can't remember Vista login

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tha-raidaz
can't remember Vista login

I changed my login password to access my laptop and cannot remember the password. Is there a way to get around that?

   

hubby
Re: login on

Probably..
What version of Windows?

tha-raidaz
Re: login on

vista

hubby
Re: login on Windows Vista

Hmm.. Vista is pretty secure.. I know that you can use a program like PasswordUnlocker but i dont think it's free.

Another option is to re-install Vista from scratch (and keep your new password in a safe place!) then restore your important data from a backup.. you DO have a backup.. right?

Maybe someone smarter than me has some better methods.

*EDIT: Is it the Windows password you forgot or the BIOS/BOOTUP password of the laptop?

tha-raidaz
Re: login on Windows Vista

i dont have a back up i just bought the computer and how would i re-install vista?

hubby
Re: login on Windows Vista

Most computers come with a Windows CD/DVD or a "recovery" CD/DVD from the manufacturer. Usually you just pop that in, boot up from that disc, and it will guide you through the process.

If your computer didnt come with disks, you may have to contact the manufacturer and beg for a recovery/reinstall disk. They will usually send one for just the cost of shipping.

tha-raidaz
Re: login on Windows Vista

mine didnt come with one but i know someone that has one could theres work for mine they have vista as well?

hubby
Re: login on Windows Vista

it *might* work - but it also might not be legal and/or Microsoft may not recognize it as legit..

I would consult with the manufacturer... But that's just me.

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