How to Remove Windows Vista Password

October 20, 2012 updated by Admin Leave a reply »

I have a friend who just bought a desktop computer with Windows Vista. Her daughter create a login ID with a password (as the administrator) but she forgot the password. How can I remove this password?

How to remove Windows Vista password when you forgot it? Whether you have forgotten your own password, or you want to help others remove forgotten Vista password, here is a very easy trick or method, which does not require you to go through complex steps to remove Windows Vista password. Reset Windows Password utility is the fastest and easiest way to remove a Windows Vista password. All you have to do is create a password removal boot CD and insert it into your computer, the tool does the rest for you.

How to Remove Windows Vista Password?

1. Download the Reset Windows Password utility. Unzip the download file, you’ll get the CD ISO image: ResetWindowsPwd.iso, which contains a Windows password removal program.

2. Write the boot CD ISO image to a blank CD using a CD writer and CD writing program. If your computer doesn’t have a CD drive, you can burn the ISO image to a USB flash drive using ISO2Disc.

3. Insert the freshly-written boot CD into the computer whose password needs to be removed. Restart the computer and boot from the CD.

4. After booting from the CD, it will load the operating system inside the CD and start the Reset Windows Password program.

5. Select the SAM registry hive from the drop-down list, it will display a list of local user accounts for your Windows installation.

6. Choose the user account whose password you forgot, then click on the Reset Password button, it will remove your forgotten password immediately.

7. Exit the password removal program and restart your computer. You can then log on Windows Vista with a blank password.

Besides removing Windows Vista password, you can also use the boot CD to remove forgotten login password in Windows 8/7/XP/2008/2003/2000.