How to Bypass Windows Local Administrator Password with A USB Drive

July 12, 2013 updated by Admin Leave a reply »

If you’re using a single administrator account, it’s surprisingly easy to lock yourself out of your own computer by losing your password. Luckily, its just as easy to get back in again without data loss – so long as you have a blank CD or a USB flash drive. Here’s how to bypass Windows local administrator password with a USB drive.

How to Bypass Windows Local Administrator Password with A USB Drive?

  1. Download the PCUnlocker program from The download file is a zipped ISO image file. Double-click the zip file and the system will display all the contents in a new window. Just drag the pcunlocker.iso file from that window to your desktop or another location you can find easily.
  2. Burn the ISO image to a USB flash drive using ISO2Disc program. The USB flash drive has to be at least 512 MB.
  3. Connect the USB flash drive to your locked computer that you want to bypass Windows local administrator password on. Turn on the computer and change the boot order in BIOS. Make sure the Removable Device is the first boot device.
  4. After booting from the USB flash drive, you’ll see the WinPE operating system start. Just about half a minute later, you’ll see the PCUnlocker program. It displays all your Windows local user accounts.
  5. Choose the local administrator account and click on “Reset Password” button. The program will quickly remove your forgotten Windows local administrator password, as well as unlocking your administrator account if it’s locked out, disabled or expired.
  6. Click on Restart. Unplug the USB flash drive from the computer. Now you can log back into your Windows local administrator account using a blank/empty password.

Forgot your Windows local administrator password? This tutorial allows you to bypass local administrator password on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows Server 2012/2008/2003/2000. If you don’t have a USB drive or your computer doesn’t support USB booting, you can opt to burn PCUnlocker program to a blank CD and use it to bypass Windows local administrator password.