How to Crack Windows Vista Password with USB Drive

September 25, 2012 updated by Admin Leave a reply »

My son cannot remember his Windows Vista login password on his laptop and we do not have a reset disk. Short of taking it to a repair center, is there any way he can crack the password himself?

Forgot Windows Vista password? It’s truly that computer users have a tendency to forget the administrator password. If you can’t recall the original password, you’ll be stuck at the login screen. In this article I’ll show you how to crack Windows Vista password with a USB drive. In the event that you forget your password, you can easily use the USB drive to crack the password and log onto your computer.

How to Crack Windows Vista Password with USB Drive?

To get started, we need to find a Windows Vista password cracker utility. Here I’m going to use Reset Windows Password tool, which comes as a Live CD ISO image that can also be burned onto¬† a USB drive. Boot your locked computer from the USB drive and you can crack Windows Vista password easily. Here is the step-by-step instructions:

  1. Download the Reset Windows Password utility onto an accessible computer. Unzip the download file, you’ll find an ISO image file: ResetWindowsPwd.iso.
  2. Burn the ISO image to your USB drive using ISO2Disc tool. If you have important data on your USB drive, I recommend you make a backup firstly. The burning procedure will format the USB drive and erase all data on it.
  3. Plug your USB drive in to your Windows Vista computer whose password you want to crack.
  4. Go into the computer BIOS and set USB device as the first boot device.
  5. Turn on your computer and it will then boot from your USB drive.  After a while, it will launch the Reset Windows Password utility.

  6. On the screen, choose your desired user account and then click on the Reset Password button. It will blank your forgotten password immediately.
  7. Unplug the USB drive from the computer and restart it. You can then log on to Windows Vista system with a blank password.

That’s all! If you want to set a new password for your computer to prevent unauthorized accessing, ensure that the password you are going to set is convenient for you to remember and will not be lost again.