Lost my Windows XP password. How to login and start?

If you find your­self locked out of your Win­dows box because you lost or for­got your pass­word, here are some things you could do.

If you find your­self locked out of your Win­dows box because you lost or for­got your pass­word, here are some things you could do.

  • First, do you have the admin­is­tra­tor pass­word? Login as an admin and change the pass­word of your user ID. (Obvi­ous Adams?)
  • NEW: If you are an Admin­is­tra­tor user, and are logged into Win­dows right now because your PC is setup to log you in auto­mat­i­cally, but have for­got­ten your pass­word in fact, and would now like to change it — well, Win­dows requires you to know the old one. How­ever, there is a brute force way to change your Admin­is­tra­tor pass­word. Open a Com­mand prompt (START –> RUN –> then type "cmd" with­out the dou­ble quotes) and then type the fol­low­ing command:

    net user user­name newpassword

    Remem­ber, if the user­name has spaces in it, then enclose it in dou­ble quotes, e.g.,

    net user "Samuel Jack­son" pulpypass

    This would change Samuel Jackson's pass­word to pulpy­pass pro­vided Samuel Jack­son was an Admin­is­tra­tor user.

  • Don't have admin access? Well, you can get it if you wish by down­load­ing a cool util­ity from Thomas Math­iesen to recover Win­dows pass­word if you have for­got­ten it.
  • Or, you could just down­load this pro­gram to reset Win­dows XP / 2000 / NT secu­rity if the Admin­is­tra­tor pass­word, secure boot pass­word, or the key disk is lost.
  • NTAc­cess can replace the admin­is­tra­tor pass­word of a Win­dows XP, Win­dows NT or Win­dows 2000 sys­tem by reboot­ing the com­puter with a spe­cial set of boot disks or CD-ROM (XP only). This is use­ful if you for­got the admin­is­tra­tor pass­word and can­not access the Win­dows XP/2000/NT system.
  • Pet­ter N Hagen has put together an Offline NT Pass­word & Reg­istry Edi­tor, which is basi­cally a sin­gle floppy or CD con­tain­ing every­thing you need to edit the pass­words on most Win­dows systems.
CAUTION: Please use these tools at your own risk. I believe they are good ones, with good intent, but they should be used only if you know what you are doing.

Let me know how it goes.

PS: This arti­cle is trans­lated to Serbo-Croatian lan­guage by WHG Team.

  • GM

    I didn't see it men­tioned but I have had pretty good luck with this for chang­ing lost pass­words: http://www.dmzs.com/tools/files/

    Cheers!
    GM

  • jhon

    hi i need help ime­di­ately i just got back from a trip and i for­got my wid­nows pass­word and the admin­is­traor one also please help me i want my pic­tures and music back i dont care for the rest or if i can saveit all it will be great but lease answer back im going crazy with­out my computer.

  • http://sniptools.com snip­tools

    "jhon", did you try the instruc­tions on this page? The answer to your ques­tions is right at the top.

  • Nina

    Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU!! You saved my a**. Couldn't get into my Win­dows XP com­puter for love or money.

  • Fresh

    Or you could just reboot into safe mode. Then just log in under admin­is­tra­tor account (in safe mode it will not require a pw) and got to user accounts and change the pw!

  • Jasper

    All of the above men­tioned ways did not work on my comp. I fould this site, (its an updated ver­sion of Thomas Mathiesen's pro­gram to recover Win­dows password)

    Hope this helps for the peo­ple who can't get it work­ing: http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

  • Rotceh

    I bought a new PC with pre-installed Win­dows XP-Home edi­tion. To acti­vate will cost a lot of money, I have a Win­dows 98 CD I dont know how to install W98. Please help.

  • shireen

    i need to rein­stall my win­dows XP ,shall i lose
    all my files that are there in the other drives

  • jkue

    This might sound con­fus­ing, take your time an READ what I wrote before get­ting irate … here goes … you could how­ever switch the dri­ves. See­ing that most peo­ple use the cable select option on the HDs this would be easy.

    Put drive HDA on the slot where the HDB is, HDA(Now) becomes HDB(After switch) then rein­stall XP on HDA. HDA then becomes HDB … fol­low me? now access to all data on what was HDA(Now HDB) is acces­si­ble with­out loos­ing the data … then again you can sim­ply place HDA in an exter­nal case, install XP on the drive you now placed as drive HDA(Most times cable select) and access all data on it.

    I hope this was understood.

  • David Parr

    Run­ning Win­dows Xp Home on Gate­way Lap­top. IE is error­ing out will dial up and log in but will not open home page Lost abil­ity to log in to net­work drive use­ing DSL also. Is they a way to rein­stall Win­dows XP Home over Win­dows Home with out set­ting up menu, like we use to do witn Win­dows 98.

    Help!!

  • alan

    Daugh­ter has for­got­ten her XP pass­word and I have for­got­ten the admin­is­tra­tot pass­word, what now??

    I've looked at the above links but all the Thomas math­ieson site says is down­load­ing, linux, am I miss­ing some­thing obvi­ous? Appre­ci­ate any help, thanks.

    Alan

  • Jacob

    Hi — it's sorta related — hop­ing some­one can help?!?
    I've just for­mat­ted and rein­stalled win­dows on my OS par­ti­tion (due to a con­stant bom­bard­ment of BSoD)…now I find I can­not access any of my pre­vi­ous 'pri­vate fold­ers' (my doc's etc), as I thought I'd just use the same login name and it'd be fine…obviously not

    is there a way i can gain access as i desparately need the files

    thanks for any help!
    jacob

  • sulaiman

    You can just open up your com­puter, and remove the bat­tery (its sim­i­lar to a watch bat­tery). Wait for 5 min­utes or so, then put it back in, and turn on your com­puter. It will run nor­mally with­out pass­word, and from then you can set/create user/password. Let me know how it goes.

  • sulaiman

    sorry..i posted up a reply in response to the ini­tial prob­lem of for­get­ting admin pass­word. It wasnt a reply to the post right before mine.

  • Valerie Anne

    Hi every­one! I have a strange prob­lem hav­ing to do with Win­dows XP user accounts. I restarted my com­puter one day and it looked like the Win­dows I had first installed: basi­cally my main user account admin was renamed to "Valerie Anne.GEORGE" — all of my old doc­u­ments and set­tings were made READ ONLY and when I try to take them off read only it won't respond. So in the actual doc­u­ments sec­tion it has two Valerie Anne fold­ers, but when I go to change the user, it doesn't work, since there is only one account option. [for "Valerie Anne" — which is actu­ally Valerie Anne.GEORGE]

    I'm fairly cer­tain that I've got­ten the virus', all I have to do now is fix the user account prob­lem. You guys all seem to know what you're doing, so I was won­der­ing: Do you have any ideas?

    (I really want to have full access to my files under my proper login!)

  • Over­The­Moon

    The prob­lem with all the above is that they all destroy inter­net saved pass­words when you change ythe password.

    This is a free tool that I found today that finds out the old pass­word and works with EFS and keeps inter­net explorer passwords.

    It takes only a few hours (some­times as lit­tle as 5 min­utes) and requires no installing.

    It also works with Win­dows NT and Win­dows Server 2003 and Win­dows Longhorn.

    the url of this site is:

    http://xpcracker.mine.nu/xpcracker

    Some­times the server will be off so it will not be avail­able dur­ing bank holidays.

    It is free as well.

    If you find any bugs then use the response form on the site — the owner per­son­ally sent me a reply!

    Sorry if this sounds like adver­tiz­ing but it just really impressed me!

  • ME1024

    This is a free tool that I found today that finds out the old pass­word and works with EFS and keeps inter­net explorer passwords.

    It takes only a few hours (some­times as lit­tle as 5 min­utes) and requires no installing.

    It also works with Win­dows NT and Win­dows Server 2003 and Win­dows Longhorn.

    the url of this site is:

    http://xpcracker.mine.nu/xpcracker

    Some­times the server will be off so it will not be avail­able dur­ing bank holidays.

    It is free as well.

    If you find any bugs then use the response form on the site — the owner per­son­ally sent me a reply!

    Sorry if this sounds like adver­tiz­ing but it just really impressed me!

  • Dan

    I won­der if any­one can help me with this.….
    I've a hard drive that recently seems to have cor­rupted the boot sec­tor. It's work­ing fine as a slave, but the pass­word pro­tected pro­file wont let me access the files behind it. Any help?

  • Jonah

    Lost/forgot my admin pass­word — XP Home on an HP lap­top. Tried #6 above it worked like a charm. Is that a secu­rity hole that was fixed in SP2? I believe I'm still run­ning SP1 on that par­tic­u­lar lap­top. Any­way, I just rebooted into safe mode, and bingo — noth­ing was pass­word pro­tected. Changed my admin pass­word, rebooted again into Nor­mal mode and it worked per­fect. Thanks Fresh!

  • jef­fry

    dear sir…

    accrod­ing to my OS of "Win­dows XP Pro­fes­sional". my pc game is not work­ing any more after the instal­la­tion of the OS. how do i do to make it works again. exam­ple the EA.GAME of Need 4 Speed Undergroung2 that it can work­ing with OS of Win­dows Me

    p/s: my grafic cards if G Force 2 64mb.
    Pen­tium 4 proces­sor 1.8

    regards
    jeffry

  • Gra­ham

    I just recov­ered an admin pass­word by:

    reboot into safemode by press­ing F8 while start­ing
    log in with user­name: admin­is­tra­tor and a blank pass­word
    go into con­trol panel and change the appro­pri­ate password

    and that's it. I am not sure what all of the pass­word crack­ing progs are for as this worked fine for me.

    Gra­ham

  • hacky

    Gra­ham
    it worked only because no one did set the admin pass­word on your com­puter. and that's dumb, really dumb … would give root to any 8 years old idiot kid­die
    jesus, ppl should not be allowed to use com­put­ers with­out adult supervision

  • soapy

    hacky, you are right about that…

    sulaiman, your trick will not work with most mod­ern PCs since they have Flash mem­ory moth­er­boards which don't need a bat­tery backup. Fur­ther, many if not all lap­tops have the bat­tery welded in.

  • DEAN

    Hi,

    I have Win­dows Xp installed on my lap­top and my son was play­ing with my lap­top and put in the Win­dows Xp cd by mis­take (so he says) and now I have one copy of win­dows xp installed and another one in the process of installing.
    I have tried to use the CDkey that I have but it keeps telling me it is invalid.
    I don't want to install win­dows xp because I already have it I am just try­ing to unin­stall the one that is in the process of installing.
    It is really slow­ing down my lap­top and I have tried everything.

  • matt

    DEAN, what do you mean it's in the process of installing? just click can­cel, so long as it hasn't started re-partitioning you should be fine. A word of advice also: don't let your son use the admin account, giv­ing root access to some­one who dosen't know what there doing isn't a good idea… as to the orig­i­nal post, reboot­ing would work, or you could down­load the live edi­tion of some linux dis­tro and change every­thing from there.

  • Ozzie

    I have a query. I want to keep my work files pri­vate on my Win XP com­puter so I set it up so that you have to log on to use the com­puter. There is only one user account (mine, the admin­is­tra­tor, requires a pass­word) and i have dis­abled the guest account.
    How­ever, I recently found out that some­one else has been using my com­puter and I know that they do not know my pass­word. Is there any other way they could have been log­ging on? Is there any other way to make my com­puter more secure? Any com­ments you have would be greatly appreciated.

  • Cox

    Hi,
    My son locks his com­puter with an XP pass­word. How do I get to know this pass­word so as to check on what he is upto?

  • jimbo

    help me please i have just rid­den my pc of a num­ber of viruses . i am run­ning win xp but am miss­ing the restore disk and my sys­tem is miss­ing some files my sys­tem restore wont open nei­ther will my media or help options WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT

  • nek­ing

    please tell me so easy boot from cd and reset
    win­dowsxp admin password

    i need bootable cd that work

    thank you for help me

  • James

    Win­dows XP home, she changed the pw and now we cant log in. Tried F8 on startup but it will not give me Safe Mode. Will try the bat­tery thing. Any other suggestions?

  • Joo­Joo

    Okay, he bat­tery thing prob wont work on my comp. Have a 2001-02 moth­er­board so it PROBABLY has flash mem­ory. I tried doing the safe mode thing, but im run­ning HOME EDITION thus it has no safe mode, I cant find my win­dows xp disk and Im not to upbeat about the whole run­ning a floppy with all my pw's through a FREE inter­net server. So got any sug­ges­tions? Oh yeah another thing…I have a pre­set user­namem thus I cant set it as admin­is­trater and I cant bring up con­sole as far as I know, if you have any sug­ges­tions please tell me that includes if you know how to bring up con­sole from the user­name screen.

  • Mike

    I need a pass­word for recov­ery con­sole for xp on my gate­way. I don't remem­ber ever enter­ing one in the past and I have read that there is a dif­fer­ent pass­word than the one on win­dows itself. Any sug­ges­tions? Rea­son for pass­word is that I was get­ting this error: win­dows could not start because the fol­low­ing file is miss­ing or cor­rupt: \winnt\system32\config\system
    Please help…thanks!!!

  • Neal

    Yo guys whats up, I lost my admin pass­words, i have two admin accounts, one when u load up using safe mode, and another with all my other accounts. All those hack tools up at the top are just too con­fus­ing for my head to take in, i was won­der­ing if any­one can help me under­stand them or teach me how to use them the cor­rect way. And i am will­ing to use remote view­ing, so if any­one is up to the task of help­ing me and my bussi­ness out then please do email me at paintball271@tonal.org

  • Wolf­gang

    Hi Shashanx,

    my neigh­bour installed a user-account with restricted rights on his note­book with XP home and after that he man­aged to delete the admin account.
    I never thought that this is pos­si­ble but it is.
    Now he asked me to help and I found your site and some of your links point to solu­tions to recover lost pass­words.
    Before I start to use them now my ques­tion: does it make sense to use those? As far as I under­stand they tar­get to NT.
    And the user-account is pw-protected but acces­si­ble. But how can I use a pw-cracker for an admin-account if no admin-account is exist­ing? I did a boot in safe mode but there is also just the pw-login for the user.

    This is so wierd. As far as I remem­ber there is a CD-writer on this machine so we can do backup the data if the user. In case there are impor­tant data of the Admin we can't access I think of remov­ing the HD to another machine, do a backup of the data and then re-install from the recovery-CD if pos­si­ble, oth­er­wise re-formating and re-install.

    But maybe you have a bet­ter suggestion?

    Thanks in advance
    Wolfgang

  • Wolf­gang

    Just a note to those who are inter­ested — I solved it with this great tool:
    home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
    Bye

  • Ink

    Greet­ings All…Same Prob­lem, I for­got my pass­word to my Com­puter, tried the "removal of the bat­tery" solu­tion, and now my com­puter does not boot up at all! Humm, any sug­ges­tions? I am run­ning Win­dows XP Pro, Mon­i­tor shows mes­sages "mon­i­tor is work­ing", and then the mon­i­tor will go into "sleep" mode, when I turn the com­puter on. Look­ing for­ward to hear­ing from someone.…Thanks!

  • waleed

    i for got my admin code how can i get it or change it

  • Kevin

    I have a unique prob. After hours or repair and file restor­ing to a dam­aged OS (XP home), my old accounts are vis­i­ble on log on screen, but when clicked this is what hap­pens…
    "load­ing per­sonal pref­er­ences", then imme­di­ately "sav­ing pref­er­ences" and "log­ging off". My accounts exist but I cant logon…what is the deal?

    Thanks

  • gun­ther

    Some­one has installed an Admin account on my sys­tem. Mine was the only Admin account, and the Super Admin( that's acce­si­ble from Safe mode) is pass­word pro­tected. I recently changed my pass­word, and this was done after. The per­son had no access to my com­puter when I was logged in. None of my pass­words have been changed. How was this done? I thought this was impos­si­ble with XP.

  • cha­ran bhogal

    hi, i have win­dow xp pro­fes­sional, i have not for­got­ton pass­word, but it not let­ting me login, the login is 'admin­is­tra­tor' and the pass­word was ****, i have used the same pass­word all the time, and now it is not let­ting me login, i can­not even get to win­dow page with start but­ton, i also tried reboot­ing, installing win­dow xp but still not let­ting me login. what should i do as this is frus­trat­ing me now. hope you can help. charan.

  • Pool­boy­na­turel

    I found a site with a lot of infor­ma­tion about pass­word recov­ery.
    password-crackers.com
    I have not had a chance to try out the pro­grams but there are many to choose from.

  • Sena

    i did a restore to an ear­lier point to my suprise i dont remem­ber the pass­word to the com­puter at that point is there a way to find pass­word or reset the restore point

  • (lKj)

    thanks for that. i found it on google and cant remem­ber my pass.

  • DELON

    i never had pass­word when i bought the pc, now its ask­ing me 4 a
    pass­word? what should i do .tried every­thing , pls help

  • http://HTTP://NOSITE.COM NO NAME

    IF YOU HAVE YOUR COMPUTER SETUP TO AUTOMATICALLY LOGON AND YOU WANT TO RESET THE PASSWORD DO THE FOLLOWING: OPEN THE CONTROL PANEL AND CLICK ON USER ACCOUNTS. CLICK ON"Change the way users logon or off" THEN REMOVE THE CHECKMARK WHERE IT SAYS: "Use the wel­come screen". CLICK APPLY OPTIONS AND THEN PRESS " ctrl+alt+del" CLICK ON RESET PASSWORD. TYPE THE OLD PASSWORD AND THEN TYPE THE NEW PASSWORD.

    Lamer Note: You must know the old pass­word for this tweak to work.

  • Rahul

    hi,
    i want to bypass the ques­tions asked dur­ing the instal­la­tion of Win­dows Xp.Can any­one tell me how to do that

  • dav­estyle

    thank you very much, you save my soul.…. Now I can see world again.
    I do not need to for­mat my PC..

  • puppy

    sir
    i los my pass­word so i cant oppen so plz

  • stephanie

    hey, i for­got my XP pass­word, and now i have to sign onto guest.. i already tried log­ging into safe mode but it didn't work.. any ideas how to reset it or get it back?? pleasee

  • becky k

    Im totally F****d, i for­got my pass­word for addmin­is­tra­tor and i cant change it because i havn't got admin­is­tra­tor right . what the hell can i do ? HELP ME PLEASE i cant get on my email or any thing :( please help me ?? i really would just like to no a way i can get on it with­out hav­ing to know the pass­word if that isnt pos­si­ble i really dont know what else to do but buy a new com­puter but im not made of money so i cant do that till christ­mas I NEED MY COMPUTER BACK.

  • Hidden_romeo

    Restart your com­put­ers.
    Start hit­ting the but­ton F8.
    On the menu that appears on screen choose : run on safe mode and then press enter.
    You then will see in a minute or two sev­eral user­names.
    Choose the user­name Admin­is­tra­tor.
    Wait a few min­utes and then go to con­trol panel.
    Choose users and change the pass­words.
    Is it clear?
    Ok.
    Glad to help.

  • jay haze

    hi there. would appre­ci­ate it if some­one could help me here.
    just yes­ter­day my note­book was work­ing fine. i am run­ning win­dows xp pro. after try­ing to install the new isdn box, on restart it prompts me to enter use­name and pass­word. i have never entered a user name and pass­word on this com­puter. it tells me to press ctrl-alt-delete and then enter user name and pass­word, in fact i have never seen this com­mand before. no pass­word works, and admin does not work. i have tried sev­eral dif­fer­ent things… and looked all over the net. it seems as if this screen is an end all be all– i have to enter some pass­word or i cant go any fur­ther. can some­one please help shine some light on what hap­pened. this changed from one minute a per­fectly work­ing note­book to the next a locked note­book — i cant under­stand it. any help as quickly as pos­si­bly would be appre­ci­ated. thanks in advance j a y ha ze

  • Dark­An­gel

    Hi
    I have Win­dows 2000 and I also for­got my addmin­is­tra­tor pass­word so now i can't get in anything,I tried the safe mode and it still won't let me in.

    What should i do now?
    Any help would be greatly appre­ci­ated.
    Thank You!

  • Dark­An­gel

    I for­got to men­tion that this is my Lap­top com­puter and its Windows2000 Pro.…..not sure if that makes any difference.

    The safe mode doesn't give me .….any choices for the user­name Administrator.

  • jag

    hi im really in a bad case here i fogot my admin pass­word and i cant install anyt­ing bea­cuse i dont have admin­star­tor privlages im only 12 so i would aprreac­i­tae ure hep if u could tell me how to recover my pass­word simply

    thx alot jag

  • r2d2

    i no how to get in but only if u dont have a pass­word on ur admin­is­tra­tive account.

    On startup when you see the Win­dows Xp Logo start press­ing F8 and use your key­board to go down and select run in safe mode then click admin­is­tra­tor and you should be able to get in and change the pass­word to your nor­mal account.

    HHAHAHAHAHA, im only 13 rep­pin da BaY to Its FullEst YADADADADADADADAMEANNNNNNNN

  • Sal­va­tore

    i no how to get in but only if u dont have a pass­word on ur admin­is­tra­tive account.

    On startup when you see the Win­dows Xp Logo start press­ing F8 and use your key­board to go down and select run in safe mode then click admin­is­tra­tor and you should be able to get in and change the pass­word to your nor­mal account.

    HHAHAHAHAHA, im only 13 rep­pin da BaY to Its FullEst YADADADADADADADAMEANNNNNNNN

  • Benyamin

    Hi,
    can you help me with this please,i can't login to my com­puter coz i for­got my pass­word and there is no admin­is­tra­tor account its just show one account wich is my own account and i try safe mode but it still ask­ing me for my pass­word if there is any way to login let me no please. thank you

  • allen

    gm my pass­word is lost please find

  • http://yes Har­iom Pathak

    how to install win­dows xp

  • chris

    I have a cou­ple of accounts on my com­puter, one being admin­is­trater. I can't remem­ber the pass­word for this one and need to get in. I can use the other accounts but they are lim­ited and I can't get any­where try­ing to recover my pass­word. What can I do? Need help bad.

  • http://; chris

    I tried reboot­ing in safe mode, but it still asks me for my pass­word. I need to get into that account it has some of my work on it. I tried just about every­thing but noth­ing seems to work. Help!!

  • scott

    there is a pro­gram called erd com­man­der pass­word cd to unlock any pass­words on the computer

  • Jonny mar­tin

    Hi i've for­got­ten my pass­word for my win­dows xp page and i've also lost all my soft­ware, all I had was my lap­top, so I can't reboot from my win­dows xp disk, as I don't have it, any­one got any ideas, I would really apre­ci­ate it peeps

  • Cecilia

    I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who stated to try reset­ting it in safemode. It worked on the first try. I love all you techies!!!

  • William

    I have a used com­puter with win­dows xp but i can­not do any­thing because when i turn it on it ask for a pass­wod which i do not know. How do i get by this.

  • Tek

    ok i dont have the admin. user name or pass my super smart girl­friend tried to delete some stuff and deleted the user name so now i dont know it or the pass word! how do i fix that!

  • tolu

    hello people,i have a problem…i edited the win­dows reg­istry of my win xp..and mis­tak­enly deleted the userinit and autorun.bat file..now i can not log on to windows.i actu­ally get to the place where i'm being asked for user pass­word in the user acount page..but after enter­ing in the password,windows log on and almost immedaitely logs off!! what do you think?????????i

  • But Hour

    I can't login my pc because my freind change my pass­word and they gone. Help me

  • rt

    I For­got My Admin­is­tra­tor Pass­word!
    by Vic Ferri

    Can't Log On to Win­dows XP?

    If thats your only prob­lem, then you prob­a­bly have noth­ing to worry about. As long as you have your Win­dows XP CD, you can get back into your sys­tem 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 doesnt require using the Recov­ery Con­sole or any com­pli­cated com­mands. And its free — I men­tion that because you can pay two hun­dred dol­lars for an emer­gency down­load of Win­ter­nals ERD with Lock­smith which is a util­ity for unlock­ing lost Win­dows pass­words. See here

    http://www.winternals.com/products/repairandrecovery/locksmith.asp

    ERD is an excel­lent multi pur­pose prod­uct, but you should know it is not a nec­es­sary one if you have a healthy sys­tem and your sole prob­lem is the inabil­ity to logon to Win­dows due to a for­got­ten pass­word. Not nec­es­sary because you can eas­ily change or wipe out your Admin­is­tra­tor pass­word for free dur­ing a Win­dows XP Repair. Heres how with a step-by-step descrip­tion of the ini­tial Repair process included for newbies.

    1. Place your Win­dows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your com­puter (its 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.

    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 (have your Prod­uct key handy).

    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.

    I tested the above on Win­dows XP Pro with and with­out SP1 and also used this method in a real sit­u­a­tion where some­one could not remem­ber their pass­word and it worked like a charm to fix the prob­lem. This secu­rity hole allows access to more than just user accounts. You can also access the Reg­istry and Pol­icy Edi­tor, for exam­ple. And its gui access with mouse con­trol. Of course, a Prod­uct Key will be needed to con­tinue with the Repair after mak­ing the changes, but for any­one intent on gain­ing access to your sys­tem, this would be no problem.

    And in case you are won­der­ing, NO, you can­not can­cel install after mak­ing the changes and expect to logon with your new password.

    Can­celling will just result in Setup resum­ing at bootup and your changes will be lost.

    Ok, now that your logon prob­lem is fixed, you should make a point to pre­vent it from ever hap­pen­ing again by cre­at­ing a Pass­word Reset Disk. This is a floppy disk you can use in the event you ever for­get your log on pass­word. It allows you to set a new password.

    Here's how to cre­ate one if your com­puter is NOT on a domain:

    * Go to the Con­trol Panel and open up User Accounts.
    * Choose your account (under Pick An Account to Change) and under Related Tasks, click "Pre­vent a for­got­ten pass­word".
    * This will ini­ti­ate a wiz­ard.
    * Click Next and then insert a blank for­mat­ted floppy disk into your A: drive.
    * Click Next and enter your logon pass­word in the pass­word box.
    * Click Next to begin the cre­ation of your Pass­word disk.
    * Once com­pleted, label and save the disk to a safe place

    How to Log on to your PC Using Your Pass­word Reset Disk

    Start your com­puter and at the logon screen, click your user name and leave the pass­word box blank or just type in any­thing. This will bring up a Logon Fail­ure box and you will then see the option to use your Pass­word Reset disk to cre­ate a new pass­word. Click it which will ini­ti­ate the Pass­word Reset wiz­ard. Insert your pass­word reset disk into your floppy drive and fol­low the wiz­ard which will let you choose a new pass­word to use for your account.

  • shand­dreka johnson

    i for­got my user name and pas­word. and can not get into my computer

  • andrew

    in Regards to RT that link doesn't work m/eoft has blocked it well maybe you might want to email users the iso file may make your thread more substancial

    although I agree with you that erd is a very good tool to use I have used it in the past with very good results

    any­one need­ing help with lost pass­words email me at mobils@woosh.co.nz

  • Dominic

    Have my sons old com­puter win­dows 2000 but can­not access it because of pass­word he passed away a few months ago can any­one tell me how to get around this ty

  • Alantrini

    HELP
    I cant access my own PC's Pro­grams or files. When I start my PC
    I get a small log on box which ask me for a pass­word
    As I never had a pass­wrod I chuck click OK, and then it appears to go into the Desk­top scene when a another box comes up and says

    DATA EXECUTION PREVENTION To help pro­tect your Com­puter. WIn­dows has close this pro­gram NAme : Uderinit Log on Appli­ca­tion [Close Pro­gram] [What should I do]

    When I click Close pro­gram I ghet this other mes­sage box

    USER Logon appli­ca­tion has encoun­tered a prob­lem and needs yto close Please tell Microsoft about this prob­lem? [dont send] [send]

    The deskop screen then appear with­out any icons or the Taskbar and start but­ton. When I hit win­dows key on the key­board noth­ing. In fact the only thing I can get is when I pressed ctrl+alt+del Task Man­ager comes up
    Whe I try to go into run or any other exe­cutable pro­gram from Taskbar I get the same mes­sage about Data Execution

    I tried restart­ing many times but the above just con­tin­ues, I bot­ted with the Win­dows XP Pro instal­la­tion CD and went into Recov­ery , selected 1, Dos box appear and I exited

    The last thing I did yes­ter­day was install a game I had down­loaded from a Usenet group along with a No CD crack file

    CAN someome please help me I have a lot of infor­ma­tion Backed up on this PC and need to get it.

  • Nichola

    Hi..please some one help…My father past away , and i was givin his lap top. All i want is some pic­tures of him and me off of there. Its a Sony Vaio with win­dows xp pro installed. The main sign-in of his says "James" and asks for a pass­word and i dont know it. So i found a site that said boot into safe mode — login as admin. Well the admins pass­word is set to. Which i dont know both. I tried a method that uses sys­tem recov­ery to change it…and right away noticed after burn­ing the cd-rom that the lap­tops drive doesnt work…are his pic­tures all gone?…please some­one help…I'll even pay for help, noth­ing more then $150 though. Thank you

  • Andrei

    you can remove your xp pass­word like this, only if u have 2 or more accounts : log in in an account, go to con­trol panel, go to user accounts, select the sccount you want to remove the pass­word, chande the account tipe to LIMITED, then go to remove your pass­word sec­tion, end your pass­word is removed. good luck

  • joanne

    i have got win­dows xp and i want to reset it as if it was brand new i want to start it like the first time i used it

  • milo

    I just used the fol­low­ing tuto­r­ial to recover my lost Win­dows XP pass­word and it worked great:

    http://www.lancelhoff.com/2008/09/03/find-windows-login-password/

  • julie

    Thanks a lot!! I entered in safe mode, con­trol panel, user account, admin­is­tra­tor and I changed the password =)

  • –TweaK–

    If worst comes to worst and none of the above work for you what i would sug­est is:

    down­load a linux thats runs as "live disk" (free, try http://www.ubuntu.com) then burn the iso to a cd, boot from this and run as "live disk" … you can access all your data this way and burn to dvd or cd, then just refor­mat (the easy way). The other way would be same steps but instead of back­ing up to dvd or cd, just change the pass­word from linux…problem solved

    all the best

  • Tony

    I had prob­lem with my win­dows xp that was pro­tected by password,my prob­lem is that i did not turn off the pass­word before i rein­stalled my win­dows xpsp2 and now i can not acess documents,when i try to enter there is a note that acess is denied

  • http://windowspasswordforgot.com Alex A

    Our soft­ware Geeks Removal tools from http://windowspasswordforgot.com auto­mat­i­cally removes all the pass­words with no hassle.

    The other solu­tions some­times work if you have patience and more tech­ni­cal know-how though.

  • Rod Minty

    I have win­dows xp on my desk­top, I have never had a pass­word! It is ask­ing me for a pass­word and I have tried every­thing on this list and noth­ing is work­ing. I can get in on safe mode but it says I have no pass­word. I add a pass­word then restart and I have to tell explorer to start I reset every­thing and restart and then I have to do it all over again! What can I do?

  • Chris

    http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

    worked for me as well. Thank you!

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  • paul

    I lost pass­word on admin account.
    Hidden_romeo answer worked for me within 30 secs back on line. many many thanks. so simple

  • rubyted­die

    Hi,I need some urgent help regard­ing my win­dows xp,I recently gave a pc to my 10 yr old grand­daugh­ter, which I had bought from a for­mer work­place and have a copy of the win­dows xp cd (given by the com­pany) that I had installed as the com­pany had taken every­thing off..I loaded it and all was well until I messed with it delet­ing things that my grand­daugh­ter didnt require and then it blocked me out stat­ing that it was requir­ing a user name & password..Im not sure why as I cant remem­ber putting any pass­words on.. Itried the safe mode and it still requested a user­name and password..I need help in being able to help her over the phone about what she can do to get the pc up and work­ing again as I have the cd and Im 280 miles away from her !!!! She doesnt have any other form of inter­net at moment so all help would be very much appreciated**thanks for any help from a very des­per­ate nanna**

  • Mark

    Hi. The pc i have lost the pass­word on does not have a cd drive fit­ted. Is
    it pos­si­ble to do this with a usb mem­ory stick or would it be pos­si­ble to
    use a usb exter­nal cd drive?

  • SUkaiNA

    i changed my pass­word then switched user to the other account …

    when i got back to my account i couldn't remem­ber the pass­word that i changed to ..

    i tried to set an admin pass­word but noth­ing works ..
    any minds plz help me i need to get my com­puter baaack !!

    **********
    1000nxz

  • callo

    Worked well — Thank you!

  • tcotw

    this sucks! i dont have a damn admin­istar­tar pass­word! help me!

  • googleccd

    thanks alott that really helped

  • robfluth

    I have down­loaded Win­dows Pass­word Recov­ery Tool 2.0 from http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com. It works per­fectly to reset any local user account to a blank pass­word. I Wrote it to an old 128mb USB flash drive do this. Boot­ing up and clear­ing a pass­word takes a minute or two works like a charm.

  • linky1124

    If you don't want to refor­mat your sys­tem, I think you have to make a rest disk or use some tool to do all the job for you. Such as Win­dows Pass­word RESet. Burn a boot CD with the pro­gram, and insert it into the prob­lem com­puter and your pass­word will be reset to "Blank". http://www.resetwindowspassword.com/

  • linky1124

    If you don't want to refor­mat your sys­tem, I think you have to make a rest disk or use some tool to do all the job for you. Such as Win­dows Pass­word RESet. Burn a boot CD with the pro­gram, and insert it into the prob­lem com­puter and your pass­word will be reset to "Blank". http://www.resetwindowspassword.com/

  • linky1124

    The first thing which you check if you for­get login pass­word. When we install Win­dows, it auto­mat­i­cally cre­ates an account "Admin­is­tra­tor" and sets its pass­word to blank. So if you have for­get Your user account pass­word then try this:
    Start sys­tem and when you See Win­dows Wel­come screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys Twice and it'll show Clas­sic Login box. Now type "Admin­is­tra­tor" (with­out quotes) in User­name and leave Pass­word field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Win­dows.
    Now you can reset your account pass­word from "Con­trol Panel -> User Accounts".
    Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Win­dows will show this in-built Admin­is­tra­tor account in Login screen.

    If above method didn't work,then you have to find some recov­ery tool like win­dows pass­word reset to crack it.

  • x

    or you could use http://Windows-Password-Reset.com to reset password.

  • hap­py­mark

    I would like to intro­duce Win­dows Pass­word Recov­ery Tool 3.0 . it not only sup­ports XP, 2000, and NT, I have per­son­ally tested it with Vista Home Pre­mium and Ulti­mate. It works per­fectly to reset any local user account to a blank pass­word. I Wrote it to an old 128mb USB flash drive do this. Boot­ing up and clear­ing a pass­word takes a minute or two works like a charm. You can down­load it from http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com

  • linky1124

    If you for­got all user pass­words and failed to log onto Win­dows, there is no other way but to for­mat the OS and rein­stall Win­dows, or resort to sort of soft­ware tools to remove the pass­word and log onto Win­dows. These pro­grams cost some bucks, but are wor­thy and bet­ter than to rein­stall the OS caus­ing con­se­quences. The most pop­u­lar pro­grams are Win­dows Pass­word Reset 6.0

  • robfluth

    Win­dows Pass­word Key 8.0 is a very quick and use­ful util­ity for recov­er­ing pass­words. Just an easy to use bootable CD/DVD . It can also be used on a USB Flash Drive. http://www.lostwindowspassword.com/

    http://sn.im/bypasswindowspassword

  • jamesstevn
  • Kiran

    that is good but can you tell me how to view/recover old pass­words with­out hav­ing to change/destroy them???

  • andy

    ok, thank you for you rec­om­men­da­tion. Com­pare to these tools ,I used one call "Win­dows Pass­word Recov­ery Tool 3.0" ago. It's quite easy an quick to reset for­got win­dows pass­word. So I think it's the best one of them

  • annyyu

    hi… i have a sim­i­lar prob­lem. I have sloved it by win­dows pass­word key 8.0. It works very pre­fect to regain your pass­word .Also use bootable CD/DVD.
    I have down­load it from this web­site http://www.lostwindowspassword.com

  • kevin

    1rd Method:
    Try fol­low­ing trick which is actu­ally a loop­hole in Win­dows XP Setup and a big secu­rity hole:

    A. Boot using Win­dows XP Setup CD and fol­low the instruc­tion like Accept­ing EULA, etc.

    B. When it asks to repair your exist­ing Win­dows instal­la­tion, accept it and press "R" to run the repair.

    C. Setup will start repair­ing your Win­dows and will start copy­ing files, etc.

    D. After a few min­utes setup will restart your sys­tem and when it restarts don't press any key when it shows "Press any key to con­tinue…" oth­er­wise Setup will start from the begin­ning. Don't press any key and setup will resume where it left.

    E. Now it'll start doing other tasks and will show a small pro­gress­bar with a few details in left side.

    F. Look care­fully at the details and when it shows "Installing devices", press +F10 keys in your keyboard.

    G. It'll open a Com­mand Prompt win­dow. Now type nusrmgr.cpl and press .

    H. It'll open the same "User Accounts" win­dow which you see in Con­trol Panel.

    I. Now you can remove or reset any account pass­word with­out any problem.

    2th Method:
    There are many 3rd party util­i­ties which claim to recover for­got­ten Win­dows pass­word:
    The pro­gram that I rec­om­mend is the Win­dows Pass­word Key 8.0. It is a very quick and use­ful util­ity for reset­ting pass­words. It not only sup­ports XP, 2000, and NT, I have per­son­ally tested it with Vista Home Pre­mium and Ulti­mate. It works per­fectly to reset any local user account to a blank pass­word.
    Just an easy to use bootable CD/DVD . It can also be used on a USB Flash http://sn.im/bypasswindowspassword

  • Linky Wu

    Thank you!
    it is quite help­ful.
    I just found some­thing about win­dows pass­word reset meth­ods.
    It also sup­port win­dows 7 pass­word reset
    Those all are free and very helpful!

  • sally

    1the Method:
    One free solu­tion is to link your hard drive to another com­puter. You can change your pass­word by boot­ing from another com­puter. How­ever this method might cause dam­age to your sys­tem if you did it wrong.
    2th Method:
    A safe solu­tion is to boot from a bootable CD and then edit the reg­istry windows\\system32\\config for pass­word. Pass­word Genius works in this safe way. I would rec­om­mend you to try it. They promise no-hassle refund if you can not get your work done.
    Check this out: http://www.password-genius.com

  • hap­pykaka

    A few days ago, I had met the headache things that I had for­got­ten Win­dows login pass­word. The login screen rejected my pass­words. I was frus­trated because there was very impor­tant data on my disk and I couldn't rein­stall the OS. .….….…. How­ever, I for­tu­nately got to know the Win­dows Pass­word Unlocker, which is a pro­fes­sional win­dows pass­word recov­ery tool for us to reset win­dows 7 pass­word instantly yet no data loss.

  • Mia sung

    I also got locked out of my com­puter sev­eral days ago.
    For­tu­nately I got an easy solu­tion, all you need is another com­puter that can link to Inter­net and then down­load Pass­word Genius at http://www.password-genius.com .withPass­word Genius, you can cre­ate a reset CD which can be used to login win­dows with­out pass­word. then you can reset your pass­word.
    Hope this can help you!
    Mia sung.

  • Tony

    Ok for Win­dows XP Home,Pro-Ext
    all ya have to do when your pass­word was changed on acci­dent is restart or shut down your com­puter. Upon reboot tap F8 log into safe mod as Admin and go to con­trol panel — User Accounts — Select what user is giv­ing you dif­fi­culty and type in new pass­word. Nice thing is it does not ask for old pass­word to type the new one and no pass­word to log in as safe mode admin. Good luck hopes it solves it for ya.

  • Anony­mous

    Just wanted to share that I just down­loaded The Win­dows Pass­word Unlocker. It worked great! I don't like the fact that a lot of com­pa­nies out there are adver­tis­ing "Free Down­load" which it is BUT: if you actu­ally want to use the unlock fea­ture, you have to go back and pur­chase it. This just seems like false adver­tis­ing! But I will say this, the util­ity works fine on Win­dows XP! Just recov­ered my sys­tem pass­word with­out a hitch. For $19.95 and it runs a win­dows GUI inter­face, no messy DOS shell to nav­i­gate. Well done!

  • Betty

    So far i tried all of the tools in this cat­e­gory, there's only one that worked or worked bet­ter than oth­ers, that is Xp key changer, if many years of expe­ri­ence and my exper­tise mean some­thing to you then I think i can sug­gest it: http://www.moonvalleysoft.com/xp-key-changer-p-32.html

  • Jes­sica

    Hi,i meet the same issue sev­eral days ago.
    my friend told me a pro­fes­sional win­dows pass­word recov­ery soft­ware — pass­word genius. it can solve the prob­lem eas­ily .I could not wait to have a try and I was astounded to find it can empty the pre­vi­ous pass­word with­out eras­ing anything!You can have a try.
    Check this out: http://www.password-genius.com/how-to/how-to-get-in-my-computer-when-i-forget-my-windows-login-password.html

  • Zach

    I think the best method to recover win­dows pass­word is using win­dows pass­word recov­ery soft­ware. Burn the .iso file to a blank CD or a USB flash drive or a floppy disk, insert the CD(USB/floppy disk) into the prob­lem com­puter and your pass­word will be reset to "Blank" with­out los­ing any data and you needn't rein­stall win­dows OS.

  • fiona

    Usu­ally, we can recover Win­dows admin pass­word in two tra­di­tional ways. The first is to change Win­dows pass­word with another admin account; the sec­ond is to recover the pre­vi­ous pass­word with the win­dows pass­word reset disk that had been cre­ated before you for­got the pass­word. Take Win­dows XP for example,

    1 At the Win­dows XP login prompt when the pass­word is entered incor­rectly click the reset but­ton in the login failed window.

    2 Insert the pass­word reset diskette into the com­puter and click Next.

    3 If the cor­rect diskette Win­dows XP will open a win­dow prompt­ing for the new pass­word you wish to use.

    How­ever, we offen ignore the impor­tant of secu­rity until we have been locked out of com­puter. For­tu­nately, there is still the last way that can unlock your com­puter with­out rein­stalling — erase Win­dows pass­word with Win­dows pass­word reset CD, which can recover admin pass­word for Win­dows 7/XP/Vista/NT/2000/2003.… Take Win­dows Pass­word unlocker for exam­ple, fol­low­ings are the steps to cre­ate the reset CD

    1.Download Win­dows Pass­word Unlocker from Pass­word Unlocker Offi­cial site

    2.Decompress the Win­dows pass­word unlocker and note that there is an .ISO image file. Burn the image file onto an blank CD with the burner freely sup­ported by Pass­word Unlocker.

    3.Insert the newly cre­ated CD into the locked com­puter and re-boot it from the CD drive.

    4.After launched the CD, a win­dow pop up with all your account names(if you have sev­eral accounts) select one of the accounts that you have for­got­ten its pass­word to reset it. Just one press, this soft­ware can remove screen pass­word instantly.

  • Simon

    I has suc­cess­fully retrieved my Win­dows 7 logon pass­word using Pass­word Recov­ery Bun­dle. All what I do is to install the pro­gram and click "Start Recov­ery" but­ton, it will reveal your Win­dows logon pass­word in a few seconds.

  • Meiyou

    If you want to gain access to the locked computer,the best way for you is to remove the for­got­ten pass­word.Win­dows Pass­word Key has a neat trick that will get you back in.This method is easy for every­one to follow.Download the util­ity and install it then burn the soft­ware to a CD/USB drive,then insert the newly cre­ated CD/USB drive to your locked pc and reboot your computer,then press "F2" to enter your BIOS setup,following the instruc­tion to reset your lost win­dows pass­word.
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=windows+password+key&aq=f&aqi=g-p1g9&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

  • shangly

    I have locked out of my com­puter for a while,and have tried every­thing i could do but failed.Until I found this great tool Win­dows Pass­word Key as rec­om­mend above.

  • aiy­oud­iedie

    Pass­word Recov­ery Bun­dle is a mul­ti­func­tional tool to recov­ery many kinds of pass­word.
    http://sn.im/xttmy

  • Larry

    Great post! At one time I for­got win­dows pass­word. I cre­ated a win­dows pass­word reset disk with a pro­gram from http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com/ and I suc­cess­fully reset the for­got­ten pass­word with the disk.

  • Tom

    When my last com­pany went out of busi­ness I got a PC, but have been unable to log onto Win­dows because I did not know the admin pass­word. It’s been sit­ting around for months.

    Even­tu­ally I have man­aged to reset the admin­is­tra­tor pass­word using the Reset Win­dows Pass­word 1.3 boot CD. This pro­gram reset the Admin pass­word to blank and I can now log on….. AWESOME!

  • http://sn.im/recoverlostpassword pass­word recovery

    Accord­ing to my experience,I think the best way for you is to reset your win­dows pass­word. Win­dows pass­word Recov­ery 6.0 can solve all your prob­lem within a few min­utes. Importantly,No need to call a tech­ni­cian, no need to re-install any­thing, and you cer­tainly don't need to refor­mat.
    it also allows you to reset win­dows pass­word with with USB Flash Drive or cd/dvd Disk now!!
    I remem­ber that it's web site is :http://sn.im/winpwd

  • zing

    Win­dows Pass­word Key 8.0 is con­sid­ered as the best tool to reset local admin­is­tra­tor and user pass­words on any Win­dows sys­tem. It cre­ates a pass­word recov­ery CD/DVD, USB Flash Drive for home, busi­ness and enter­prise. And most of all, it's the most pop­u­lar and safe solu­tion for reset­ting your Win­dows pass­word until now.

  • C3P0

    Ok many fine sug­ges­tions.
    My issue is that my pass­word which I know will not work as I am not able to type the let­ter t which forms part of pw. Aint that a bug­ger:)
    So im think­ing that I should fol­low the steps out­lined below a la MeiYou and win­dows pw key. How does one install it on an xp machine that is locked? Is that remote instal­la­tion maybe? Is an IP address needed from my machine? Tnks for help

  • Wicken

    I rec­om­mend you use the Win­dows Pass­word Reset Kit 1.5.

  • rcmichelle

    Many peo­ple tell me they have such prob­lem. actu­ally there is an easy way to solve it: use Win­dows Pass­word Recov­ery(http://www.windowspassword-recovery.com/). Then you can recover your pass­words in one minute!

  • Sergeant

    A few days ago, I had met the headache things that I had for­got­ten Win­dows login pass­word. The login screen rejected my pass­words. I was frus­trated because there was very impor­tant data on my disk and I couldn’t rein­stall the OS. ………….
    How­ever, I for­tu­nately got to know the AD Pass­word Reset 1.7, which is a pro­fes­sional win­dows pass­word recov­ery tool for us to reset win­dows 7 pass­word instantly yet no data loss.
    http://www.resetadpassword.com

  • bar­bara

    Microsoft can­not help you retrieve pass­words of files and fea­tures in Microsoft prod­ucts that are lost or forgotten.

    There are 3rd Party Pass­word Recov­ery Pro­grams avail­able on the Net if you do a Search.

    Use 3rd Party Pro­grams at your own risk.

    My favorite is Smartkey Win­dows Pass­word Recov­ery, don’t take my word for it, why don’t you have a look for this util­ity and try to crack win­dows admin­is­tra­tor pass­word by your­self,
    Visit: Soft­ware to crack Win­dows Admin­is­tra­tor password.

  • Anddy_2011

    I real­ize an easy method to reset lost win­dows pass­word, just con­tact for to pro­duce a house win­dows pass­word reset bootable CD/DVD or USB flash gen­er­ate to reset for­got­ten house win­dows pass­word, i have made a bootable USB flash gen­er­ate using the tool win­dows Pass­word seeker and reset my admin­is­tra­tor pass­word suc­cess­fully.
    more infor­ma­tion in http://www.passwordseeker.com

  • Anddy_2011

    I intro­duce a soft­ware, today. Win­dows Pass­word Seeker. it not

    only sup­ports XP, 2000, and NT, But also in Vista and win7,it

    works per­fectly to reset any local user account to a blank

    pass­word. I wrote it to a USB flash drive do this. Boot­ing up

    and clear­ing a pass­word takes a minute. You can down­load it

    from :http://www.passwordseeker.com

  • http://www.daossoft.com Name

    You can use win­dows pass­word reset disk which you can cre­ate it you­self on Win­dows to reset your win­dows admin password.A pass­word reset disk is use­ful and safe and free.
    It is fits all peo­ple who use Win­dows XP and fur­ther ver­sions.
    If we for­got cre­ate it for our password,don't worry about for­got pass­word that we can use a soft­ware to recover it.I have read an arti­cle about a soft­ware which can recover win­dows pass­word eas­ily.
    http://www.daossoft.com/documents/how-to-reset-window-2000-xp-vista-win7-password.html.

  • http://www.daossoft.com Win­dows Pass­word Recovery

    Remove/reset lost Win­dows pass­word you can use Win­dows Pass­word Res­cuer, it can reset/remove Win­dows 7/vista/xp/2008/2003/2000 pass­word instantly.
    For Win­dows 7 pass­word Recov­ery, there is a use­ful tool,[Daos Win­dows 7 Pass­word Recov­ery Tool], this soft­ware is cheap as if it is free!
    I highly rec­om­mend [Daos Pass­word Recov­ery Bun­dle 2012], which can recover pass­word instantly for Win­dows, Excel, Word, Access, Pow­er­Point, Out­look, RAR/WinRAR, ZIP/WinZIP, PDF etc Over 70+ types of pass­words.
    http://www.daossoft.com/documents/how-to-reset-window-server-2000 – 2003-2008-password.html

  • http://www.windows7password.com Win­dows 7 Password

    Check out this soft­ware, it can help you eas­ily reset lost or for­got­ten Win­dows pass­word, no mat­ter what Win­dows ver­sion your OS is. Unlock, Bypass and Reset Win­dows Pass­word Eas­ily!
    http://www.top-password.com/reset-windows-password.html

  • Asun­dener

    Hack Win­dows XP pass­word there is another avail­able method:
    http://www.asunsoft.com/how-to/reset-windows-xp-password.html
    Also can cre­ate a new admin­is­tra­tor account to Win­dows XP offline, hack Win­dows XP with­out change any pass­word:
    http://www.asunsoft.com/how-to/create-new-uer-to-windows-offline.html

  • Asun­dener

    @But Hour It is very easy! http://www.wimware.com/windows-password-recovery.html can instantly remove a lost WIn­dows XP pass­word with­our los­ing data. You can check out it.

  • Asun­dener

    @But Hour It is very easy! http://www.wimware.com/windows-password-recovery/ can instantly remove a lost WIn­dows XP pass­word with­our los­ing data. You can check out it.

  • Asun­dener

    Thanks for shar­ing! It help me a lot. I just found another use­ful tool which can remove win­dows pass­word and it is free, "Offline NT Pass­word Edi­tor". This is the detailed tuto­r­ial:
    http://www.asunsoft.com/blog/how-to-removeclearerase-windows-7-password-with-offline-nt-password-registry-editor/
    In addi­tion, "Asun­soft Win­dows Pass­word Reset" also can eas­ily reset lost Win­dows pass­word for Win­dows 8/7/vista/xp/2008/2003/2000. Help page:
    http://www.asunsoft.com/how-to/crack-windows-7-vista-xp-password.html

  • Yeaney

    Here is another help­ful post: http://www.squidoo.com/recover-windows-password

  • Sel­va­many Kandasamy

    Please my pass­word lost now I want pass­word any prob­lem Face­book down­load nothing

  • Yilia Win

    It is not com­pli­cated to reset win­dows xp pass­word.
    What you need indeed is a pass­word recov­ery tool. The one ever helped me is Win­dows Pass­word Unl­coker which is help­ful and won't make your data lose. Nice one and high rec­om­men­da­tion for you.
    http://windows8password.com/

  • josh

    Ok well this is josh I've tried f8 and going into safe mode but that didn't work either I've been putting in codes left an right yes I've read the top of your screen well your pas­sage the mes­sage but none of this seams. To work i have a Win­dows XP Pro­fes­sional copy­right 1985 – 2001 win­dows xp/2000 I don't know but any­way I pressed F8 then safe mode, going to con­trol start and run I don't even know how to do that i login as admin­is­tra­tor and I still can't log in I'm still stuck on press Con­trol Alt Delete to begin I don't remem­ber no pass­words and I wasn't to reset all of this so i can get back to using my computer

  • josh

    My bad I want to reset all of this so can get back to use­ing my computer