In our past blog posts, we have discussed a lot about recovering Windows administrator password using password disks and other ways but, in this article, we will be discussing the best 3 Windows Password Recovery tools that are available online capable of resetting your computer password even if you don’t remember it anymore.
The tools we are going to list in this article are self-tested by us and after experimenting and testing with these tools, we have made the final call. Please kindly remember these tools must be used on personal computers only and should not be used for hacking and stealing information from other computer and laptops. With that being said, let’s get started with the best 3 Windows Password Recovery tools to reset Windows administrator password.
#1: PassFolk SaverWin (Free)
PassFolk SaverWin (Free)is our top #1 free Windows Password Recovery tool that has the ability to reset Windows user password instantly. It enables you to create a password reset disk that can be used to reset any Windows operating system password as well as Windows Servers password too. Basically, you will need to have a Windows computer with administrator rights to install the software and an empty thumb drive to write the ISO file into it to make the bootable disk.
Afterwards, the bootable disk can be used to reset the password from your locked computer. It is really very easy to use with the attractive user interface and you literally need to make few clicks on your mouse to unlock your Windows computer.
How to use PassFolk SaverWin to unlock Windows computer?
First, install SaverWin on the spare computer with administrator privileges and install it by finishing the setup wizard. Then, launch the software and insert a thumb drive into your system. The pen drive will be recognized automatically by SaverWin then you can click on “Burn USB” to make the bootable password reset disk.
Once the bootable disk is created, you will get the confirmatory message on the main screen like the following screenshot –
You are now ready to unlock your computer. Insert this pen drive into your original computer and then, reboot the computer from USB drive. SaverWin must load on the startup screen and here, choose your username and click “Reset Password” to remove the password from your computer instantly. See the picture below to understand what we just said –
Done! Your computer is now unlocked and you may access it normally again.
If you want to recover password rather than resetting it then Ophcrack is the right choice. Kindly note that Ophcrack can only recover easy passwords less than 8 characters. So, if you are using an insecure password then Ophcrack can do the job for you.
How does Ophcrack works?
Well, first download the ISO file from the official website and burn the ISO image into a USB drive using a free ISO burner. Once the files are successfully burnt, insert the USB drive into the locked computer.
Once the Ophcrack software is loaded on the display screen, select the first option with “Ophcrack Graphical Mode – Automatic” and press Enter.
Ophcrack will automatically starts searching the password by using the classy old brute-force and dictionary attacks. Please note, that it could take hours to find your password and if it is successful then you can see the password on the main screen of the tool like the following picture –
Note: Ophcrack doesn’t work with Windows 8 and Windows 10 and also it doesn’t work with Windows 64-bit versions.
#3: Trinity Rescue Kit (TRK)
Trinity Rescue Kit a.k.a. TRK is yet another password reset tool that uses the famous command prompt app to manipulate the administrator password and remove it. Please remember that you are only allowed to use this tool if you are a computer expert because if you do anything wrong then you may end up losing all the data from your computer forever.
How does TRK works?
First, download the program and burn the ISO file into a CD/DVD or pen drive. Then, insert the pen drive in your main PC and wait for the TRK software to flash on the display screen.When you see the TRK menu, you need to use your keyboard arrows to navigate the options. Choose “Windows Password Resetting” and press Enter.
On the next screen, choose “Winpass with Prompt for username first” and hit Enter.
Now go through the entire process and keep choosing the options, on the final option, select “Clear (blank) user password” and exit from the software. Remove the pen drive and restart the PC, it should welcome you normally now.
Again, we are warning you not to use this tool if you are not a computer expert. If you choose any wrong option then it may cause severe data loss or even hardware failure.
Hopefully, you guys found this article useful and we will definitely recommend you guys to go with PassFolk SaverWin if you are in a hurry to reset your computer password. It is absolutely free to use without any hassle of having any computer expertise at all.