How to Create Windows Vista/XP/Microsoft Password Reset Disk

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Everyone knows that it is very important to have a safe and secure password. Only the strong passwords are capable enough to hold out any third party from using someone's personal computer. Although the password is not a form of absolute certainty that no one will be able to get into your system, it is still a reliable method. Surely the Windows password is very helpful in preventing the third party access but it can also be a concern for the owner if they forget the password.

So, if you also forgot your Windows Vista/ XP or Microsoft password, then don't panic. Instead, try to guess your password. Maybe the guessing method will work and you will have an access to your system. If the method doesn't work, then you still have another option that can help you to get into your system. So, if you need a password reset disk for Windows Vista, then we can provide you the exact tool for the process.

In this article, you will know how to use the Windows Vista password reset disk tool and what you can do if you forget the admin password too.

Part 1. How to Create Windows Vista/XP/Microsoft Password Reset Disk

The Password Reset Disk for Windows Vista/XP, Microsoft is the disk that is specially created to gain access to the Windows whose password you forgot. You simply need an external storage device such as USB Flash drive or CD/DVD and you can create a password reset disk.

To know how to create Windows Vista password reset disk, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Open the Control Panel of your system and click on the User Accounts option.

open control panel

Step 2. Now tap on the User Accounts link and insert the disk on which you want to create a password reset disk. It is recommended to use a USB Flash drive for this purpose as the CD/DVD or the external hard drive usually shows some issues.

Step 3. You will see a link stating Create a password reset disk on the left of the task panel.

create a password reset disk option

Note: For Windows XP, you need to choose the Account change option and then tap on the Prevent a forgotten password option from the panel.

Step 4. A Forgotten Password Wizard will open up, click on Next button and choose the portable media on which you want to create a password reset disk from the drop-down menu and again click on Next.

choose the portable media

Step 5. You will have to enter your current account password in the text box and tap on the Next button one more time. You will be able to see the progress of in the status bar. When it gets to 100%, tap on Next and then click on Finish button.

You can safely remove the flash drive from the system and keep it in a safe place so that it can be used in the future to recover your forgotten password.

Part 2. What Should Do If Forgot Windows Vista Administrator Password

Forgetting the Windows system password might be somehow plausible, but if you forgot your Admin password, then you seriously need to take some action to get into your system. It is the PassFab 4WinKey that can help you to even recover your admin password including the domain password.

This tool specially designed to help the users who have forgotten their Windows password. It includes the system password, admin password and the domain password of the computer. it is a completely safe and powerful tool that can easily unlock your system without resulting in any data loss.

The proper guide you need to follow to get access of your system and reset Windows Vista Admin password is given below:

Step 1. Download and install the software on any computer you have access to and select a boot media and then click on Burn. Here you have created a bootable password reset disk for Windows Vista.

create a bootable disk

Step 2. Now insert the bootable media into your locked system and restart it. When your system is restarting press F12 or ESC to enter the Boot Menu.

enter the boot menu

Step 3. In the screen, you will be able to see the list of choices you have to boot the Windows. Choose the media which you inserted and press enter to select it.

choose the media disk

Step 4. In the next screen, you will see a password recovery interface and there you will get an option stating remove an Admin Password and reset your password. Now, choose the Operating system of your computer and select the Reset password option.

select the operating system

Step 5. In the next screen, choose the Admin account and set a new password in the box. Then tap on the Next button. Your password will be successfully created.

reset the password and reboot your system

Now all you need to do is to reboot your computer and you will be able to login to your system without losing any data.


As you have seen from the above section that it is not that much of a complicated task to use the Windows Vista password reset disk to reset the password of a system. You can easily use the PassFab 4WinKey to recover or permanently remove any password from your computer. This tool is helpful for the users no matter which version of the Windows they have. Now, the next time something like this happens to you, stay calm and use the powerful tool.


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