100% working)

In fact, there is an easy and 100% working method to reset forgotten Windows Vista Home Basic password. Windows Password Rescuer makes the process of unlocking Windows Vista Home Basic extremely simple. Only three steps to reset Windows Vista Home Basic administrator or other user accounts’ password. It works perfectly for all Windows Vista editions and any other Windows system, Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP etc.

Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Rescuer Personal on another computer, then run the software to create a password recovery disk with USB flash drive.

Step 2: Plug in the USB to your locked computer and start the computer, hit F12 immediately to open “Boot Options”, select USB device.

Step 3: PC will boot from USB and load Windows Password Rescuer. Just to: click “Windows Vista system” - click “Administrator” – click “Reset Password” – Reboot – log on your Windows Vista Home Basic as administrator without password.

Detailed steps can be found on: How to reset Windows Vista password with Windows Password Rescuer. You also can use it to reset forgotten password on any other computer or simply add an admin account to your Windows without logging in.

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