Password Reset is a bootable CD, USB thumb-drive which you will use to remove your user account password, allowing you to log back into Windows. Full, detailed instructions are provided, they include screen-shots as well to show you what you should be seeing when creating and running the password removal software.
This disc will reset your local passwords on any NT based Windows operating system including Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, 2003 and 2008 Server. All service packs are covered.
When using our Instant Download version, you can use any version of Windows to create your reset tool, regardless of which version you are resetting.
Yes, if you take the time to read the information provided, you can easily do this yourself. If you chose to skip the instructions, there is a likely chance that you will run into problems. The process is very simple if you don’t deviate.
Yes, it will reset the Administrator password as well as any other local user account passwords you want to remove. Many Windows versions do not use the Administrator account by default. Be sure you are resetting the correct account when running Password Reset. Most Home versions of Windows will show your username as the name you are accustomed to seeing on the log in screen. Owner is also used in some cases, if you do not see your username but do see Owner, that should be the name you need to reset.
Yes, we are happy to help you with your password. Just Contact Us tab on any page to get prompt, friendly, customer support, directly from the owner of Password Reset. We do not contract out any support services to overseas companies, etc. All inquiries are handled in house by the company owner, Dana Hauser.
Yes, under typical, normal circumstances, you will have access to all files on the computer after resetting your password. In the rare case that you have any files that are encrypted, they will not be accessible without the original password. By default, files are NOT encrypted, so this is not likely going to affect you unless you knowingly turned on filed encryption.
Password Reset is for removing your Windows login password. This is the password required to enter your computer and access your Desktop after powering it up. No other types password can be removed using Password Reset, such as a BIOS password.
You can use Password Reset unlimited times. You can also request the Instant Download information at anytime following purchase, in case you misplace it by contacting us and providing your name and email address used when ordering.
Absolutely! Password Reset has been helping Windows users since 2005, and has successfully removed the passwords for thousands of computer users worldwide, including businesses, government and law enforcement.
These versions of Windows are rarely used any longer, but if you do have a password issue with any of them, they have a very easy password fix that will not require you to use Password Reset. Just delete the .pwl file in your Windows directory, which can be accessed by hitting Esc to bypass the log in screen. Password Reset is only needed with NT based versions as indicated further above.
Depending on which version of Windows you are using, you may still be prompted for a password. If you’ve reset the password, then simply leave the field blank with nothing in the Password box. Most Pro versions of Windows will work in this manner, while Home versions will not prompt for a password if there isn’t one.
If you are resetting a user associated with an email account, reset & enable the Administrator account and then log in through that account to get full access to the computer. You will find further info on this HERE
Your computer must be set to boot from the CD drive or USB port, prior to the hard drive. This is done in the computers BIOS which you may see on your screen upon start up which key will allow access to the BIOS. If you are unable to get your disc to start or boot, see our BIOS Tips page HERE for further info.
Guest mode does not have the privileges that allow you to run the software required to create the reset tool. You need to be logged in as an Administrator privileged user in order to create the boot devices, which Guest does not allow. Another computer must be used, or you can have the USB thumb-drive shipped to you.