Anyone know what you do when you've forgotten your own Windows Vista password?
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Do you have a user set up as "administrator"? If so, you can do it then. (This is at home, I presume.)
See if this helps, Rikkor.
To use your password reset disk to reset your password
You will not be able to follow these steps if you have locked your computer.
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.
Click Reset password, and then follow the instructions.
To use an administrator account to reset your password
If you use an administrator account to reset the password, you will permanently lose access to any e‑mail messages or encrypted files that are on that account.
These steps cannot be completed on Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, and Windows Vista Home Premium.
Log on to the administrator account that you will use to reset the forgotten password.
Click to open Local Users and Groups. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
Type and confirm the new password.
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