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Windows Password Finder

Lots of computer users think that they need to reinstall the system after forgetting Windows login password. Actually that's not the only way to help you out. The easiest and fastest way is to reset your lost Windows password with Windows Password Finder. It also can save you lots of time if you don't have a system reinstallation disk. No need to backup your important data stored on your computer.

To reset lost Windows password, you only need to create a Windows Password Finder bootdisk to help you get into your locked computer and perform the password resetting. All this takes you 3 steps.


Step 1: Create a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive

Download the Windows Password Finder and save it on any computer you have access to. Unzip the downloaded file, there should be an ISO image file: windows_password_finder.iso. You can use the BurnCDCC program to burn the ISO image to a blank CD/DVD, or burn it to a USB flash drive using USB Burner.


Set BIOS to boot from Windows Password Finder boot CD

Step 2: Set BIOS to boot from CD/DVD or USB flash drive

Boot your locked computer. When it is powered on, check the boot-screen for setup key (i.e. DELETE key, F8 key, F2 key) to enter BIOS Setup Utility.


Choose the BOOT menu and set Boot Device Priority option: Set the 1st Boot Device to CD/DVD-ROM if what you created is a bootable CD/DVD, or set the 1st Boot Device to Removable Device for booting from USB flash drive. Press F10 to save your changes.


Set BIOS to boot from Windows Password Finder boot CD

Step 3: Boot Your Computer from CD/DVD or USB flash drive

Insert the newly burned CD/DVD or USB flash drive on your locked computer and restart the computer. The boot loading screen should appear immediately.


Windows Password Finder boot CD is initializing.


After completion of boot process, you see the main window of Windows Password Finder.


Step 4: Reset Windows Password

Reset Windows Local Password: Select your Windows SAM registry file, the program will automatically list all user accounts. Select a user account and click the Reset button to reset the password to blank.


Reset Windows Local Administrator/User Password


Reset AD Domain Password (For domain controller only): Select your Windows Active Directory database (ntds.dit) file, the program will automatically list all domain accounts. Select a user account and click the Reset button to change the password to Password123.


Reset Windows Domain Administrator/User Password


Click the Exit button and take out the password reset disk. Restart your computer, you'll find you can get into the computer directly without being asked for password.

Sounds good?Go ahead and try Windows Password Finder today!