Windows Vista help for unlocking password protection
Password protection in Windows Vista allows users to keep their data, personal information and software secure under a virtual lock and key. At times, due to different reasons including forgotten password or recovery of a stolen computer, access to a computer will be blocked by a Vista password. The process of gaining access is in fact much simpler than you might have though. This article contains Windows Vista help instructions for doing the same.
Windows Vista help instructions
Follow the instructions mentioned below and you will be able to unlock password protection in Windows Vista.
- Start off with this procedure by inserting your Windows Vista recovery disc. To do this, just open your CD/DVD ROM, place your Windows Vista recovery disc and shut the drive.
- Continue by shutting down your computer running on Windows Vista. You might need a hard restart, to do this press and hold the power button till all the lights of your personal computer turns black. Remember that, pressing the power button just once will put your computer in a hibernating state. If that happens, all you have to do is to hold down the button until it powers down.
- Now restart your computer and boot from the CD. To do this, just press the power button one time. And when you gets a message saying “Press any
key to boot from CD”, press any one key of your keyboard. Follow the on-screen prompts to configure language, time and keyboard functions.
- Restore your Windows Vista Computer with the help of system restore option. Hit the button labeled “Repair your computer” and select the appropriate operating system. Hit the “Next” button and select system restore. Hit the “Next” button and choose a date where in your system was working fine. Hit the “Next” button for one last time.
- Confirm the disk that needs to be restored and reboot your PC. The repair utility will request you to confirm the dive that has to be restored. In most it will be the one with letter “C”. Finally, hit the “Finish” button and wait till the restoration process is complete. Once the process is finished, reboot your computer and log in with your old password.
That’s all the information you will need to unlock password protection in Windows Vista.
Windows Vista Help in recovering Vista Compaq
Chances are you might sometimes experience or encounter significant issues while working on your HP Compaq computer. And as such, you will need to recover your system completely so as to get rid of the same problems.
Now some of the factors that could lead to instances as such can include malware, viruses and even unauthorized system registry changes. Windows Vista Help also explains that while the steps involved in performing the recovery on your Windows Vista computer are fairly simple, it does require several minutes to complete.
So in getting on with the task at hand, let us now take a look at the steps as suggested by Windows Vista Help in successfully recovering your computer.
Windows Vista Help shows you how.
Recovering your HP Compaq computer following Windows Vista’s Help Guidelines
Given below are the steps that you can follow in successfully recovering your HP Compaq computer:
- To first begin with, turn off your machine and disconnect all external devices such as printers, faxes and USB drives from it
- Following which press the “Power” button for your machine and turn it back on
- Once your system has fully loaded onto Windows Vista, get on Windows “Start” menu and select “All Programs”
- Click on the “PC Help & Tools” option followed by the “Recovery Manager”. Hit “Next” on the resulting welcome screen to proceed further
- Next up, choose the same options as selected in the steps detailed below:
- Select “No” on the “Software Program Re-installation” screen and click “Next“
- Select “No” on the “Hardware Re-installation” screen and click “Next“
- Select “No” on the screen with the “Microsoft System Restore” prompt and click “Next“
- Select “Yes” when the Recovery Manager asks if you want to restore your computer to its factory settings and click “Next“
Select “Next” when the “Welcome to the Recovery Manager” screen appears
- Select “No” in the “Microsoft System Restore” screen and click “Next“
- Select “Yes” to confirm you want to run “System Recovery” and click “Next“
- Select “No” when the backup files prompt appears and click “Next“
- Now wait while Windows Vista completes the system recovery
- Once after the recovery process has been successful, Vista will restart your computer and perform the automatic Windows setup. When prompted that the recovery has completed, turn your computer off and hook your external peripherals back to your computer
- Press the “Power” button and turn the computer back on
This successfully completes our steps.