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Windows Password Unlocker

Windows Password Recovery Guide

There are the detailed tutorials on how to reset/change Windows local or domain password with Windows Password Unlocker, with 3 editions available. You can also create a new account with Windows Password Unlocker Enterprise.

Windows Password Unlocker Standard enables you to reset local administrator and other user passwords on Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 with a CD/DVD. Now, you can follow the user guide step-by-step to reset the forgotten Windows password.


Requirements:

1. A blank CD/DVD and CD-ROM±RW drive are required

2. Download and install this software in a Windows PC that you can run as administrator and has burning function.

3. Do not download it to a Mac.

1Download Windows Password Unlocker Standard
    Note:

  • 1. Download this software on another computer that you can run as administrator, because you forgot the administrator password to your locked computer.
  • 2. Windows Password Unlocker doesn't support Mac, so please download and install it in a Windows
    computer
2Burn a password reset disk with a bootable CD/DVD

1. Insert a blank or erasable CD/DVD in the computer, and then run Windows Password Unlocker Standard.

2. Select target device and click the Burn CD/DVD button to create a password reset CD/DVD.

3. Click OK when the burning task completes. Now you have successfully created a password reset CD/DVD and take it out

Burn a Windows Password Reset CD/DVD

3Reset Windows password with created CD/DVD reset disk

Insert the bootable password reset CD/DVD in the computer that you want to reset password of, and then set BIOS of the computer to boot from the CD/DVD. Learn how to boot from CD/DVD.

After BIOS settings, the interface of Windows Password Unlocker Standard comes up. You’ll see the lists of all the Windows accounts with user names which show as "Protected" or "Blank".

Protected means that this account is password protected.

Blank means that this account is not password protected.

1. Select the user name of your target account, and then click Reset button.

reset button

2. Click Yes to confirm and continue your operation.

Continue to reset Windows password

3. Click OK when the password is successfully reset.

Reset Windows password

4. Your password is blank now. You can click Reset to recover another user password or click reboot to restart your PC.

Complete the Windows password recovery

5. If you click Reboot, the following window comes up. Click Yes and remove the CD/DVD from your computer.

Restart Windows PC

Now the computer restarts to Windows logon screen, you can select the password reset account and regain access without a password.

Windows Password Unlocker Professional allows you to burn a bootable password reset disk with CD/DVD/USB flash drive to reset passwords to Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 and Windows server 2008(R2)/2003(R2). Now, you can follow the user guide step-by-step to reset the password.

Requirements:

1. A blank CD/DVD and CD-ROM±RW drive or a USB flash drive are required

2. Download and install this software in a Windows PC rather than a Mac.

1Download Windows Password Unlocker Professional
    Note:

  • 1. Download this software on another computer that you can run as administrator, because you forgot the administrator password to your locked computer.
  • 2. Windows Password Unlocker doesn't support Mac, so please download and install it in a Windows
    computer
2Burn a password reset disk with a bootable CD/DVD/USB

1. Insert a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive in the computer, and then launch this program.

2. Select target device and then click Burn CD/DVD or Burn USB button to create a password reset disk. Here takes USB flash drive for example.

windows password reset software

3. Click Yes to confirm and continue your operation.

windows password reset software

Note: Remember to backup your data on USB flash drive if the data on it is important for you.

4. Click OK when the burning task is completed.

windows password reset software

3Reset Windows password with created USB reset disk

If you have burned a bootable password reset disk with USB flash drive to reset lost Windows password, please follow these detailed steps to set BIOS to boot from USB drive. Learn how to boot from USB.

After BIOS settings, the interface of Windows Password Unlocker Professional comes up. You’ll see the lists of all the Windows accounts with user name which show as "Protected" or "Blank".

Protected means that this account is password protected.

Blank means that this account is not password protected.

1. Select the user name of your target account, and then click Reset button.

windows password reset software

2. Click Yes to confirm and continue your operation.

windows password reset tool

3. Click OK when the password is successfully reset.

windows password reset tool

4. Your password is blank now. You can click Reset to recover another user password or click reboot to restart your PC.

Complete the Windows password recovery

5. If you click Reboot, the following window comes up. Click Yes and remove the USB flash drive from your computer.

Restart Windows PC

Now the computer restarts to Windows logon screen, you can select the password reset account and regain access without a password.

Windows Password Unlocker Enterprise allows you to burn a bootable CD/DVD/USB to reset local admin, domain admin and other user passwords on all Windows 7/Vista/XP and Windows servers.

Requirements:

1. A blank CD/DVD and CD-ROM±RW drive or a USB flash drive are required

2. Download and install this software in a Windows PC rather than a Mac.

1Download Windows Password Unlocker Enterprise
    Note:

  • 1. Download this software on another computer that you can run as administrator, because you forgot the administrator password to your locked computer.
  • 2. Windows Password Unlocker doesn't support Mac, so please download and install it in a Windows
    computer
2Burn a password reset disk with a bootable CD/DVD/USB

1. Insert a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive in the computer, and then launch this program.

Note: Since you obviously can't get into your computer right now because you don't know the password, this step will need to be completed on another computer that you can run as administrator. This other computer will need to have access to the Internet and the capability to burn CD/DVD and USB flash drive.

2. Select target device and then click Burn CD/DVD or Burn USB button to create a password reset disk. Here takes CD/DVD for example.

windows password reset software

3. Click OK when the burning task completes. Now you have successfully created a password reset disk.

windows password reset software

3Reset Windows password with created CD/DVD reset disk

Insert the bootable password reset CD/DVD in the computer that you want to reset password of, and then set BIOS of the computer to boot from the CD/DVD. Learn how to boot from CD/DVD.

After booting the password reset disk correctly, you are able to

Reset Windows Local Password for Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003/2000

Reset Windows Domain Password for Windows 2008(R2)/2003(R2)/2000 servers that act as domain controllers

Reset Windows Local Password

1. Select operating system installation you want to reset password of.

windows password reset software

2. Select an option to remove/reset forgotten Windows local password or create a new local admin account.

1> Remove Windows Local password – Select the target user account and remove its password. You'll be able to log into your computer without password.

2> Change Windows Local password – Select the target user account and change its password. You'll be able to access your computer with the newly-created password.
Note: This option is not available for Windows 8 currently.

3> Create a New Admin Local Account - Create a new user account with administrator privilege and you’ll be able to access your computer by using this admin account.
Note: This option is not available for Windows 8 currently.

3. Once the Windows local password has been successfully reset, you can click Reboot to restart computer and log into your computer.

Note:

1. Please remove the bootable disk before Windows restarts.

2. You can also click OK to return to the main interface for other jobs.

Reset Windows Domain Password

1. Select operating system installation you want to reset password of.

2. Select an option to reset forgotten Windows domain admin and user password or create a new domain admin account.

1> Change Windows Domain Password - Select the target domain user and change its password. You’ll be able to regain access your domain with this new password.

2> Create a New Domain Admin Account - Create a new domain user with administrator privilege. You’ll be able to access your domain by using this admin account.

Note: The password must be at least 8 characters long and contain uppercase letters, lowercase letters and numbers.

3. Once the Windows domain password has been successfully reset, you can click Reboot to restart computer and log into your Windows domain.

Note: Please remove the bootable disk before Windows restarts .

With the overall steps, you can easily remove/reset password or create a new account for Windows local and domain account with this updated Windows Password Unlocker Enterprise.