What program can I use to reset my password

I forgot my windows vista password.

What program can I use THATS FREE and reset my password and I can put on a USB not a CD
Anonymous User
Anonymous User
Asked Feb 16, 2010
Edited Feb 16, 2010
It's not that simple, because if it was, then people would go around resetting everyone else's passwords and then screwing up their computers and taking their credit card information.

One option you have... Assuming there isn't an administrator password set (that's different from your own password), if you boot into safemode, you can login to the Administrator account, go to the account settings in the control panel, and change the password for your user account. Since you'll be logged in as the administrator, you won't need the user password to change the password. Once you click "Ok" then restart the computer and you should be able to login with your new password. I suggest you just reset the password to nothing, then restart, and change the password to what you want it to be after logging in. There's less of a chance of making a mistake that way.
Answered Feb 16, 2010
When I log in safe mode it asks for a pw
figment Feb 16, 2010
In that case, someone set an administrator password. If you just want to see the files, or just copy them to an external hard drive or something, then I suggest you just download Knoppix and burn it to a CD and boot using that. It's called a live-cd, and by being in Linux, you'll be on the root, so you won't need a password. If you're looking to actually use the computer, I personally would just back up everything using Linux and then reinstall the OS, however there are other options. See here for more info on other methods of Vista password recovery: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/passrecovery.htm
Make sure that you do the following on your computer or another computer with the owners permission only.

If you don't want to change the password:

1 > Get a program called Ophcrack(very large. 496Mb)
2 >> Download the liveCD (ISO)
3 >> Burn the ISO to a CD using an ISO burner
4 >> The Live CD's come with the free rainbow tables, so you might need to download other tables (cost money)
4 >> Bootup from the CD
5 >> Crack the SAM and System file

If you want to remove Windows password(the fastest way):
freeware:Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
commercial option: Windows Password Reset Standard http://www.resetwindowspassword.com/
Answered Jul 29, 2010
Edited Jul 29, 2010
If you could use another computer which could download from Internet, you can create a windows password recovery disk. Third party windows password recovery software windows login recovery could create such a disk. Only four steps:

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery from http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/ and install it on the available computer
Step 2: Run the software and use it to burn a Windows password recovery disk (you could burn the file into the blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive)
Step 3: Change the BIOS setting of your locked computer to make it boot from the CD-ROM (Start computer and press F2 or Delete to enter BISO setup)
Step 4: Boot your locked computer from the created disk and remove the Windows password

It is easy and safe. Hope to help you.
Answered Aug 27, 2010
You can create a Windows password reset bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset forgotten Windows password, I have created a bootable USB flash drive with the tool Windows Password Breaker http://www.recoverwindowspassword.com/ and reset my administrator password successfully.
Answered Dec 28, 2010
If you have another administrator account, you could revise the lost pw in safe mode.
if not, I am sure you need some tools to remove the lost pw. such as password unlocker tool, you could search it in the google engine.hope it could kindly help you.The following youtube video could help you better understanding it.
Answered May 31, 2011
The experience forgot admin windows password happened to me few days ago. And I searched in the Internet to find the solution. Then I found a windows password reset tool called Windows Password Reset Deluxe have a good evaluation.

I tried it as the steps:
Step1:Download and install Windows Password Reset from http://www.windowspasswordreset.net
Step2:Burn Windows Password Reset ISO file to CD/DVD,or USB.
Step3:Put in my newly created CD and remove my Windows Password.

It really great help to me reset windows admin password.
Hope it help you too.
Answered Jun 24, 2012
I’m afraid you have to create a password reset disk with a CD or USB drive as follows. Otherwise, reinstallation will be your only choice.
Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Unlocker in any computer.
Step 2: Use CD/DVD/USB drive to create a password disk via the program.
Step 3: Boot your locked computer from CD/DVD or USB
Step 4: Reset Windows password with the burned CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
Get it from http://www.passwordunlocker.com/windows-password-recovery.html
Answered Nov 01, 2012
There are a lot of tools and utilities that can be downloaded and used to recover, reset, retrieve or reveal existing password.

Below is the most famous recovery tool I found:

Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 (http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com) – it is the most popular Windows password cracker . It is a very efficient implementation of windows any versions. It comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms.

Windows Password Key 8.0 (http://www.lostwindowspassword.com) -It 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 removing your Windows password until now.
Answered Dec 24, 2012

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