Forgot your Windows password? For most people who are not proactive, it causes a lot trouble when you forget or lose your Windows login password. Fortunately one can get out of this situation without doing things like reformatting or reinstalling the OS, instead, Windows password reset tools are used to crack the password. Do not worry about the legality, it is certainly a legitimate practice to crack or unlock your own Windows password. In this article I will recommend you the most popular 3 free Windows password recovery/reset tools in 2017.
Ophcrack is by far the best free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tablets. To use this program, you simply have to visit the site, download the free ISO image, and burn the image file to a CD. Boot the locked PC from the CD, it will then automatically starts and locates the Windows user accounts and proceeds to recover the passwords. I tested it on a Windows 8 PC, Ophcrack recovered the password (10 characters) to my admin account in 5 minutes.
Though Ophcrack works fast and in high success rate, it still has some downsides. It supports to recover password with limited length of 14 characters, and it could get identified as malware mistakenly. Even worse, Ophcrack cannot find Windows 10 password by far.
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor is a real Windows password reset tool. It works differently from than most password recovery software in that it erases your Windows password instead of recovering it.
Firstly, you need to create a bootable disc with the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor ISO file, and then boot password locked PC from the disc. After running the program, you can log in to your Windows account without entering a password at all. This Windows password reset program deletes the password with high efficiency.
This professional Windows password key finder is recommended in that it not only allows you to reset Windows password, but also allows you to create new admin account. To use it, you should create a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive on another PC, and then boot the locked PC from the disc.
It locates all accounts in your operating system, you can remove user account and admin account passwords, change a new password for current account, and you can even create a new admin account.
This program supports all Windows operating system including Windows 10/8.1/8/XP/Vista. Another outstanding feature of this program is that it supports to recover Microsoft account password.
Do not miss these trustworthy Windows password reset programs when you lost a Windows login password. Any response and feedback is welcome.