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Reset Windows Password

Reset Windows Password

A lost password or locked Windows account is the most frequent problem data recovery specialists have to deal with. You could format the hard drive or reinstall your operating system, but that wouldn't keep you from partial loss of data, personal settings, and extra headaches. Besides, all that can take some time. There is a quicker and more elegant way out of this situation. Just run Reset Windows Passwords from a bootable CD or USB and reset the forgotten password or unlock the account. It's a matter of a few minutes! Reset Windows Password is the most powerful solution for recovering or bypassing all types of Windows account passwords: user, administrator, Active Directory accounts, and domain users/admins.

The program's designed is easy to operate and is good for inexperienced users. On the other hand, the password lookup algorithms are unique and not used in any similar application. Unlike other utilities, Reset Windows Password is the only program that can CORRECTLY process all types of Windows accounts.

But what it makes really unique, apart from AI algorithms you will never face in any similar application, is a lot of forensic investigation tools such as recent user activity, web browsing history, network/hardware/software installation history, hardware access tracking, Windows timeline activity, Windows clipboard history, system events viewer, recently opened applications and much more.

If you need a more professional utility for Windows password recovery and audit, try out our Windows Password Recovery tool.


How it looks and works
Reset Windows Password - screenshots and documentation
Three simple steps to create a bootable CD, DVD or USB disk
Modifying BIOS to boot from RWP disk, questions, and answers
Running RWP from the bootable disk
Running the program using UEFI's boot media selection option

How it works (video)
Working with Reset Windows Password: creating the bootable disk, loading the program, changing a forgotten password.

2 GB of RAM, 64-bit compatible CPU, CD-ROM (DVD) or USB drive, OS based on Windows NT. The size of the bootable USB drive should be 512 MB or bigger (Microsoft recommends a 2-32 GB USB stick for better compatibility).

Operating systems: Windows NT-11, Windows server 2000-2022. File systems: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, ReFS. The BIOS should support booting from CD/DVD or USB devices.

Supported languages
Brazilian, Chinese, Croatian, English, French, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, German, Italian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Thai.

Despite the fact that the program comes with several popular mass-storage drivers (ATI, Highpoint, Intel, Jmicron, Marvell, Nvidia, Silicon Image, Sis, Uli, Via, Vmware), some PCs may require a 3d-party hard disk driver. Please refer to your motherboard manual.

Known issues and bugs
- If the target computer has 2 or more logical drives, the sequence of the letters for these disks may be set totally different than in the original system.
- If you are resetting a password of the built-in Administrator in Windows XP Home edition or in some versions of Windows, please keep in mind that in order to activate the internal administrator account, you would need to load the system in safe mode.
- After you reset the password, you may temporarily lose access to your Web site passwords, file share credentials, Wireless connection passwords, EFS-encrypted files, e-mails encrypted with your private keys, other personal data encrypted with DPAPI. For more detailed information, refer to Microsoft's article.
- In certain cases, password reset has no effect. For example, if you're trying to reset a password on an RODC, or the target account belongs to 'Denied RODC Password Replication Group'.
- Password reset (as well as other features that require disk-write operations) on a virtual OS will have no effect.
- Some UEFI-based PCs have compatibility issues with certain USB devices. If that's your case, consider creating the RWP bootable CD instead or try out the 'Max compatibility' mode of our IsoBurner tool.
- Some anti-virus software may incorrectly treat the program as potentially dangerous or block the IsoBurner tool from being creating a bootable environment. Contact your AV vendor to eliminate the problem.

Technical support
The product includes one year of free updates and lifetime support/maintenance.

An unregistered version of Reset Windows Password shows only the first 3 characters of the found passwords and has some functional limitations. After the program is purchased, you'll get:

  • One year of free updates, lifetime support, and maintenance
  • The personal, confidential help in solving out passwords recovery problems

The software is available in three editions: Light, Standard, and Advanced. A detailed list of features for each edition is available here.

Additional downloads
With this program, people often download the following items:


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