How to troubleshoot issues where I have forgotten Windows Vista Login Password?
When we are running imagex we are not deleting user data from the HDD, in this process we are overwriting data. But, its better to set expectation to Customer that thre might be possibility of data loss. After completing the process we can logon to the system with new user account that we create and we can retrieve data from old user profile.
Here is the process to run Imagex:
1. Boot to the computer using VISTA DVD.
2. Select the option repair my computer.
3. Go to command prompt
4. Go to D: prompt
5. Type Path d:\windows;d:\windows\system32 and press Enter.
6. Go to Tools folder using command "cd tools".
7. Use this command Imagex /apply d:\dell\image\factory.wim 1 c:\
This process will take 15 Minutes after that reboot the system. After rebboting we will get OOBE Screen.
We can logon to the system using new username. We can retrieve the data by navigating to old user profile.
Note: The below mentioned steps are found to work only for Administrator and Guest user accounts. In order to get this working you need to enable Admin account from command prompt, then follow the below mentioned steps - restart the system and then login to the system as Admin and change the password of User Name then disable Admin Account.
Follow the below mentioned steps to reset the administrator password or any other user account password in Windows Vista.
Step 1: Boot into WinRE using the Vista DVD.
Step 2: Click Command Prompt
Step 3: Now type
net user <user account> *
Step 4: It will ask for a new password - Enter the new password
Step 5: It will then ask to confirm the password - Confirm the new password
This will reset the user password..
For example: If Customer forget the administrator password go to WinRE in Command prompt and type: net user Administrator *
Then press enter to enter the new password for the account.
<p>if you search password Recovery tools in website.</p>
<p>You will found much of Recovery tools, but I think Windows Password Recovery Recovery 6.0 is a good chioce, cheapest and easy to use.</p>
You can use windows password reset disk which you can create it youself on Windows to reset your windows admin password.A password reset disk is useful and safe and free.
It is fits all people who use Windows XP and further versions.
If we forgot create it for our password,don't worry about forgot password that we can use a software to recover it.I have read an article about a software--Windows Password Rescuer,which can recover windows password easily.