How to Reset Lost Parental Controls Password in Windows 8/7/Vista

May 24th, 2013 by Admin Leave a reply »

Using parental controls in Windows 8/7/Vista, you can control the times that your children can use your computer, the kinds of games they can play, and the programs they can access. If you realize that you have forgotten your parental controls password, then you are unable to log on the administrator account and change the parental controls settings. In this article we’ll explain how to reset lost parental controls password in Windows 8, 7 and Vista.

How to Reset Lost Parental Controls Password in Windows 8/7/Vista?

To disable or make some changes with your parental controls settings, you’ll need to log on the computer with administrator account. In case you lost or forgot your admin password, you can reset it easily by following these steps:

  1. Download the self-extracting Zip file of Reset Windows Password package.
  2. Unzip the download file, there is a bootable ISO image: ResetWindowsPwd.iso. Burn it onto a blank CD/DVD or USB stick using ISO2Disc or any CD/DVD burning software you like.
  3. Boot the computer with parental controls enabled from the Live CD/USB drive you’ve burned.
  4. Wait until the boot process is complete. When a window pops up with all your Windows accounts, select the administrator user account and then click the Reset Password button.

    Reset Windows Password

  5. The program will unlock and reset your lost administrator password immediately.
  6. Take out the Live CD/USB drive and restart the computer, you can then log in to the administrator account without entering a password.

So this is how can you reset lost parental controls password in Windows 8, 7 and Vista. If you are very tech savvy and need to recover the original administrator password without resetting it, you can try the free Windows password recovery software: Ophcrack.