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How to bypass Vista Windows Password

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I forget the User Password of Vista Home premium . Any way to help me out of this problem .

many thanks
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Dmitriy Ilyin earned 250 total points
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Almost all way to reset password described here:
http://4sysops.com/archives/three-ways-to-reset-a-windows-vista-admin-password/

PS: I advice you to choose second option.
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by:adamstributer
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I would start with downloading and burning a copy of Offline NT password and reg editor. found here: http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/

Before you start this, boot your machine into safe mode by pressing F8 at your manufacturer's splash screen and then properly shutting the machine down from there 3 times total.  This enables the drive to properly mount.  What you will be doing once you start this process is editing the SAM entry in your registry which contains any and all password information.

Once you have that in disc form boot your machine from the disc by either changing your boot options in your BIOS or selecting the option to change the boot device priority from the manufacturer's splash screen.  Once the disc loads you will see the kernel load and the drivers load and eventually it will give you a list of available drives to mount.  Normally you would want to choose the first one, or typically the largest one.

It will then ask you where the registry hives are located and will look like so:
 
What is the path to the registry directory? (relative to windows disk)
  [WINDOWS/system32/config] :

In which case you can almost always just type "C:/" followed by what is in the brackets.  Once it loads your registry hives it will then give you a list of some more commonly edited parts of the registry with a menu.  The first option in that menu will be "password reset [sam system security]."  Select that option.  It should then list all of the users on the machine, followed by whether they are in the ADMIN group, and if their password is locked or empty.  Simply type in the username whose password you would like to remove and press enter.  It should then give you a user edit menu in which the first option is to clear the password or set a blank password.  This is obviously what you want to choose.  Once you are done with this you can quit by entering " ! " and restarting your machine.

Hope that helped.
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