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10 Options to Reset Windows Admin, User and Domain Password

So if you forgot Windows password, what will do to remove or reset Windows password? Have you ever troubled with this problem? Now it is no need to be worried any longer. Here lists 10 options for you to reset Windows admin password, user password and domain password.

1. Windows password hint

When setting a Windows password on Windows XP and other Windows versions, you are able to create a hint to help you remember the lost or forgotten Window password. Of course, the password hint will not appear until you input a wrong Windows password. With the help of hint, you can easily to remember the forgotten password.

2. Use Password Reset disk to reset windows password

You can easily create a password reset disk in Windows XP/Vista/7 if you can log on your computer. The password reset disk can help you reset Windows password when you forget Windows password. No need to worry about anything if you have a password reset disk. But in fact, many users forget to create a password reset disk before lost Windows password.

3. Reset Windows password by another available admin account

If you are able to log in your computer with built-in administrator account or other available admin account, Windows password reset can be very simple for you. After logging on computer, just click My Computer icon to select Manage to enter Computer Management screen, and then click Local Users and Groups folder and Users folder. All Windows accounts will be displayed for you. Right-click the account you want to edit and select Reset Password to reset your lost Windows password.

4. Reset Windows Password on safe mode

When you forget Windows password, you can also try to reset Windows password on safe mode. Take Windows Vista for example, after pressing F8 to select Safe Mode with Command Prompt, you can enter safe mode with an available admin password. In the following command prompt, you can use net user command to perform Windows password reset easily.

5. Reset windows password with Windows Password Unlocker Standard by a bootable CD/DVD

Windows Password Unlocker Standard allows you to burn a bootable CD/DVD to reset lost or forgotten Windows 7 administrator password and other user account password, and also for Windows Vista/XP/2000/NT. Reset Windows password on your own. No need to call in an expensive PC expert.

6. Reset Windows Password with Windows Password Unlocker Enterprise by a bootable USB

Windows Password Unlocker Enterprise is professionally designed to help you reset lost or forgotten Windows administrator password, user password and domain password. It allows you to regain access to computer by burning a USB flash drive for Windows password reset.

7. Use Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset to reset the administrator password

Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolsetis a good tool when it comes to repairing a non-bootable Windows installation, or when you have to perform repair tasks which can't be done on a running system. Its Locksmith tool allows you to easily recover an admin password.

8. Recover Windows password with Ophcrack

Ophcrack is an open source Windows password recovery tool based on rainbow tables. The program contains the ability to import the hashes from a variety of formats, including dumping directly from the SAM files of Windows. It is claimed that these tables can crack 99.9% of alphanumeric passwords of up to 14 characters in usually a few minutes.

9. Restore Windows 7 or Windows Vista to a previous state

If you configured a new password recently and can still remember the password you used before, then you can restore Windows to a point in time before you changed the password. The Restore function of Windows 7 and Windows Vista will make sure that you don't lose personal data. However, programs that have been installed since the corresponding restore point have to be installed again. All you need for this procedure is a Windows 7 or Windows Vista setup DVD.

10. Reinstall PC

It is the last option for you to reset Windows password. Installation will help you remove the lost Windows password, but also erase your important data on computer. So don't try this method unless you don't have other solutions.

These are the 10 options available for you to reset Windows password. Lost Windows password, just perform Windows password reset with these options.

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Forgot computer admin password? I also met the same trouble with you, but i used Smartkey Windows Password Recovery to help me to reset forgotten windows password, and you can see the detail direction from http://www.recoverlostpassword.com/products/windowspasswordrecovery.html.

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I know a windows password recovery tool called Windows Password Buster. This software could help you reset the lost password.

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try removing the cmos battery. power in on without the battery.

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