How to Reset a Windows Vista Password Without the Repair CD

You can set up Microsoft Windows Vista with multiple user accounts, each with its own password. Vista provides the option to create a password reset CD that you can then use to reset forgotten passwords. If you don't have a password reset CD available, you can still reset the passwords through your Vista administrator account.

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Log into Windows Vista under the administrator account.

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Click the "Start" button.

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Type "lusrmgr.msc" into the Search field. Press the "Enter" key.

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Enter the administrator password to confirm that you wish to open this file.

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Double-click the "Local Users and Groups" icon. Select the "Users" tab.

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Right-click on the user account that needs its password reset. Click the "Set Password" option from the drop-down menu.

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Type the new password in the two fields that are provided. Click "OK" to accept the change.