Posts Tagged ‘windows’

Forgotten User Password in Vista?

Had a call from my mate over the weekend who had forgotten his user password in Windows Vista. Luckily he was still able to get into his account as he has fingerprint entry enabled, however he still couldnt remember his password. Searching around on the web there are a few solutions but I found this one the easiest:

1: Create a new “Administrator” account
2: Switch to this account
3: Go to Start, then in the run box enter “control userpasswords2”
4: A dialogue box will open, select the user account you want to change the password of and change it! You will not need your current password to do this 🙂
5: Switch back to the troublesome account and test your new password!
6: You can delete your temporary admin account now if so desired!


Print Screen For Mac

If like me you were used to using “print screen” on windows but are now using mac OSX here are some of the keyboard shortcuts you can use to print the screen:

command-shift-3: Capture screen to file
command-fn-shift-3: Capture screen to clipboard
command-shift-4: Capture selection to file