Creating a strong password to protect your computer from hacker is essential, especially in these days.If you share your computer to your family or your friends, you also need to create user acounts for them for securty. In these cases you may lost your password suddenly when you go back from bussiness or a trip as the password is too complicated for you to remember.
Forgetting windows password is a common problem when travelling our computer. You need to learn some effective tips about how to recover your computer when your forgot Windows password.
Tip 1: Reseting Windows password with default admin account
When we install Windows, it builts a default administrator account. Knowing the default password would be very useful if we have forgotten our admin password, usually this password is blank.
Start the computer normally, 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.
Tip2: Reseting Windows password from the command prompt
Start system and press F8 key when Windows is starting up. Then select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and enter. Choose Administrator,the default password may be blank if you don’t set the default administrator password before.Then you will enter into doc Command as following.
Type “ net user net user xxx 12345 /add “ (xxx is the locked accout name and 123456 is the new password set on this account).Then you will see the Command Completed Successfully.
Note :The above tips only used in the situation that you did not set the Administrator password.What if you have set an Administrator password before?No panic,see the following tips.
Tip 3: Using Windows reset disk to recover the password.
Windows allow you to create a password reset disk which enables you to reset your password without much hassle. The problem with this option is that you have to create the reset disk before the password is lost. You can find a description of how to create a password reset disk here.
How to create Windows Password Reset disc with USB Flash Drive or CD/DVD
Tip 4: Using freeware Ophcrack to reset the Windows password
It is an open-source password cracker. The technology it uses to break Windows passwords is called “rainbow tables” and was described by Philippe Oechslin in Making a Faster Cryptanalytic Time-Memory Trade-Off. A rough way to describe this technique is to say that tables of possible hashes are precomputed so that you can iteratively compare the windows hashes to precomputed bits and piece together the hash and its value more quickly than brute-force guessing.
Tip 5: Using Windows Password to recover Windows password
Simply go to Windows Password Key website to download this tool,it is a power windows password recovery software And most of all, it’s the most popular and safe solution for resetting your Windows password until now.
Step 1.You need to login a pc which can link to internet and download the software
Step 2.Prepare a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive,and intall the program to that pc
Step 3.Run the program and burn to CD/DVD OR USB flash drive
Step 4.Turn to your locked PC,insert the newly create CD or USB to your drive.Reboot the Computer and then follow the instructions,it is very easy to use.