Mostly people feel embarrassed to admit the fact that they have forgotten their own Windows login password, but trust me folks it is quite an obvious premonition when your memory is spilling with huge list of passwords for various other offline and online accounts. So this leads to the dreading screen “The Password you entered is wrong” and you lament upon your short term memory lapse. Just breathe easy, and check out first what the guide offers you here. Even though you are circumambulating a lot of trouble due to password loss. Don't worry, here we will objectively review top 5 Windows password reset tools to help you reset Windows 10/8/7 password without damaging data. The first two programs can reset Windows password by changing password to blank, and the third tool will let you crack Windows password with a brute-force attack, dictionary attack, and rainbow table attack. Let's take a look at the best 5 Windows password reset tools as of 2020.
WinGeeker helps a user to reset any kind of password from a protected computer with Windows 10/8/7. Whether its local account or Microsoft account or Domain/Root user accounts, WinGeeker can easily locate SAM file and remove the password information in SAM file and allow you to regain computer access almost instantly! After testing, We can be sure no data is lost and the performance is optimal. WinGeeker has 100% password reset success rate and never takes more than few seconds to complete the job. It has tested on countless Windows computer and laptop brands like Toshiba, Sony, Lenovo, HP, Dell etc. but it never fails to disappoint you.
World's 1st Windows 10/8/7 Password Reset Tool
Step 1. Get access to another working computer and download the WinGeeker setup file. Open it and install. This step should be no problem and can be done within few minutes.
Step 2. If provides two ways to make a reset disk, USB and DVD/CD. Here we choose to insert the USB drive on the optical drive then click the “Burn USB” option. Within seconds the bootable disc will be created successfully!
Step 3. You may need to change BIOS settings to make computer boot from the USB reset disk you just created. Just reboot your locked PC and press the Del key or F2, or F8 to enter the Boot Menu interface, chose the USB drive as the first boot order.
Step 4. Wait for WinGeeker to load automatically on your locked computer. When the WinGeeker screen pops up, choose the user linked with the computer then click “Reset Password”. You will see a pop up message that says “Password reset successfully!” indicating the computer is unlocked!
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Next time you turn on the computer, you won't be asked to type the password anymore. TunesBro WinGeeker has already helped to resolve that situation already!
You may already know that Ophcrack is a free and oldest Windows password reset tool which can brute force crack your Windows 7/XP/Vista password by using rainbow tables. Ophcrack tool has the ability to directly import the hashes from SAM files on Windows, then crack the password by using brute force. You need to download or purchase the Rainbow tables for LM hashes from developers. In fact, it only could crack the password no longer than 6 characters, because it will take very long time to crack long and complicated password. On most computers, ophcrack can crack most simple passwords within a few hours. In the past decad, I would say Ophcrack is the best free software, but now I'm going to say that Ophcrack is not perfect. It only crack a very simple password but can't crack 5 length password, because it's a freeware so it hasn't really been updated, and it is losing market share. I want to ask why it won't reset password on Windows 10.
||● Only crack most simple passwords within a few hours.|
● Doesn't support UEFI bios and doesn't support Windows 10.
● Hasn't been updated since 2013.
LCP is a free Windows password reset tool that helps to regain access to any locked Windows computer using a dictionary attack, brute force attack, or a hybrid attack. It can be able to import hashes from local and remote machines in SAM and PWDUMP file formats. It does provides 85% password recovery guarantee but technically it doesn't reset Windows 10/8/7 password rather it recovers the password of the computer. It seems that this program have not updated for a long time and didn't support UEFI-based computer. The user interface of this program is very ugly and careless. It is fully compatible with Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, and Windows 7, but doesn't support Windows 10.
||● Need to buy Rainbow Crack With Rainbow Tables.|
● Doesn't support UEFI bios and doesn't support Windows 10.
● The user interface of this tool is very complex.
John the Ripper (John for short) is a famous free Windows password reset tool and work at the command line. It's totally different from Rainbow Table. It compares ciphertext by using real-time computation method, and now it supports most current encryption algorithms, such as DES, MD4, MD5, etc. It also can reset Windows 10/8/7 password by using both dictionary cracking and brute force cracking, but this method will take a long time and consumes a lot of processor resources.The more passwords you try, the longer it takes. It is available for Unix, Windows, DOS, and open VMS.
||● It is not GUI based, you ned to executed from the command line.|
● Some features are not free!
● It hasn't been updated for a long time.
Offline NT Password and Registry Editor is a free Linux-based open source application which can be used to reset Windows 10/8/7 password. As the name suggests, it can be able to works offline by creating its own boot environment, then detect the SAM file and make it simple to access this SAM file. Then unlock locked or disabled out user accounts by modifying the data in the SAM file. Like other softwares, you also need to burn a ISO image to USB or DVD/CD so that you can load Ntpassword tool. After you removing your forgotten Windows password, it still keep all your data! .This tool supports almost common hardware device, such as IDE, s-ata, or SCSI hard disk.
||● Completely command-based which is a little inconvenient.|
● Also need to burn ISO to USB/CD.
● Doesn't work on 64-bit operating systems.
There are many free and paid Windows 10/8/7 password rest tool out there like NTpassword, Kon-boot and LCP tools, but we just review the most popular Windows password reset tools here. In fact, patterns of password resetting can fall into two general categories: Password Resetting and Password Recovery. In the vast majority of situations you need to reset your forgotten password rather than recovering it. Resetting password is quickly and safe, but recovering password is very time-consuming. So, we choose to review Tunesbro WinGeeker, Ophcarck, LCP, John the Ripper and Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to explain how them work and make you better understand the difference they have. Here we'd like to take WinGeeker as an example to tell you how to reset Windows 10/7/8 login password without re-installing system.