How To Reset Windows Password When Forgotten

Forgot Windows Password

Many times you must have heard people forgetting their administrator password in Windows Vista, and since there is no way to retrieve by usual means, they end of formatting and re-installing the operating system. PC Login Now is one such freeware that is easy-to-use and comes handy in such situations. This free tool is able to reset local administrator and other accounts passwords without reinstall the system.

You can also help maintain, change accounts policy setting and properties. Or easily upgrade a general account to administrator level, lock or unlock those accounts you don’t need anymore and the best thing is, you can do all this without booting your system!

Your Windows registry is protected by Syskey, but PC Login Now can easily bypass this mechanism and reset the Windows passwords. This application can be used in the following areas:

  • Reset Windows logon passwords.
  • Change account to administrator level.
  • Lock/Disable Windows Accounts.
  • Set account’s passwords to never expired.


It is compatible with all Windows OS including Windows Vista!


The download is an ISO file that you will have to burn to a CD, to make it a bootable CD. Just use any burning software (or try free CDBurnerXP) to burn this image file. Before using this Live CD, ensure that your computer will boot from your CD drive (otherwise do it from the BIOS settings). File size is just 55MB!

Download PC Login Now 2.0

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  • Wow thats great tool…..

    i can’t believe this can happpen.!

    Now we can easily change the administrator password by using a simple bootable cd.. hee hee

  • THis is a great tool.

  • Reset Windows password step by step:

    ?.Login to a computer that can link to Internet. Download Windows Password Unlocker 4.0 and decompress it on that PC. Note that: there is a .ISO file. Burn the .ISO file to a CD.
    ?. Get out the newly created CD and insert it to the locked computer.
    ?. re-booted the locked computer and then followed the process of instructions. Just a few steps, the old password was removed.”’
    ?. Setting new password:
    Step one: Open the “Control Panel”
    Step two: Click the “User Account ”
    Step three: Select the account you wanna to set a new password.
    Step four: Click “changing Account ” and “set up password”, then fill out the form as listed. Click “Create Password”.
    Thus, you have a personal login ID and Password, any one has no right to login to your computer with out this info.

  • wskaihd

    I have purchased Windows Password Recovery Tool . it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password. I Wrote it to an old 128mb USB flash drive do this. Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm.

  • It sounds good , and I want to bring another software to you —-windows password key. It worked

    perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password. Just an easy to use bootable CD/DVD . It can also be used on a

    USB Flash Drive. You can download it from:

  • pwrecovery

    Forgot or lost Windows password? reset Windows 7 password with Password Unlocker Bundle, one of whose functions is to recover windows password for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista, Windows 7. ect.

  • I have locked out of my computer for a while,and have tried everything i could do but failed.Until I found this great tool Windows Password Key 8.0 as recommend above.It works great,Such a marvellous and useful tool

  • Larry

    At one time I forgot windows password. I created a windows password reset disk with a program named windows login recovery and I successfully reset the forgotten password with the disk.

  • Thanks for sharing this very useful tool. I will bookmark this. :)