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How to Reset Lost Windows Password of Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi / vSphere

August 8th, 2013 by Admin

Once you’ve installed VMware ESXi Server and vSphere client, you can create many virtual machines for your own purposes. It’s a good habit to use different password for every VM but the downside is that you have to remember many passwords. What to do if you forgot Windows password to one of your virtual machine in VMware ESXi / vSphere?

PCUnlocker is a powerful Windows password recovery tool that can successfully reset lost Windows password in a simple and easy way. It can be used to unlock passwords for both physical machine and virtual machine. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial to reset lost Windows password of virtual machine in VMware ESXi / vSphere.

How to Reset Lost Windows Password of Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi / vSphere?

  1. Download the zipped ISO image of PCUnlocker and save it on your physical machine. Unzip the download file and you’ll get a bootable ISO image file: pcunlocker.iso.
  2. Open up your VMWare vSphere Client and log into your ESXi server. Turn off the virtual machine that you want to reset password for if it is running. Right-click the virtual machine and select “Edit Settings”.
  3. In the Hardware tab, select the “CD/DVD drive 1″. Under Device Type, check the “Client Device” to enable remote CD drive.

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  4. Switch to the Options tab, then select the “Boot Options”. Under the “Power-on Boot Delay” you can specify how long the delay will be when you start / restart a VM. I’ve set 2s delay on booting to give myself time to press the Esc key to access the Boot Menu.

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  5. Power on your virtual machine, it should display a BIOS screen with options at the bottom and a counter. press Esc key to access the Boot Menu.

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  6. In the top menu of vSphere client, click on the CD-ROM icon and select “CD/DVD Drive 1″ -> “Connect to ISO image on local disk”. Browse to the pcunlocker.iso file you’ve downloaded and click Open. The image is now mounted.

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  7. Choose the CD-ROM Drive from the Boot Menu and press Enter. It will boot off of the CD image.

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  8. In less than one minute, PCUnlocker program will start and it displays a list of Windows local accounts existing in your virtual machine. Choose a user account and click on “Reset Password” button. It will unlock / reset your forgotten Windows password instantly.

  9. Restart the virtual machine. you can then log back in to your VMware vSphere virtual machine without a password! It’s that simple!

Forgot Windows Password of Virtual Machine Running in VMware Player

August 8th, 2013 by Admin

Forgot Windows password of a VMware Player image? How to reset lost admin password of a Windows VM running in VMware Player? Here are the step-by-step instructions to help you recover access to any Windows virtual machine in VMware Player.

How to Reset Forgotten Windows Password of Virtual Machine Running in VMware Player?

  1. Download the zipped ISO image of PCUnlocker and save it on your physical machine. Unzip the download file and you’ll get a bootable ISO image file: pcunlocker.iso.
  2. Start VMware Player, choose the virtual machine with a forgotten Windows password, then click on “Edit virtual machine settings”.

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  3. Select the “CD/DVD (IDE)” option, then in the right panel, select “Use ISO image file” and click the Browse button to locate the pcunlocker.iso file you’ve downloaded. Click OK to save your changes.

    vmware-mount-iso

  4. Now we need to get the virtual machine to boot from the ISO image. But the virtual machine is booting too fast that makes it difficult to access the Boot Menu. The way of this problem is to increase the boot delay. Find the .vmx file that contains the settings for your virtual machine. Open the .vmx file with NotePad and add the following line and save it.

    bios.bootdelay = “20000″

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  5. Power on your virtual machine. You’ll see a 20 seconds delay when the virtual machine loads up, giving you plenty of time to press the ESC key and access the Boot Menu.

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  6. Choose the CD-ROM Drive from the Boot Menu and press Enter. The virtual machine will then boot from PCUnlocker ISO image.

    vmware-boot-menu

  7. In less than one minute, PCUnlocker program will start and it displays a list of Windows local accounts existing in your virtual machine. Choose a user account and click on “Reset Password” button. It will unlock / reset your forgotten Windows password instantly.

    reset-vmware-player-password

  8. Restart the virtual machine and let it boot from virtual hard drive, you can then log back in to Windows without a password! It’s that simple!

Follow this step-by-step tutorial you can easily reset lost or forgotten Windows password of any virtual machine running in VMware Player, VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion.

How to Reset Windows Password on Any Computers with UEFI Secure Boot

June 28th, 2013 by Admin

Forgot Windows password on a computer with UEFI Secure Boot enabled? If you’ve bought a Surface Pro tablet from Microsoft, you’ll find that the tablet can only run in native UEFI without CSM. It means most of password reset Live CDs such as Ophcrack, Offline NT Password & Register Editor won’t work on your computer any more. The only bootdisk that works is PCUnlocker. It can run from a USB flash drive on any UEFI-based computer, even without disabling the Secure Boot option. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to create a GPT bootable USB drive and use it to reset lost Windows password on any computers with UEFI Secure Boot.

How to Reset Windows Password on Any Computers with UEFI Secure Boot?

First, download the zipped ISO image of PCUnlocker Enterprise on an alternate PC you have access to. After unzipping the download file you’ll find a bootable ISO image file: pcunlocker.iso, which needs to be burned on a CD or USB flash drive.

Download and install the free ISO burning software ISO2Disc on your computer, and then launch ISO2Disc program. Click on Browse button to select the ISO image file you’ve gotten, then choose your USB drive and select GPT from the partition style drop-down box. Click on Burn. The program will format your USB drive with a GPT partition table and copy the contents of the ISO image to the partition.

After creating a PCUnlocker recovery USB drive, you can use it to boot up your locked computer which runs in UEFI Secure Boot. No need to disable the Secure Boot option. Just turn on the machine and press a key like F12 to bring up the Boot Menu. The exact key depends on your computer.

Choose your USB drive from the Boot Menu and press Enter. The computer will load the operating system from the USB drive so the password reset utility can access your Windows SAM registry file offline. After a while, you’ll see the PCUnlocker program open up, which shows you a list of user accounts existing in your Windows system.

Select a user account and then click on Reset Password button. It will remove/reset your lost Windows password and also unlock/enable your user account in no time. Unplug the USB drive and restart the machine, you can then log back into your Windows system without a password!

Conclusion

So that is how can you reset lost Windows password on any computers with UEFI Secure Boot. The PCUnlocker recovery USB drive supports booting in both UEFI Secure Boot or Legacy BIOS mode.

How to Reset Lost Administrator Password with Windows Password Resetter

June 17th, 2013 by Admin

Need to use your computer urgently but what if you have forgotten your Windows administrator password and can’t log in? Or bought a laptop but didn’t remember to ask the seller Windows password? No worries if you’re going through this situations as I am going to share with you a powerful Windows password resetter that will reset your lost administrator password with ease.

Reset Windows Password is a easy-to-use tool that lets you to reset and unlock lost Windows 8/7/Vista/XP administrator passwords on your computer whatever the brand is. It’s a bootable utility that can run from either CD or USB drive.

How to Reset Lost Administrator Password with Windows Password Resetter?

Firstly, you need to create a Windows password resetter boot CD/USB drive on an alternate PC. Download the ZIP archive of Reset Windows Password utility. Unzip the download file and you’ll find the ResetWindowsPwd.iso file which needs to be burned onto a CD or USB drive. Here I will use a USB flash drive and burn the ISO image to it using ISO2Disc program.

Boot your locked PC from the Windows password resetter USB drive that you’ve created above. To have your computer to boot from USB drive, you may need to change the boot order in BIOS and set Removable Drive as the first boot device.

Once successfully booting from the USB drive, the computer will load the Windows PE operating system from your Windows password resetter disk and eventually start the Reset Windows Password program. From the main screen of Reset Windows Password program, you’ll see the Windows SAM registry file and local user accounts which are detected on your computer.

Choose your administrator account and click on “Reset Password” button. The program will not only reset the lost administrator password instantly, but also unlock the administrator account if it is locked out, disabled or expired.

Restart the computer and remove the Windows password resetter USB drive. Now you can log back into your Windows administrator account without a password. Done!

Conclusion

Ever had trouble logging into a computer with an unknown password? Or you just want full access to that public PC that is in your library? If so, then this is the stuff you are looking for. With Windows password resetter CD/USB drive you can reset lost administrator password quickly and easily! It works on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems.

How to Change or Reset Windows Password with BartPE Live CD

June 15th, 2013 by Admin

If you’ve ever forgotten Windows password and can not access anything on your computer, you’ll know how frustrating it can be. Well, not it’s easy and simple to get back in. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to change or reset forgotten Windows password with BartPE Live CD.

To get started, you need to download Bart’s PE Builder utility, which helps you build a BartPE (Bart Pre-installed Environment) bootable Windows CD-Rom or DVD from the original Windows XP installation/setup CD. To add the Windows password resetting feature into BartPE Live CD, you need to install the Sala Password Renew plugin into it.

After your BartPE Live CD is created successfully, you can then follow the steps below to change or reset your lost or forgotten Windows 7/Vista/XP password easily!

How to Change or Reset Windows Password with BartPE Live CD?

Place the BartPE Live CD into the CD drive of your locked computer. Turn on the computer and get it to boot from the BartPE Live CD. You may need to get into BIOS and set CD/DVD-ROM as the first boot device.

After booting from the BartPE Live CD, you’ll see a Windows XP like interface. Once getting into Windows PE system, click on the Go icon and then navigate to Programs > Password Renew.

BARTPE

Once Password Renew dialog box is open, click on “Select a Target” button to specify your Windows installation before performing password reset. In most case, the Windows installation is c:\windows.

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There are 3 options available on the program: Renew existing user password, Create new Administrator user, and Turn existing user to Administrator. For this example, we’re just going to change the administrator password so choose the “Renew existing user password” option and type a new password.

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Now click on “Install” link from the left hand side. Restart the computer, eject the boot CD and you should be able to log back into that user account with your new password.

Conclusion

So this is how can you reset or change forgotten Windows password with BartPE Live CD. If you still can’t get it to work or the Live CD is incompatible with your computer, I recommend you use the most powerful Windows password recovery software – Reset Windows Password, which could be used to reset lost Windows admin/user passwords on any Windows computers.

Can’t Remember Windows Password? How to Get Back into Your Computer?

April 26th, 2013 by Admin

I have an old laptop that’s not been used for quite a while and I can’t remember my Windows password. I’ve tried many different passwords that it could possibly be without any luck. Is there anyway I can recover or reset the password? I have some important documents and pictures on there that I really don’t want to lose with a brand new windows install. It’s currently running windows 7.

Can’t remember Windows password? How to get back into your computer without data loss? It’s one of the most annoying problems a computer user can face. In such a scenario, be sure to check whether you can boot into safe mode and log in to the built-in administrator account. This account was, by default, not password protected so you could just log on and remove your forgotten user account password. If this option doesn’t work, some third-party password cracking software can be of help.

Reset Windows Password utility is one of the most popular and powerful password cracking software which can help you reset lost or forgotten Windows password easily! This program can run from a bootable CD or USB flash drive and perform password recovery on all versions of Windows systems, including Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP. Let’s see how can you reset lost Windows password and get back into your computer, in case you can’t remember Windows password.

Can’t Remember Windows Password? How to Get Back into Your Computer?

Step 1:
First, download the Reset Windows Password utility on another PC in order to make a bootable Windows password recovery CD/USB drive. After the download is complete, extract the ISO image file from the zip and burn the ISO to a CD or DVD using your favorite CD Burning utility such as ISO2Disc or ImgBurn.

Step 2:
Now move to the locked computer with a Windows password you can’t remember, either insert the CD/DVD or the USB flash drive what you opted for and select it as the first boot device in computer BIOS.

Step 3:
Once you have booted into it you will see that the computer is loading the Windows PE operating system inside the CD/USB drive. After one or two minutes, the Reset Windows Password program will open up and automatically detect the SAM registry files for all your Windows installations.

Step 4:
Choose the SAM registry file for your Windows installation, it will show you all the user accounts that are associated with your Windows system. Select the user account you forgot password of, and then click on “Reset Password” button. It will remove/reset your forgotten Windows password instantly!

Step 5:
After you are completed with all the above steps successfully, remove the Windows password recovery CD/USB drive and restart the computer. you can then happily get back into your computer without a password.

Conclusion

Can’t remember Windows 8/7/Vista/XP password? Follow the simple steps above you can reset your forgotten Windows password by yourself and get back into your computer immediately! No need to wipe and reload your computer.

Reset Windows Password v2.6 Released!

November 15th, 2012 by Admin

Great news for all Windows 8 users! We’ve recently updated this application and more than sure you will like new features we’ve added. What’s new in Reset Windows Password v2.6?

First of all, this update brings full support of Windows 8 so you can now reset lost or forgotten Windows 8 password without any problems or issues. It allows you to reset both local account password and Microsoft account password in Windows 8.

Secondly, Windows Server 2012 64-bit support was also added in this update. You are allowed to reset both local account password and domain user password on Windows Server 2012 in case you lost or forgot the password.

This update is absolutely free for you if you are a registered user of Reset Windows Password utility. For unregistered users, you can try or purchase the software at this link: http://www.top-password.com/reset-windows-password.html.

How to Get Around Windows Password to Log on Your Computer

October 17th, 2012 by Admin

How to get around Windows password when you forgot it? It seems to be extremely difficult if you don’t have the right tools. Here I would recommend Reset Windows Password utility, which enables you to get around Windows 8/7/Vista/XP password easily. The process can be undertaken with a basic knowledge of computer and a bit of time, and will allow you to reset the password on any user account.

How to Get Around Windows Password to Log on Your Computer?

1. Download the Reset Windows Password utility. Unzip the download file, you’ll get the CD ISO image: ResetWindowsPwd.iso, which contains a Windows password reset program.

2. Write the boot CD ISO image to a blank CD using a CD writer and CD writing program. If your computer doesn’t have a CD drive, you can burn the ISO image to a USB flash drive using ISO2Disc.

3. Insert the freshly-written boot CD into the computer whose administrator password needs to be reset. Restart the computer and boot from the CD.

4. After booting from the CD, it will load the operating system inside the CD and start the Reset Windows Password program.

5. Select the SAM registry hive from the drop-down list, it will display a list of local user accounts for your Windows installation.

6. Choose the user account whose password you forgot, then click on the Reset Password button, it will remove your forgotten password immediately.

7. Exit the password reset program and restart your computer. You can then log on your computer with a blank password.

With the password reset CD you can easily get around Windows password on almost all versions of Windows operating systems, quickly log on to your computer without losing any files.