＂Since Windows 10 released and to improve my working efficiency, I purchased a new computer which is installed Windows 10. And my Vista computer just been idle in my house. However, I want to get some important data from the Vista computer but I forgot the password of the Vista computer after a long time of no use! Is it possible to get back my data without damage?＂
Method 1: Reset Windows Vista Password with Reset Disk
Step 1: Click “Reset Password” on your Vista’s login screen.
Step 2: Insert the password reset disk and wait for initialize and receive a drive letter message.
Step 3: To launch the Password Reset Wizard, please click “Reset Password”.
Step 4: Choose the target password reset disk in “Password Reset Wizard”.
Step 5:Please wait a second and then you can set the new password for the account. After setting, please click “Next” to save the settings.
Step 6:Then you can use the new password to login to your account in Windows Vista.
Method 2: Reset Windows Vista Password with Renee Passnow
It has a built-in password reset system which can be run independently. No need to enter Windows system.
Support to reset password for local account (including administrator) in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista/2008/2003.
Whole password reset process just take 3 minutes and will not damage data inside the account. 100% safe!
How to Reset Windows Vista Password without Reset Disk
Preparation – Create New Windows Vista Password Reset Disk with Renee Passnow
- Renee Passnow (Download now!)
- Windows PC which can login and work normally (The Windows version of the computer you are using to create the Windows password reset USB does not matter.)
- USB stick (Please backup data inside beforehand. All data will be erased when creating the reset disk) or CD/DVD (Need 200MB at least).
New Password Reset Disk create process: (No need to provide any possible password)
1. Choose creation method: USB or CD/DVD.
2. Connect the USB/CD/DVD to your computer and then please click “Create USB” or “Create CD” to process the creation directly.
Whole password reset process with Renee Passnow does not need to provide any password or account information.
Step 1: Boot the target PC from the created password reset USB/CD/DVD.
(Can not find your brand? Please refer to your PC manual to find out the method.)
If the bootable drive is not the first in boot order, your PC will start “normally” (i.e. boot from your hard drive) and will not check other drive.
Step 2: Select “PassNow!” function after booting from the bootable media you created.
Step 3: Select target Windows Vista system in the list.
Step 4: Choose the target account then click “Clear Password” to reset its login password.
How Renee Passnow Work on Resetting the Password
SAM, shorts of Security Accounts Manager, is a database file which saves user password in Windows system. It can be used to authenticate local and remote users. This file can be found in windows/system32/config in system disk. However, it is not allowed to change the information inside by computer users who do not have related professional knowledge. Once it has been replaced or modified without professional knowledge, your computer could be corrupted.
Possible Reasons lead to Password Incorrect
Please pay attention to the Caps Lock when you entering the password. Usually, the notification of “Caps Locks is on” will be shown once you activate the Caps Lock when entering password.
Activate the “Num Lock” manually and re-enter the password.
You can reset the password with Renee Passnow in 4 simple steps (Please refer to Method 2). Of course, it is much economical when comparing with system reinstall and send the computer to professional.
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