How to Reset Forgotten Windows Vista Home Premium Password

August 4, 2014

Forgot Windows Vista Home Premium password? Unable to login with the only administrator account on your computer? PCUnlocker is one of the best Windows password recovery tools that can reset Windows Vista Home Premium password easily. Here’s step-by-step tutorial for you to unlock Windows Vista Home Premium in the event your administrator password is lost or forgotten.

  1. Download and save the PCUnlocker self-extracting Zip file to a folder on your hard drive, then extract the ISO image file: pcunlocker.iso from it.
  2. Download and install ISO2Disc, a freeware for making bootable CD or USB drive. Run the ISO2Disc program, click on Browse to select the PCUnlocker ISO image.

    Burn ISO Image to CD/DVD or USB flash drive

  3. Click the Start Burn button to create a Windows Vista password removal disk.
  4. Insert the password removal disk into your locked Windows Vista computer.
  5. Turn on the computer. When it is powered on, check the boot-screen for setup key (i.e. Delete key, F12 key, F2 key) to enter BIOS Setup Utility.
  6. Use the arrow keys to select the BOOT tab, then change the boot device priority. Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from CD or USB before your hard drive.

    BIOS Setting

  7. Press F10 to save your changes and exit BIOS.
  8. The computer will then restart from your Vista password removal disk. After a while, you’ll see the PCUnlocker program and it shows you a list of local accounts stored in the Security Accounts Manager (SAM).

    Reset Windows Password

  9. Select a user account from the list and click the Reset Password button. The program will reset Windows Vista password immediately.
  10. Disconnect the Vista password removal disk and restart your computer. Windows Vista should automatically log you on without asking for a password!

Once you’re logged in, you can go to the Control Panel to change your Vista Home Premium password to something else that you can remember.

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