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3 Handy Password Recovery Tips In Case You Forgot Windows Password

June 12th, 2012 by Admin

As it’s known to us, a strong password is an important aspect of computer security. Many computer users set an extremely complicated Windows password consisting of various numbers, characters and symbols. It will greatly improve the system security without doubt. But if the user has bad memory, the complex Windows password can be easily forgotten. At that time, one has to find some Windows password recovery tips to unlock the computer.

Have you thought of some tips to avoid the problem of forgetting Windows password? Never write your password on a sticky note plastered to a desk or monitor. If you are easy to forgot Windows password, you can make full of features in Widows: set a password hint to help you recover your Windows password, and create a password reset disk to reset Windows password if your password is forgotten or lost.

1. Set a Windows password Hint

Some systems, like Windows 7, Vista and XP, allow you to create a password hint so that you can get some clues to recall your forgotten Windows password. You can create a password hint easily when you set a Windows password to log on to computer. Please note if your computer is on domain (Active Directory), you cannot create a password hint.

The Windows password hint should be something that can help you recall your forgotten Windows password while it will not leak your Windows password to others. But don’t set a password hint that is easy for others to guess your actual Windows password.

2. Create Windows Password Reset Disk

If you think password hint is not a good option or you can’t think of a good password hint, you can turn to the option of creating a Windows password reset disk. It will be useful for you to reset Windows password if you forgot Windows password in further. Follow these steps to create a Windows password reset disk in advance:

  1. Click Start button, Control Panel, User Accounts and Family Safety and User Accounts.
  2. Click Create a password reset disk in the left pane.
  3. The Forgotten Password Wizard will open, insert a USB flash drive and then click Next.
  4. Select the USB drive which you want to create a password reset disk on, and then click Next.
  5. Enter your current password, and then click Next.
  6. When the progress indicator shows 100% complete, and then click Finish.

Once the Windows password reset disk is created, it can be repeatedly used to reset Windows password without limitation. If it falls into hands of others, he or she will be able to enter your computer by performing Windows password reset with the USB drive. So please keep your password disk in a safe place.

3. Windows Password Recovery

With the development of technology, you can not only set a Windows password composed of letters, numbers and symbols, but also create a password with fingerprint. If you are a Window 7 user, you can enable fingerprint logon.

If you forgot Windows password and don’t have a password disk, you can resort to Windows Password Recovery software such as Password Recovery Bundle. It allows you to easily reset lost or forgotten Windows password by burning a bootable password reset disk. Boot your locked computer from it and you can remove forgottten Windows password instantly.

Create a Windows System Repair Disc for Emergency Use

June 11th, 2012 by Admin

When faced with a computer that won’t start most people tend to panic, worried that all the data on their PC is gone forever. There are many reasons why a computer won’t boot up, it may be due to a blue screen, virus infect or some critical system files are missing or damaged. I don’t know when you are going to have your next computer disaster but I’m sure you are going to have one. So it is always a good idea to prepare a Windows System Repair Disc for emergency use.

Windows System Repair Disc allows users to boot the computer and load Windows Recovery Environment. Windows Recovery Environment offers users a set of recovery tools to help diagnose the problems, recover serious technical errors and restore the computer from a system image. Users can create this repair disc and bring along with their computer/laptop for any emergency use.

Let’s go through the steps you need to do to create a system repair disc that you can use to repair your system.

Part 1: Creating A System Repair Disc

Before you proceed, insert a blank CD/DVD into your CDROM in order to create a system repair disk.

Press Windows + R key combination to bring up the Run box. Type recdisc and press Enter. Another option is to click Start > All Programs > Maintenance > Create a System Repair Disc.

The dialog box opens where you select the right drive and click Create disc.

Windows system will start to prepare the necessary files.

And proceed to create the disc.

After a while, a System Repair Disc will be fine. It only takes up 142MB of space.

Part 2: How To Use A System Repair Disc

If you are having problems with your machine  or the system is failed to boot, just pop in the System Repair Disc and boot from it and enter into Windows Setup [EMS Enabled].

 After it boots up you can access recovery tools or restore the computer back to a system image.

Now you can choose from different recovery options to help you get your machine back up and running.

You never know when an operating system disaster might occur, but having a System Repair Disc is advisable in case it does. Even though this repair disc doesn’t allow users to reinstall the whole Windows OS, it can be a pretty useful tool to boot up Windows and allow users to backup some important data without much delay.

How to Log on to Windows if You Forgot Administrator Password

June 11th, 2012 by Admin

I’m having trouble logging into my user account under Windows 7. It seems that my password is no longer valid and now I can’t get in. The only way I can login to the system is to do so under my son’s account which does not have administrative rights. Also, when I go to Control Panel -> Users (under my son’s account), my user account is not listed. Any ideas how I can resolve this? “

Depending on the access level applied to your son’s account, he may / may not be able to see any other accounts listed on the system. In his case, the access level is low enough that Windows 7 will not display any other user accounts.

The best option here is to reset your account password. You can do this using Password Recovery Bundle. To reset Windows administrator password, first you need to download Password Recovery Bundle onto any other accessible computer (not your locked PC), then follow the steps below:

Part 1: Create a Windows Password Reset Disk

before the work, prepare a blank CD/DVD or a USB drive. Then install and run Password Recovery Bundle on your computer, and you’ll get the interface as follow.

Insert a blank CD, DVD or USB drive into the computer, and click on the Windows Password button. It will prompt a ISO Burning dialog. Choose your prepared disc and click Start Burn button, you’ll get a bootable Windows Password Reset Disk.

Part 2:  Set Your Locked PC to Boot from Windows Password Reset Disk

Boot your locked computer. 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.Use the arrow keys to select the BOOT tab, then change the Boot Device Priority:  Set 1st Boot Device to CDROM or Removable Device. Press F10 to save your changes.

Part 3: Reset Windows Administrator Password

Insert the Windows password reset disk you’ve created into the locked computer. Restart the computer. The computer will load the Windows password reset disk. Once it launches the Reset Windows Password program,  you can see Windows SAM registry hive and all user accounts available on your computer.

Choose the administrator account and click Reset Password button. The program will reset your forgotten administrator password immediately. The last step is to take out of the Windows password reset disk and restart your computer. You’ll find that the computer doesn’t ask you for any password, and you can log on to Windows successfully. To set a new password, make sure that it’s a safe password and you’ll never forget it anymore.

Windows 8 Release Preview Is Released and Available to Download

June 3rd, 2012 by Admin

Windows 8 Release Preview, also known as Release Candidate, is officially released the last day in May with ISO images in 13 languages available to download to the public. Since it’s the last version before the next version of Windows is heading over to RTM, what you will see in this version will be pretty much what you will get in the final release. All surprises will be revealed by now so if you have been waiting you should give it a try now.

According to Microsoft, the final phrase of the RTM process will kick start in about 2 months.

System Requirements

  • 1G or faster Processor
  • 1G (32-bit) or 2G (64-bit) of RAM
  • 16GB (32-bit) or 20GB (64-bit) of free hard drive space
  • Microsoft DirectX 9 graphic device with WDDM driver

To experience the most out of Windows 8, a touch equipped device that supports multi-touch like Tablet is recommended.

Additionally, to access Windows Store and to download and run apps, you will need a screen that has the resolution at least 1024 x 768.

To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.

Download link

The direct download link for English version of ISO images:

Windows 8 Release Preview 64-bit (English) – 3.3GB

SHA1 hash – 0xD76AD96773615E8C504F63564AF749469CFCCD57

Windows 8 Release Preview 32-bit (English) – 2.5GB

SHA1 hash – 0x8BED436F0959E7120A44BF7C29FF0AA962BDEFC9

More downloads for different languages can be found here.

The product key for this Release Preview is also made available to the public:

TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF

How to Reset Forgotten Windows Password for Your Laptop

May 22nd, 2012 by Admin

I change the password on my laptop and didn’t log out for 2 days. When I finally did I forgot the password. Now I can’t get in anything on my computer. How do I reset a forgotten password on my laptop without erasing anything?? Help me please!!

If you forgot Windows password for your laptop (or buy a used laptop with an unknown password) you can’t log into Windows. The first thing to do is try all the passwords you think it might be.

After a few incorrect guesses you will be prompted with a password hint (if one was set up) which may help you remember what it was. If you still don’t know and have tried all the passwords you can think of, it’s time to reset your laptop password.

Password Recovery Bundle is reliable and easy-to-use Windows password recovery software that we’ll use it to reset forgotten laptop password. We need to download the software on another computer you can log in. The software enables us to burn a Windows password reset disk (CD, DVD or USB stick). Have your locked laptop to boot from the password reset disk and it allows you to reset forgotten Windows password safely and easily!

Let’s see the detailed instructions on how to reset forgotten Windows password for a laptop:

  1. Install Password Recovery Bundle onto another computer you have access to.
  2. Launch the program and then click Windows Password button.
  3. On the prompt dialog, follow the on-screen steps to create a Windows password reset disk.
  4. Boot your locked laptop from the Windows password reset disk.
  5. After a while you’ll see the Reset Windows Password screen.
  6. Select the user account with a forgotten password, then click Reset Password to continue.
  7. The program will immediately reset your forgotten Windows password on your laptop.

Now reject the password reset disk and reboot your laptop. The computer will boot as usual and get to the Windows logon screen. Just leave the password field as blank, and you’ll able to successfully log in the system. It’s so easy to reset laptop password if you forgot Windows password and can’t get in.

How to Hack Windows Password with Free Linux Live CD

May 20th, 2012 by Admin

Forgetting Windows password means losing access to important files and settings on your computer. A password hint can provide clues to help you recall your password. But in most situations, we can’t recognize the importance of password hint and leave it as blank when set a new password. How to hack or recover Windows password so you can regain access to your computer?

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to hack Windows password with a Linux live CD – Ophcrack, which is a freeware that can crack Windows password so you can login without making any changes to your computer.

Step 1: Download Ophcrack and Create A Linux Live CD

The first thing we will need to do is download the CD image from Ophcrack’s website. There are two options to download: XP or Vista. So make sure you grab the right one. The Vista download works with Windows Vista or Windows 7, and the only difference between XP and Vista is the “tables” Ophcrack uses to hack the password.

Once the .iso file is downloaded, burn it to a CD using any CD/DVD burning software you like, such as BurnCDCC or ImgBurn. If you are going to be cracking your password on a computer that doesn’t have a CD drive, such as a netbook, you can also burn the ISO image to a USB flash drive using Universal USB Creator.

Step 2: Hack Windows Password

Boot the computer from the Linux Live CD that you created.  On some computers you may have to go into the BIOS settings to change the boot order or push a key to show the boot menu.

Once the disk is done booting, Ophcrack should start automatically and will begin hacking the passwords for all of the users on your computer.

If you have a complex password it will take a lot longer than simple passwords, and with the free tables your password may never be cracked. Once the hack is done you will see the password in plain text, write it down and reboot the machine to login. If your password isn’t hacked, you can also log in as one of the other users with admin rights and then change your password from within Windows.

With the free tables available you will not be able to hack every password, but the paid tables range from $100 to $1000 so you may be better off just resetting your password with Reset Windows Password utility.

How can I Access Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003 if I Forgot Administrator Password

May 6th, 2012 by Admin

Hello, how to reset the administrator password that has been forgot? I cannot log in Windows and my administrator account is disabled. How can I change the my Windows 7 password? I will be thankful that if you give me the idea.

As it’s well known to us, the administrator is the built-in administrative account which has unrestricted access to everything on the computer. So if you have forgotten the administrator password, it’s a daunting task for you to reset the administrator password, especially when it’s the only user with administrative rights.  How can you get out of this situation without formatting and re-installing the operating system?

One method of gaining access to the system is to remove the administrator password using a password reset disk. What’s the most important is that we must create the Windows password reset disk before we forgot administrator password. However I don’t think this approach will help you, otherwise you wouldn’t be sitting here reading article, would you?

Another method is to recover administrator password using Ophcrack LiveCD. Ophcrack is an open source (GPL licensed) program that cracks Windows passwords by using LM hashes through rainbow tables. The program includes the ability to import the hashes from a variety of formats, including dumping directly from the SAM files of Windows. It is claimed that these tables can crack 99.9% of alphanumeric passwords of up to 14 characters in usually a few minutes.  If you’re not ‘techie’ or are short on time, we always recommends the third method below.

A third method is to use Password Recovery Bundle, one of the most popular Windows password recovery software, which will enable you to reset lost Windows password and logon with a blank password. Download and install the software on an accessible computer, it enables you to create a password reset bootdisk. Boot your locked Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003 system from the bootdisk and it enables you to reset / unlock your lost administrator password easily and instantly. Additionally Password Recovery Bundle can also be used to reset domain administrator password on Windows Server 2008/2003/2000.

There are several options for you to regain access to Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003 if you forgot administrator password.  With these methods you should be able to reset Windows administrator password and log on your computer successfully.

Forgot Windows 8 Password? How to Reset Windows 8 Password Easily

April 24th, 2012 by Admin

Forgetting Windows password is one of the most common problems and it can become a critical problem if your system contains important data. Advanced users can easily remove passwords from the computer but average computer users don’t have any idea about password reset disk and other methods to reset the password in Windows 8 or any other Windows versions.

Things will become easier if you have created a password reset disk in Windows 8 beforehand. So in case you have not taken precautionary steps earlier and you forget the password, you can’t create any type of password reset disk without logging into Windows 8. Here, I am going to discuss most of methods to reset Windows 8 password if you have forgotten it.

Option 1: Login with Administrator Account

It is the best way to get Windows 8 password back as by using the Administrator account, you can login on the system and then reset the user password from User management. When you install Windows 8 for the first time, it asks you to create a new user account to use on the computer and once you create it, Windows setup automatically disables the Administrator account and you can’t access it in normal mode. The next time you forget your user password, you can go to Windows Safe Mode and login with Administrator account and reset the user password. By default, Administrator account is automatically enabled in Safe Mode. To open the Safe Mode of any Windows OS, press the F8 (Function key) and after closing the BIOS messages you will see all the available options in Safe Mode and from there select Safe Mode.

Option 2: Login with Hotmail ID and Password

It is well known that Windows 8 offers us multiple ways to log into Windows 8 like using normal username and password, using Hotmail ID and password and finally using PIN password. If you set your Hotmail ID and password for Windows 8 login then you have a chance to get your login details of Windows 8 back. Open your Hotmail email ID on another computer and then change its password with a new one. After changing the Hotmail password, try to login on Windows 8 using the new password and make sure that your Windows 8 is connected to internet during this time.

Option 3: Enter 4 Digit Windows PIN Code

If you have used this way on Windows 8 previously then you can use it again to login on Windows 8. I have mentioned all the possible ways to login on Windows 8 above but if none of them work for you, I have a another solution and that is a bootable password reset disk.

Option 4: Bootable Password Reset Utility

It is the ultimate solution with a 100% success rate. It is the only solution you need if you fail to log into Windows 8 after using all the above methods. Password Recovery Bundle can help us to create a bootable password reset disk on CD/DVD or USB flash drive, which can be used to reset lost Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000 and NT passwords easily. Once you boot and log in with its bootable disk, it will reset the Windows 8 password and make it blank. After that, you can log into Windows 8 without entering any password or you can set a different password after successfully logging into Windows 8 to prevent unauthorized access by someone else.

How to Set up PIN Logon in Windows 8?

February 10th, 2012 by Admin

Windows 8 introduces two new ways of authenticating yourself other than just using a text password. Now you can use a Picture Password, which uses gestures, as well as PIN code. In previous post I covered the details of picture password. Now I’ll show you how to set up PIN logon in Windows 8.

A PIN (Personal Identification Number) is almost the same as a password except you can only use numbers, and it must be 4 digits long—which doesn’t seem that secure, but there’s a chance they will allow longer PIN codes in future versions of Windows 8.

To setup a PIN, go to the Control Panel, click on Users, and then click on Create a PIN.

Now you will have input your password.

Now you will be asked what PIN you want to use, remember 4 DIGITS.

Now when you go to log in, all you have to do is input the 4 Digit number.

Keep in mind that you can continue using a text password to logon if you prefer. Even if you have forgotten the picture password, PIN digits or traditional text password, you can still take advantage of the Reset Windows Password utility to reset/remove the traditional text password. After log on your computer using the blank text password, you are allowed to setup a new picture password or PIN logon again.