Microsoft gives users two simple means of resetting a password in Windows Vista. We will cover these two options---changing the password via an administrator account and changing it through the Vista password reset disk. If you need assistance creating a Windows password reset disk, please see the "Tips" section below. If you have neither access to an alternate administrator account or to a password reset disk, please see the 4sysops article linked in the "Resources" section.
First, we are talking about how to reset Vista password with an available account with admin right.
Windows offers the option to have an administrator's password, also known as an admin password. This password, once set up, is needed to access information on the computer. You should be careful not to lose this password, particularly if you're the only one who knows it. Of course, if you lost Windows Vista user password, it is easy and fast to reset it with the admin account or an account with admin privilege. You can follow the steps to recover your lost password on Vista.
1. Log on to an alternate administrator account on the computer. Click on the "Start" button, and then choose "Control Panel" and then "User Accounts."
2. Choose "Manage another account." You should see the account for which you need to reset the password. Click on it.
3. Select "Change password." Type in the new password twice and add a password hint that will help you remember your password. Click on the "Change password" button. Well, you have reset forgotten Vista password successfully.
Next, it is about how to reset Windows Vista password with a Windows password reset disk. As is known, password reset disk is the most secure and easiest way to reset Windows password as soon as possible.
1. Type in any password at the logon screen. Windows will alert you that the password is incorrect. Click on OK. You should now see the "Reset password" option. Click it.
2. Insert your Windows reset disk or flash drive. The Password Reset wizard will appear. Click on "Next," then select the drive that contains the reset media.
3. Type in your new password twice and add a password hint that will help you
remember the password. Click on "Next," then "Finish." You have now reset your password.
But sometimes, you need to use a Windows password recovery tool for help when there is no another available admin account or a password reset disk in hand. Take Windows Password Unlocker for example, it is well-appreciated by Windows users with its great performance and easy-to-use guide. If you want to reset password with it, download this program from its official now.