Lost windows password how to avoid being locked out of computerDocument Transcript
Lost Windows password? How to avoid being locked out of computer<br />A strong Windows login password is among the most important steps you can take to protect your computer from hackers and other unwelcome users. But it is also an annoying problem if you’ve lost Windows login password and locked out of computer. Have you ever locked yourself out of computer? It’s a real bad feeling. Want to know how to avoid this? Here are some ways to avoid being locked out of your computer if you’ve lost Windows login password.<br />Method 1: Write your Windows password on a paper<br />left242570Just as the Chinese proverb goes, the palest ink is better than the best memory. It tells us that it is always better to put things down in writing than to refer to a memory. So if you are easy to forget Windows password, you’d better write down Windows login password on a paper and keep it in a safe place. If you’ve lost Windows login password, simply take it out and have a look, and then you can log on computer by entering your original password easily. It is the simplest way to remember your Windows login password so as to avoid being locked out if you’ve lost it.<br />Method 2: Create a password hint<br />left241300When you create a password to log on to computer, you have an opportunity to create a hint to in case you lost Windows login password. If you've already created a password, you'll need to change it to create a password hint. Below is a guide to create a password hint on Windows Vista:<br />1. Click Start button -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Accounts.2. Click Change your password.3. Type your current password and your new password.4. Type your password hint. 5. Click Change password. <br />The password hint should be a something vague enough so that nobody else can guess your password, but clear enough that it will remind you of your windows password. For example, if your user account password is "
your hint could be the name of the lake where you go sailing, or a word like "
<br />Method 3: Create password reset disk<br />-28575230505If you are easy to forget your computer password, you can create a password reset disk to help you recover Windows password. With a password reset disk at hand, you can easily log on computer when you lost Windows password. It is very easy to create a password reset disk to recover Windows password. Just follow the below instructions:<br />1. Insert a USB flash drive in your computer.2.Click Start button -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Accounts.3. Click Create a password reset disk in the left pane. 4. The Forgotten Password Wizard will open, and follow the guide to create a password reset disk. <br />The above methods are precautionary measures for you to avoid locked out of computer if you lost Windows login password. If you don’t take these precautionary measures, what should you do to log on your locked computer? In that case, you need the help of Windows password recovery software, which can help you recover Windows password by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. There are many Windows password recovery software for your choice. Among them, Windows Password Reset and Ophcrack are nice options for you to recover Windows password.<br />