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How to reset windows 7, vista and xp password with password reset disk

If forgot windows password, what we can do to reset or recover the lost password? This post shows how to reset windows 7, vista, xp password with windows password reset disk.

If have a password reset disk, follow the steps below to reset your windows password. If do not have a password reset disk, you can use windows password reset or windows 7 password reset to create a password reset disk.

In windows xp:

  1. Restart computer to Windows XP logon screen (Welcome screen or classic log on screen).
  2. Click the user name that you want to use, and then press ENTER or click the around button to log on.
    If the use name or password is incorrect, you will receive the following error message: Did you forget your password? You can click the "?" button to see your password hint. Or you can use your password reset disk. Please type your password again. Be sure to use the correct uppercase and lowercase letters.
  3. Click Use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard starts. The Password Reset Wizard enables you to create a new password for your user account.
  4. In the Password Reset Wizard dialog box, click Next.
  5. Insert the password reset disc into the CD drive, and then click Next.
  6. Type a new password in the Type a new password box, and then type the password again in the Type the password again to confirm box.
  7. In the Type a new password hint box, type a hint for the password, and then click Next.
  8. Click Finish, and then try to log on to Windows XP again.

In vista:

  1. Boot computer to the log on screen. You will not be able to follow these steps if you have locked your computer.
  2. If you have typed the wrong password, you'll receive a message that says your user name or password is incorrect. When this message appears, click OK.
  3. Click Reset password, and then follow the instructions to create a new password.

In windows 7:

If you forget windows 7 password, you can reset it using a password reset disk for your user account (or the password reset information stored on a USB flash drive). If you don't have a password reset disk, you'll need to get someone with an administrator account on the computer to reset your password for you.

Note: If an administrator resets your password, you might lose access to some of your files. For more information, see What are the risks of resetting a password?

  1. If you enter the wrong password when you attempt to log on, Windows displays a message that the password is incorrect. Click OK to close the message.

  2. Click Reset password, and then insert your password reset disk or USB flash drive.

  3. Follow the steps in the Password Reset wizard to create a new password.

  4. Log on with the new password. If you forget your password again, you can use the same password reset disk. You don't need to make a new one.

Source from: Microsoft

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