How to reset forgotten password for Windows logon
Windows, like any other operating system, allows you to create password protected account to make it possible to use a single computer by multiple people while keeping each user’s preferences intact. It is comfortable but it can become a problem if the user forgets the password. The situation would become even more complicated if it will be the only user with full administrative access.
To change a forgotten password in Windows by using the system recovery disk, but this method can not be called simple and fast. But if you are looking for a simple solution, then you should try Lazesoft Recover My Password. This free software is to reset the account password on any version of Windows including Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.
Recover My Password allows you to reset the password by using a bootable media (CD / DVD or USB), which can be easily created using the app itself. Along with support for multiple versions of Windows, the app supports different types of disk configurations, including IDE, SCSI, SATA, USB, SAS, and RAID. As for file systems, Recover My Password works with FAT, FAT32, and NTFS.
So, if you forgot the password to your account, download and install Recover My Password on another computer. Then run the program and click «Burn CD/USB Disk».
Then choose the version of Windows running on the target computer.
As mentioned above, the program allows you to create different types of bootable media. You can even just prepare a bootable ISO image that you can burn to disk later. Select from the available options and press «Start». If the boot disk you are going to use a USB flash drive, make a backup of all important data stored on it, as Recover My Password will format it.
After clicking on the «Start» button, the program will download necessary components from the Microsoft website.
Next, you will be notified about the need to format the drive. Click «Yes» to continue.
Next step is to create the boot disk. As soon as the program finishes, click «Finish» and remove the USB / CD / DVD.
Now boot the machine requiring the password reset with a bootable CD / DVD / USB that you just created. Also, make sure that you have enabled boot from removable media in the BIOS setup of your motherboard. After loading choose the first option, as shown in the screenshot below, pressing the Enter key.
Be patient and allow the system to load all the necessary files that are needed to complete a password reset.
Next you will see the main menu Recover My Password. Select «Password Recover» to continue.
In the next window, click «Next».
In the next step you need to select the operating system in the drop down menu. If your PC is set to only one OS, then choose nothing. Click «Next».
Now you need to select the account that needs the password reset. Choose a user from the list and click «Next».
As a result, you will be transferred to the final recovery step. Here you just need to click «RESET/UNLOCK» to reset the password. After click «Finish» and restart the computer. That’s it!
Tool Lazesoft Recover My Password is free for personal use, while the commercial license costs from 27.95 to $ 200 depending on version.
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