I Forgot My Windows Vista Password! How Do I Find My Lost Password?

annyyu22's Avatar
I lost the Administrator password and do not have any other account. How can I get into my Windows installation, reset the admin password and create new user accounts?
SpOonWiZaRd's Avatar, Join Date: May 2007
Know what you can do.
Get ophcrack and boot up with that CD, you will get it very quickly.
Barika23's Avatar
I hope this can help you.last month my sister meet the same problem,and then we solved it as follow.There is a way to reset the password and it doesn't involve reformatting and reunstalling Windows. The solution is called Windows Password Key 8.0. It is the most popular and safe solution for resetting your Windows password until now.
pankaj.sea's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2009
Extended contributor
Its better to use ophcrack!
download the CD image file from here
and then burn it on a Cd then run your PC with this disk, make sure before running, your First Boot Device is a CD/DVD Drive.
Cleek365's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2010
Newbie Member
Boot your pc using Hirens and then search the net the crack software somethin' bout forgotten admin password. and then when you already downloaded it save it into a Flash Drive and then. . .
follow the instructions about the software and tada! you got your password back. . .
HOPE I helped you.
osiris 1.0's Avatar
Go4Expert Member
honestly OPHCRACK is all i can say itz ur soluti0n to salvation.. had the same situation a couple of weakz ago (only i was tryng to get into my bru's account) nd it workd like magique! good luck..
en_7123's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2010
Ambitious contributor
Bad luck.This would do the trick

Teddy's Avatar, Join Date: May 2010
Go4Expert Member
I am wondering if you can access safe mode on your pc. if yes, boot your pc and press F8 for advance startup options. choose safe mode. control panel, open computer management in administrative tools. in the left pane of the window, click local users and groups, click on users. right click the user whose password u want to reset. click on set password, a pop up appears but ignore it or if u like read. click on proceed. restart.
Actually, this works perfectly for xp. I hope it works for vista as well.
Jerome Jones's Avatar
Newbie Member
You can try to reset the password in Vista with command prompt.
1. Press F8 to enter Advanced Boot Options just before the Windows loading screen appears.
2. Choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
3. Log in with an administrator account when you can see the log on screen.
4. Type net user in the command prompt and then hit Enter. All the Windows account user names will be listed for you.
5. Type net user Helen 123 and hit Enter.
‘Helen’ is your locked Windows account user name. And ‘123’ is the new password you want to reset for the account.