Windows Vista Ultimate Password Reset If Forgot Admin Password

Windows Vista Ultimate is a beautiful and powerful OS that there are still many people are using it on their computer. If you are one of them and have to reset your Windows Vista Ultimate admin password as you are locked out of your computer. Fortunately, there are three clever password reset tricks outlined below that's easy enough for anyone to try.

Method 1: Reset Windows Vista Ultimate Password with Password Reset Disk.

Method 2: Use Command Prompt to Reset Your Lost Windows Vista Ultimate Admin Password.

Method 3: Use Windows Password Rescuer to Reset Windows Vista Ultimate Administrator and User Password Easily without Losing Data.

Method 1: Reset Windows Vista Ultimate Password with Password Reset Disk.

As other Windows OS, Windows Vista Ultimate also provides an option to create a password reset disk for preventing a forgotten password of administrator or other user accounts. The problem with this method is that you have to create the password reset disk before you forgot the password. Assuming that you have created it beforehand, then you can follow the steps below to reset your lost password easily.

1. Start your Windows Vista Ultimate, once you log on your account with a wrong password, it will give you a Reset password link below the login box.

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2. Make sure that password reset disk is plugged into the computer at this point. Click on the Reset password link.

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3. When the Password Reset Wizard appears, click Next to continue.

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4. Select your password key disk from the drop-down list. Click Next.

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5. Type a new password and verify it, as well as entering a password hint if you need. Click Next.

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6. The password will be replaced with new one regardless what your original password is. Click Finish. Now you can log into Windows Vista Ultimate with the new password.

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Method 2: Use Command Prompt to Reset Your Lost Windows Vista Ultimate Admin Password.

As we know, to reset a forgotten admin password with Command Prompt in Windows Vista Ultimate, we need another available user account which has administrative privileges to run CMD program. Fortunately, there is a hidden administrator account with blank password in Windows Vista that it was created when you install your system and was disabled by default. Now let’s see how to log into the hidden administrator account and then reset your lost admin password easily.

1. Power on your computer, press F8 as soon as possible to get into Advanced Boot Options. Select boot from Safe Mode.

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2. When the welcome screen appears, the hidden administrator account will be shown beside your current admin account. Click on administrator and login without password.

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3. Click on the Start button, type command prompt in the search box, click the Command Prompt shortcut. It will run in administrator mode.

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4. Type net user and press Enter. It displays a list of the user accounts on the Windows Vista Ultimate computer.

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5. Type command: net user username password, and press Enter to reset your admin account’s password. Replace username with your admin account, and replace password with a new one.

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6. Log on Windows Vista Ultimate by using your admin account Dave with new password.

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Method 3: Use Windows Password Rescuer to Reset Windows Vista Ultimate Administrator and User Password Easily without Losing Data.

If the methods mentioned above cannot work for you, you can reset Windows Vista Ultimate administrator or user password with a powerful Windows password reset program - Windows Password Rescuer Personal. No matter what situation your admin account is, locked down or disabled, Windows Password Rescuer Personal will help you regain access to the admin account with a pretty easy reset process. Follow the steps bellow to reset Windows Vista Ultimate administrator or user password with USB flash drive.

1. Use a spare PC to download Windows Password Rescuer Personal. Once you complete download, install it on your PC and run the software to burn to a blank USB flash drive or pen drive.

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2. Plug in the burned USB disk to your locked computer(Windows Vista Ultimate), start the computer and then press F12 before the startup screen appears, Boot Menu Options will be opened, select USB HDD and press Enter to boot from your USB disk. Learn another way to boot from USB device.

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3. PC will boot from USB device and load Windows Password Rescuer screen. All user accounts of your Windows Vista Ultimate will be shown in list. Now you are able to reset administrator and other user accounts’ password easily: Click Windows Vista Ultimate – click your administrator account – click reset password button to reset its password – click rebootunplug your USB and click Yes to restart the computer.

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4. Login your Windows Vista Ultimate with administrator without password when the welcome screen appears.

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