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How to Regain Access to Windows Vista If You Forgot Vista Password

Reset Windows Vista Password Forgot your Windows Vista password? Don't worry - it happens to a lot of people. We're supposed to make our passwords difficult to guess but sometimes we make them so complicated that we forget them ourselves!


If at some point in the past you created a Windows Vista password reset disk, now is the time to use it! This is one of those situations where being proactive pays off. But what to do if you have created a Vista password reset disk beforehand?


In this article, we're showing you an easy and always workable method to help you regain access to Windows Vista if you forgot Vista password.

Step 1: Create a Windows Vista Password Reset Disk

Download the Windows Password Reset Kit and save it on any computer you have access to. Unzip the downloaded file, there should be an ISO image file: WPRK.iso.


Download and install the ISO-Burning (BurnCDCC) or USB-Burning (ISO2Disc) program to burn the ISO image to a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive.


Create Windows Vista password reset disk

Step 2: Set BIOS to Boot from Windows Vista Password Reset Disk

Boot your locked computer. When it is powered on, check the boot-screen for setup key (i.e. DELETE key, F8 key, F2 key) to enter BIOS Setup Utility.


Choose the BOOT menu and set Boot Device Priority option: Set 1st Boot Device to CD-ROM if you just created a bootable CD or DVD, or set 1st Boot Device to Removable Device if a bootable USB flash drive was created. Press F10 to save your changes.


Set BIOS to boot from Windows Vista password reset disk

Step 3: Reset Windows Vista Password You Forgot

Insert the Windows Vista password reset disk on your locked computer and restart the computer. The boot loading screen should appear immediately.


Loading Windows Password Reset Kit bootable disk.


Wait for a few minutes until the Windows Password Reset Kit appears.


The main interface of Windows Password Reset Kit


Select the Windows Vista SAM database (eg. C:\Windows\system32\config\SAM), the program will automatically list all local user accounts. Select a user account and click the Reset button. The Windows Vista password you forgot will be removed instantly.


Click the Restart button to reboot the computer. Now you are able to log into your Windows Vista user account with a blank password!

Sounds good?Go ahead and try Windows Password Reset Kit today!