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Summary

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 or even the latest Windows 10. 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.

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Step 2: To create the password cracking tool, please copy the Ophcrack LiveCD ISO file to CD or USB disk.

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Step 3: Connect the password cracking tool to target computer and make your computer boot from the Tool in BIOS.

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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.
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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.

It has a built-in password reset system which can be run independently. No need to enter Windows system.

Support to reset password for local account (including administrator) in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista/2008/2003.

Whole password reset process just take 3 minutes and will not damage data inside the account. 100% safe!

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152419 people has downloaded and reset Windows XP password successfully!

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 and then please click “Create USB” or “Create CD” to process the creation directly.

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

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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. 
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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.)
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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.
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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. 

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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.
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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.
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Possible Reasons lead to 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.
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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.
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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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