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Http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/ophcracksbs.htm you can use other software like isoburn or imgburn usually to make a bootable usb if you use that program probably or windows password reset. I have done it before and just boot to usb by pressing f12 or whatever function key gets you to your boot options. If you want you could also change boot device order in bios settings but then you need to change them back after, so its more steps than necessary. I personally haven't used ophcrack but I'm sure it works similarly to the other password recovery software. Hope this helps. Good luck!

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How to unlock HP laptop when forgot password?


There are so many answers to this question. Here, I will recommend you two common and universal password recovery tools, Ophcrack and Windows Password Genius.
Ophcrack is a free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. It is a very efficient implementation of rainbow tables done by the inventors of the method. It comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms.
Tips: The latest version of Ophcrack still couldn't recover Windows 8 password. If your HP computer is installed with Windows 7, you can consider taking this software into use.
Windows Password Genius is a powerful password recovery tool applied to Windows 8/7/Vista/XP and Windows server 2000/2003/2008/2012. Besides reset HP Windows 8 password, it also could add a new user for Windows 8 logon.
The above two password recovery tools suitable for different situations. According to the status of your HP computer, choose appropriate software to reset forgotten Windows 8 password for HP desktop or laptop.
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Jul 24, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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6 Free Solutions is Behind You for Windows Password Recvoery


<span>When you forgot your Windows login password, what would you do? Take your computer to a PC repair shop or buy an expensive<span> </span><a href="http://www.passwordunlocker.com/windows-password-recovery.html">Windows password recovery</a><span> </span>tool? Well, sometimes it costs you no penny to get back or reset your lost Windows password actually. Don't believe it? Just have a try of the following free Windows password recovery solutions if you forgot Windows password to your computer.<br /> 1. Ophcrack LiveCDMany free Windows password recovery tool are supposed to help you get back in computer if one<span> </span><a href="http://www.passwordunlocker.com/knowledge/forgot-windows-password.html">forgot Windows password</a><span> </span>for your computer. In reality, some users resort to free Windows password recovery tool to unlock their PC, like Ophcrack. Ophcrack LiveCD is a completely self contained, bootable version of Ophcrack. Ophcrack LiveCD is the easiest and most effective Windows password recovery freeware that I've ever found to "crack" your forgotten Windows password.<br />Since you can't login your Windows PC because you lost the password, so first you'll need to visit Ophcrack's website to download ophcrack LiveCD. Please make sure that if you've forgotten Windows 7 password or Vista password, click on ophcrack Vista LiveCD. If you've forgotten XP password, click on ophcrack XP LiveCD.<br /> 2. Cain & AbelUnlike Ophcrack and other popular Windows password recovery programs,<b><span> </span>Cain & Abel</b><span> </span>requires access to Windows under an administrator account. In fact, Cain & Abel is a bit more complicated to use than other password recovery tools which is usually unavailable for Windows Vista as is said.<br />If you have no way of getting in to your Windows PC, you will not be able to use Cain & Abel to recover your password. Moreover, before you can use Cain & Abel, you'll need to download a rainbow table. These large databases of passwords are required so Cain & Abel can reset the forgotten windows password.<br /> 3. Available Admin AccountIt's well known that Windows administrator users have rights to change password of other user account on the same computer. So if you forgot password of the user account, just enter your administrator account and do as follows:<br /> <ul> <li>1. Press F8 to enter the<span> </span><b>Advanced Boot Options</b><span> </span>when booting your PC.</li> <li>2. Select<span> </span><b>Safe Mode</b><span> </span>and enter your computer with an Administrator password.</li> <li>3. In Safe Mode, click<span> </span><b>Start</b>-&gt;<span> </span><b>Run</b>-&gt; Type<span> </span><b>control userpasswords2</b>-&gt;click<span> </span><b>OK</b>.</li> <li>4. On the coming up Users screen, click the name of the user account that you want to reset the password for, and then click<span> </span><b>Reset Password</b><span> </span>to process.</li></ul> 4. Windows Password Reset DiskIt is considered the easiest way to reset Windows password when you are forbiddened to access your laptop with protected password. However, many of us haven't enough consciousness on creating a Windows password reset disk before they lost the password.<br /> <ul> <li>1. Type a wrong password on the Windows logon screen.</li> <li>2. Click<span> </span><b>OK</b><span> </span>when Windows displays a message that the password is incorrect and "Reset password" link will appear.</li> <li>3. Click<span> </span><b>Reset password</b><span> </span>to pop up Password Reset Wizard screen, and then click<span> </span><b>Next</b>.</li> <li>4. Follow the steps in the Password Reset Wizard to create a new password.</li></ul><b>Note:</b>This solution takes effect provided you have created a Windows password reset disk for your Windows account in advance.<br /> 5. Typing Ctrl + Alt + Del (Only Under Windows XP)This option is only for Windows XP. Furthermore, the default administrator account on Windows XP is enabled and not password protected by default, which is disabled by default on Windows 7 and Vista.<br /> <ul> <li>1. Turn on your Windows XP machine and go to its logon screen.</li> <li>2. Press<span> </span><b>Ctrl+ Alt +Del</b><span> </span>twice to pop up the classic logon box.</li> <li>3. Enter<span> </span><b>Administrator</b><span> </span>in the User name box and then click<span> </span><b>OK</b><span> </span>to log on your Windows XP machine.</li> <li>4. Click<span> </span><b>Start</b><span> </span>button to pop up the Run box, and then type<span> </span><b>control userpasswords2</b><span> </span>and click<span> </span><b>OK</b>.</li> <li>5. On the coming screen, click the name of the user account that you want to reset the password for, and then click<span> </span><b>Reset Password<span> </span></b>for password recovery.</li></ul> 6. System Recovery OptionYou can use system recovery options to reset lost Windows password by using Windows installation disc or access to the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer. Also you can create a system repair disc as below:<br /> <ul> <li>1. Click the Start -&gt; Control Panel -&gt; System and Security -&gt; Backup and Restore.</li> <li>2. Click<span> </span><b>Create a system repair disc</b><span> </span>on the left pane.</li> <li>3. Insert a blank CD/ DVD into your CD/DVD drive and click on the Create disc button. It will start creating the System Repair Disc.</li> <li>4. When it's finished, click the<span> </span><b>Close</b><span> </span>button, and then click<span> </span><b>OK</b><span> </span>to finish.</li></ul>Of course, if you cannot resolve your problem with these free Windows password recovery tools, you can create a password reset disk with<span> </span><a href="http://www.passwordunlocker.com//windows-password-recovery.html"><b>Windows Password Unlocker</b></a>, which allows to burn a password reset CD/DVD or USB flash drive to bypass lost password on Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/2003/2008 in a short time.<br /></span>

on May 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to Reset Password on Windows Vista - Lost Windows Vista Password


How to reset Windows Vista password if lost windows vista password? When friends and other people who use Vista met with such problem, I am always pleased to help them with useful solutions for Vista password reset. Today, let's conclude some methods to recover Windows Vista password.


1. Did you create a Vista password reset disk?

If yes, you have created the disk before forgot password, the method will be helpful. While, there are exactly little PC users who remember to prepare such a useful disk. You could easily create a Windows Vista password reset disk through Vista's control panel with a USB flash drive.

a. Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safely -> User Accounts.
b. Create a password reset disk on the left pane.
c. Click "Next", follow the forgotten password Wizard to create a Vista password reset disk.

On the logon interface with incorrect password, click the reset password link and there will be wizard. Now you can recover Windows Vista password with the created password reset disk on your PC within seconds.

2. Free Vista password recoverytool


There are two popular tools: Ophcrack and Offline NT Password & Registry Editor. The former which is based on rainbow tables will spend you much precious time to download but just can reset passwords less than 14 characters. The latter supports Windows NT/2000/XP, but not AD password recovery.

3. Professional Vista Password Recovery software



There are many commercial Vista password reset tool, such as Windows Password Recovery Corporation, Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0, Windows Password Key, etc. With one of this software, you can easily login your PC by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

Why would the tools be so popular for PC users? That's because the tools do not require special PC technique or skills. Users can quickly get out problem within minutes!

Let's take Windows Password Recovery Corporation for example. As one of the best and popular Windows password recovery tool, we just need 3 steps to reset Windows Vista password.

Step1. Burn a CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive to reset lost Windows password.
Step2. Set your target computer to boot from CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive.
Step3. Reset lost Windows Vista password to Re123456 with the burned CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive.

Not only Windows Vista, the Windows Password Recovery Corporation can also be used to recover domain password on Windows server 2008/2003/2000 and local password for other OS, such as Windows 7, Windows XP, etc.

Article source: http://windowspasswordrecovery.net/article/how-to-reset-password-on-windows-vista.html

on Jan 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Forget my password


This solutionwill work if you have forgotten your Windows password. It will not work if youhave forgotten your boot password or hard drive password etc.

Read on if you want to use a USB flash drive. Scroll down if you would ratherburn a CD/DVD.

USB Flash Drive Method
You need to download a Windows passwordcracker, put it on a flash drive, and boot it outside of the Windowsenvironment. This solution will show you how to do that.

1. Download the Ophcrack Windows password cracker from here. For Windows7, click on the ophcrack Vista LiveCD.Ophcrack is one of the best free Windows password recovery tools available.It's fast and easy even for a first time Windows password cracker. Save file toDesktop.

2. Download Xboot 1.0.0.0 Beta 6 here. Savefile to Desktop. Unzip file and extract to Desktop.

3. Plug a USB flash drive into your PC and format it with a FAT32 filesystem. This can be done by opening "My Computer" and right clickingon the USB flash drive and selecting Format. Select FAT32 and click OK. (Note:this will erase all data on your flash drive.)

4. Open Xboot.exe. Select the Ophcrack ISO file you downloaded and drag it ontothe Xboot screen.

5. Click on "Create USB" found in the bottom right hand corner of theXboot window.

6. Select your USB drive and click OK. Wait for your USB flash drive to becreated.

7. Restart computer and press F10 or appropriate function key for your computerto enter the temporary boot menu. It may be F12 or F9 etc. Look at the firstscreen that appears when you turn on the computer and you will see which key topress. You also could enter the BIOS and change the boot order if you wouldprefer that method.

8. Select USB Flash Drivefrom the boot menu.

9. The Ophcrack LiveCD will now boot. Hit enter to select the Graphic Modeoption when it appears.

10. Ophcrack will automatically begin cracking your passwords. The longer andmore complicated the password is the longer it will take to crack. 99% ofpasswords are crackable. Any password over 14 characters cannot be cracked.This program found my 8 character password which contains letters and numbersin less than 10 minutes.

11. Write down your password when it's cracked. Remove the USB drive andrestart computer.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.



Burn a CD/DVD Method
You need to download a Windows password cracker, burn it to a CD/DVD,and boot it outside of the Windows environment. This solution will show you howto do that.

1. Download the Ophcrack Windows password cracker from here. For Windows 7, click on the ophcrack Vista LiveCD. Ophcrack is one of the best free Windowspassword recovery tools available. It's fast and easy even for a first time Windowspassword cracker. Save file to Desktop.

2. Burn the Ophcrack LiveCD ISO file to a CD/DVD using the Windows 7Disk Image Burner or another burning program. For Windows 7 users, pleasefollow steps 2a and 2b. If you are using Vistaor XP you will need to use a CD/DVD burning program already installed ordownload and install a free program such as the one here.
2a. Right click on the ISO file and select "Open with" and thenselect Windows Disk Image Burner or another CD/DVD burning program.
2b. Put a CD-R or DVD-R into the DVD/CD drive and select Burn. Wait for theburning process to finish.

3. Restart computer and press F10 or appropriate function key for your computerto enter the temporary boot menu. It may be F12 or F9 etc. Look at the firstscreen that appears when you turn on the computer and you will see which key topress. You also could enter the BIOS and change the boot order if you wouldprefer that method. Many computersalready have the CD/DVD drive as the first boot drive so you may not have to dothis step.

4. Select CD/DVD from the boot menu.

5. The Ophcrack LiveCD will now boot. Hit enter to select the Graphic Modeoption when it appears.

6. Ophcrack will automatically begin cracking your passwords. The longer andmore complicated the password is the longer it will take to crack. 99% ofpasswords are crackable. Any password over 14 characters cannot be cracked.This program found my 8 character password which contains letters and numbersin less than 10 minutes.

7. Write down your password when it's cracked. Remove the CD/DVD and restartcomputer.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.

Mar 24, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I forgot my password to my sylvania(SYNET7WID) netbook how do I unlock it


This solution will work if you have forgotten your Windows password. It will not work if you have forgotten your boot password or hard drive password etc.

Read on if you want to use a USB flash drive. Scroll down if you would rather burn a CD/DVD.

USB Flash Drive Method
You need to download a Windows password cracker, put it on a flash drive, and boot it outside of the Windows environment. This solution will show you how to do that.

1. Download the Ophcrack Windows password cracker from here. For Windows 7, click on the ophcrack Vista LiveCD. Ophcrack is one of the best free Windows password recovery tools available. It's fast and easy even for a first time Windows password cracker. Save file to Desktop.

2. Download Xboot 1.0.0.0 Beta 6 here. Save file to Desktop. Unzip file and extract to Desktop.

3. Plug a USB flash drive into your PC and format it with a FAT32 file system. This can be done by opening "My Computer" and right clicking on the USB flash drive and selecting Format. Select FAT32 and click OK. (Note: this will erase all data on your flash drive.)

4. Open Xboot.exe. Select the Ophcrack ISO file you downloaded and drag it onto the Xboot screen.

5. Click on "Create USB" found i
n the bottom right hand corner of the Xboot window.

6. Select your USB drive and click OK. Wait for your USB flash drive to be created.

7. Restart computer and press F10 or appropriate function key for your computer to enter the temporary boot menu. It may be F12 or F9 etc. Look at the first screen that appears when you turn on the computer and you will see which key to press. You also could enter the BIOS and change the boot order if you would prefer that method.

8. Select USB Flash Drive from the boot menu.

9. The Ophcrack LiveCD will now boot. Hit enter to select the Graphic Mode option when it appears.

10. Ophcrack will automatically begin cracking your passwords. The longer and more complicated the password is the longer it will take to crack. 99% of passwords are crackable. Any password over 14 characters cannot be cracked. This program found my 8 character password which contains letters and numbers in less than 10 minutes.

11. Write down your password when it's cracked. Remove the USB drive and restart computer.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.




Burn a CD/DVD Method

You need to download a Windows password cracker, burn it to a CD/DVD, and boot it outside of the Windows environment. This solution will show you how to do that.

1. Download the Ophcrack Windows password cracker from here. For Windows 7, click on the ophcrack Vista LiveCD. Ophcrack is one of the best free Windows password recovery tools available. It's fast and easy even for a first time Windows password cracker. Save file to Desktop.


2. Burn the Ophcrack LiveCD ISO file to a CD/DVD using the Windows 7 Disk Image Burner or another burning program. For Windows 7 users, please follow steps 2a and 2b. If you are using Vista or XP you will need to use a CD/DVD burning program already installed or download and install a free program such as the one here.
2a. Right click on the ISO file and select "Open with" and then select Windows Disk Image Burner or another CD/DVD burning program.
2b. Put a CD-R or DVD-R into the DVD/CD drive and select Burn. Wait for the burning process to finish.

3. Restart computer and press F10 or appropriate function key for your computer to enter the temporary boot menu. It may be F12 or F9 etc. Look at the first screen that appears when you turn on the computer and you will see which key to press. You also could enter the BIOS and change the boot order if you would prefer that method. Many computers already have the CD/DVD drive as the first boot drive so you may not have to do this step.

4. Select CD/DVD from the boot menu.

5. The Ophcrack LiveCD will now boot. Hit enter to select the Graphic Mode option when it appears.

6. Ophcrack will automatically begin cracking your passwords. The longer and more complicated the password is the longer it will take to crack. 99% of passwords are crackable. Any password over 14 characters cannot be cracked. This program found my 8 character password which contains letters and numbers in less than 10 minutes.

7. Write down your password when it's cracked. Remove the CD/DVD and restart computer.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.

Feb 19, 2011 | Sylvania G-Netbook

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Lost Windows Vista Password: Top 3 Tips to Reset Vista Password


It's well known that Windows Vista is more secure than previous Windows versions like Windows XP. So if you lost Windows Vista password, you'll find some effective methods used to reset forgotten Windows XP password cannot work. Well, does that mean one have to reinstall your computer once you lost Vista password? Of course not, there are still opportunities to reset your <a href="http://www.resetwindowspassword.com/lost-windows-vista-password.html" style="font-weight: bold;">lost Windows Vista password</a> with the help of third-party software. Besides, you can also reset lost Vista password in seconds if you create a password reset disk in advance.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">1. Commercial Windows Password Reset Software</span><br /><br />If you search on Google to find a solution to your lost Vista password, many commercial Windows password reset tools will appear in your search results, like <a href="http://www.resetwindowspassword.com/" style="font-weight: bold;">Windows Password Reset</a>, Windows Password Unlocker, Windows Login Recovery, etc. With such a Windows password recovery tool, you can get instant access to your locked Vista computer by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. The biggest advantage of Windows password reset software is that common users with little computer skill can easily reset lost Vista password in 5 minutes according to the user guide.<br /><br />Take Windows Password Reset for example. As one of the best Windows password recovery software, it can reset lost Vista password in 4 simple steps.<br /><br />Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Reset Professional.<br /><br />Step 2. Burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.<br /><br />Step 3. Boot the locked PC form CD/DVD or USB.<br /><br />Step 4. Reset lost Windows Vista password to be empty.<br /><br />It's worth mentioning that it supports all popular Windows OS, including Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 and Windows Server 2008/2003.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">2. Free Windows Password Recovery Tool</span><br /><br />If you don't want to pay to recover lost Vista password, you can find some free ones. Ophcrack and Offline NT Password and Registry Editor are the most popular Windows password recovery tools. Ophcrack is a free Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables. When you use this utility to recover lost Vista password, please note it'll take you much time to download it and passwords greater than 14 characters cannot be cracked.<br /><br />Offline NT Password & Registry Editor is not only a Windows password recovery tool, but also an almost fully functional registry editor. But it is completely text based which is a little inconvenient.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">3. Windows Vista Password Reset Disk</span><br /><br />A password reset disk can help you reset lost Windows Vista password as long as you create it before losing Vista password. If you don't have one, just follow the instructions to create one (a USB flash drive required).<br /><br />Step 1. Click Start, Control Panel, User Accounts and Family Safely, and User Accounts.<br /><br />Step 2. Click Create a password reset disk on the left pane.<br /><br />Step 3. Click Next and follow the forgotten password Wizard to create a Vista password reset disk.<br /><br />When you enter a wrong password on Vista logon screen, the Reset password link will appear. Just click on it to pop up the password reset wizard, then insert your password reset disk in computer and click Next on the wizard to change your lost Vista password in seconds.

on Jan 24, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to Reset Windows Vista Administrator Password With Three Simple Methods?


Have you ever experienced Windows Vista administrator password forgot? Absolutely, there is nothing worse than forgot your Windows admin password when you have a great deal of work to do on your PC. Even though you can enter your computer with a standard user account, you still could not download anything and install programs on your PC. Therefore, how to reset or recover Windows Vista administrator password efficiently?
Here we will show the top three easy and efficient Windows Vista admin password recovery methods to anyone who have Windows Vista admin password forgotten issues.
Method 1: Reset Windows Vista administrator password on safe mode
Preparation Time: about 10 minutes
Pros: Simple and do not need third party tools
Cons: Need an available admin account on your Vista PC
You can reset Vista administrator password on command prompt with an available admin account to enter safe mode first. If you have another Windows Vista admin account, try these steps below:
Step 1: Press F8 when your Windows Vista PC is booting. You will come to the Advanced Boot Options. Then choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.
Step 2: Enter safe mode with an available admin account.
Step 3: Type "net user" and press Enter. The command prompt will show you all accounts on the Windows Vista PC.
Step 4: Type "net user Paul 123" (Paul is the locked admin account's name and 123 is the new password) and press Enter. Now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account.
Step 5: Type "shutdown -r -t 00" and press Enter.
Your Windows Vista PC should be rebooted automatically and then you can logon Windows Vista with the new password.
Method 2: Recover Windows Vista administrator password with freeware
Preparation Time: More than 30 minutes
Pros: Free and do not need to change the forgotten password
Cons: The freeware should not work if the password is too long
Ophcrack is freeware for Windows password recovery. This software can help you to recover your forgotten Windows Vista admin password. So that you can regain access your admin account without changing the password.
Ophcrack is used to create a Windows password recovery disk. You need to boot your computer from the disk to recover your password. You can follow these easy steps:
Step 1: Download Ophcrack
Step 2: Burn a Windows password recovery disk with the freeware
Step 3: Recover the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk
You can logon Windows Vista with the old password now.
Method 3: Reset Windows Vista administrator password with shareware
Preparation Time: less than 10 minutes
Pros: Fast and 100% reset the forgotten password
Cons: Not free
Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 is easy-to-use shareware to reset forgotten Windows password, including administrator password and other standard users' passwords.
Unlike Ophcrack, Windows Password Recovery Tool is designed to reset the forgotten password. No matter how long and how complicated the password is, this software can 100% reset the forgotten password in few minutes. All you need to do is just three steps:
Step 1: Download Windows Password Recovery Tool
Step 2: Burn a Windows password reset disk with the shareware
Step 3: Reset the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk.
These three Windows Vista administrator password recovery solutions are helpful for us to resolve the Vista admin password lost problem. Now, you are no more Vista admin password forgot matters.

This article is free for republishing

on Jul 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Windows os is locked on my dell inspirano1501 and need unlock password


This solutionwill work if you have forgotten your Windows password. It will not work if youhave forgotten your boot password or hard drive password etc.

Read on if you want to use a USB flash drive. Scroll down if you would ratherburn a CD/DVD.

USB Flash Drive Method
You need to download a Windows passwordcracker, put it on a flash drive, and boot it outside of the Windowsenvironment. This solution will show you how to do that.

1. Download the Ophcrack Windows password cracker from here. For Windows7, click on the ophcrack Vista LiveCD.Ophcrack is one of the best free Windows password recovery tools available.It's fast and easy even for a first time Windows password cracker. Save file toDesktop.

2. Download Xboot 1.0.0.0 Beta 6 here. Savefile to Desktop. Unzip file and extract to Desktop.

3. Plug a USB flash drive into your PC and format it with a FAT32 filesystem. This can be done by opening "My Computer" and right clickingon the USB flash drive and selecting Format. Select FAT32 and click OK. (Note:this will erase all data on your flash drive.)

4. Open Xboot.exe. Select the Ophcrack ISO file you downloaded and drag it ontothe Xboot screen.

5. Click on "Create USB" found in the bottom right hand corner of theXboot window.

6. Select your USB drive and click OK. Wait for your USB flash drive to becreated.

7. Restart computer and press F10 or appropriate function key for your computerto enter the temporary boot menu. It may be F12 or F9 etc. Look at the firstscreen that appears when you turn on the computer and you will see which key topress. You also could enter the BIOS and change the boot order if you wouldprefer that method.

8. Select USB Flash Drivefrom the boot menu.

9. The Ophcrack LiveCD will now boot. Hit enter to select the Graphic Modeoption when it appears.

10. Ophcrack will automatically begin cracking your passwords. The longer andmore complicated the password is the longer it will take to crack. 99% ofpasswords are crackable. Any password over 14 characters cannot be cracked.This program found my 8 character password which contains letters and numbersin less than 10 minutes.

11. Write down your password when it's cracked. Remove the USB drive andrestart computer.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.



Burn a CD/DVD Method
You need to download a Windows password cracker, burn it to a CD/DVD,and boot it outside of the Windows environment. This solution will show you howto do that.

1. Download the Ophcrack Windows password cracker from here. For Windows 7, click on the ophcrack Vista LiveCD. Ophcrack is one of the best free Windowspassword recovery tools available. It's fast and easy even for a first time Windowspassword cracker. Save file to Desktop.

2. Burn the Ophcrack LiveCD ISO file to a CD/DVD using the Windows 7Disk Image Burner or another burning program. For Windows 7 users, pleasefollow steps 2a and 2b. If you are using Vistaor XP you will need to use a CD/DVD burning program already installed ordownload and install a free program such as the one here.
2a. Right click on the ISO file and select "Open with" and thenselect Windows Disk Image Burner or another CD/DVD burning program.
2b. Put a CD-R or DVD-R into the DVD/CD drive and select Burn. Wait for theburning process to finish.

3. Restart computer and press F10 or appropriate function key for your computerto enter the temporary boot menu. It may be F12 or F9 etc. Look at the firstscreen that appears when you turn on the computer and you will see which key topress. You also could enter the BIOS and change the boot order if you wouldprefer that method. Many computersalready have the CD/DVD drive as the first boot drive so you may not have to dothis step.

4. Select CD/DVD from the boot menu.

5. The Ophcrack LiveCD will now boot. Hit enter to select the Graphic Modeoption when it appears.

6. Ophcrack will automatically begin cracking your passwords. The longer andmore complicated the password is the longer it will take to crack. 99% ofpasswords are crackable. Any password over 14 characters cannot be cracked.This program found my 8 character password which contains letters and numbersin less than 10 minutes.

7. Write down your password when it's cracked. Remove the CD/DVD and restartcomputer.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.

Nov 26, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Forgot my windows vista login password?


How to access Windows Vista without reset disk?
Reference to:
Forgot Windows 7 Password and No Reset Disk - How to Get in?
This passage is mainly about how to reset Windows 7 forgotten password without reset disk, but it is also applied to Windows Vista.

Another administrator, Windows install CD, Ophcrack and Windows Password Genius can be used to reset Windows 7 forgotten password.

Jan 02, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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How to Reset Windows Vista Administrator Password with Three Simple Methods?


Have you ever experienced Windows Vista administrator password forgot? Absolutely, there is nothing worse than forgot your Windows admin password when you have a great deal of work to do on your PC. Even though you can enter your computer with a standard user account, you still could not download anything and install programs on your PC. Therefore, how to reset or recover Windows Vista administrator password efficiently?

Here we will show the top three easy and efficient Windows Vista admin password recovery methods to anyone who have Windows Vista admin password forgotten issues.

Method 1: Reset Windows Vista administrator password on safe mode

Preparation Time: about 10 minutes
Pros: Simple and do not need third party tools
Cons: Need an available admin account on your Vista PC

You can reset Vista administrator password on command prompt with an available admin account to enter safe mode first. If you have another Windows Vista admin account, try these steps below:

Step 1: Press F8 when your Windows Vista PC is booting. You will come to the Advanced Boot Options. Then choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.

Step 2: Enter safe mode with an available admin account.

Step 3: Type "net user" and press Enter. The command prompt will show you all accounts on the Windows Vista PC.

Step 4: Type "net user Paul 123" (Paul is the locked admin account's name and 123 is the new password) and press Enter. Now you have successfully created a new password on the locked admin account.

Step 5: Type "shutdown -r -t 00" and press Enter.

Your Windows Vista PC should be rebooted automatically and then you can logon Windows Vista with the new password.

Method 2: Recover Windows Vista administrator password with freeware

Preparation Time: More than 30 minutes
Pros: Free and do not need to change the forgotten password
Cons: The freeware should not work if the password is too long

Ophcrack is freeware for Windows password recovery. This software can help you to recover your forgotten Windows Vista admin password. So that you can regain access your admin account without changing the password.

Ophcrack is used to create a Windows password recovery disk. You need to boot your computer from the disk to recover your password. You can follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Download Ophcrack

Step 2: Burn a Windows password recovery disk with the freeware

Step 3: Recover the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk

You can logon Windows Vista with the old password now.

Method 3: Reset Windows Vista administrator password with shareware

Preparation Time: less than 10 minutes
Pros: Fast and 100% reset the forgotten password
Cons: Not free

Windows Login Recovery is easy-to-use shareware to reset forgotten Windows password, including administrator password and other standard users' passwords.

Unlike Ophcrack, Windows Login Recovery is designed to reset the forgotten password. No matter how long and how complicated the password is, this software can 100% reset the forgotten password in few minutes. All you need to do is just three steps:

Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery

Step 2: Burn a Windows password reset disk with the shareware

Step 3: Reset the forgotten Windows Vista admin password with the disk.

These three Windows Vista administrator password recovery solutions are helpful for us to resolve the Vista admin password lost problem. Now, you are no more Vista admin password forgot matters.

on Jun 24, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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