People usually set passwords to their important files in order to prevent any accidental or intensional modification by an intruder. Every time we create a new file, we set a different password. But the question is how many passwords can one remember. We tend to forget these passwords and end up losing all the valuable information. Suppose, you gave a login password to your system. A few days later when you tried to start the system, it prompted you for a Windows password and you come to know that you have forgotten the password. This would prevent you from accessing the system. To get out of this gruesome situation, you need to reset forgotten Windows password.
Many third party softwares are now available that help you to recover/reset the lost or forgotten administrative and user-login passwords from Windows based systems. They facilitate Windows password recovery by employing a brute-force attack technique to recover lost or forgotten Windows password. They are compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, Server (2000-2008), and 2000.
In the following article, I will present 3 kinds of Windows password recovery tools for you which are considered the best software for Windows password recovery problem.
1. Ophcrack -- One of the best Freeware for Windows password recovery
Ophcrack is a free open source (GPL licensed) program that cracks Windows passwords by using LM hashes through rainbow tables. The program includes the ability to import the hashes from a variety of formats, including dumping directly from the SAM files of Windows. On most computers, ophcrack can crack most passwords within a few minutes.
2. Use the free Kon-Boot tool to remove Windows passwords
This free password reset tool is quite famous and its main advantage is that it is very quick. You only have to boot up from the Kon-Boot CD and the tool will do the rest for you. It changes the contents of the Windows kernel on the fly while booting allowing you to log on without password. Thus the tool doesn’t change the SAM database. If you reboot again without using Kon-Boot you need the old passwords. But, it is not highly recommended to users that it easily crashes Windows 7 installation.
3. Windows Password Unlocker - a shareware with efficient and professional Windows password reset perforamance
Windows Password Unlocker is kind of a third party software that it is especially designed to help you to reset and recover lost or forgotten administrator password and other user account password so that you can easily access all your precious data on computer again. It allows you to log in computer easily and safely by burning a blank or bootable CD/DVD/USB flash drive. With this Windows password recovery software, you can easily regain access to computer without reinstalling computer. No longer to worry about losing all your precious data on computer due to computer reinstall when you forgot Windows password.