How to Reset Windows Admin/Login Password
Causes of Lost Windows Password
1. You have forgotten your password.
2. You have bought a secondhand laptop & want to keep the OS.
3. Someone hacked into your PC & changed the original password.
4. You need to operate the server but have forgotten the admin password.
Processes of how to reset Windows Admin/Login Password
Step 1: Install the program, and create a Live USB/CD.
How to create the boot media? Select one option from [Crate a Live USB] and [Create a Live CD]. Then, select [x64] or [x86] according to your computer. Next, click on [Download Now] to download the licensed ISO. Remember to activate the software beforehand. After that, click on [Create USB] to create the boot media.
Step 2: Boot your target PC and Change the boot order in BIOS.
You must reboot the target PC and hold a Hotkey to Enter the BIOS menu.
Click here to find your computer brand here: How to set your PC boot from USB/CD device
(Cannot find your brand? Please refer to your PC manual to find out the method.)
Step 3:Enter the program and select ‘PassNow!’ function.
If the account you want to reset password is in Windows 8 System, you need to enable the Administrator Account only (A local account, it does not require any online authentication). After that, you can completely control your PC without any password.
Step 4: Select a target account, and then reset its password.
If you are using Windows 8 system, the Administrator account may not be displayed. In this case, you must click the “extend button” to display it, then, you can login the system.
Renee PassNow (including PassNow!, HDD Scan, Clone hard drive…) includes Windows-Less programs. It means that they do not need a normal Windows system to run. You can run all these rescue tools any time, even when your Windows is Crashed.