How To Reset your Windows Vista Password

Posted on: March 12, 2013

This guide is going to cover everything you need to How To Reset your Windows Vista Password. One could need to have their vista password reset for any number of reasons, including losing it, having it compromised, or just for basic security upkeep. It’s a good idea to change your important passwords on a regular basis, this will ensure that any prying eyes will be locked out from snooping around your files, documents, history, and anything else on your computer. If you have access to your Windows desktop, it’s easy to reset your password. We’ll cover that first. Next, we’ll tell you what to do if you don’t have access to your desktop – showing you how to reset your password when you’re locked out of your account.

Option 1: Changing your Vista password with account access

The first method is also the easiest, so it only makes sense to start here. This applies for people who currently have access to the account they would like to change the password for. If you do not currently have access to the account of which you would like to reset the password, skip the following steps and continue reading below.

  1. Click on Start and then click on Control Panel.
  2. Click on the User Accounts and Family Safety link. If you don’t see this link, just double click on Users.
  3. Click on the User Accounts link.
  4. Click the link that says “Change Your Password.”
  5. This method will only work if you know your password. You’ll need to enter your “old” password (This is the one you’re currently using), and then enter the NEW password.
  6. Submit these changes and you’re all done!

Control Panel - Vista


Option 2: Changing your password with Administrator Access

The next method we’re going to take a look at is for when you can’t remember your Windows user account password, but you can remember the password for the administrator’s account. The steps are very similar as above, however you’ll be performing them from the Admin account to change your User Account’s password.

reset vista password Administrator


Option 3: Option 3: Completely locked out and need to change your password 

Lastly, if you don’t have access to any accounts on your computer – if you’re totally shut out and blocked from accessing your account, there’s a final solution that will help you sort this all out.

You can use software called Password Resetter to easily perform a Vista password reset from the comfort of your home, in just 3 easy steps. All you need to do is download the software,

Password Resetter Applications

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