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How to Reset Windows 8 Password with Password Reset Disk

July 13th, 2012 by Admin

Password security is important to safeguard your personal information on Windows 8. Without the right password you can’t login into a password protected system. But what if one day you can’t remember your user password? After entering the wrong password you’ll get an error message like “The user name or password is incorrect”.

It is at this stage that you will need a password reset disk. If you have created a Windows 8 password reset disk, then you can follow this guide to reset your forgotten Windows 8 password easily.

How to Reset Windows 8 Password with Password Reset Disk:

  1. Once you’ve typed the wrong password, Windows 8 will show a “Reset password” link below the login box.

  2. After clicking on the “Reset password” link, the Password Reset Wizard dialog will appear. At this point make sure you insert your Windows 8 password reset disk before clicking Next.

  3. Choose your Windows 8 password reset disk from the list. Click Next.

  4. And then type in a new password and a hint for the password. Click Next.

  5. Click on Finish. You’ve successfully reset your forgotten Windows 8 password.

Now you should be able to log into Windows 8 system with your new password. If you forgot Windows 8 password and haven’t created a password reset disk beforehand, then you need to use the Reset Windows Password utility to reset your Windows 8 login password.

Windows 8 Release Date Confirmed as October

July 11th, 2012 by Admin

Microsoft has revealed that it will be releasing Windows 8 to the public this October, as previously planned.

Speaking at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference this week, Tami Reller, VP of Microsoft, explained that the Windows 8 release date was set for late October and the RTM (release to manufacturer) date was penned in for the first week of August.

Microsoft had hinted that it would look to release Windows 8 in October, but this is the first time the company has given any sort of confirmation.

Tablet Time

Reller also revealed that Microsoft has sold 630 million Windows 7 licenses to date, which is a 30 million uplift in sales from the company’s previous announcement in June.

There was also some talk of Microsoft Surface, but nothing concrete on the tablet’s release date.

Interestingly, Steve Ballmer did say that Surface was only a small part of Microsoft’s tablet strategy – and that the company will be relying on partners to release tablets with Windows 8 inside. The biggest rumour so far is that Samsung will be one of the first to release a Windows 8 RT tablet.

Price-wise, it is thought Microsoft Surface will be comparable to other ARM-based tablets.

How to Disable Windows 8 Metro UI

July 1st, 2012 by Admin

Microsoft did a huge change in upcoming Windows 8 and added so called Metro User Interface (UI) which is very good familiar to Windows mobile users. However not all of us like it or navigate through it very easily so that’s why many of you will want to restore the classic Start menu and desktop view. In this tutorial I will show what change you need to perform inside Windows registry and disable Windows 8 Metro UI.

To get started follow steps below:

Step 1: From your Windows 8 Metro Interface type regedit.

Step 2: As soon as you start typing a Search Apps filed will appear on right side with search results on right side.

Step 3: From right side click regedit icon and if User Account Control dialog window appear click Yes.

Step 4: Now the registry window will open. Follow this path HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer.

Step 5: Now double click on RPEnabled.

Step 6: Inside Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value window, under Value data filed change value 1 into 0 and click OK to save changes.

Step 7: Now close all windows and restart your computer.

Next time when you go back to Windows 8 there won’t be Metro style anymore. You can also re-enable the Metro UI by change the RPEnabled value back to 1.

How to Recover Windows Product Key

June 28th, 2012 by Admin

I’ve got a virus on my machine and have to reinstall windows 7. I bought a copy from software for students so it was downloaded. I can’t really remember but I assume I must have also downloaded the product key. I usually keep all my product keys backed up but I can’t find it anywhere. My Question is, is there any way to recover Windows product key from my laptop?

Need to reinstall the OS of your computer but have misplaced the product key? The product key sticker in the bottom of your notebook is scratched? Reinstalling Windows requires you to have the original product key. If you’ve lost your product key, it could become a real nightmare until you can retrieve them back.

It doesn’t have to be this way, though. If you install Product Key Finder now, then it will scan your PC, and recover Windows product key and all the serial numbers for the applications installed. Print out the product keys or save them to disc and you’ll always have your keys to hand.

How to Recover Windows Product Key:

  1. Download and install Product Key Finder on your computer.
  2. Launch Product Key Finder and click the Start Recovery button. It will bring up a drop-down menu that provides three recovery mode: From current system, From non-booting system and From remote computer.
  3. To recover product keys from your current Windows installation, choose the first recovery mode.
  4. The program will scan your Windows registry and recover product keys for Windows, Office and many other software you’ve activated.

If by any chance, you’ve lost your Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003/2000 product key, no need to worry, Product Key Finder can recover it for you. Additionally, Product Key Finder can also recover CD keys for many other applications such as Microsoft Office, SQL Server, VMware, Adobe Reader, etc. It’s very useful when you are going to reinstall or repair your Windows or Office setup but find you’ve lost the keys.

Forgot Windows Administrator Password? Reset It Easily

June 27th, 2012 by Admin

This article will show you how to reset Windows administrator password (for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7) at times when you forgot it or when you want to gain access to a computer for which you do not know the password.

Most of us have experienced a situation where we need to gain access to a computer which is password protected or at times we may forget the administrator password without which it becomes impossible to login to the computer. So here is an excellent password recovery trick which you can use to reset the password or make the password empty (remove the password) so that you can gain administrator access to the computer. You can do this with a powerful Windows password recovery software – Reset Windows Password. This utility works offline, that means you need to shutdown your locked computer and boot off the computer using a CD or USB flash drive. The tool has the following features.

  • You do not need to know the old password to set a new one
  • It will detect and offer to unlock disabled or locked-out user accounts

How It Works?

Most Windows operating systems store the login passwords and encrypted passwords in a file called sam (Security Accounts Manager). This file can be usually found in the directory of \windows\system32\config. This file is a part of Windows registry and remains inaccessible as long as the OS is active. Hence it is necessary that you need to boot off your computer and access this sam file via boot. Reset Windows Password utility intelligently gains access to this file and will reset/remove the password associated with administrator or any other account.

Download the zip archive of Reset Windows Password

Once you download you’ll get a bootable image which you need to burn it onto your CD or USB flash drive. Now boot your locked computer from it and follow the screen instructions to reset the password.

Reset Windows Password can be used to reset lost local administrator/user passwords and change forgotten domain administrator/user passwords on all Windows systems.

Password Protect Your USB Flash Drive with Bitlocker

June 26th, 2012 by Admin

Data security on USB flash drives is a growing concern. USB flash drives, with the size no more than a pack of chewing gums, is always prone to theft or loss. Hence the security of data through USB data encryption is highly important.

There are many USB data encryption tools available, some are free and some are paid. However, did you know that starting from Windows Vista, Microsoft has added a free data encryption tool within the operating system. It is known as Bitlocker. In Windows Vista, it was only available for Business and Ultimate editions.

Bitlocker in Windows Vista was able to encrypt only the hard disks. But in Windows 7, Microsoft has extended the data encryption facility to USB flash drives also and rightly so, the encryption utility has been renamed as BitLocker To Go.

To use Microsoft BitLock to password protect your USB flash drive, please follow the steps below:

1. Right click on your USB flash drive.

2. Click on Turn on BitLocker….

3. Now the BitLocker feature starts encrypt the USB flash drive and its content.

4. Now we will be prompted to set a password or smart card protection for our USB flash drive.

5. Here you need to enter your password which need to to unlock the USB flash drive to continue. After enabling BitLocker feature you need this password to access data stored in the flash drive.

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.

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.