hello everyone .My niece recently bought a new laptop, and she decided to use a password to log on, but now she has forgotten her password and she cannot log on. Is there anyway to work around this or do we have to have it formatted.
thanks in advance.
From Computing.net by hulkster
How do I recover a lost password for Windows Vista?
I forgot my password and the administrator was the only account on the computer. I built it online and it came pre-loaded with Vista 64-bit Home Premium so I don’t have the boot disk. I’ve tried the safe mode thing and I’ve tried orpcrack, but I still can’t get onto my computer! This happened a while ago so at this point I am TOTALLY willing to just restore my system completely and start fresh…
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Answers (Just for your refference)
Most of us are usually confronted with this problem-forget our Windows password and have no idea what to do. Now,let’s get acquainted with this issue.
The first thing which you check if you forget login password. When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account “Administrator” and sets its password to blank. So if you have forget your user account password then try this:
Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press <ctrl>+<alt>+<del> keys twice and it’ll show Classic Login box. Now type “Administrator” (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
Now you can reset your account password from “Control Panel -> User Accounts”.
Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.
Windows XP and further versions also provide another method to recover forgotten password by using “Reset Disk”. If you created a Password Reset Disk in past, you can use that disk to reset the password. To know more about it, please visit following links:
If the above mentioned tricks don’t work, then try following trick which is actually a loophole in Windows XP Setup and a big security hole:
A. Boot using Windows XP Setup CD and follow the instruction like Accepting EULA, etc.
B. When it asks to repair your existing Windows installation, accept it and press “R” to run the repair.
C. Setup will start repairing your Windows and will start copying files, etc.
D. After a few minutes setup will restart your system and when it restarts don’t press any key when it shows “Press any key to continue…” otherwise Setup will start from the beginning. Don’t press any key and setup will resume where it left.
E. Now it’ll start doing other tasks and will show a small progressbar with a few details in left side.
F. Look carefully at the details and when it shows “Installing devices”, press <Shift>+F10 keys in your keyboard.
G. It’ll open a Command Prompt window. Now type nusrmgr.cpl and press <Enter>.
H. It’ll open the same “User Accounts” window which you see in Control Panel.
I. Now you can remove or reset any account password without any problem.
If all fails,Simply go to Windows Password Key website to download this tool,it can help you 100% recover your lost password.(Highly Recommend if you want to regain access to your PC in a few minutes)
Windows Password Key 8.0 is considered as the best tool to reset local administrator and user passwords on any Windows system. It creates a password recovery CD/DVD, USB Flash Drive for home, business and enterprise. And most of all, it’s the most popular and safe solution for resetting your Windows password until now.
How to use:
(1). Login to a computer that can link to Internet. Download windows Password key and install it on that PC. Note that: there is a .ISO file. Burn the .ISO file to a CD or a USB flash drive.
(2). Insert the newly created CD/USB drive to the locked computer.
(3). Reboot the locked computer and press’F2′or’Delete’to enter your BIOS setup and then followed the process of instructions. Just a few steps, the old password was removed.
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