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  • Time for a support call to Microsoft because you're screwed.
  • So you forgot your Windows Vista password? Don't worry - it happens to the best of us. We're supposed to use secure passwords by making them difficult to remember but sometimes we make them so hard to remember that we forget them ourselves! A. Yes, there are a few ways find your forgotten password. We'll start with the easy way... Before we jump in to the high tech recovery method, try your hardest to remember what your password may have been. Most passwords, even complicated ones, are often inspired by people, places and things in your personal or professional life. Could your password have had anything to do with: * your name? * the name of a friend or family member? * a loved one's birthday? * your home or office address? * a pet's name? * a favorite food? * a frequently dialed telephone number? * something from your childhood? * a combination of any of the above? Now for the slightly harder way... If you've given it your best shot but that all-important password is still hiding somewhere in your mind, then it's time for something more powerful. Password recovery tools are software tools designed to guess your password. Many of them work by making super-fast guess after guess until the password is discovered. They can sometimes be difficult to use but if you really need in and there's no hope of remembering the password, password recovery tools are life savers. Password recovery tools are used to recover lost user and administrator passwords used to log on to Windows. Password recovery tools are often called "password cracking" tools because they are sometimes used to "crack" passwords by hackers. Legally cracking your own password is certainly a legitimate and often necessary practice! Many password recovery tools cost hundreds of dollars. Here are some free password recovery tools that will help recover forgotten Windows passwords fast! 1. Ophcrack The Ophcrack Windows password cracker is by far the best free Windows password recovery tool available. It's fast and easy enough for a first time password cracker with a basic knowledge of Windows. With Ophcrack, you don't need any access to Windows to be able to recover your lost passwords. Simply visit the site, download the free ISO image, burn it to a CD and boot to the CD. The Ophrack program starts, locates the Windows user accounts, and proceeds to recover (crack) the passwords - all automatically. 2. Cain & Abel Cain & Abel is a free, fast and effective Windows password recovery tool. Unlike Ophcrack, Cain & Abel is a more traditional software application and does require access to Windows under a particular user account. Due to this fact, Cain & Abel is often a valuable resource to recover passwords to accounts other than the one you're using, including the administrator account. Cain & Abel should only be used by more experienced users because of its more complicated setup and other advanced features. 3. LCP LCP is yet another free and very effective password recovery software tool for Windows. Like Cain & Abel, LCP is a standard Windows program you download from LCPSoft's website and install inside of Windows. LCP can be a little intimidating to those new to password recovery tools so some prior knowledge is very helpful to avoid even bigger problems with your PC.
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  • I might be absolutely wrong here because my experience is with every prior version of Windows, but NOT Vista. This would work with XP - try booting into Safe Mode and set up a new account with Administrator privileges and then re-boot normally and log onto the new account. Initially you won't be able to access documents saved in your original account, but you can change their ownership so that you can. If this doesn't work in Vista I'm sorry I've wasted your time.
  • If the laptop is an HP one, like the one my wife purchased a few months ago, it has a feature that you use to create your own recovery disks. See if you can find it. You may need a couple of blank DVD's. Once they are made, you can run them and erase everything. Your laptop will go back to the same condition as it was on "day one", the moment you got it out of the box.
  • 1.on the login screen press ctrl+alt+del twice it will come in classic mode there u put usename ADMINISTRATOR n leave d password blank simply enter if u havnt put ny pass while installing u ill b lucky othewise...... 2. open ur pc follow instructions start>run>type cmd >net user >net user(user name) > after pressing enter it ill ask for ur new passs type ur new pass it ill erase ur previous one n u ill get ur pc back 3. use pass cracking softwares or format ur pc d ultimate soln
  • Don't worry easy way to fix this, go to safe mode and you will by pass all the user stuff and you'd be logged in automatically as a administrator, then as the administrator go into user accounts find your account and change your password shut down your computer, and everything should be back to normal. Good Luck :p

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