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Want to get some important data from the old Windows XP computer but can not login without the forgotten password? Here we will get more about how to reset Windows XP password with free Ophcrack and Renee Passnow without passsword reset disk!

Setting password in Windows computer does help us to protect data in our account better. But sometimes it troubles us.
For most computer users, the computer you used daily could install Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or even the latest Windows 11. The computer which installed Windows XP could be idle for a long time. And when you want to get some data from it, it is not so strange that you may forget the login password because you are not the only one.
Then the urgent question is: How to get into Windows XP without damaging data inside? Recommendations from Microsoft is to reset the password with the password reset disk. However, for old computer, we may not have such media.
Don’t worry! You are still able to reset Windows XP password with all data reserve even you do not have password reset disk! Here we can make use of two third party software: Ophcrack and Renee Passnow.

Method 1: Reset Windows XP Password with Ophcrack

Ophcrack can help you get the password for Windows account by guessing the password on the basis of rainbow tablets. 
Step 1: Download and install Ophcrack on another computer which can work normally.

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*Please choose the related version in accordance with the system version on for which you forgot your login password.

Opcrack version selection
Step 2: To create the password cracking tool, please copy the Ophcrack LiveCD ISO file to CD or USB disk.
opchcrack live CD
Step 3: Connect the password cracking tool to target computer and make your computer boot from the Tool in BIOS.
wait for seconds to enter the password cracking interface
Step 4: Please wait for Ophcrack to get the password.
Please check the password in “NT Pwd” for the target account. Please take down the password manually.
cracking process of Opcrack
Step 5: Reboot your Windows XP computer normally. Please select the target account and enter the password you just marked down.
Ophcrack Did not Find your Password? It is regret that Ophcrack can not crack all the Windows login password. Ophcrack will not work if your password is too long or too complicated. Sometimes, you may spend hours but just get to know Ophcrack can not crack the password for your account. Besides, it is not compatible with Windows 10 password cracking. In conclusion, the password cracking process and system compatibility are somehow out of date. Want to find a easy and efficient way to reset the Windows XP password? Click here!

Method 2: Reset Windows XP Password with Professional Password Reset Software

Although we do not have password reset disk, we can still reset the password in Windows XP without losing data. Here we need to make use of the professional Windows password reset software – Renee Passnow.
Renee Passnow – Professional Windows Password Remover

Remove Windows Login Password 3 steps for whole password remove process.

Enable/Create Administrator One click for creating new administrator and enable the disabled account.

Widely Use New version supports UEFI boot model, which can be used on more computers, laptops and even surfaces.

Multifuctional Data transfer, data recovery, bootable problem recovery can be run without system.

Highly compatible Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista.

Remove Login Password 3 steps for whole password remove process.

Enable/Create Administrator One click for creating new administrator and enable the disabled account.

Easy to use No need of any professional knowledge or password reset disk.

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How to Reset Windows XP Password without Reset Disk

Preparation – Create New Windows XP Password Reset Disk with Renee Passnow
You need:

  • Renee Passnow (Download now!)
  • Windows PC which can login and work normally (The Windows version of the computer you are using to create the Windows password reset USB does not matter.)
  • USB stick (Please backup data inside beforehand. All data will be erased when creating the reset disk) or CD/DVD (Need 200MB at least).

New Password Reset Disk create process: (No need to provide any possible password)

1. Choose creation method: USB or CD/DVD.

2. Connect the USB/CD/DVD to your computer. 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.

Whole password reset disk process with Renee Passnow does not need to provide any password or account information. 

use renee passnow to create usb to reset passnword
How to Reset Windows XP Password with the New Created Password Reset Disk

Step 1: Boot the target PC from the created password reset USB/CD/DVD. 

1. Connect the new password reset disk to the target Windows XP computer you want to reset password for. 
insert a cd to computer
boot computer from USB disk
2. Enter BIOS setting. 
Please hold a Hot key to enter the BIOS menu.Please click here to find how to change the boot order of your computer brand. (Can not find your brand? Please refer to your PC manual to find out the method.)
hotkey combination
Change the boot order of the target PC in BIOS. If the bootable drive is not the first in boot order, your PC will start “normally” (i.e. boot from your hard drive) and will not check other drive.
change boot order in BIOS
After successfully changing the boot order in BIOS, please save the settings and reboot your PC.

Step 2: Select “PassNow!” function after booting from the bootable media you created. 

After loading into main interface, please select the “PassNow!” function.
main menu of Renee Passnow

Step 3: Select target Windows XP system in the list. 

select target system in Passnow

Step 4: Choose the target account then click “Clear Password” to reset its login password.

After reset successful, please restart your PC. Before restarting the computer, please disconnect the bootable USB/CD from your computer. Then your computer will boot normally.
select target account
Also, you can click “Create new account” to make a new administrator with Renee Passnow and then reset the password with this new created administrator.
The new account named “Reneelab” you created with Renee Passnow is enabled with administrator privilege. And the default password is 123456789.
create new admin account

Possible Reasons of Windows Login Password Incorrect

Caps Lock is activated
Password is case sensitive. You may activate the Caps Lock carelessly, which could lead you to enter the wrong password.
Solution: Please pay attention to the Caps Lock when you entering the password. Usually, the notification of “Caps Locks is on” will be shown once you activate the Caps Lock when entering password.
cancel Caps Lock activation
Num Lock is not activated
If your password is combined with numbers and characters, you may be notified the password is not correct if you do not active the Num Lock. Computer will not activate the “Num Lock” automatically when starting.
Solution: Activate the “Num Lock” manually and re-enter the password.
activte number lock
Common Situation
After trying every possible combination, you are still notified that the password is not correct. However, you do not want to pass through your computer to others because you saved lots of personal files insides.Although they make promise, who knows?
Solution: You can reset the password with Renee Passnow in 4 simple steps (Please refer to Method 2). Of course, it is much economical when comparing with system reinstall and send the computer to professional.
Renee Passnow is suitable for professionals and newbie. It does not need to make complicated steps like coding or changing CMD command. All you need to do is simple clicks and selection.
The introduced methods about are most accepted Windows cracking methods without password reset disk.

  • Although Ophcrack can solve simple Windows password, it does not work on complicated or long password combination. Besides, it does not support Windows 10.
  • However, equipped with user-friendly interface, Renee Passnow can help users to regain access to Windows system in minutes. No matter you are using Windows XP or Windows 10, whatever complicated password you set, you can get access to the account without data lost in 5 minutes!
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