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Yesterday a friend of mine asked me if there's anyway to login his Windows Vista without knowing the password.

Apparently he changed it and forgot the new password.

I believe quite a number of us encountered this problem too.
Changing and forgotten the new password or unable to recall the old one.

So I've decide to do some searching for my friend regarding this problem.
To my surprise, someone from China actually claimed that he's able to hack into Windows Vista without password in 3 minutes.

After doing some read up, this guy in fact did not really hack into Windows Vista, but instead he 'silently' changed the existing Windows Vista Administrator password without knowing it.

It's simple, everyone can do it and here's how:

Item needed : Windows Vista installation DVD

1. Reboot the Windows Vista and boot up with Windows Vista installation DVD.

2. While the Windows Vista installation interface pops up, click the Repair You Computer link at the bottom-left corner.

3. Next, the System Recovery Options dialog box appears. There are few options that related to repairing Windows Vista, looks like Recovery Console in Windows XP:

Startup Repair options is used to automatically fix problems that are preventing Windows Vista from starting.

System Restore to restore Windows Vista setting to an earlier point in time.

Windows Complete PC Restore to restore Windows Vista from a full system backup.

Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool could be the first Microsoft memory tester toolkit that bundled with Windows setup media.

Command Prompt is the target option of this Vista hacking guide.

Click on 'Command Prompt'.

4. In the Vista Command Prompt, type 'mmc.exe' and press 'ENTER' key to bring up the Microsoft Management Console.

This Microsoft Management Console manages Individual and Group User accounts.

5. Click on the 'File' > 'Add / Remove Snap-in', locate and select 'Local Users and Groups' and click 'Add' button to add it to the right panel.

6. Click OK button and return to MMC windows.

Under the Console in left panel, double-click 'Local Users and Groups' that was added earlier. Click on 'Users' folder, locate and right-click the target Vista login account that found in the right panel.

By now you should know what to do now.
Select the Set Password from the right-click menu to set a new password/reset old password.

Regret to say I'm unable to prove it this really works as I don't have any Windows Vista Installation DVD with me, but if there's anyone who've tried do let me know if it really work!

But do remember this Trick is for user who hopes to regain a forgotten Vista Administrator password. Not for illegally hacking into a Vista system that belongs to other people.

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