Without using any password reset software, without causing any stuff stored on the Vista machine lost, to reset the forgotten Vista password and get access to the administrator account again, system re-installation should not be considered. Well, we can still use a distinctive feature of Windows Vista to reset the forgotten password:
In previous versions of Windows, such as Windows XP, a built-in Administrator account with highest privilege over the whole computer was automatically created and enabled with a blank password, which is a security risk. To better protect the system, the built-in Administrator account with blank password is disabled by default in vista and Windows 7. So, when you forgot your Vista password, you can enable this admin to reset it. Now please follow the below steps to enable Windows Vista built-in administrator account:
However, if you fail to enable the Vista built-in admin account, then using a third party application such as Password Recovery Bundle will be your best or perhaps the only one choice for you. It won't cause any data lost and is quite easy to use. Additionally, you don't have to download this software through your Vista machine, you can borrow a computer to download it and finish the Vista password recovery task on that PC.
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