If a user forgets their password, not all is lost in Windows Vista. Thanks to the Windows Vista Forgotten Reset Disk, you can reset your password and regain access to all your files and other information. However, this only works for local user accounts and for those who actually create the Password Reset Disk. It is generally good practice to create the disk when you create your password and place it somewhere safe and secure.

To create a Password Reset Disk in Vista:

  1. Click the Start menu and then click the Control Panel
  2. Click User Accounts and Family Safety.
  3. Click User Accounts.
  4. In the left pane, click Create a password reset disk and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you type in the wrong password, you’ll receive a message indicating that your user name and password are incorrect. Click OK when this message appears and then click the Reset password option. Follow the on-screen instructions to reset your password using the disk you created in the previous steps.

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