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Do not want to reset Windows when forgot Windows login password? Now, you can reset the password or create the password reset USB with the methods below!


Forgot the login password for your Windows computer and can not access to the data inside? Here most of you will be recommended to reinstall Windows system if you do not have the pre-created password reset disk, which will erase all the data inside the account. But now, you can create the Windows password reset USB even you are locked out from your computer!
No matter you are using Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP or Vista, methods following can help you regain access to your account. 

Method 1:Create Password Reset USB with Renee Passnow (Recommended)

Convenience:★★★★★

Efficiency★★★★★

Specially designed to remove forgotten Windows password in 3-5 minutes, Renee Password supports to remove login password for local account, Microsoft account and administrator in minutes with a few simple steps. It is compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista.

How to Reset Windows Password with Renee Passnow

Method 2: Reset Password with Other Administrator Account

Convenience:★★★★★

Efficiency:★★★☆☆

However, most computer users will built only one administrator account in computer. And the other account will not be enable with administrator privilege.

How to Reset Windows Login Password with Administrator

Method 3: Ophcrack

Convenience:★☆☆☆☆

Efficiency:★☆☆☆☆

Sometime this method will work. But the reset process will be a little complicated. If the password is complicated, it will fail to work. Also, this software is guessing the password, which may take hours even days to do so. Besides, it does not support Windows 10 at present.

How to Reset Password with Ophcrack

Method 1:Reset with Windows Password Reset USB Created with Renee Passnow

Password Reset USB created with Renee Passnow contains a small operating system which can be run independently. It supports to reset password for Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista.

Please make the 3 tasks below to create the password reset USB:

* Renee Passnow is compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista

Task 1: Download and Install Renee Passnow
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Task 2: Create Bootable Media with Renee Passnow
You need:
  • Renee Passnow
  • A workable computer which can login 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 the USB disk in advanced. All data will be erased when creating the bootable media) or CD/DVD(Need 200MB at least)
Bootable media create process:

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.

create bootable usb flash drive
Task 3: Reset Password with the Created Bootable Media
You need:

The bootable media you created in Step 2.

Target PC.

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Step 1: Boot the target PC from the bootable USB/CD/DVD. 

1. Connect the bootable media to the Windows 10 computer you want to reset password for.
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boot computer from USB disk
If you create password reset disk with USB, please connect the disk and the mouse to USB 2.0 Port which is in grey while USB 3.0 Port is in blue.It may not support USB 3.0 Port in some computers, but supports all the USB 2.0 Port.
comparison of USB2.0 and 3.0
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 the boot order, your PC will start “normally” (i.e. boot from your hard drive) and will not check your disc drive.
If your computer is UEFI environment, check boot from USB under UEFI environment.
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 10 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.
If the account you want to reset password for is Microsoft one, Renee Passnow will create another local account which has the similar name with the Microsoft one and preserve all the data inside. After reset successfully, please select the related local account on the login page.
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

Method 2: Reset Password with Other Administrator Account

If you have administrator account in the target computer, please login that administrator account and follow the instruction below:
1. Turn on Control Panel.
2. Select “User Accounts ” (It is also called “User Accounts and Family Safety”) .
3. Click on “Manage another account” and select the account you want to reset password for.
4. Click the “Change Password” button and type the new password.
5. Click on the “Change password” button to save the changes.

Method 3: Reset Windows Login Password with Ophcrack

Step 1: Download the Ophcrack Live CD version according to the Windows version you want to reset password for. 
Step 2: Burn the Ophcrack Live CD ISO file to a disc or flash drive.
restart computer with Ophcrack live CD
Step 3: Restart the target computer with the inserted Ophcrack Live CD.
Step 4: Wait for Ophcrack to guess the password of every account.
But sometimes, parts of account could not be found by Ophcrack and if the NT password field is blank for some account, which means the password could be too complicated to guess.
cracking password ophcrack
Do not want to spend hours on waiting for the password guessing process but only find it failed to work at last? Click here to reset the forgotten Windows login password back to blank in minutes.
Forgot the password of Window XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or even Windows 10? And do not have the pre-created password reset disk? No problem, you can create the password reset USB at anytime with Renee Passnow! Get it now!
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