Many people tend to change their computer password frequently because they think it is a good habit to help keep PC security , but under such a high-pressure society, it is easy for us to forget or lost our windows password. What if the situation that you have forgotten or lost the newly-changed Windows administrator password? You know you are knee-deep in trouble. In the absence of a correct password, it is impossible to log on and access information from your system. The defense mechanism set by you has backfired since you are now unable to access your data. What next? Thankfully, there are some tips to handle such situation, most of which require to do preparations beforehand. After doing some settings, you can make sure that if in future you come face-to-face with a password loss puzzle. You have an alternate solution available to perform Windows Password Recovery. And there is also a tip which can help you recover your lost windows password even if you didn't do any preparations before.
Well, I am providing you four tips which you can consider in order to prepare yourself if ever need arises to recover Windows administrator password:
TIP 1 - Use password reset disk
Windows-based system was designed to be able to create windows password reset disk without any other third party tools.
1. be able to log on Windows operating system with the password
2. A USB flash drive is required
Step1: Start your computer and log on windows system.
Step2: Inset an USB flash drive into your computer.
Step3: Click Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Administrator Account in the User Accounts Tab -> Prevent a forgotten password
Step4: You will see the Forgotten Password Wizard, click next.
Step5: Type the password for administrator account in the Current user account password box and click next.
Step6: When the process reaches 100 per cent completion, click next and Finish.
Step7: Remove the disk and store it safely
TIP 2 - Restore the operating system
Windows password recovery can be performed by restoring the operating system. Since restoration leads to data deletion, the solution can only work if you have a clean and updated backup of your hard drive data stored somewhere else. Now execute the following steps to create one (Take Windows XP for example):
1. be able to log on Windows operating system as an administrator.
2. have backup before you change the administrator password.
Step1: Log on to Windows as Administrator.
Step2: Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
Step3: On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
Step4: On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.
Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
Step5: On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
Step6: Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page is displayed.
Step7: Click OK.
TIP 3 - Use Windows Boot disk
The boot CD for Windows can be used to reset the administrator password. This disk enables you to repair Windows OS, thereby, setting your administrator password as blank.
TIP 4 - Use password recovery software
This is considered as the best windows password recovery solution, however, is to download a third party software. These tools enable you to reset Windows administrator password without posing any threat to your hard drive data. Among so many password recovery software, windows Password Recovery 6.0 is an easy-to-employ application which can be used to reset lost or forgotten password of any Windows system. Now execute the following steps to recover your lost windows password if you haven't prepared anything.
Step1: Login to a computer that can link to Internet. Download Windows Password Recovery from
http://www.recoverlostpassword.com/products/windowspasswordrecoery.html and install it on that PC.
Note that: there is an .ISO file. Burn the .ISO file to a CD/DVD or a USB flash drive
Step2: Get out the newly created CD/USB and insert it to the locked computer.
Step3: re-booted the locked computer (it's necessary for you to change your computer's Setup to make it boot from CD drive or USB drive) and then followed the process of instructions. Just a few steps, the old passwords were removed.
Step4: logon PC without password and setting the new password.