How can I get back into my Windows computer if the password was changed?

Mindy Morgan-Wirth August 9, 2012
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I let my grandson use my Acer laptop. He changed the password and cannot remember the password he used.

How can I unlock my computer without the password? It is useless to anybody this way. Thanks.

  1. prasad kondaveti
    October 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    hi, just go through the link - http://www.how2know.in/4/post/2012/10/how-2-resetdelete-windows-log-in-password.html and download the software. It will be useful to you.

  2. Jim Chambers
    October 6, 2012 at 3:09 am

    If you use one of the Linux based password deleting utilities and it doesn't work the first time, run it again. For some reason the first try sometimes doesn't take. The newer utilities work with XP, Vista and Windows 7.

  3. Adjei Kofi
    September 7, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    The easiest way is to use a program called konboot. It enables you to log into a windows based system without knowing the password. First of all, download it from here:
    http://digiex.net/downloads/download-center-2-0/applications/6498-kon-boot-password-utility-free-version.html

    You will need to run it on a different machine. It requires a pen-drive, which will be the medium for running the program. You simply run it, and it ask for the drive letter of the pen-drive. When that is done, insert it into the computer and boot from the pen-drive. It automatically logs into the windows system.
    Now what you'll need to do after is to run command prompt as administrator. Type the following: net user (username of the system) *
    It'll prompt for a password, not the old one but the new one you'll like to use. enter it, then again to confirm, and that is all. :)

  4. Mindy Morgan-Wirth
    August 22, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Thank you for all of your replies. I have not been able to take the time to try to recover my password yet. I will be able to do that soon. I will post my results, good or bad. Again, thank you for all of your time on my problem.

    Mindy

  5. FIDELIS
    August 20, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Hello, what version of windows are you using? There are several ways of accomplishing what you want depending on the operating system in use. The only thing I would suggest for the future, is to let your grandson use the computer but only with a guest account, not as an administrator.

  6. Anthony Hutzler
    August 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Free program great for windows also works on other OS PCLogin.com down ISO files burn ISO CD print guide of instruction of step by step process to use ISO to break old password. After restart, set new password. There is a few different process listed make sure to follow right one for your system. Computer shops in my area hate it. They tell everyone there is no software to do this, so they can charge for about five hours lobor. they say thats how long its takes to break a system password. After burning ISO disk, 20 mins. PC up and running with new password. I am so glad I seen this post I want everyone to know about PCLogin password breaker. Keep grandson away from PC or teach him to use PCLogin.

  7. brusestudery
    August 13, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Many people forgot to create a password reset disk when they create the logon password, so they got locked out computer is not surprised. But there still has solution to help them, third-party software: Rekeysoft Windows Password Recovery. It works efficiently to remove a lost password. See it: http://goo.gl/UNF2T

  8. Erlis Dhima
    August 12, 2012 at 9:59 pm
  9. Igor Rizvi?
    August 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Get into safe mode,and try reseting your password or deleting user and utting another one

    • Panji Hitam
      August 21, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      not working for windows 7

  10. Wickedtech
    August 10, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I personally use ntpwd editor but that should be left to the people who know s how to use the program so u don't brick your computer

  11. Suyanto Milanistik
    August 10, 2012 at 7:46 am

    the last way is to reinstall windows

  12. susendeep dutta
    August 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    You can use Hiren's boot disc to reset your password so that you can once again set your own -

    http://www.hirensbootcd.org/resetting-windows-password/

    At the end of the link there's an video tutorial too.

  13. Alan Wade
    August 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    There are different ways for different versions of Windows to reset the password. In XP it is very easy for example. You need to let us know which version you are using.

  14. ha14
    August 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    you have to rest password
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-ways-to-reset-the-forgotten-windows-administrator-password/

    Trinity Rescue Kit
    http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.php?wpid=1&front_id=12
    boot on it go to Windows Password resetting, then use Interactive winpass then click 1 (since you have one windows installation) the wait more loading then click 1-Edit user data and password then you will see account list so input your desired account name then click enter then choose 1-clear (blank) user password, wait for the action then select quit...go back to main menu

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