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How to Reset Windows Server 2008 Password

June 22nd, 2012 by Admin

I am running Windows Server 2008. I have forgotten my Windows Server 2008 password. I tried with many freeware, but no use. I have tried many other things also, but no luck. Is there any way to reset the password in Windows Server 2008? Please help me.

Forgot Windows administrator password on the server you haven’t logging on for a long time? Former system admin has left without leaving the Server password? How to reset Windows Server 2008 password without losing any file on it?

Windows 2008 R2 server is the latest and the most secure server operating system from Microsoft.  There are many free Windows password recovery software available on the net but none of them can work with Windows Server 2008. In this article,  I’ll explain a very simple way to reset Windows Server 2008 administrator password in two minutes.

Reset Windows Password is the software you required to reset Windows Server 2008 password.  The software comes as an ISO image and we need to write it onto a CD. It will be a bootable CD which will be used to boot the locked computer and perform password resetting.

How to Reset Windows Server 2008 Password:

  1. Download the zip archive of Reset Windows Password utility. Unzip it and burn the ISO image to a blank CD or USB stick.
  2. Insert the CD or USB stick into your locked computer and let your computer boot from it.
  3. After a while the bootdisk will launch the Reset Windows Password utility, which shows all Windows user accounts available for your Windows installation. By default the Reset Local Admin/User Password option will be selected, the program will display a list of Windows local user accounts. If you want to reset domain administrator password, please choose the Reset Active Directory Password option.
  4. Choose a user account whose password you forgot, then click Reset Password button. The program will quickly reset the unknown/forgotten password as well as unlock the user account if it is disabled or locked out.

Now we’ve successfully reset Windows Server 2008 password. Next time you power on the computer, you’ll be able to log on Windows Server 2008 system without being asked for the old password you’ve forgotten.

Note: Don’t try to crack other systems with this CD. Use only to recover or reset admin password for your computers or the computers you are responsible.

How to Show My Computer Icon on Windows 8 Desktop

June 22nd, 2012 by Admin

The latest Windows 8 is having a new Metro UI desktop and the older version of desktop also, but My Computer icon is missing on it. In earlier Operating Systems like Windows 7 or Windows Vista you can go to start menu and select ‘Show on Desktop’ option for My Computer. But, Windows 8 is missing the normal start menu also by default, so you don’t have option to select ‘Show on Desktop’ anymore. Here is the simple way on how to show my computer on desktop in Windows 8.

This will really make the life easy for accessing disk drives, computer management, device manager and properties in Windows 8.

How to Show My Computer Icon on Windows 8 Desktop

  1. Click on the Desktop in Metro UI (as shown below). This will bring the normal old desktop.
  2. Right Click on the blank space in desktop, select Personalize.
  3. In next screen Click on Change desktop icons. Here you can select the icons wanted to display in Windows 8 desktop. Select the tick box for Computer. Control Panel and Network icons also can be displayed on Windows 8 desktop by this method.

That’s it. Now you should have My computer icon on the desktop.

A Useful Workaround if You Forgot Windows Vista Password

June 21st, 2012 by Admin

Decided to change my Windows Vista password before the weekend to keep it safe from smaller hands and then went away for three days. On returning, I brought my PC back from hibernate/standby and did so continuously till today, where I shut it down. Problem is that I have NO clue what I set that password as, and I’m pretty sure I left a hint but it doesn’t seem to be showing up, so maybe I failed on that one.

So does anyone know any workarounds? maybe a bootable utility to remove the account password? I only have the one account on the computer, so I cant resolve this through another Admin.

So you forgot your password on a Windows Vista machine that you haven’t used in a while. You would never forget a password, right? And now you need to get into the machine and don’t want to blast away and install Windows fresh. If you use Windows XP you can just boot into Safe Mode and use the built in administrator account, but if you’re in Vista that account has been disabled by default.

There is an easy way to reset Windows Vista password, but it requires that you created a password reset disk before you forgot your password. You can follow these instructions to create one in case you forgot your password.

What to do if you forgot Windows Vista password and also don’t have a password reset disk? Luckily there’s a tool that will help you reset lost Windows administrator or user passwords on Windows 7, Vista and XP. It’s called Reset Windows Password.

How to Reset Forgotten Windows Vista Password:

  1. Simply download the zip file of Reset Windows Password utility which contains an .iso image file, burn it onto a CD with your favorite CD burning software.
  2. Pop the CD in the CD drive of your locked PC. It will boot up a copy of  Windows PE off the CD and launch the Reset Windows Password utility. This utility automatically detects your Windows Vista installation and show all user accounts available on your Windows Vista system.
  3. Select the user account whose password you forgot, then click Reset Password button to remove the password.
  4. Reboot your computer and remove the CD, you’ll be able to log on Windows Vista without being asked for a password, and regain access to your computer data and files in no time.

Reset Windows Password utility is a great life saver! As long as you have physical access to a machine that’s password protected, you can reset any Windows account password and get into Windows system easily.

How to Bypass System Administrator Password on Windows 8/7/Vista/XP

June 21st, 2012 by Admin

I have a laptop with Windows XP SP2. I had no adminstrator password. I just enter when asked for password. Somebody set a password without my knowledge. I cannot access my laptop. Please help.

There are times when bypassing a Windows password is necessary. Maybe a PC was inherited and the password is unknown, perhaps the administrator password has simply been forgotten, or somebody changed the password of your system without your knowledge. In such situations either you have to reinstall Windows again or find a solution to reset the password so that you can access your computer.

In this article I’ll cover an easy way to help you bypass system administrator password on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP.  Reset Windows Password is the simple utility we’ll used to bypass Windows password.  How? Just follow the 3-step guide below.

Step 1: Make a System Password Reset CD

Download the zip archive of Reset Windows Password and save it onto your computer. Unzip the download file, then burn the ISO image file (ResetWindowsPwd.iso) to a blank CD using ISO2Disc utility.  If you don’t have a CD-ROM on your locked computer, you can burn the ISO image to a USB stick.

Step 2: Set Your PC to Boot from CD

To make your locked computer boot off the system password reset CD,  head over to the computer’s BIOS and set CD/DVD as the 1st boot device.  If you’ve burned a system password reset USB, you need to set Removable Device as the 1st boot device instead.

Step 3: Bypass System Administrator Password

  1. Put your system password reset CD in the CD drive and restart your locked computer.  You’ll notice the boot screen is not the same as usual because it is loading from your system password reset CD now.
  2. It takes a while to load some necessary files and launch the Reset Windows Password utility.  On the main screen of Reset Windows Password utility, you can see the Windows SAM database file and a list of Windows accounts on your system.
  3. Choose a user account whose password you’re going to bypass, then click Reset Password button to remove the unknown/forgotten password.
  4. Remove the system password reset CD and restart the computer.

You’ll find that the system doesn’t ask for a password anymore. You can get into Windows system as normal and use the computer as before. With the system password reset CD, you can bypass the administrator password on nearly all Windows systems.

How to Crack Windows 7 Password In a Short Time

June 20th, 2012 by Admin

Here is the situation: You just changed your Windows 7 password. The next morning when you boot your PC, you can’t remember the password to login to your Windows 7. You got nervous and don’t know what to do. Every passwords you entered were wrong. But, be calm… Every problems have their solutions.

All you need is Password Recovery Bundle, a Windows password cracker tool. Borrow someone PC, download the tool and create a password reset CD. Then boot your PC with the CD and perform password cracking. But make sure to set your BIOS to boot from CD or you will end up with boot into Windows 7 logon screen.  Follow the step-by-step instructions to crack Windows 7 password:

  1. Before the work, prepare a blank CD/DVD.  Then install and run Password Recovery Bundle on your computer.  Click Windows Password button to bring up the CD recording dialog, burn the default ISO image onto your CD.  The CD is the Windows password reset CD we’ll later use to crack Windows password.
  2. Insert the Windows password reset CD into your locked computer. Set the computer to boot from the CD.
  3. Restart the computer, it will start to boot from the CD.  After a while, your computer will launch the Reset Windows Password program. The software automatically detects your Windows 7 SAM registry hive and show a list of user accounts existing in your Windows 7 system.
  4. Choose the user account whose password you already forgot, then click Reset Password button to remove the password.
  5. Remove the CD and restart your computer.

“How to crack Windows 7 password in a short time?” You’ve done it now! You’ll find you can get into the computer directly without being asked for password. Not only for Windows 7, the Windows password reset CD you’ve created can also be used to crack Windows password on Windows Server 2008/2003/2000 and Windows 8/Vista/XP/Me.

How to Recover Website Password Saved in IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari

June 20th, 2012 by Admin

In our daily life, Internet is so important. We use the internet to check our emails, login into our online bank account, login to Paypal, check your feed news, and many more. Each of the website requires you to enter your username and password before you can use the services provided. One of the good methods to secure your accounts is to use different password for each account you have. But, the problem to human being is, some of them can’t remember all the passwords they use.

So, is there any method that can helps us to remember all the passwords? Most web browsers, including IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari, have the feature to remember the password we entered so we don’t need to type the password again next time we visit the same website. But, how about if we want to login from someone PC? Like your friend’s PC for example. Your passwords are stored in your PC and not in your friend’s PC. So, how can you login to your account if you can’t remember the password?

Password Recovery Bundle is the software that can help you recover all your website logins and passwords saved in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari web browser.  Easily recover your lost or forgotten passwords in just a few mouse clicks!

How to Recover Website Password Saved in IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari:

  1. Download and install Password Recovery Bundle.
  2. Run Password Recovery Bundle, then click the Start Recovery button. It will bring up a drop-down menu that shows all supported password types.
  3. Under the drop-down menu, you can find the password recovery options for IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari. For example, if you want to recover passwords saved in Firefox, you can select the Firefox Password option.
  4. Once you have chosen the recovery option, All website logins and passwords saved in your web browser will be revealed immediately.

After the website login details are recovered, you can then backup them and use on another computer.

Windows won’t Start with Error “NTLDR is missing”

June 19th, 2012 by Admin

Every once in a while I note, in the forums where I participate, series of questions that appear over and over again. So is the case with the “NTLDR is Missing. Press any Key to Restart” error when the user attempts to boot their system.

What’s NTLDR?

NTLDR is short for NT loader – a program loaded from the hard drive boot sector that displays the Microsoft Windows NT startup menu and helps Microsoft Windows NT load. So when it goes missing for some reason, your windows cannot load. I use Windows XP on a Pentium 4 PC. Though it seemed common on a routine google search, it was not so easy to fix and many forums reported that formatting hard drive was the last solution eventually.

Fix the Error of NTLDR is missing

First please check if your system is trying to boot from a CD or USB stick. Remove the CD and USB stick and try again.  If your computer still throws the same error message at startup, please follow these steps to fix or repair the problem so your system should boot up properly.

  1. Insert your Windows installation DVD into the computer.
  2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
  3. Once in the Windows setup menu, press the R key to repair Windows.
  4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the 1 key and pressing Enter.
  5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
  6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of your Windows installation.  For example, my system drive is C:\ and the CD-ROM drive is E:\. Type the following command to copy the missing files from CD-ROM to your system drive:
    copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
    copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
  7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.

The trick can be used to fix the NTLDR errors with Windows XP/2003/2000/Me. Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista utilize BOOTMGR, not NTLDR.

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