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How to Disable Autorun in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP

August 22nd, 2012 by Admin

Autorun is a feature in Windows that is meant as a convenience. A lot of times it is, but more often than not it become a hassle, as users do not always want to launch a CD or thumbdrive just because they put it in the computer. Aside from that, it is a fast way for viruses to spread. If a thumbdrive contains a virus, all it needs to launch itself is for autorun to initiate.

Keep in mind that just because autorun is disabled you can still get to your CD or USB drive by going to My Computer and launching the CD ROM or USB drive.

How to Disable Autorun in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP:

  1. Launch the Run dialogue box by pressing Win + R, then type Gpedit.msc and press Enter.
  2. The Group Policy window should open. In the left pane, double-click Administrative Templates.
  3. In the right pane, double-click System.
  4. Scroll down and double-click Turn Off Autoplay.
  5. In the Turn Off Autoplay Properties window, select Enabled. Then from the dropdown next to Turn Off Autoplay on, select All drives and then click OK.
  6. Exit Group Policy by selecting File, then choosing Exit from the menu.

So disable the autorun option in Windows to help keep your computer safe from USB transmitted viruses.

How to Reset Windows 7 Admin Password If You Forgot It

August 17th, 2012 by Admin

Forgot Windows 7 admin password and how to reset it? This problems happens more often than we would think! It could be for all sorts of reasons, including:

  • You reset a new password for your Administrator account but you don’t remember it.
  • You don’t use your computer for a long time and forget the password you had set.
  • Someone sneaks into your computer and change your administrator password.

With Microsoft’s improved security over the last few years, it became more difficult to reset Windows 7 administrator password. However, there are still several ways to get around it and I am bringing you one of the easiest ways to reset Windows 7 admin password if you forgot it.

Reset Windows Password is the powerful password recovery software which could help you reset Windows 7 admin password easily. The program runs from a boot CD or USB drive and allows you to reset forgotten administrator password instantly. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Create a Windows Password Reset CD

  1. To prepare for the password-resetting procedure, you need another computer to connect to the Internet, download the Reset Windows Password utility.
  2. Unzip the download file which contains an ISO image file: ResetWindowsPwd.iso.
  3. Next, burn the ISO image to a CD/DVD with any CD burning software such as BurnCDCC. A Windows password reset disk will be ready in one or two minutes.

Step 2: Boot Your Locked PC from the Password Reset CD

  1. Now that you’ve prepared the Windows password reset CD, go to the computer for which you have forgotten the password.
  2. Insert the Windows password reset CD and turn on the computer.
  3. When it is powered on, check the boot-screen for setup key (i.e. DELETE key, F8 key, F2 key) to enter BIOS Setup Utility.
  4. Change its BIOS settings to make it try to boot from the CD first.

Step 3: Reset Windows 7 Admin Password

  1. Once you have configured the BIOS correctly, your computer will boot from the Windows password reset CD.
  2. After a while, the boot CD will launch the Reset Windows Password program.
  3. Choose the SAM registry hive from the list, the program will display a list of Windows user accounts on the computer.
  4. Select the administrator account whose password you forgot, then click Reset Password button.
  5. It will reset your forgotten Windows 7 admin password in no time.

Now take out the password reset CD and reboot your computer. You can then log on Windows 7 as administrator account without be asking for a password.This method is very useful when you forgot Windows 7 admin password and the operating system is inaccessible.

How to Use Parental Controls in Windows 7

August 16th, 2012 by Admin

Windows 7 has built-in parental controls that allows you to control certain aspects of your computer. This is ideal if you don’t want your children accessing certain programs or more importantly don’t want them to access to computer as certain times, such as at night when the computer is in their room.

Windows 7 Parental Controls is easy to setup and you can use it to limit how much computer time children have, as well as which programs and games they can use. So let’s look at how you can setup Windows 7 Parental Controls.

How To Use Parental Controls in Windows 7?

To access Parental Controls open the Start Menu and type parental controls into the Search box and hit Enter.

Next select the account that you want to setup parental controls on. In our screenshot we have selected Test. Remember that the account has to be a standard account and not an administrator account.

Under Parental Controls mark the radio button next to On, enforce current settings. Then you can go through and control their computer time, games, and programs.

Option 1: Set Time Limits

Once you have clicked on time limits you are presented with a grid with days and times as in the image below. This grid allows you to select when access will be allowed or blocked to the account.

Option 2:Control Games
Click on Games to control the type of access your child has to games on the computer. You can completely block all games or select games by ratings and game names. These game ratings are based on the Entertainment Software Rating Board.

Option 3:Control Programs

If you want to restrict certain programs on the machine, click on Allow and block specified programs then scroll through the list of installed programs and block them.

That’s it. The user account is now configured to use Windows 7 Parental Controls. To modify or change these settings the user will need to know the administrator password to change settings. So you need to make sure to password protect your administrator account, otherwise anyone can turn off Parental Controls and use the computer with no restrictions.

How to Remove Administrator Password on Windows 7

August 15th, 2012 by Admin

Forgot the administrator password on your Windows 7 laptop? Or bought a second-hand computer with unknown password? Tried infinite Windows password to login but still no success with any password? How to remove the administrator password without reinstalling Windows 7?

In this guide I’ll show you the easiest way to remove administrator password on Windows 7 if you’ve forgotten the password. No matter if you have a 32-bit or a 64-bit Windows 7 system, you will still be able to remove forgotten Windows 7 administrator password immediately.

How to Remove Administrator Password on Windows 7?

First, you need another computer to connect to the Internet and create a password reset disk. Reset Windows Password utility is a powerful recovery software which enables you to remove forgotten Windows admin/user password easily. The software comes as an ISO image file. Burn the ISO image to a CD or USB drive with ISO2Disc and it’s the password reset disk we’ll used later.

Insert the password reset disk into your computer with a forgotten/unknown admin password. Turn on the computer and go into BIOS, change the boot device order temporarily so your computer will boot from the password reset disk.

Once you’ve configured the BIOS correctly, Power on the computer and it should then boot from the password reset disk now. After one or two minutes, the password reset disk will launch the Reset Windows Password utility.

Select the Windows SAM database from the drop-down list, the program will analyze that file and show all Windows user accounts inside your Windows 7 system.

Choose the administrator account whose password you need to remove, then click Reset Password button and it will remove your forgotten/unknown administrator password instantly.

Remove the password reset disk and restart the computer. Let the password field as blank when you log on as administrator account, the system will allow you to login without any hassle. It’s so simple to remove forgotten administrator password on Windows 7. No need to call someone for help in case you forgot Windows 7 password.

How to Find HomeGroup Password in Windows 7

August 15th, 2012 by Admin

Have you ever used the HomeGroup feature in Windows 7? It’s a great way to share files and printers between all your Windows 7 computers. To setup a new computer into your HomeGroup, you need to know the HomeGroup password. If you have forgotten your HomeGroup password then there is no need to worry as Windows 7 gives an option to view HomeGroup password. To get into the way to find HomeGroup password in Windows 7, follow the steps:

Click on Start button and type HomeGroup in search box, click HomeGroup from search results.

Under “Other homegroup actions” options, you’ll see the “View or print homegroup password” link.

Click on the “View or print homegroup password” link, this will find your HomeGroup password immediately.

Lastly, remember in order to make HomeGroup to work you need at least two or more computers that are connected in the same network. Once you find out the password, type the password in another computer and you’ll see a list of users that are currently in your HomeGroup. Depending on the settings you set to share which folder you can now easily access files between others.

How to Reset Forgotten Windows Password with Ease

August 10th, 2012 by Admin

There may be times when you may have forgotten your Windows passwords and are unable to login to your PC, this can cause huge frustrations, if you do not have any other users on the PC, or do not have access to the administration account.

The most dire consequences of forgetting your password could be reformatting and reinstalling your OS, however there is a way in which you can reset lost Windows passwords for your computer. In this article, I’ll walk you through the steps of using a password reset CD to reset forgotten Windows password with ease.

How to reset forgotten Windows password? The procedure can be divided into 3 steps:

Step 1: Create a Windows Password Reset CD

  1. To prepare for the password-resetting procedure, you need another computer to connect to the Internet, download the Reset Windows Password utility.
  2. Unzip the download file which contains an ISO image file: ResetWindowsPwd.iso.
  3. Next, burn the ISO image to a CD/DVD with any CD burning software such as BurnCDCC. A Windows password reset disk will be ready in one or two minutes.

Step 2: Boot Your Locked PC from the Password Reset CD

  1. Now that you’ve prepared the Windows password reset CD, go to the computer for which you have forgotten the password.
  2. Insert the Windows password reset CD and turn on the computer.
  3. When it is powered on, check the boot-screen for setup key (i.e. DELETE key, F8 key, F2 key) to enter BIOS Setup Utility.
  4. Change its BIOS settings to make it try to boot from the CD first.

Step 3: Reset Forgotten Windows Password

  1. Once you have configured the BIOS correctly, your computer will boot from the Windows password reset CD.
  2. After a while, the boot CD will launch the Reset Windows Password program.
  3. Choose the SAM registry hive from the list, the program will display a list of Windows user accounts on the computer.
  4. Select the user account whose password you forgot, then click Reset Password button.
  5. It will reset your forgotten Windows password in no time.

You’ve done! Eject the password reset CD and restart your computer, you can then log in to Windows system without entering a password. With the password reset CD you can reset forgotten Windows password on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows Server 2008, 2003 and 2000. It also supports 64-bit operating system.

How to Erase Windows Password When You Forgot It

August 7th, 2012 by Admin

I gave my father my old HP computer. He tried to set it up. I thought that I erased the need for a password, but it keeps asking for a password. I know repair workers can bypass and erase passwords. How can I do this to allow my father access to my old computer?

You’ve probably landed on this page while looking to find out how to erase Windows password. Whether you’ve simply forgotten your password, or you want to help your friends or colleagues to erase Windows password, I’m going to show you a really easy way to help you erase Windows password when you forgot it.

You only need to create a Windows password reset disk, then use it to boot your locked computer and it can help you erase Windows password in just a few mouse clicks! Let’s go on the detail steps:

Step 1: Create a Windows Password Reset Disk

  1. To prepare for the password-erasing procedure, you need another computer to connect to the Internet, download the Reset Windows Password utility.
  2. Unzip the download file which contains an ISO image file: ResetWindowsPwd.iso.
  3. Next, burn the ISO image to a CD/DVD or USB flash drive with ISO2Disc software. A Windows password reset disk will be ready in one or two minutes.

Step 2: Boot Your Locked PC from the Password Reset Disk

  1. Now that you’ve prepared the Windows password reset disk, go to the computer for which you have forgotten the password.
  2. Insert the Windows password reset disk and turn on the computer.
  3. When it is powered on, check the boot-screen for setup key (i.e. DELETE key, F8 key, F2 key) to enter BIOS Setup Utility.
  4. Change its BIOS settings to make it try to boot from the CD or USB first.

Step 3: Erase Windows Password

  1. Once you have configured the BIOS correctly, your computer will boot from the Windows password reset disk.
  2. After a while, the boot disk will launch the Reset Windows Password program.
  3. Choose the SAM registry hive from the list, the program will display a list of Windows user accounts on the computer.
  4. Select the user account whose password you want erase, then click Reset Password button.
  5. It will erase the forgotten Windows password in no time.

Now you are done! Remove the Windows password reset disk and restart the computer. It should start as usual now, displaying the Windows logo, and finally showing the Windows login screen. Just click on your login icon (if it asks for a password, leave it blank) and you should enter Windows without the password! Now you can open Windows Control Panel to create a new password for your account. Take care to remember it this time, or you would have to go through this procedure again.

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 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.