Sometimes you forget the password of your own computer. Sometimes some system crash can also corrupt the stored password of your computer. Sometimes malware or viruses can change your password without your knowledge. Whatever be the case if the password does not work you get the felling to be locked out of your own computer. However, with some tech support you can reset your password and can get access to your computer system.
Prior to Vista no Windows was built with the password resetting capability. Tech support experts suggest that for resetting the password you will have to exploit a special bug in the set up process of Windows XP. You can take help of a third party password recovery program also. If you are using Windows XP then you need to follow some steps to reset the password.
At first you will have to insert the Windows XP CD or DVD to your CD drive. Give the computer a reboot. When the set up screen appear on the computer screen you need to press ‘enter’. Now the set up process will offer for a repair of the damaged installation. Now you will have to select the installation from the list and will have to press R to start the repair process.
When you reach to the stage of ‘copying files’, you need to select the option ‘reboot’ or you need to wait for the automatic start up. Now you will have to press shift and F10 keys when you see the ‘Installing Devices’ progress bar on the screen. This will open a console window where you will have to put ‘NUSRMGR.CPL’ and press ‘enter’.
Now another console User Accounts Manager will open. Select the account that is needed to be changed and you can then enter a new password, suggest the tech support guys. However, you can buy or can use a third parry free Password Recovery Utility to reset the Windows password.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 you have password reset features built into it. Tech support experts suggest that from the very beginning you should create a password reset disk before you face any unexpected computer crash or something. Here are some tech support steps following which you can reset your password. For any needed instruction, you can follow the instructions in Windows Help. You can search for ‘password reset’ help on Windows help.
Now you will have to go to the desktop and will have to select the button ‘start’. From there you will have to go to ‘my computer’ and then to ‘control panel’. Now you will have to open the console for ‘user account’. Find out the option ‘create password reset disk’ and click it. You will be prompt up buy a wizard and following which you can reset your password. For creating the password reset disc you can use any external removable media.
You will again see the message of ‘Incorrect password’ don’t get panic. To bring forward the link for the ‘reset password’ option you need to click the option and follow the onscreen instructions. You will have to insert the password reset disk and let Windows read it. When done, you will be allowed to create a new password.
James Madison is a technical geek who loves to write on subjects like computer help, computer services, tech support and computer support. He lives in New Jersey with his family.