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Several Quick Tips on Windows Password Recovery

By Sarina.Lee Subscribe to RSS | December 31st 2011 | Views:
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Today we have so many user names and passwords required to be keep in mind. So it’s no wonder that sometimes we might forget some of our passwords. If you forgot the passwords to log into your Windows 7/XP/Vista computer, here are several quick tips on how to do your Windows password recovery. No need to reinstall Windows or resort to factory settings.

Tip 1. Use Windows Password Reset Apps

This is the most effective solution when it comes to a forgotten Windows password. Please note this will reset lost Windows password to blank instead of recovering it.

Windows Password Breaker is a powerful Windows password reset tool for Windows 7/Vista/XP. By using this tool, you can create a bootable password reset CD/DVD or USB flash drive and reset your forgotten Windows administrator and other user passwords in minutes without any data loss. Besides, it can also reset lost local passwords and domain admin passwords for Windows server 2008(R2)/2003(R2)/2000.

To get started, simply visit its official website and download Windows Password Breaker in any computer. After installing it, launch it and burn a bootable password reset disk with CD/DVD or USB flash drive in seconds. Then you can boot the PC that you want to reset password of from the disk. Next you are able to reset the forgotten Windows password to blank under DOS command prompt. This will take you 1-2 minutes. Not clear? Have a look at the following video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNnwnnEo2oU&feature=fvst

Tip 2. Use Windows Password Recovery Apps

As its name indicates, this kind of apps will enable you to retrieve your forgotten Windows password. This might be not as effective as that by using Windows password reset tools and cost you significantly more time.

Ophcrack is a free open source (GPL licensed) program that recover Windows passwords by using LM hashes through rainbow tables. The program includes the ability to import the hashes from a variety of formats, including dumping directly from the SAM files of Windows. As for how to perform Windows password recovery with this tool, please watch the video from YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCYzK7lgbak

Tip 3. Use another admin account

An easy method provided that you can still log into the computer with a admin account. Please note the accessible account must have admin privilege. Otherwise, the follow steps are not available.

Step 1. Log into the admin account.

Step 2 Go to Start button, type “lusrmgr.msc” in the search box, and click Ok.

Step 3. Click the folder titled users on the Local Groups and Users window. A list of user accounts on the computer will appear.

Step 4. Right click the username for which you want to change the password and select Reset Password.

Step 5. Click Proceed to continue and then set a new password for the selected user account.

Tip 4: Use password reset disk

On Windows XP/Vista/7 computers, Microsoft provides the way to create a USB or floppy password reset disk and to use the disk in the future to reset the user’s password. If you have created this disk in advance, you can change your forgotten password to a new one as follows.

Step 1. Start your computer to the logon screen

Step 2. Insert the password reset disk in computer.

Step 3. Click your user account name and hit Enter.

Step 4. Click Ok when an error message appears.

Step 5. Click the “Reset password” link under the password box.

Step 6. When Password Reset Wizard appears, follow its instructions to do your job.

Tip 5: Resort to others

You can have a try of all the methods motioned above if you need to do Windows password recovery, even if you are not computer. Of course, you can also turn to others, like the support from the PC manufacturer, your friends or family members who expert in computer, or the computer repairing shop.

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