Windows lets you create a password reset disk so that you can access your PC and user account even if you forget the password. But the problem is that many Windows users don’t create a password reset disk after setting up a complex password.
Users who don’t have a password reset disk and want to recover the admin password have quite a few options. One can easily bypass the logon screen password, reset account password with the help of bootable CDS such as Ultimate Boot CD and System Rescue CD. But the catch is that these Linux-based boot CDs aren’t very easy-to-use and novice users may find it difficult to use them.
While there are tens of software with easy-to-use UI available to recover Windows password, almost all of them are available for a price.
If you have forgot your Windows administrator password and want to recover the same without buying any software, we suggest you try out a free Windows password recovery tool named Recover My Password.
Lazesoft Recover My Password Home Edition is a powerful software to clear the admin password with a few mouse clicks. Recovery My Password is capable of resetting local administrator password, domain administrator password, and recover product keys from unbootable Windows installations.
Resetting the administrator password using Recover My Password is fairly simple. Download the setup file on a PC that you have access to, install and launch the software, click on create a bootable CD or create a bootable USB to create bootable media containing Recovery My Password. Boot your PC using Recovery My Password, select Lazesoft Live CD option and then follow the simple on-screen instructions to clear the password. Reboot your computer and setup a new password for your account.
Lazesoft Recovery My Password Home Edition is free for home users only. The current version of the software is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
We tested Recover My Password Home Edition on our Windows 8 machine with a local account and can confirm that it works as advertised. Please note that Recovery My Password might not be able to reset your password if you’re using your Microsoft account to log-in to Windows 8.
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