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How to Reset Windows 8 Password on HP ElitePad Tablet

July 15th, 2013 by Admin

Forgot Windows 8 password on your HP ElitePad tablet? Are you stuck at the login screen and can’t do anything to get into desktop? What can you do in such a situation? The easiest way is to restore your tablet to factory settings. But what if you have some very important files on the tablet? In this tutorial we’ll show you how to reset lost Windows 8 password on HP ElitePad tablet.

How to Reset Windows 8 Password on HP ElitePad Tablet?

Before we begin, take note you need to have a 512 MB or larger USB drive (also known as USB flash/thumb drive). Once you have one, do the following:

  1. Download the zipped ISO image of PCUnlocker and save it on an alternate PC. After the download is complete, unzip the download file which contains a bootable ISO image file: pcunlocker.iso.
  2. Insert a USB drive to the computer. Burn the ISO image file to your USB drive using ISO2Disc program.
  3. After your USB driver is burned successfully, plug it into your HP ElitePad tablet. Press and hold the volume down button and the power button simultaneously to turn on the tablet and display the Startup menu.
  4. Choose F9 Boot options and select the external USB flash drive as the boot device. Your Elitepad will start the WinPE operating system. After a while you’ll see the PCUnlocker program, which locates all your Windows 8 user accounts.
  5. Choose a user account and click on Reset Password button. The program will reset your forgotten Windows 8 password in no time. Restart the machine and remove the USB drive. You can then log into your Windows 8 ElitePad tablet without a password!

How to Bypass Windows Administrator Password

March 19th, 2013 by Admin

I have forgotten the administrator password of my Windows 7 installation and locked out. Is there a way to reset or bypass the password? I do have physical access to the PC.

Few things are more annoying than forgetting your Windows administrator password. Without your Windows password your PC is nothing more than a door stop. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to bypass Windows administrator password which will allow you to login to Windows once again. All you need to bypass Windows password with this method is another Windows PC so you can download the Reset Windows Password utility and make a password reset Live CD/USB drive.

How to Bypass Windows Administrator Password?

  1. To get started, purchase the Reset Windows Password utility and download it onto your current computer. Unzip the download file and you’ll get the ResetWindowsPwd.iso file which contains the password hacking tool.
  2. Next, you need to turn that ISO file into a CD. All you need to do is get a CD/DVD burning program such as BurnCDCC or ImgBurn, which allows you to burn an ISO image to CD or DVD easily! If your computer doesn’t come with a CD/DVD burner, you can use the ISO2Disc program to burn a Windows password reset USB from that ISO image.
  3. Take the Live CD you just created to the computer you want to hack. Insert the CD into the CD drive and turn on the computer. Normally, the BIOS screen tells you the keyboard key you need to press to change the boot order, watch for that message! On most computers the BIOS key is Del, F9 or F12 but yours might be different, so watch out for that on the boot-up menu.
  4. Once you boot from the CD, it will load the miniature operating system and open the Reset Windows Password utility. This program automatically detect all Windows installations on your computer, and shows a list of user accounts existing in your Windows SAM registry hive.
  5. Choose the administrator account you want to bypass the password on and click on “Reset Password” button. It will remove your forgotten administrator password immediately. Remove the CD from the CD drive and restart the computer, you can then log into the administrator with an empty password. Done!

This tutorial is fairly simple to follow even if you are not very techie person. With this trick you can bypass Windows administrator password on any version of Windows operating system, including Windows 8/7/Vista/XP.

How to Unlock Windows Administrator Password

December 8th, 2012 by Admin

Maybe you use your administrator-level Windows user account so rarely that you forgot the password. Or perhaps you’ve acquired a used PC, don’t know the login password. Either way, if you want to keep using that computer, you have to either find out how to unlock the forgotten administrator password or reformat the hard drive.

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to unlock Windows administrator password when you forgot it. Quickly get into your computer without losing your files. You can use this trick on Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.

How to Unlock Windows Administrator Password?

Reset Windows Password utility is one of the best Windows password recovery software which can help you unlock administrator password easily on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP.

You have to boot into this program off a CD or USB drive, so it downloads as an .iso image file. Double-click that file and Windows just might start a program that burns the disc. If it doesn’t, download and install ISO2Disc, then try again. Simply copying the .iso file to a CD won’t work.

When you boot the Windows password reset disc, the computer will load the mini operating system inside the disc and finally start the Reset Windows Password program. The program automatically finds the Windows SAM database and retrieves the user accounts existing in your Windows installation.

Simply select the administrator account if you forgot the password, then click on Reset Password button. It will unlock your selected account and remove its password in no time.

Finally remove the CD and reboot the computer. It will boot Windows into the logon screen. Choose your administrator account and left the password field as blank, you can login without any hassle.

How to Remove Windows Administrator Password

October 24th, 2012 by Admin

Forgot Windows administrator password? This might bring a lot of irritating and time consuming consequences. Even if you can still log on your computer with a limited account, you don’t have full right to remove or change administrator password. So the only option is to do it from a boot CD/USB.

With Reset Windows Password utility you are able to remove Windows administrator password without knowing the original one for your Windows 8/7/Vista/XP system. This utility works by making a bootable CD or USB drive. After booting from the CD/USB drive, this utility gains full access to the Windows SAM (Security Accounts Manager) file where all Windows passwords are stored, and enables you to easily remove the password associated with your administrator account.

How to Remove Windows Administrator Password?

  1. Download the zip archive of Reset Windows Password utility to an alternative computer. Once you download the zip file, just unzip it and burn the ResetWindowsPwd.iso file to a blank CD or USB flash drive using ISO2Disc.
  2. Insert the bootable CD/USB drive into the target computer with a forgotten administrator password. Power on the computer and set it to boot from CD or USB, not your local hard drive.
  3. Shortly after loading the operating system inside the CD/USB drive, it will launch the Reset Windows Password program. You’ll see the Windows SAM registry hive and a list of Windows user accounts which are detected by the program.
  4. Choose the administrator account and then click on Reset Password button, it will remove your Windows administrator password immediately.
  5. Remove the bootable CD or USB drive. Restart the computer and you can then log in to your administrator account with a blank password.

Reset Windows Password utility can be used to as a great relief if you are usually confronted with the problem of forgetting Windows password. Follow this simple guide you can remove Windows administrator password on almost all versions of Windows system.

Forgot Administrator Password in Windows 7/Vista/XP

August 31st, 2012 by Admin

Forgot your Administrator password? Can’t remember the administrator password? How can you get out of this situation without formatting and re-installing the operating system? You’ve come to the right place! We have a tool for resetting forgotten administrator password in Windows 7/Vista/XP, it is called Reset Windows Password. This software comes with very simple and easy to use user interface. We can use it to reset forgotten administrator password of any Windows computer in just a few mouse clicks.

How to Reset Forgotten Administrator Password?

  1. Download the Reset Windows Password tool onto a computer you have access to. After download, extract the file, there is an ISO image: ResetWindowsPwd.iso. Burn this ISO image to a CD using ISO burning software such as BurnCDCC. The CD is needed for booting your computer with a forgotten administrator password.
  2. After the CD is ready, place it in the CD drive of your locked computer. Go into computer BIOS and set CD/DVD as the 1st boot device, your computer will boot from the CD you’ve created after restarting.
  3. Once the boot procedure is complete, it will launch the Reset Windows Password utility. Choose the administrator account and then click Reset Password button to remove your forgotten password.
  4. Eject the CD and restart the computer. You will find that it is not asking for password for the administrator account. That’s it, you are done.

Forgot Administrator Password in Windows 7/Vista/XP? With this method you can reset administrator password quickly and easily, no need to reinstall the whole operating system.

Forgot Windows Administrator Password? Reset It Easily

June 27th, 2012 by Admin

This article will show you how to reset Windows administrator password (for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7) at times when you forgot it or when you want to gain access to a computer for which you do not know the password.

Most of us have experienced a situation where we need to gain access to a computer which is password protected or at times we may forget the administrator password without which it becomes impossible to login to the computer. So here is an excellent password recovery trick which you can use to reset the password or make the password empty (remove the password) so that you can gain administrator access to the computer. You can do this with a powerful Windows password recovery software – Reset Windows Password. This utility works offline, that means you need to shutdown your locked computer and boot off the computer using a CD or USB flash drive. The tool has the following features.

  • You do not need to know the old password to set a new one
  • It will detect and offer to unlock disabled or locked-out user accounts

How It Works?

Most Windows operating systems store the login passwords and encrypted passwords in a file called sam (Security Accounts Manager). This file can be usually found in the directory of \windows\system32\config. This file is a part of Windows registry and remains inaccessible as long as the OS is active. Hence it is necessary that you need to boot off your computer and access this sam file via boot. Reset Windows Password utility intelligently gains access to this file and will reset/remove the password associated with administrator or any other account.

Download the zip archive of Reset Windows Password

Once you download you’ll get a bootable image which you need to burn it onto your CD or USB flash drive. Now boot your locked computer from it and follow the screen instructions to reset the password.

Reset Windows Password can be used to reset lost local administrator/user passwords and change forgotten domain administrator/user passwords on all Windows systems.

Video Guide: How to Deal with a Forgotten Windows Password

June 18th, 2012 by Admin

What do you do when you forgot Windows administrator password? Most of computer users end up reinstalling Windows and lose their data as well.

Forgetting your Windows administrator password can leave you without access to your system, or worse. This could happen out of honest forgetfulness, the result of idiotic roommates with nothing better to do, or any number of other situations that could result in a total loss of access to your system.

Thankfully, being locked out doesn’t mean you can’t regain control through some Windows password recovery tools. In fact, all you really need is a CD/DVD or USB thumb drive for creating a Windows password reset disc. Just sit back and watch the step-by-step video guide below,  learn how can you reset Windows administrator password in just a few minutes.

The guide can be divided into 3 steps:

  1. Burn a Windows password reset disk on an accessible computer
  2. Change BIOS to set the locked computer to boot from the Windows password reset disk
  3. Boot from it and perform password resetting

Forgot Windows XP Password? How to Reset it with Sticky Key

June 15th, 2012 by Admin

Forgot Windows XP password? There are many ways to unlock your Windows installation if you forgot Windows password and can’t log on your computer. Today I’ll show you another procedure to reset Windows XP password with Sticky key. The main advantage of this password reset method is that you don’t need third-party software,  but it requires that you have a Windows PE bootdisk, or create one if you don’t have.

Note: For average computer users, we recommend you to use this password reset utility to reset your forgotten Windows XP password – Reset Windows Password.  The software also works with Windows 8/7/Vista and Windows Server 2008/2003/2000.

Supposed you have created a Windows PE bootdisk, then follow these steps below to reset Windows XP administrator password:

  1. Boot from Windows PE and access the command prompt.
  2. Find the drive letter of the partition where Windows XP is installed. It is usually C:. To find the drive letter, type C: (or D:, respectively) and search for the Windows folder. Note that Windows PE usually resides on X:.
  3. Type the following command (replace “c:” with the correct drive letter if Windows is not located on C:):
    copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\
    This creates a copy of sethc.exe to restore later.
  4. Type this command to replace sethc.exe with cmd.exe:
    copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe
    Reboot your computer and start the Windows installation where you forgot the administrator password.
  5. After you see the logon screen, press the SHIFT key five times.
  6. You should see a command prompt where you can enter the following command to reset the Windows password:
    net user administrator new_password
    If you want to reset other account password, replace administrator with your desired account.
  7. You can now log on with the new password.

I recommend that you replace sethc.exe with the copy you stored in the root folder of your system drive in step 3. For this, you have to boot up again with Windows PE because you can’t replace system files while the Windows installation is online. Then you have to enter this command:

copy /y c:\sethc.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

Now you are done! The sticky key trick takes advantage of the security holes in all current available Windows system. So I can’t assure if it will also work with Windows 8 or later operating system.