Forgot Windows 8.1 Password and Don’t Have A Reset Disk

August 10th, 2014

If you ever find yourself locked out of your Windows 8.1 administrator account because you forgot the password, you’ll know how frustrating it can be when you don’t have a reset disk. There are many Window password recovery Live CDs out there, but most of them are unable to deal with Microsoft account logon credential, or simply don’t work because Windows 8.1 uses UEFI firmware instead of the traditional BIOS.

PCUnlocker is the most powerful Windows password recovery program which not only supports UEFI booting, but also allows you to reset forgotten Windows 8.1 password for both local account and Microsoft account. Let’s walk you through the process to reset Windows 8.1 password without a reset disk.

How to Reset Windows 8.1 Password without Reset Disk?

  1. Download the self-extracting .zip archive of PCUnlocker using any computer you still have full access to. Unzip it and you’ll get the pcunlocker.iso file, which contains a WinPE operating system along with the PCUnlocker software for you to reset Windows 8.1 password.
  2. Use the freeware ISO2Disc to burn the ISO image file to a blank CD or USB flash drive.

    Burn ISO Image to CD or USB flash drive

  3. Turn on your locked computer. When it is powered on, check the boot-screen for setup key (i.e. DELETE key, F8 key, F2 key) to enter BIOS Setup Utility.
  4. Use the arrow keys to select the BOOT tab, then change the Boot Device Priority: Set 1st Boot Device to CDROM so you can boot from the CD, or choose Removable Device if you want to boot off a USB flash drive.
  5. Press F10 to save your changes.
  6. Boot your locked Windows 8.1 computer from the CD or USB drive, and you’ll see the main interface of the PCUnlocker application immediately.
  7. The application automatically locates all user accounts inside the SAM registry file of your Windows 8.1 installation. If you use a Microsoft account with your Windows 8.1 system, there should be a local account which is linked to your Microsoft account.

    Reset Windows Password

  8. Select a local account from the list, and click the Reset Password button. It will reset your forgotten Windows 8.1 password instantly. To reset a Microsoft account password, you need to choose the local account which is linked to your Microsoft account.
  9. Click the Restart button to reboot the computer and remove the CD or USB drive. You can then log back into Windows 8.1 system with a blank password.

That’s it – you have successfully reset your Windows 8.1 password. But remember to obtain the Enterprise edition of PCUnlocker, if you want to reset forgotten password on a UEFI-based computer.

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How to Remove Windows 8 Password When You Forgot It

June 17th, 2013

What to do if you forgot Windows 8 password? Is there a way to remove Windows 8 password without logging in? In a worst case scenario, where you don’t have a password reset disk nor have access to the only administrator account, Password Recovery Bundle can help. In this post, we will guide you through step-by-step procedure of removing Windows 8 password using a bootable CD or USB flash drive.

How to Remove Windows 8 Password When You Forgot It?

Download Password Recovery Bundle and save it to any computer you can access. Double-click on the setup file and install it. Launch the program and click on Windows Password button. From the pop-up dialog you can create a bootable Windows password removal CD or USB flash drive.

After the password removal CD/USB drive is created, reboot your locked Windows 8 PC and access system BIOS menu by pressing ESC, F2, F10, F9 or other BIOS key. Head over to Boot menu and set CD or Removable Drive as first boot option. Once boot priority is changed, save the changes and reboot the computer.

If you have changed the boot order successfully, the computer will boot from the CD/USB drive and start the Reset Windows Password utility after a while. From the program’s interface, you can see the Windows 8 SAM registry file and a list of Windows local user accounts.

Select a user account and click on Reset Password button. It will remove your forgotten Windows 8 password quickly. After that, remove the CD/USB drive and restart the computer. You can then log into your Windows 8 user account with a blank password.

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Reset Lost Windows 7 Password with Freeware

May 14th, 2013

When you forget your password or the administrator’s password for your Windows 7 machine, it can be a real pain attempting to login to your system. Luckily there is a free Windows 7 password reset tool – NTPWEdit.

NTPWEdit is a free tool that allows to change or remove passwords for local system accounts. This tools supports Windows NT based systems (like Windows 2000, XP and Vista), but could be used also to reset the password of a Windows 7 system.

How to Reset Windows 7 Password with NTPWEdit

NTPWEdit only works if you access the Windows installation offline and boot from a second Windows system. So before getting started to reset Windows 7 password, you need to create a bootable Windows PE USB flash drive and then copy the NTPWEdit utility to the USB drive. Next, boot your locked Windows 7 PC from the USB drive and perform password resetting, by follow these steps:

  1. Take the USB drive you’ve created to the Windows 7 PC on which you need to reset password. Insert the USB drive into the USB port and turn on the computer.
  2. Once your computer boots from the USB drive, it will load the Windows PE operating system. If the computer still boots from your hard drive, you will probably need to change the boot order in your BIOS so that it can boot from the USB drive.
  3. After booting into Windows PE, launch the NTPWEdit utility inside your USB drive.
  4. Once the utility opens, click on the “…” button to specify the path to your Windows 7 SAM file. On most systems this is c:\windows\system32\config\sam.Reset Windows 7 Password with NTPWEdit
  5. Click the (Re)open button. It will show you a list of local user accounts existing in your Windows installation.
  6. Choose a user account and then click the “Change Password” button. Type a new password on the NTPWEdit screen. Retype that same password to confirm it. You can also left the password field blank to remove the existing Windows 7 password.
  7. Click on “Save changes” button and Exit.

Remove the USB drive and restart the computer. You can then log in to your Windows 7 system with a blank or a new password. So this is how can you reset Windows 7 password for free, using the freeware NTPWEdit. However, if you can’t get it to work or need a much easier password recovery software, then the Reset Windows Password utility should be the best choice for you.

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How to Hack Windows XP Password with a Installation Disc

April 24th, 2013

Forgot Windows XP administrator password? Can’t log in to your system and lose access to your important files? If that’s your only problem, then you probably have nothing to worry about. As long as you have your Windows XP installation CD, you can hack Windows XP password using a simple but effective method made possible by a little known access hole in Windows XP.

This method is easy enough for newbies to follow – it doesn’t require using the Recovery Console or any complicated commands. And it’s free – I mention that because you can pay $20 for an emergency download of Reset Windows Password utility which can help you reset/blank forgotten administrator password on all versions of Windows.

Let’s get started to learn how to hack Windows XP password for free during a Windows XP Repair. Here’s a step-by-step instructions to hack Windows XP password with a installation disc:

1. Place your Windows XP CD in your CD-ROM and start your computer (it’s assumed here that your XP CD is bootable – as it should be – and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)

2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your CD Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from CD

3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.

4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now

5. The Licensing Agreement comes next – Press F8 to accept it.

6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair. It should read something like “If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”. Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.

7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.

8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”

9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.

10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.

11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.

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12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you’ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair.

13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.

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How to Crack and Decrypt PDF Password at Ease

April 19th, 2013

Do you have a password protected PDF document that you can’t copy or edit its content? Can’t open a password protected PDF document? There are two types of password that exists when working with PDF files. The user password will encrypt the file and prevent it from opening whereas the owner password will prevent the user from printing, copying text and adding notes in the PDF document. So if you are looking to unlock your PDF file, you can use PDF Password Recovery program to crack and decrypt PDF password at ease.

How to Crack and Decrypt PDF Password at Ease?

Simply download and install PDF Password Recovery application on your computer. After installing, start the application and you’ll see that there are two options on the main interface: Recover User Password and Remove Owner Password.

If the document’s original creator used a password to restrict copying or printing, please choose the Remove Owner Password option, the program will decrypt the PDF document and then generate a fresh copy of your original PDF file, but the new file is not protected with printing or editing restrictions. You can copy, print or edit any part of the PDF file at ease. This cracking procedure is instant, no matter how complex or strong your owner password is!

If the document is completely password-protected and won’t even allow you to open it, you need to choose the Recover User Password option. This program offers three cracking methods for you to recover the file open password: Dictionary attack, Mask attack and Brute-force attack. The recovery time could take a very long time, especially if the document’s original creator used a strong password.

Conclusion

The password protection imposed on PDF document can sometimes lock out owner yourself, PDF Password Recovery is a recommended option which allows you to crack and decrypt PDF password at ease.

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Windows 7 Password Recovery

April 17th, 2013

Forgot your Windows 7 password or someone changes it without your knowledge? In such situations, you will be locked out of Windows 7. This tutorial covers the process of recovering Windows 7 password even after you forget the administrator password. Like previous versions of Windows, Windows 7 stores the encrypted user account passwords in a file called SAM. This file is commonly found in \windows\system32\config, which is in a binary format and not easily accessible. We will be using a utility called Reset Windows Password to perform the recovery.

Requirements:

  • A blank CD/DVD or a USB flash drive.
  • Another PC where you can burn the software provided here to CD/DVD or the USB flash drive..
  • A basic know how about how to change the Boot Priority in BIOS.

Windows 7 Password Recovery

This method can enable you to reset/remove forgotten Windows 7 password in minutes, but it cannot tell you what the password for an account actually is. Reset Windows Password utility woks by overwriting the password hash in your SAM file so you can then log back to your account with a blank/empty password. Here are the Windows 7 password recovery steps:

Step 1:
First, download the Reset Windows Password utility on another PC in order to make a bootable Windows 7 password recovery CD/USB drive.
After the download is complete, extract the ISO image file from the zip and burn the ISO to a CD or DVD using your favorite CD Burning utility such as ISO2Disc.

Step 2:
Now move to the Windows 7 PC you want to reset the password, either insert the CD/DVD or the USB flash drive what you opted for and select it as the first boot device in computer BIOS.

Step 3:
Once you have booted into it you will see that the computer is loading the Windows PE operating system inside the CD/USB drive. After one or two minutes, the Reset Windows Password program will open up and automatically detect the SAM registry files for all your Windows installations.

Step 4:
Choose the SAM registry file for your Windows 7 installation, it will show you all the user accounts that are associated with your Windows system. Select the user account you forgot password of, and then click on “Reset Password” button. It will remove/reset your forgotten Windows 7 password instantly!

Step 5:
After you are completed with all the above steps successfully, remove the Windows 7 password recovery CD/USB drive and restart the computer. you can then happily log in to your Windows 7 system again.

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Forgot Windows XP Administrator Password

March 28th, 2013

If you ever find yourself in a situation that your Windows XP computer is locked out because you’ve forgotten the administrator password, and you’ve already tried the Safe Mode and it doesn’t work, what else can you do?

Luckily there is a solution that can actually take you away from your frustrations with a password cracking application called Reset Windows Password. This is a great software that allows you to reset Windows XP administrator password even if you’re completely locked out of Windows. Follow this tutorial you can regain access to your computer in minutes.

How to Unlock Your Computer When Forgot Windows XP Administrator Password?

Before you begin the process of password resetting, you’ll first need a different computer with internet access to start your work. You also need a USB stick or a blank CD to make a password reset Live disc that would be used on your locked Windows XP computer.

Step 1: Make a Password Reset Live Disc

Download the self-extracting archive of Reset Windows Password utility on to your alternate computer. Once downloaded, extract the ISO file (ResetWindowsPwd.iso) from the ZIP file. Feel free to do this using the integrated tool in Windows or a dedicated program like WinZip.

Now you need to burn the ISO image file (ResetWindowsPwd.iso) to a CD or USB stick. There are many free burning programs which can do it easily, such as BurnCDCC, ImgBurn, ISO2Dic, etc.

Step 2: Boot Windows XP Computer from the Live Disc

Insert the password reset Live disc into the Windows XP computer that you’re trying to gain access to. Restart the computer and press the appropriate key (also called “BIOS Key”) at the start of the boot-up process – often when the manufacturer’s logo appears on screen – and you’ll be taken to the BIOS Setup screen. Change the boot order in BIOS to set the USB or CD as your first option for boot device and boot the computer from it.

Step 3: Reset Windows XP Administrator Password

Once the locked computer boots from the Live disc, it will load the Windows PE operating system inside the Live disc and open up the Reset Windows Password program. The program automatically finds the Windows XP installations on your hard drive, and analyzes the SAM (Security Accounts Manager) database and displays all Windows user accounts existing in your system.

Just choose the administrator account which you want to do a password reset, and click on “Reset Password” button. It will reset your forgotten Windows XP administrator password immediately!

Conclusion

Forgot Windows XP administrator password? Once you have done everything correct and now restart your computer, you will find that you can easily log into your system and an admin account is listed on the login screen. Select the administrator account and it will lead you to the desktop screen. You can now change your other user account’s passwords as well.

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How to Recover SeaMonkey Password

March 26th, 2013

SeaMonkey is not only a great web browser but also a fully featured and powerful email client. Just like other browser SeaMonkey has also the feature which allows you to save and store password on browser to auto login your favorite websites. If you forgot your logins and passwords in SeaMonkey, you can recover them easily with Firefox Password Recovery program.

Firefox Password Recovery program enables you to recover website logins and email account passwords from SeaMonkey’s password manager. This should be useful in the event that your SeaMonkey browser is crashed or you simply forget your passwords. Let’s go ahead!

How to Recover SeaMonkey Password?

  1. Download and install Firefox Password Recovery program on your local computer.
  2. After installing, launch Firefox Password Recovery program.
  3. Click on Start Recovery button, it will show a list of recovery options from the drop-down menu.
  4. Choose the Recover SeaMonkey Password option, the program automatically finds the user profiles of SeaMonkey and decrypts all the logins and passwords saved in SeaMonkey application.

Firefox Password Recovery program is very easy to use with user-friendly interface without requiring any advanced technical know how. It also allows you to save your logins and passwords to a file or clipboard. So from now there is no need to fear about losing SeaMonkey passwords! With Firefox Password Recovery program you can recover SeaMonkey password quickly and easily!

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Lost or Forgotten Windows Login Password

March 14th, 2013

Lost or forgotten Windows login password is a common issue faced by every computer user. When we forgot Windows password and can’t get into the computer, most of us are prone to do a clean install of the entire operating system or take the machine to a computer repair shop. However, things would change if you have an easy-to-use yet powerful Windows password recovery software such as Reset Windows Password utility. You can also reset/remove the forgotten password easily by yourself!

Reset Windows Password utility is capable of running from a CD or USB drive. Just get your locked computer to boot from the CD/USB drive and the password cracking tool inside the CD/USB enables you to reset lost or forgotten Windows login password quickly and easily. It supports Windows 8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server operating system.

Here we’ll walk you through the entire process of creating a password cracking Live CD and using it to reset lost or forgotten Windows login password. If you’re a little nervous, it might help to take a look at this entire step-by-step guide before you actually get started.

How to Reset Lost or Forgotten Windows Login Password?

  1. Since you obviously can’t access your computer right now because you don’t know the password, you need to use a secondary computer to create a password cracking Live CD. Download the Reset Windows Password utility and save it onto that computer.
  2. Once downloaded, extract the ISO file from the ZIP file. Feel free to do this using the integrated tool in Windows or a dedicated program like WinZip.
  3. Burn the ISO file to a blank CD or DVD using your favorite CD/DVD burning program. If you don’t have one, you can use BurnCDCC or ISO2Disc program. If the ISO file is not burned correctly, the password cracking Live CD will not work at all.
  4. After the password cracking Live CD is created, go to the computer that you are resetting the password on. Insert the Live CD into your optical drive and then restart your computer. Make sure that you have configured your BIOS to boot from CD before your hard drive. Otherwise, the CD won’t get boot up.
  5. The booting process will take a while. Once it’s done loading up, you should see the Reset Windows Password program, which will display all of the Windows user accounts that it has found on your computer.
  6. Choose the user account with a lost or forgotten password, and then click on Reset Password button. The program will unlock/enable that user account and clear/blank its password immediately.
  7. Remove the password cracking Live CD from your optical drive and restart the computer. You’ll finally get to log into Windows without entering a password!

Reset Windows Password utility is not designed to recover/find your original Windows login password, because Windows login password is encrypted using some very strong encryption algorithms and the time in order to crack a password is usually unacceptable. But this program can overwrite/blank your lost or forgotten Windows login password in just a matter of seconds!

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Must-have Windows Password Recovery Boot Disk

March 7th, 2013

It’s true that all versions of Windows enable you to create a password reset disc, but what do you do if you find yourself locked out without that disc? Or, you can log in as a limited user but can’t make changes – because nobody remembers the administrator password. How can you get out of these situations without formatting and re-installing the operating system?

No matter if you are a absolute beginner or a technician, every Windows users need a Windows 7/Vista/XP password recovery boot disk in their toolkit. There are several tools out there that can help you recover the forgotten password, and the best option is Password Recovery Bundle which has saved my bacon more than once.

Password Recovery Bundle is a must-have toolkit which can recover over 60 types of passwords. One of the most important features is that the software enables you to create a Windows7/Vista/XP password recovery boot disk which could be used to reset/unlock lost or forgotten Windows password easily.

Here, we’ll show you how to create a Windows password recovery boot disk and then use it to reset lost or forgotten Windows 7/Vista/XP password on your own.

Part 1: Create a Windows Password Recovery Boot Disk

Install Password Recovery Bundle on your computer. After installing, start the program and click on “Windows Password” button. You’ll see the bootdisk creating dialog which allows you to burn a Windows password recovery bootdisk on a CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Remove the CD or USB drive from your current computer and you can then use it to reset forgotten Windows admin/user password on all versions of Windows 7/Vista/XP system.

Part 2: Use the Boot Disk to Reset Forgotten Windows 7/Vista/XP Password

Boot your locked PC from the Windows password recovery boot disk you’ve created. The computer will load the Windows PE operating system inside the bootdisk. If it still boots from your hard drive, you need to change the boot order in BIOS to set your computer to boot from CD or USB drive.

When you get to the Reset Windows Password screen, you’ll see a list of user accounts found in your Windows SAM registry hive. Now click on any existing account and then click “Reset Password” button, it will unlock/blank your user account password immediately.

Remove the Windows password recovery bootdisk and restart the computer. When you reach the Windows login screen, just left the password field as blank and you can log into the system successfully.

Once you’re able to log back into your Windows installation, remember to change the password to something complex that you can still recall easily. Done!

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