I forgot the password to my computer, and it is the only account on the computer. I do not have a reset disk and I don’t think I ever had a Vista disk. I cannot use that computer at all. What is the easiest way I can fix it?
It is a question asked from Windows Vista Forums. Do you encounter similar situation that you forgot Vista password, no reset disk?
In fact, there are multiple solutions you can choose from when you forgot Vista password but they may have this or that limiting conditions. For instance, any accessible account with administrator privileges is an easy and cost-free solution but you may have only one account or only one administrator account. Then what’s the easiest way? Now I will recommend one solution as easy as 1234 and works almost every time.
Here the key is that if you forgot Windows Vista password and have no password reset disk or Vista installation disk, but you are enable to freshly make a bootable password reset disk with a third-party tool.
1. Use any accessible computer to download and install Asunsoft Windows Password Geeker Advanced, which is one of the most popular, professional and reliable third-party tool to reset forgotten password.
2. Create a bootable password reset disk with USB flash drive or CD/DVD disk. Launch Asunsoft Windows Password Geeker Advanced, choose USB device or CD/DVD option, insert the USB flash drive or CD/DVD disk and then click Begin burning button.
3. Boot your locked Vista computer from the created password reset disk. Transfer the USB or CD/DVD disk into your locked Vista computer, start or restart it, press Boot Menu key as soon as possible before the startup logo appears and then select USB-Hard-Disk/Removable Devices or CD/DVD-ROM Drive option to boot from.
You can refer to:
How to Set Computer Boot from USB Flash Drive via Boot Menu or BIOS
How to Set Computer Boot from CD/DVD-ROM Drive via Boot Menu or BIOS
4. Reset forgotten Vista password. Select the user account you forgot its password, click Reset Password button to reset its password to be blank and then you can click Reboot button to restart your Vista computer and login back again with no password.