System Requirements: Our password reset tool can be created using any version of Windows, regardless of the version you are resetting. A USB thumb-drive or recordable CD/DVD is also required. If you do not have access to another computer, click HERE to order our complete Kit, shipped Priority Mail.
Description: The following instructions will walk you through the entire process of creating your password removal device, and removing your Windows password.
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DOWNLOADING & CREATING YOUR PASSWORD REMOVAL DEVICE
Next, launch the program you just downloaded. The file will most likely be in your Downloads folder. The file is named PWR_4.5.5_Std. You may see the icon below as well.
If you receive a Windows safety warning, click the Yes button to continue.
When the program launches, you will see the following screen, select which type of boot device you are creating, USB or CD/DVD:
Insert a blank CD or USB flash-drive. A DVD can be used if the burner is DVD compatible and the drive in the forgotten password computer is compatible as well:
CD & DVD VERSION (If using a USB thumb-drive, skip to the USB Version Instructions further down)
Click button to begin burning:
CD/DVD is being created:
CD/DVD created successfully:
These files should be on the CD/DVD when finished:
Verify that the correct USB Flash-drive is showing and then click Begin copying:
Note! If your USB drive has any files on it, you will see the screens below. If you are okay with your files being overwritten click the Erase button and continue. If you don't want to lose your files, back up the drive first or use a different drive.
Warning will show if there are files already on your USB drive:
Confirm erasing data on flash-drive, click Yes to confirm:
USB device is being created:
USB device created successfully:
These files should show on USB drive when finished:
RUNNING YOUR RECOVERY CD, DVD, or USB DEVICE
Insert your CD/DVD or USB Flash-drive into the computer with the forgotten password. Restart the machine and if needed, change your BIOS setting if necessary so it is set to boot from your CD/DVD drive or USB port prior to the hard drive. If the disc starts up successfully, you will end up at a Windows Desktop containing the Password Reset file shown below.
To set your computer so it will start with the boot device, you may need to edit your BIOS settings, which all systems allow you to do. Don't worry about making any wrong changes, your BIOS can be restored to it's default settings by simple using the F9 key if needed.
To access your BIOS, tap the F2 key as soon as you power your system on, till the BIOS Setup screen appears. Some systems use a key other than F2, such as F1, Esc, Del, etc. F2 is most commonly used. Your system should briefly display the required key immediately after you power it up. If not, we recommend checking your manufacturer's website or contacting us for the correct key.
Once you have accessed your BIOS, find the Boot Order and set your USB or CD/DVD ahead of the hard drive so your boot device will start instead.
Newer systems with a UEFI BIOS will need to have the Legacy BIOS feature enabled, or on some machines you will need to disable Secure Boot Control, prior to changing your boot order.
For more in depth help with the BIOS or UEFI, we have created a Tips page with very useful information including videos. CLICK HERE to access the BIOS/UEFI Tips page.
When the boot device starts correctly, you will be taken to the Windows desktop shown below.
From the Windows Desktop, double click the Password Reset icon near the left side in order to launch the removal program.
The program should open and display a list of your usernames similar to the image below.
If it is unable to locate your SAM file, it will show the message below. This is not likely, but if this happens, please contact us for further help. Otherwise, continue to the next step.
Click the username you want to remove the password from the list. It will become highlighted and the Remove password button will then become clickable. Click the Remove password button now.
You will now be prompted for an Activation Key. At this point, it indicates the software is 100% GUARANTEED to remove your password once you enter the key. Use the link below on a working computer, to order your key for instant e-mail delivery.
To purchase your Lifetime Activation Key, click the link below on a working computer, to be taken to our Purchase page. A new window will open so you can easily return to these instructions when finished.
Our Purchase page contains full details, features and pricing for you to compare and choose the best option.
When you receive your key, enter it into the space provided. The OK button will only become clickable when the correct key is entered. Click OK when you have entered the correct key.
You will now be brought back to the main program page. You must now click the Save changes button so your password reset is locked in.
Now that your changes have been saved, you can exit the program by clicking the Exit button.
If you exit the program and the following message appears, then the changes were not saved. You can click the Yes button to save the changes, the program will then completely close.
The password for the username you chose to reset has now been removed and the computer can now be restarted. Double-click the Shutdown button on the bottom left of the screen in order to restart the computer.
Click the green Restart button on the right to reboot the computer. If you used the CD/DVD version, leave the checkmark in the Eject CD/DVD box so you can remove the media. If you used the USB version, you can uncheck the box so the optical drives drawer stays shut.
If you haven't removed your boot device from the computer, the following image is to remind you to do so. Leaving your device in the machine may cause it to run again.
Now you can login to your windows installation without entering any password.