How to Recover Administrator/User Password on Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1


The ability to add password to your Administrator account or other user account allows you to keep your account same from unauthorised access. However, this safety feature could bring headache if you forget your Windows Administrator or other user account password. Fortunately, there are third party tools available that can help you to recover password from your Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows 8 /8.1 computers.

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Listed Windows password recovery tools or windows password cracking tools are available for free. You can download them on your PC by clicking on provided links.

Ophcrack Windows Password Cracker

It is one of the best free password recovery tool available online. It is a small sized application and has easy to use user interface. The Ophcrack comes in two version LiveCD (ISO file) and standard application. If you have access to your PC then just visit above link and download Ophcrack and install it on your PC. If you don’t have access to your PC, then download LiveCD version of Ophcrack, burn the ISO to a CD and boot from the Disk to run Linux based GUI. Now from Ophcrack Menu, select Crack button to recover your password.

Kon-Boot Windows Password Recovery tool

Kon-boot is also a free Windows application, which allows you to recover your Windows account password easily. Compared to OphCrack, Kon-Boot is much simple to use and lighter as well. The free version of this software does not come with 64-bit support and windows 8 support.

All you have to do is download the free ISO file of Kon-Boot and burn it to a disk. Once burned, insert disk to your PC’s drive and boot from it. Follow the on screen instructions to recover your password. Once you have logged in to your PC. Do remember to create a new Administrator account, log off, then again login and reset your administrator account password with the same account. This way, you will be able to access your PC next time without using Kon-Boot bootable disk.

Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

This windows password recovery tool works by erasing your Windows password instead of recovering it. Like previous tools, you need to download Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor ISO file and burn it to a disk. Now insert your Disk, and boot from it.  Do note that  this software requires you to use few commands before you can crack your windows password. You can read about how to use this tool on its official website.


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