Get Started with Windows Password Changer
Did you forget Windows administrator password and can't remember it? General speaking, you can choose to immediately reinstall the system if you have a system disk and don't have any important data stored on your computer. But if you don't have this type of disk and can't borrow one, Windows Password Changer can lend you a hand to help you reset lost Windows password easily.
To reset lost Windows password, you only need to create a Windows password reset bootdisk to help you get into your locked computer and perform the password resetting.
Step 1: Create a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive
Download the Windows Password Changer and save it on any computer you have access to. Unzip the downloaded file, there should be an ISO image file: passwordchanger.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.
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.
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.
After completion of boot process, you see the main window of Windows Password Changer.
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 Password button to remove the 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 Password button to change the password to Password123.
Click the Reboot 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.