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The Fastest Way to Remove A Forgotten Windows XP Password

August 13th, 2013 by Admin

What to do if you forgot Windows XP password? If you don’t have a password reset disk and the password hint doesn’t help you, there is no other way around it years ago. But nowadays you can remove a forgotten Windows XP password right away.

PCUnlocker is probably the fastest and easiest way to remove a Windows password. All you have to do is insert the PCUnlocker boot CD, and the tool enables you to reset password in just a few mouse clicks!

How to Remove A Forgotten Windows XP Password?

PCUnlocker comes as an ISO image which you have to burn to a CD. It is also possible to boot from a USB stick. The freeware ISO2Disc enables you to burn the ISO image of PCUnlocker to a CD or USB stick easily.

Shortly after the PCUnlocker boot CD starts loading, you’ll see the PCUnlocker program itself. This program displays a list of user accounts for your Windows XP system. If you’ve set up a dual-boot system, make sure you choose the SAM file of your desired operating system.

Choose a user account that you want to remove the password of, and then click on “Reset Password” button. The program will remove your forgotten Windows XP password instantly, and also tweak your account’s improper settings that prevent you from logging in to Windows.

Now restart the computer and remove the PCUnlocker boot CD. You can then log back into Windows XP user account without a password! It’s that simple!

You can now bookmark this page so you can come back in a few months when you have again forgotten your password, or you could create a PCUnlocker boot CD right away.

How to Remove Lost Windows XP Administrator Password

July 14th, 2013 by Admin

I have lost the administrator password to my machine which is running Windows XP Pro. I have changed my password a few days ago but now I couldn’t remember the new password. Is there a way to reset or remove it without having to wipe and reload my computer?

If you happen to forget your Windows XP administrator password, or if someone changed it, and you think there is no chance of accessing your operating system, instead of reformatting your system and lose all your important files. Luckily there is a quick and effective way to remove lost Windows XP administrator password. As long as you have a PCUnlocker Live CD, you can boot your computer from the CD which provides you an easy way to reset Windows XP password instantly.

How to Remove Lost Windows XP Administrator Password?

  1. Download the zipped ISO image of PCUnlocker on an alternate PC you can log on to. Unzip the download file and you’ll see a bootable ISO image file: pcunlocker.iso, which need to be burned on to a CD (or USB flash drive) using ISO2Disc program.
  2. After you’ve created a PCUnlocker Live CD, connect it to your locked computer that you want to remove the lost Windows XP administrator password for. When the computer is booting, you will need to press the correct key to get into the Boot Menu. It is usually F12 or Del key. Once in the Boot Menu, select the CD/DVD-ROM Drive that you just created and press Enter.
  3. Now comes the easy part. Just sit back and wait for the computer to load the WinPE operating system which is installed on your Live CD. After about half a minute, you’ll see the PCUnlocker program which displays a list of local user accounts that are detected on your computer.
  4. Choose the administrator account and click on Reset Password button. The program will remove your lost Windows XP administrator password, and also tweak your account’s settings in case the administrator account is locked out, disabled or expired.
  5. Restart the computer and remove the Live CD. Now you can log back into your Windows XP administrator account with a blank/empty password.

PCUnlocker can be used as a safe and easy solution to remove existing Windows XP administrator password that has been forgotten, lost or simply do no have. Besides the abilities of resetting passwords, PCUnlocker can also unlock the administrator account that is locked out, disabled or expired.

Lost Windows XP Password – How to Get Back In?

April 12th, 2013 by Admin

Lost Windows XP password? How do you get back in? Is there a way to override or reset the password without wiping the entire system? Well, it is nearly impossible to recover the original password, but you can reset it easily, and Reset Windows Password utility can help. This tutorial will explain the process involved for resetting lost Windows XP password so you can get back in your computer quickly!

Lost Windows XP Password? A Simple Way to Get Back in Your Computer

Reset Windows Password utility is a program which runs from a bootable CD or USB flash drive. To reset your lost Windows XP password, you need to access to a computer with internet access in order to install the program to a CD or USB drive. After installing, you can use the CD/USB drive to boot off your locked PC and remove the login password instantly. Here are detailed instructions:

Step 1: Download

Download the Reset Windows Password utility on an alternate PC with internet access. Once the download completes Right-click the .zip file and Select “Extract All”. This will decompress the contents, which there should just be a single .iso file inside.

Step 2: Installing to CD or USB Drive

Next, use the freeware ISO2Disc to make a bootable CD/USB drive from the ISO image you downloaded in the previous step. Open up ISO2Disc program and click on “Browse” button to locate the ISO file and choose the blank CD or USB flash drive you’ve plugged in, then click on Start Burn. A password reset bootdisk will be created in minutes.

Step 3: Change Boot Order in BIOS

Insert the bootable CD/USB drive into your Windows XP computer which is locked out. Restart the computer and hold down F2 or whatever the setup key is shown as during the initial boot screen. This should bring up the BIOS. Change the boot order in BIOS so your computer will boot from the CD/USB drive prior to the hard drive.

Step 4: Boot from the CD/USB Drive

If you set up the BIOS correctly the computer should automatically boot from the bootable CD/USB drive. When it loads to the Reset Windows Password screen, click on “Reset Local Admin/User Password” option. It will display a list of Windows local user accounts existing in your Windows XP system.

Step 5: Reset Lost Windows XP Password

Choose a user account and click on “Reset Password” button, it will reset/remove your lost Windows XP password in seconds. Remove the CD/USB drive and restart the computer, you can then immediately get back in your Windows XP system without typing a password!

The procedure is so simple that nearly every user with some basic computer skills can use it to reset Windows XP password easily when they forgot or lost Windows XP password. This method also works with Windows 8, 7, Vista and other operating systems.

Forgot Windows XP Administrator Password

March 28th, 2013 by Admin

If you ever find yourself in a situation that your Windows XP computer is locked out because you’ve forgotten the administrator password, and you’ve already tried the Safe Mode and it doesn’t work, what else can you do?

Luckily there is a solution that can actually take you away from your frustrations with a password cracking application called Reset Windows Password. This is a great software that allows you to reset Windows XP administrator password even if you’re completely locked out of Windows. Follow this tutorial you can regain access to your computer in minutes.

How to Unlock Your Computer When Forgot Windows XP Administrator Password?

Before you begin the process of password resetting, you’ll first need a different computer with internet access to start your work. You also need a USB stick or a blank CD to make a password reset Live disc that would be used on your locked Windows XP computer.

Step 1: Make a Password Reset Live Disc

Download the self-extracting archive of Reset Windows Password utility on to your alternate computer. Once downloaded, extract the ISO file (ResetWindowsPwd.iso) from the ZIP file. Feel free to do this using the integrated tool in Windows or a dedicated program like WinZip.

Now you need to burn the ISO image file (ResetWindowsPwd.iso) to a CD or USB stick. There are many free burning programs which can do it easily, such as BurnCDCC, ImgBurn, ISO2Dic, etc.

Step 2: Boot Windows XP Computer from the Live Disc

Insert the password reset Live disc into the Windows XP computer that you’re trying to gain access to. Restart the computer and press the appropriate key (also called “BIOS Key”) at the start of the boot-up process – often when the manufacturer’s logo appears on screen – and you’ll be taken to the BIOS Setup screen. Change the boot order in BIOS to set the USB or CD as your first option for boot device and boot the computer from it.

Step 3: Reset Windows XP Administrator Password

Once the locked computer boots from the Live disc, it will load the Windows PE operating system inside the Live disc and open up the Reset Windows Password program. The program automatically finds the Windows XP installations on your hard drive, and analyzes the SAM (Security Accounts Manager) database and displays all Windows user accounts existing in your system.

Just choose the administrator account which you want to do a password reset, and click on “Reset Password” button. It will reset your forgotten Windows XP administrator password immediately!


Forgot Windows XP administrator password? Once you have done everything correct and now restart your computer, you will find that you can easily log into your system and an admin account is listed on the login screen. Select the administrator account and it will lead you to the desktop screen. You can now change your other user account’s passwords as well.

How to Crack Windows XP Password

July 8th, 2012 by Admin

Forgot your Windows XP password? The computer won’t recognize your password which you set up some weeks ago and you’re locked out of Windows XP? Try to repair Windows on your laptop but it is asking for administrator password? How to recover or crack the password?

You can find a variety of ways to crack Windows XP password, but most of them are complicated and time consuming. However, I highly recommend that you create a Windows XP password cracking disk which is not only easy to create, but also simple to crack your password.

How to Crack Windows XP Password:

  1. Download the self-extracting package of Reset Windows Password utility. Unzip the download file, then burn the ISO image file: ResetWindowsPwd.iso to a CD or USB flash drive.
  2. Insert the password cracking disk into your locked Windows XP computer. Let the computer to boot from it. To do this you may have to enter into BIOS and set CD or USB as the first boot device.
  3. It may take a minute for the bootdisk to load some required system files and launch the Reset Windows Password utility.

  4. On the main screen of Reset Windows Password utility, you can choose the Windows SAM registry hive. The program will display all user accounts inside the SAM database.
  5. Choose a user account whose password you want to crack, then click Reset Password button to remove your forgotten password.

Reboot your computer and remove the password cracking disk, you’ll be able to login Windows XP user account without being asked for a password. The password cracking procedure is so simple that even a complete computer novice can crack Windows XP password in minutes. What’s more, the password cracking disk can also be used to crack Windows 8/7/Vista/2008/2003/2000 password.

How to Bypass Windows XP Password with Ease

June 26th, 2012 by Admin

I am running Windows XP Pro and I forgot the administrator password. Is there a program or something that can help me bypass Windows XP password? I have very important data in that computer.

Whether you’re a beginning computer user or someone with experience using Windows XP system, there is still a chance to forgot Windows XP password and end up having to reinstall the whole operating system. Actually, the most efficient way is to bypass Windows XP password. Here I’ll show you how to easily bypass Windows XP password with Password Recovery Bundle.

How to Bypass Windows XP Password:

  1. Before the work, prepare a blank CD/DVD. Then install and run Password Recovery Bundle on another accessible computer. Click Windows Password button to bring up the CD recording dialog, then burn the default ISO image onto your CD. The CD is the Windows password reset CD we’ll later use to bypass 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 XP SAM registry hive and show a list of user accounts existing in your Windows XP 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.

Now you’ve bypassed Windows XP password and you’ll be able to log on your computer with a blank password. Apart from Windows XP, Password Recovery Bundle can also help you bypass Windows 8/7/Vista passwords with ease. No need to reinstall Windows if you forgot Windows password next time.

How to Regain Access to Your Computer When Forgot Windows XP Password

June 25th, 2012 by Admin

If you forgot Windows XP password, how can you recover it or otherwise how to start the computer without losing valuable information that is already stored in the system?

All of us have a password to protect our own computer.  If you find yourself locked out of a Windows XP computer because you lost or forgot your password, here is a tutorial that will help you reset Windows XP password, so you can easily regain access to your computer when you forgot Windows XP password.

There are many password recovery tools which could be used to recover Windows password, but most of them require that you can still log on your computer and get into Windows to install them. So if you are locked out of your computer and can’t log in using any administrator account, those tools are useless to you. The most effective and guarantee way is to create a password reset disk on another accessible computer, then use it to boot your locked computer and perform password recovery.

How to Reset Forgotten Windows XP Password:

  1. Download the zip archive of Reset Windows Password utility. Unzip it and burn the ISO image to a blank CD or USB stick.
  2. Insert the CD or USB stick into your locked computer and let your computer boot from it.
  3. After a while the bootdisk will launch the Reset Windows Password utility, which shows all user accounts available for your Windows XP installation. By default the Reset Local Admin/User Password option will be selected, the program will display a list of Windows local user accounts. The Reset Active Directory Password option is intended for resetting domain administrator password on domain controller. So we choose the first option.
  4. Choose the user account whose password you forgot, then click Reset Password button to remove your forgotten Windows XP password.

The last step is to remove the CD or USB stick, then restart the computer and you’ll be able to log in without a password and regain access to your computer immediately. No need to struggle to recall your password when you forgot Windows XP password next time.

Forgot Windows XP Password? How to Reset it with Sticky Key

June 15th, 2012 by Admin

Forgot Windows XP password? There are many ways to unlock your Windows installation if you forgot Windows password and can’t log on your computer. Today I’ll show you another procedure to reset Windows XP password with Sticky key. The main advantage of this password reset method is that you don’t need third-party software,  but it requires that you have a Windows PE bootdisk, or create one if you don’t have.

Note: For average computer users, we recommend you to use this password reset utility to reset your forgotten Windows XP password – Reset Windows Password.  The software also works with Windows 8/7/Vista and Windows Server 2008/2003/2000.

Supposed you have created a Windows PE bootdisk, then follow these steps below to reset Windows XP administrator password:

  1. Boot from Windows PE and access the command prompt.
  2. Find the drive letter of the partition where Windows XP is installed. It is usually C:. To find the drive letter, type C: (or D:, respectively) and search for the Windows folder. Note that Windows PE usually resides on X:.
  3. Type the following command (replace “c:” with the correct drive letter if Windows is not located on C:):
    copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\
    This creates a copy of sethc.exe to restore later.
  4. Type this command to replace sethc.exe with cmd.exe:
    copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe
    Reboot your computer and start the Windows installation where you forgot the administrator password.
  5. After you see the logon screen, press the SHIFT key five times.
  6. You should see a command prompt where you can enter the following command to reset the Windows password:
    net user administrator new_password
    If you want to reset other account password, replace administrator with your desired account.
  7. You can now log on with the new password.

I recommend that you replace sethc.exe with the copy you stored in the root folder of your system drive in step 3. For this, you have to boot up again with Windows PE because you can’t replace system files while the Windows installation is online. Then you have to enter this command:

copy /y c:\sethc.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

Now you are done! The sticky key trick takes advantage of the security holes in all current available Windows system. So I can’t assure if it will also work with Windows 8 or later operating system.