Forgot Windows® Vista Password
What are the ways to recover your Windows Vista password if you forgot it?
Windows Vista provides more amazing features to the users than any other operating system. Windows Vista provide improvements to networks, web browsing, remote connections etc. It has improved diagnostics, performance and troubleshooting tools, intuitive search capabilities, faster sleep and resume etc. It gives you many more ways to interact with your PC. The amazing facility of Windows Vista is that it protects your PC by providing safety and security features. You can use your PC with confidence. The main security mechanism of Windows Vista is password protection. A password is used to log on to Windows Vista. If you forget the password you can recover the password by using password recovery tools. These tools are a slightly harder to use. Before doing this, you must try to find your password. Check whether the password is a person’s name, numbers, dates, address, food item name etc. If all these attempts have failed then only should you go in for recovery tools.
Some of the things to be kept in mind for password recovery are:
- Password recovery tool
- Password reset disk
- Automatic logon to Windows Vista
Password recovery tool
The password recovery tool is a powerful software tool in Windows Vista and is slightly harder to use. It is used to recover the lost password of the user and administrator. These tools are sometimes used for cracking the password by hackers. So password recovery tools are also known as “Password Cracking” tools. Ophcrack, Offline NT password and Registry Editor, Cain and Abel, LCP are the examples for password recovery tools. Each of these tools are used for password recovery in different areas, such as those used to find administrator account password, user’s password etc.
Password reset disk
Password reset disk is also used for the recovery of a forgotten password. It is a special kind of disk and you can insert this disk in your PC during the logon process. This will allow you to reset your Windows Vista password. This disk is created with the help of the Forgotten Password Wizard in Windows Vista. It is the easiest way to recover the lost password. For recreating from the password reset disk, you need a maximum of five minutes.
You can configure Windows® to automatically logon to Windows Vista with the help of the control panel by making changes in the Advanced User Account applet. This is also the easiest way for password recovery. This can be done within five minutes. The steps for automatic logon to Windows® in Windows Vista are, by typing the ‘netplwiz’ command in the search box you can see Advanced User Accounts control panel. Then you need to uncheck the option ‘user must enter a user name and password to use this computer’ in the user tab and then click on ‘Apply’ button. When you are able to see the Automatically Log On dialog box then you need to enter your password in the two fields where it is asked for and then press 'OK'. The process of Automatic Logon is finished now.