How to Delete Windows 7/Vista/XP Password Using USB Drive or CD

June 13th, 2012 by Admin Leave a reply »

A lot of methods are available to crack and recover Windows password. One of the most popular software is Ophcrack. Even I have written a tutorial to cover the steps of recovering Windows 7 password using Ophcrack, many users still can’t get it to work. I think the mainly factor is that Ophcrack is a Linux-based CD and it’s only appropriate for experienced computer users. Also we can’t assure a 100% recovery rate with the software.

In this article I’ll show you a much easier way to delete Windows 7/Vista/XP password using a professional Windows password recovery software – Reset Windows Password. That is what this post is about. I have not found any other method simpler than this one, it resets your forgotten Windows password instantly. We only need to prepare a blank CD or USB drive to perform the password resetting. Let’s go!

How to Delete Windows 7/Vista/XP Password Using USB Drive or CD:

  1. Click this link to download and extract the zip archive of Reset Windows Password, which contains an ISO image file: ResetWindowsPwd.iso.
  2. Burn the ISO image to a blank CD or USB drive using the freeware ISO2Disc.
  3. Now start the system which you want to reset the password by putting the CD or the USB in the computer. While start up you have to make sure that it boots up from the disc you just burned. In order to do this, go to your BIOS settings and change the boot order: move CD/DVD or Removable Device on top of other boot devices.
  4. After booting from the CD or USB drive,  the computer will load a mini Windows PE operating system, not any operating system on your local hard drive.
  5. Less than one minute, the bootdisk will launch the Reset Windows Password program.  It’ll automatically select the Windows SAM registry hive for your Windows installation, also display a list of Windows user accounts.
  6. Choose the user account whose password you want to reset.  Click Reset Password button to delete the forgotten/unknown password.

Now start the computer and you will find that it is not asking for password for the user whose password you just deleted. That’s it, you are done.