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I have an Acer laptop with Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

I need to reset the passwords on Windows Vista, but the password reset programs I have tried only find the Windows 7 passwords and not the Windows Vista passwords.

Does anyone know how to find the Vista passwords? The computer starts up in Vista.

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What program are you using? –  wizlog Feb 14 '13 at 18:03
    
I have tried OffLine NT and OPHCRACK. Both find Pwds for the win 7 but not the Vista OS. –  user199294 Feb 14 '13 at 18:10

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Simple way, see: Password reset disk

Evaluate Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2011 R2 (x86 and x64) - (English)

Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset

DaRT 5.0 - Windows XP; DaRT 6.5 - Vista; DaRT 7.0 - Windows 7;

Locksmith - reset password tool

x86 - only x86 system!

x64 - only x64 system!

DaRT language = System Language

Need system instalation CD!

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2011 R2

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2011 R2

Select Windows 7 x64 Diagnostic and Recovery

Create Windows 7 x64 Diagnostic and Recovery bootable ISO

Run Windows 7 x64 Diagnostic and Recovery setup

Run Windows 7 x64 Diagnostic and Recovery setup

Open Windows 7 x64 Recovery image wizard

Open Windows 7 x64 Recovery image wizard

Run Windows 7 x64 Recovery image wizard

Run Windows 7 x64 Recovery image wizard

Select Windows 7 x64 installation CD

Select Windows 7 x64 installation CD

Disable Crash Analyzer

If need Crash Analyzer previously install Windows Driver Kit Version, Debugging Tools for Windows and Windows Symbol Packages.

See: Download and Install Debugging Tools for Windows

MDOP – DaRT Crash Analysis Tools

Additional:

Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Documentation

Download & Package MSDN & TechNet Content

Windows Hardware Certification Kit Downloads

Driver Development Tools

Stop BSOD IRQL_LESS_OR_EQUAL

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\MemoryManagement
DisablePagingExecutive DWORD 1

Disable Crash Analyzer

Set DaRT ISO name

Set DaRT ISO name

Create DaRT boot image

Create DaRT boot image

Burn DaRT dialog

Burn DaRT dialog

Boot from DaRT boot image

Boot from DaRT boot image

Network init

Network init

select locale

select locale

wait search Windows system

wait search Windows system

select Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset

select Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset

select Locksmith tool

select Locksmith tool

Locksmith wizard dialog

Locksmith wizard dialog

select user

select user

Reset user password

Locksmith reset user password

Finish Locksmith wizard, or reset other users passwords and restart.

Finish Locksmith wizard, or reset other users passwords and restart.

Boot Windows 7 x64

Set new password message

Set new password message

Set new password dialog

Set new password dialog

apply new password

apply new password

change password information message

change password information message

The end!

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I will try this. Thank you. –  user199294 Feb 14 '13 at 18:29
    
@user199294 See new step-by-step manyal. Good Luck! –  STTR Feb 14 '13 at 20:52
    
Why do you recommend disabling the Crash Analyzer before creating the DaRT ISO? Any particular reason for this? –  Karan Feb 18 '13 at 2:15
    
@Karan Choose the appropriate version of the operating system Windows Driver Kit Version, Debugging Tools for Windows and Windows Symbol Packages and then put the Crash Analyzer. Still need some interpret dumps opreatsionnoy system. Just a little bit, this problem goes beyond the question of the password change. Ok, I add this info. –  STTR Feb 18 '13 at 11:42
    
Thanks for the additional info.! –  Karan Feb 18 '13 at 18:10

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