Thursday, August 11, 2011

How to Reset Administrator Password from a Reset or Recovery Disk?

A blocked administrator password on your computer can prevent you from logging into your PC, turning your expensive investment into a pile of plastic and silicone. Changing the administrator password on your system is possible by using a recovery disk with the option to crack the existing Windows password. Programs that are capable of accomplishing this include the EBCD boot CD and the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor.

Option 1: Recovery Disk with Ophcrack
Ophcrack is one of the best Windows password recovery freeware which allows to reset Windows password with a LiveCD. The software uses special rainbow tables to figure out your password and displays it on-screen.

1. Download Ophcrack from its official site and then burn the downloaded file to a CD using any CD burning program.

2. Insert the disk containing the password cracker into your computer.

3. Restart the PC and press any key as the computer is loading to boot from CD.

4. Select the option to "Crack Password."

5. Input your new desired password and press "Enter" to change the password.

6. Remove the CD from your computer and restart the PC

Option 2: Reset disk with Windows Password Unlocker
Windows Password Unlocker is well-known for Windows password recovery and taken as one of the most efficient and powerful toolkit to reset forgotten password on all popular Windows OS.

1. Download and install Windows Password Unlocker Professional

2. Burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB to remove lost Windows password.

3. Set your target computer to boot from CDROM or USB flash drive

4. Insert the burned CD/DVD or USB flash drive into the locked computer.


  1. A reset disk is really important for us. You can create one before or after Windows password forgotten, but the best is before forgotten. The process is similar like above. You should prepare a blank DVD/CD or formatted USB flash drive and download the software, which the most important thing. Unlike above software I prefer to Anmosoft Windows Password Reset, which is great for password recovery, changing or creating. You can download from:

  2. If you have a reset disk you can reset with it directly. If you don't have you can create one. Through creating a disk to reset Windows password is indeed helpful method. I think the most important when you create a disk can be the software is safe or not. Normally, when you choose software to create the disk, most software you can see in Google may be all effective but cannot guarantee safe. According to my own experience I recommend Windows Login Recovery, which is safe, quick and effective and you can learn from: