Top Five Windows Password Recovery/Reset Tools and How to Reset Windows Password

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Computer is the must-have entertainment and office helper. And Windows password becomes the protector for every computer user. However, after a long journey back home, when you prepare to transfer shoot photos from phone to computer, you may stop your hands on the air, because you forget your password on your Windows 10. Sometimes, if you are forgetful man, you may encounter the embarrassed situation where you forget your Windows computer password. It is no use of remorse. What you could do is to recover password on your Windows computer. Then another problem comes with how to recover password on Windows computer is that which password recovery tool is the best. In this article, we will share you top five password recovery software, and direct you how to recover/reset password on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.

Top five Windows password recovery/reset tools

LCP

LCP is the free password recovery tool for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 users. It lets you import from a local computer, remote computer, SAM file, .LC file, LCS file, PwDump file, and Sniff file. So it shares a good reputation to recover password on Windows with high rate of success, and to streamline migration of users to another authentication system. This tool works as a dictionary attack or brute force attack to guess the password. So the more complicated the password you set for your Windows computer, the longer this tool recovers password. Another disadvantage is that it will consume the majority of your machine resources for the crack. So for the new hand, you need to handle with it carefully.

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Windows Password Recovery Tool is designed for Windows users to reset or remove password on Windows Windows 10, 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 (32/64 bit), Windows Vista (32/64 bit), Windows XP, 2000, NT, Windows Server 2012 (R2)/2008 (R2)/2003 (R2). You can only remove and then reset your password. You need to burn disk with CD/DVD/USB flash drive on another workable computer, and then operate the computer where you want to remove or reset or change password. This software is not free, and it has three versions for your reference. The price varies from $17.95 to $44.95. You could choose the standard or professional or ultimate version according to your needs. Some users complain it is not easy to enter Windows PE for resetting or removing password.

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Windows Key

Windows Key is another one password reset tool for Windows users. It does not recover a list of user passwords. It allows you to remove password on Windows with a bootable SC/USB flash drive. One attracting feature is that it helps you to recover local admin password (Standard version with $39.00) and domain password (Enterprise version with $295.00). It highly supports Windows Vista/XP/2000 system. And in its new version, you can easily reset passwords for Windows Vista and Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. If you just forget password, and want to use your computer again, then you only need to remove password, and no need to cost more to purchase the enterprise edition.

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Windows Password Unlocker is another Windows password recovery tools. To some extent, it is similar to Windows Password Recovery Tool. It also offers three editions for users to recover, remove and reset password on Windows. Its standard edition of $19.95 only allows users to remove password on Windows with CD/DVD boot. Only its enterprise edition of $49.95 enables users to recover domain admin password with CD/DVD/USB flash drive. From its official description, it only supports password recovery on Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000 and Windows 2008(R2)/2003(R2)/2000 server. It seems Windows 10 is out of door by now.

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Tipard Windows Password Reset is another one tool of removing and resetting password on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. It provides users three types to remove or reset password with optional CD/DVD/USB flash drive boot. This password tool shows three versions for users to meet the different demands. Its standard version of $16.96 (only remove Windows password with CD/DVD boot), platimun version of $25.46 (remove Windows password with CD/DVD/USB flash drive boot) and ultimate edition of 33.96 (remove Windows password with CD/DVD/USB flash drive boot and reset password). The price is acceptable for common users.

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For making it clear to select the suitable password recovery tool from the above top five, we list a table for making comparison as below:

Comparison among top five Windows password recovery tool
Password recovery tools Recover Remove Reset
LCP

Free to recover

Windows Password Recovery Tool

$29.95 for recovering or changing local admin password

$17.95 for removing local admin password

$49.95 for resetting even domain admin password

Windows Key $ 39.00 for resetting local admin password, $295.00 for resetting domain password
Windows Password Unlocker $29.95 for recovering local admin password, and $49.95 for recovering domain password $19.95 for removing local admin password with CD/DVD
Windows Password Reset $16.96 removing local admin password with CD/DVD, $25.45 for removing local admin password with CD/DVD/USB flash drive

How to remove and reset Windows password

After choosing the suitable Windows Password recovery tool, you can follow the following steps to start to remove and reset your Windows computer password. Here we take Windows Password Reset (Ultimate version) as an example in the following description. Firstly free download this software here.

Step 1

Burn a bootable CD/DVD/USB drive

After downloading this software to your workable computer, you need to prepare a blank CD/DVD/USB flash drive for burning, and insert it to your computer. Wait seconds for this software detecting your device automatically. Choose creating option based on your device, and click "Burn".

Tips:

  • 1.If you inset CD/DVD to your computer, this software will detect your CD/DVD and lets you create a bootable password CD/DVD. For USB flash drive, it works the same.
  • 2.Before the process of burning, this program will format your CD/DVD/USB flash drive automatically. So you should back up your data in advance.
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Step 2

Enter Windows PE settings

After burning, pull out of your CD/DVD/USB flash drive, and inset it into your Windows computer where you need to remove or reset password. Restart your computer to enter the "Windows Preinstallation Environment" according to the prompt of computer starting.

You should choose the correct boot menu according to your device (CD/DVD/USB flash drive) by moving the arrow key on your keyboard.

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Step 3

Remove Windows password

After finishing the process above, you need to select your wanted Windows version from the pop-up window, and all users on this Windows computer will display in the interface. Choose the user you forget password, click it, and click "Reset Password", a window will pop up to make sure if you are willing to set your user's password to be blank. Click "Yes" to remove forgotten password.

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Step 4

Add user

If you want to add user, you could click "Add User" to input user name and set password for your new admin user on your Windows computer. After making all the settings, click "Reboot" to restart your computer. Then you will be given at leaset teo users, one is original user account without password, and the other one is you new added user. If you choose your original account, then you can view all your files on this computer like before. If you choose the new added account, then you could use this computer, but cannot visit the original documents on thie computer.

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