Problem: I forgot my Windows password to open my computer that I have not used for years. Is there away to by-pass this?
The computer is a laptop but has not been used for a year or so, and I’m not sure of the password to open windows. I turn it on, it then will say enter password, but I don’t know what the password is.
Before giving the right solution to this problem, what we should do is check what the Windows OS of the computer is. If it is a Windows XP computer, user can try to bypass lost Windows password via its built-in administrator account. As everybody knows, the Windows XP’s Administrator account is enabled without password by default. So Windows XP users usually try to bypass a password when they cannot remember it.
Step 1: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice when you enter the welcome screen, and the classic login screen will come up.
Step 2: Enter “Administrator” in the username field and leave the password filed blank.
Step 3: Press Enter and you’ll be able to log on your computer.
Step 4: Right-click Computer and select Manage.
Step 5: Click Local Groups and Users, and then click Users. And all the Windows XP account will be listed for you.
Step 6: Right-click target Windows account and select Reset password.
Step 7: Set a new Windows XP password.
If it is not a Windows XP computer or it doesn’t work, the user can create a Windows password reset disk with Windows Password Unlocker Professional, an easy, safe and fast Windows password recovery tool. No matter what your OS is and how long and complicated what your password is, this powerful utility allows you to regain access to your computer in minutes. What you need is a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Unlocker Professional in any computer.
Step 2: Burn a password reset disk with CD/DVD or USB flash drive
Step 3: Boot your locked computer from CD/DVD or USB
Step 4: Reset Windows password.