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Forgot Administrator Password on Windows Vista HP Laptop

I have never wanted to set password for my HP laptop installed with Windows Vista because it is used at home. But one day because of work, I have to take it out. So I set a password for the only administrator password. However, unfortunately, when I got it home and wanted to log into HP laptop, I suddenly couldn’t think of administrator password. The admin password has been forgotten.

As administrator, if forgot Windows Vista logon password, could I only reinstall Windows operational system? The answer is surely not. Now share two recovery ways. Hope they help you.

Reset Forgotten Password with Windows Vista Installation CD

1. Insert Windows Vista installation CD into HP laptop, and set HP laptop boot from CD in CMOS setting.

2. When installation interface appears, click “Repair your computer” and choose “Command Prompt” in the following dialog.

3. On the command prompt window, type “mmc.exe” and press Enter.

4. Choose “Add/Remove Snap-ins”, and a new dialog will pops up. Select “Local Users and Groups” from the left side of the window, and click OK to make sure add new button to the “Console Root”.

5. Return to Console Operation Interface, click “Local Users and Groups” and then click Users. Windows system will list all the users on the right side of window. Right click the logon user you want to reset its password. Choose “Set Password” and click “Next” in the following “Set Password for Account” dialog.

6. The window for set new password pops up. Now you don’t need to type original password in password box. New password can be set directly. Input new password and click “OK”. Windows system will prompt you that password reset successfully.

If you don’t have installation CD, take next method into use. It will bring you unexpected result.

Get Windows password recovery tool instead of installation. Create a password reset disk with it on available computer. Set HP laptop boot from reset disk, and reset HP password for chosen account.

Now, Windows 7 Password Genius or Windows Password Genius can help you to complete the whole Windows password reset process. Forgot HP admin password is not a problem but just a question. So learn to  reset Windows Vista password with Windows Password Genius is worth.

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