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How to Use Windows Password Reset

David James
Updated on Aug 29, 2023

Windows Password Reset [Download] is a reliable password reset tool, which as the name suggests, works with Windows platform, including Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP versions. The program creates its own boot environment, enabling you create a password reset CD/DVD disc or USB flash drive that you can then use it to reset the lost password to blank.

There are three editions of this tool: Standard, Platinum and Ultimate. The biggest difference is that only the Platinum and Ultimate support creating bootable USB password reset disc. And the Ultimate version can even create a new Admin account.

The following steps illustrate how to reset a Windows password using the application. In this article I take a Windows 7 machine for example, but the method also work for any other versions of Windows system, no matter it's 32-bit or 64-bit.


Create a bootable password reset disc

Click the link above to download the program on an accessible computer, then install it.

Open up it, you'll get its main interface like this.

Insert a CD/ DVD or USB flash drive into the computer. Then click the corresponding button to burn the ISO file of the program to create a Windows password reset disc. For example, if you're using a USB drive, just press the Burn USB option on the screen.

Take out the disc and insert into the locked computer.


Set the BIOS of the Locked PC to boot from the disc

Power on the locked PC and enter the BIOS. (Why do this? When you start a computer, it normally boots from the drive where has Windows system installation, so to reset the password, we need to change the boot priority to let it boot from the password reset disc)

This procedure varies depending on the model of your computer. Common keys to enter the BIOS during startup are: F1, F2, DEL, F12. During the initial seconds of powering on the PC it will indicate the letter key needed to enter the BIOS, so please watch the screen carefully, if you don't catch the message the first time, simply try again.

Next, set the first "Boot Device" or "Boot Priority" to USB-HDD or the USB device if you are using a USB flash drive in STEP 1. If you're using a CD/DVD disc, set the first "Boot Device" or "Boot Priority" to CDROM.

Tip: This procedure varies depending on the model of the PC. Generally, the boot device priority can be found in Advanced or Boot section of the BIOS.

Check out two useful articles from Lifewire:

How to Change the Boot Order in BIOS and How to Boot From a USB Device.

Press the F10 key to save the setting and exit. Your computer will restart.


Resetting the lost password

After the PC has booted from the disc this program launched automatically. And you should reach a screen like the image below. Now you're ready to reset the password to the user account you need.

Simply select the user account that you want to crack the lost password, and click the Reset Password button, this software will reset the password to blank in seconds.

That's it. Remove the disc from the computer, and click the Reboot button to restart the machine.

Now you can log on to your computer without password at all with that account.

As you can see, there is a Add User option on the screen. You will need to get the Ultimate edition of the program to activate this function, which will help you create a new account with Administrator privilege.

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