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How to Unlock and Remove PDF Restrictions

August 7th, 2012 by Admin

I have encrypted my important PDF document so that no one can modify it without the owner password long ago. Now I want to print it but I am unable to recall the password I have set. So can anybody please suggest what should I do?

Are you encountering the similar problem and looking for a way to remove the security restrictions on copying, editing and printing? As we all know, a PDF file could be protected with an owner password, which can prevent others from copying, editing or printing. This feature helps a lot to protect the copyright. However, it may also cause some annoying troubles when you forgot the password to your own PDF document.

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to unlock and remove PDF restrictions with PDF Password Recovery program.

  1. Download and install PDF Password Recovery software on your computer.
  2. Run PDF Password Recovery program, then click the button to select your password-protected PDF document (*.pdf), then choose the Remove Owner Password option.PDF Password Recovery
  3. Click the Next button.
  4. The program will instantly decrypt your PDF file and save the decrypted file to the same folder with the original file. “_decrypted” ending is added to the decrypted file.Remove PDF Owner Password

Now you can open the decrypted PDF file without any restriction. PDF Password Recovery is extremely easy to use with its clear and user-friendly GUI interface. Any computer user can use it to unlock and remove PDF restrictions easily.

How to Recover Wireless Password on Windows 8, 7

August 6th, 2012 by Admin

I have a home wireless network and forgot my wireless password. My computer will still connect to the network, but I want to set up additional computers. Using the computer that is already set up and connected, can I somehow figure out what the wireless password is? Some detailed instruction would be helpful.

Forgot the password to your house wireless network? I have covered how to recover lost Wireless network key with WirelessKeyView in my previous post. Now I am going to show you how to recover Wireless password without using any software. In Windows 7/8, it becomes much more easier to recover a lost Wireless password. Let’s go through the steps below and see how can you recover Wireless password easily.

How to Recover Wireless Password on Windows 8, 7:

  1. To recover your wireless password we need to get to the settings for your network adapter, so press the Win + R keyboard combination and type ncpa.cpl in the run box, then hit the enter key.

  2. You will now see all the network adapters in your machine, right-click on the wireless one and select Status from the context menu.
  3. When the Wi-Fi Status dialog loads up, click on the Wireless Propertiesbutton.

  4. Then you will need to switch over to the Security tab. Finally, check the Show characterscheckbox to reveal your password.

  5. That’s all there is to it.

 Note: This trick will only work if you are the local administrator on your machine, otherwise you will be prompted by UAC for administrative credentials.  If you forgot the administrator password, you can use the Reset Windows Password utility to help you reset lost or forgotten Windows password with ease.

How to Reset SQL Server SA Password if You Forgot it

August 5th, 2012 by Admin

I have a local install of SQL Server Express that I haven’t touched in months. Now I need to use it, and I’ve forgotten the SA password. I have tried using SQL Server Management Studio, I have done Single User Mode with SQL Server and used sqlcmd, they all tell me I don’t have permissions for it. I’m afraid that even reinstalling SQL Server Express isn’t going to fix this for me. Does anyone know of any other method to reset the SA password?

Forgot the password of SA account on your SQL Server? You may lost the SA password on a machine, and when you log in to the machine directly using an account in the admin group, SQL Server Management Studio still doesn’t allow you to log in using Windows authentication. So how to reset forgotten SA password if you can’t connect via Windows Authentication?

In this tutorial we’ll show you an easy way to reset SQL Server SA password with SQL Server Password Changer, if you forgot the password and can’t connect to your SQL Server database. The password resetting procedure is simple and you can reset SA password in just a few mouse clicks!

How to Reset SQL Server SA Password if You Forgot it:

  1. Download SQL Server Password Changer on your local PC, install and launch it.
  2. Click the Open File button. Select the SQL Server master database file (master.mdf). Typically it is located in the folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data.Select the SQL Server master database file
  3. The program will automatically decrypt the master database file and display all user accounts in your SQL Server. Select the SA account, click the Change Password button. Type a new password and click OK.SQL Server Password Recovery
  4. The old password will be replaced with your new password. Now you are able to log into the SA account using your new password.

Now you’ve completed the task of resetting SQL Server SA password. No need to worry about forgetting SA password! With SQL Server Password Changer you can reset SQL Server SA password quickly and easily.

How to Remove Windows 7 Password in A Short Time

August 4th, 2012 by Admin

Have you ever experienced that you have forgotten your Windows 7 password? Well that is a terrible experience. Because you might need to do school work or have an important email to send and you can’t access your computer. But there is hope. You can remove Windows 7 password in a short time.

You may think it’s impossible to remove Windows 7 password because you lost the password and couldn’t log into the computer and do anything. That really doesn’t matter. You can use create a password reset bootdisk on another computer, then use it to boot your locked computer. The bootdisk enables you to remove Windows 7 password quickly and easily.

How to Remove Windows 7 Password in A Short Time:

  1. First you need to download Password Recovery Bundle program on another computer. After installing and running the program, click the Windows Password button, which allows you to create a password reset bootdisk in 3 steps. Insert a blank CD/DVD or USB drive into the computer and click Start Burn to create a bootdisk.
  2. Insert the password reset bootdisk you’ve created into the computer which locked you out of it. Turn on the computer and hold down F2 or whatever the setup key is shown as during the initial boot screen. This should bring up the BIOS.
    In the BIOS look for the Boot Device Priority option, set CD/DVD as the 1st boot device if you want to boot from CD. You can either set Removable Device as the 1st boot device if you want to boot off USB drive. Save your changes.
  3. restart the computer and now it will boot from the password reset bootdisk. After one or two minutes the bootdisk will launch the Reset Windows Password utility. Choose the user account whose password you want to remove, and then click Reset Password button. The program will remove your forgotten Windows 7 password instantly.
  4. Now remove the password reset bootdisk and restart the computer, you can then quickly log on Windows 7 system without being asked for a password.

The password reset bootdisk can save you lots of time and frustration! You can also take precautionary steps to create such a bootdisk so you can use it to remove Windows 7 password in case you forgot Windows 7 password next time.

Forgot Windows Password on Your Old Laptop?

August 3rd, 2012 by Admin

Is there anyway to recover, or wipe out, or get past the login screen for Windows XP? I have an old laptop, haven’t used it in 4 years, and want to clean it up and donate – but I can’t remember the login password.

Forgot the administrator password on your old laptop? Just bought an old Dell laptop but didn’t know the Windows password? How to regain use of the laptop without reinstalling the system if you have no idea idea what the password is? In this tutorial I’ll show you how to reset lost or forgotten Windows password on your old laptop.

How to Reset Forgotten Windows Password on Your Old Laptop:

  1. Before the work, prepare a blank CD/DVD. Then install and run Password Recovery Bundle on another accessible computer. Click Windows Password button to bring up the ISO burning dialog, then burn the default ISO image onto your CD.
  2. Insert the CD into your old laptop. Set the laptop to boot from the CD.
  3. Restart the laptop, it will start to boot from the CD. After a while, your laptop will launch the Reset Windows Password program. The software automatically detects the Windows SAM registry hive and show a list of user accounts existing on your laptop.

  4. Choose the user account whose password you already forgot, then click Reset Password button to reset your forgotten laptop password.
  5. Remove the CD and restart your computer.

Now you should be able to log on your laptop without entering a password. If you laptop doesn’t have CD-ROM drive, Password Recovery Bundle also enables you to create a Windows password reset USB drive and you can reset your laptop password using the same method above. This guide can help you reset forgotten Windows 7/Vista/XP/2003/2000 password on all brands laptop.

PST Password Recovery

August 2nd, 2012 by Admin

Forgot your PST password? Is there any way to recover the password? What to do if you have some very urgent emails in it? If you’re an Outlook user, you should know that Microsoft Outlook automatically stores email messages, contacts, appointments, tasks, notes and journal entries in a personal storage folder, also known as a .PST file. So you’ll get big trouble if you can’t recall the PST password.

This guide will show you how to recover forgotten PST password with PST password recovery software. Outlook password recovery is one of the best PST password recovery tool which can help you easily unlock and open any password-protected PST files. Now, let’s go through the step-by-step PST password recovery guide together.

  1. Install Outlook Password Recovery program on your computer.
  2. Start the program and then click Unlock PST File button. You’ll be prompted to select your Outlook PST file.

  3. After choosing your Outlook PST file, click OK.
  4. The program will analyze the Outlook PST file and recover your forgotten password instantly.

With this guide you can easily recover PST password from Microsoft Outlook 2012, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, etc. This PST password recovery tool also works with your old .PST file backed up in your USB flash drive.

How to Restore Windows Password with Ease

August 2nd, 2012 by Admin

Forgot Windows password and can’t log in to your computer? You can restore Windows to a recent restore point during which you were able to successfully log on to the system.  The System Restore feature will make sure that you don’t lose any documents. However, programs that have been installed since the corresponding restore point have to be installed again. So is there a better way to fix this issue without reinstalling anything?

The best and easiest way is to restore your forgotten Windows password. To begin, you need to create a Windows password reset CD on another accessible computer, then boot your locked computer from the CD so you can restore Windows password easily.

How to Restore Windows Password with Ease:

  1. Download the Reset Windows Password utility from this link: http://www.top-password.com/reset-windows-password.html. Unzip the download file. After you unzip it, there is an ISO image file: ResetWindowsPwd.iso, which is what you need to burn.
  2. Burn the ISO image file to a blank CD or USB drive using the ISO2Disc utility. Here we’re going to use CD to create a password reset disk.
  3. Now we need to set your locked computer to boot from CD. Turn on the computer. Normally, the BIOS screen tells you the keyboard key you need to press to enter into BIOS Setup Utility. On most computers is Del, F2, F9 or F12 but yours might be different, so watch out for that on the boot-up menu.
  4. After entering into BIOS, set CD/DVD as the 1st boot device so you can boot off the CD; or set Removable Device as the 1st boot device if you want to boot from USB drive.
  5. Once your computer boots from the CD, it will load the Windows PE operating system on your CD.
  6. After one or two minutes, it will launch the Reset Windows Password program.
  7. Select the Windows SAM registry file for your desired Windows installation if there is more than one. The program will list all your Windows user accounts.
  8. Choose a user account and then click Reset Password button. It will restore your forgotten Windows password and you can then log in to your system with a blank password.

After password restoring, you can regain access to all your data and files on your computer. No need to reinstall the operating system or any program installed on your computer.  With this guide you can restore Windows password on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows Server 2008, 2003 and 2000.

How to Change Windows 7 Logon Screen

August 2nd, 2012 by Admin

Ever wanted to change the default background of the Windows 7 logon screen? It is easier than you might imagine. While there are loads of 3rd party tools out there that will do this, and more, we’ve got a nice technique that won’t require you to install any additional software at all.

All you have to do is change a single registry value and put an image file in the correct location. You can set any image you like as your logon screen. To change Windows 7 logon screen, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Enable Custom Backgrounds

Firstly, to enable the background of the logon screen to be changed, we need to make a change in the registry editor. Click your Start button and type in regedit and press enter.

Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background

Here you’ll hopefully see an DWORD value named OEMBackground. If it isn’t there then you’ll need to create it – right-click in the right hand pane and choose New. Create a new DWORD value and call it OEMBackground.

Double click on the DWORD and set its value to 1.

Step 2: Select A Background Image

Windows will look for your background image in C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds – by default the info folder won’t exist, so create it inside of the oobe folder, open it up and then create a backgrounds folder. Place the image that you want to have as the background inside of here. For best results try to use an image which is the same size as your screen resolution so that it doesn’t get stretched or distorted. It is important to note that the maximum allowed size of the image is 256kb.

That’s all there is to it – the image will be the background for the logon screen with immediate effect, you don’t even need to restart your computer. If you are following the steps while reading this then press the Windows logo key+L to lock your screen and you’ll see the background image is the one you have selected.

How to Change Windows Domain Password if You Forgot it

August 1st, 2012 by Admin

I just lost my domain administrator password so can anyone please do tell me how to change it so that I can log onto domain controller or add any further machines into domain via that account. I would be waiting anxiously for all your suggestions.

In Windows 2008/2003/2000, if the server is a domain controller, you must set a strong password to meet the password policy requirements when you create a new account. By default, domain password requires at least 7 characters and at least 1 numeric character or at least 1 special character (*&^%$#@, etc.). You may also be forced to change the password on a regular basis. So there is a big chance that you would forgot the password. What to do if you forgot Windows domain password and can’t log in with any other account?

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to change Windows domain password if you forgot it. Follow the steps below you can change your forgotten domain password on Windows Server 2008/2003/2000 in minutes.

How to Change Windows Domain Password:

  1. Download Password Recovery Bundle and save it on any accessible computer. Install and launch Password Recovery Bundle, then click Windows Password button, the pop-up dialog enables you to create a password reset CD.
  2. To make your locked computer boot off the password reset disk, head over to the computer’s BIOS and make some changes: Set CD-ROM as the 1st boot device.
  3. Insert the password reset disk you’ve created into your locked computer. Restart the computer. You’ll notice the boot screen is not the same as usual because it is loading from the password reset disk now.
  4. It takes a while to load some necessary files and launch the Reset Windows Password utility. Here we’re going to change Windows Domain password, so we choose the Reset Active Directory Password option. It will display a list of domain user accounts on your domain controller.
  5. Choose a domain account whose password you forgot, then click Reset Password button. The program will change its password to Password123 by default.
  6. Remove the password reset disk and restart the computer.

Now you’ve successfully changed Windows domain password on your domain controller. You can then log on the computer with your new password.