Today more and more computer users wonder how to recover Windows password as the password can be easily forgotten or lost. If you have a bad memory, creating a password reset disk in advance is necessary. If you've forgotten the password and no reset disk, you still need not to worry about as you can use Windows 7 password recovery tool to recover forgotten password. Here we introduce you 3 programs which can help you recover Windows 7 password.
Ophcrack is an open source Windows password cracker based on rainbow table. On most computers, Ophcrack can crack passwords no longer than 14 characters using only alphanumeric characters in usually a few minutes. Rainbow tables are provided for free by the developers. By default, Ophcrack is bundled with the tables.
To get started, visit the Ophcrack website home page. Once you are there, click on the "Download ophcrack LiveCD" button. The Ophcrack LiveCD ISO file contains SliTaz (a Linux distribution), the Ophcrack software, and other files needed to crack passwords. After downloading the Ophcrack ISO, you need to burn the ISO to a CD/DVD or USB flash drive using a burning software. Please note that burning an ISO file is very different than burning normal files.
After creating the Ophcrack disc, boot the locked computer from the disc. Ophcrack will start, and the password recovery will begin. After just a few minutes of running the software, Ophcrack will find all of your Windows passwords and display them on screen.
Ophcrack is regarded as the best free Windows password recovery tool. Its biggest disadvantage is that the size of rainbow tables is very big. The smallest rainbow table is a basic alphanumeric table, the size of which is 460 MB. Even the smallest table is quite large.
Windows Password Buster is an effective Windows 7 password recovery tool which can help you reset Windows password on all popular Windows platforms like Windows 8/7/Vista and Windows Server 2008/2003/2000. Instead of figuring out the forgotten password, it enables you to reset the password.
Windows Password Buster is very easy to use. You can reset the password in 4 steps.
Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Buster. This step will need to be completed on another computer that you have access to because you cannot get into your computer right now.
Step 2: Insert a CD or USB flash drive. Launch the software, and then click "Next" button to burn a password reset disk.
Step 3: Boot the locked computer from the reset disk. Password reset program will start, and then you can reset password with the help of the instructions.
You can follow the step-by-step vedio below to reset Windows 7 password:
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor is another amazing free Windows 7 password recovery tool to reset Windows login password for you. It allows you to set or reset the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your NT systems. This tool works offline and could unlock locked or disabled user accounts.
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor is a good option for you to recover lost Windows 7 password. But before trying it, you should learn this software is completely text based, so it is a little inconvenient. And you should prepare a CD in advance to burn the downloaded ISO file. By the way, it is also a registry editor and other registry utilities.