By Umar Anjum on April 5, 2010

5 Best Free Windows Password Recovery Tools

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Have you ever forgotten your Windows account password? If you have then you already know how painful the password recovery process can be. There is a good chance that Windows users who are not very tech-aware fail to recover their password and end reinstalling Windows via a bootable disc.

Whether you have or have not been through that situation, you do not want to be in those circumstances any time in the future. To help you out if (when) you forget your Windows password, I have gathered a list of 5 freeware programs that will help recover your Windows password.

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Ophcrack

ophcrack

The last entry in my list is also the best one. Ophcrack provides one of the fastest and most successful password recovery options. This program also comes in the form of a bootable disc image which can be used if users do not have a separate Windows user account to reset the Windows password.

John the Ripper

JohntheRipper


John the Ripper is a great freeware program that helps crack the Windows password. The application uses both paid and free wordlist files which it needs to operate.

LCP

LCP

LCP is a standard Windows program you download from LCPSoft’s website and install inside of Windows, meaning you’ll need access to a user account no the computer.

Cain and Abel

cain

Cain and Abel is another password recovery program that we need to run from another Windows user account. The application recovers passwords impressively faster than its competition and provides several recovery methods.

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

Offline

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor provides users with a great solution in case they have been running their computer on a single user account and have forgotten the password to it. We download a CD image from the program’s website, burn it on to disc, and boot from that CD to remove our Windows account password.





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The other days ago, i just forgot Windows password,then i found a Windows password recovery http://www.anypasswordrecovery.com/ which can bypass Windows password easily, i also burned it into a CD as my Reset Disk.

I use Ophcrack very often.

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It works very prefect to regain your password .Also use boot CD/DVD.
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Hello Umar Anjum ,

About the tools to recover windows password, I know a blog which has many free tutorials.
http://www.passwordreset.org

Maybe it will be useful for those peoples who are in troubles.

If you are looking for method to recover windows password, http://www.windowsloginrecovery.com now has a program that could reset forgotten windows password in a breeze.

i’d like to introduce the 6th best windows password recovery tool
http://sn.im/winpwd
an easy-to-use tool designed for resetting local administrator and user passwords on any Windows system. If you have forgotten your password, or are locked out, or you do not have access to the password of the system. It is the most effective product on the market.

I have locked out of my computer for a while,and have tried everything i could do but failed.Until I found this great tool Windows Password Key 8.0 as recommend above.It works great,Such a marvellous and useful tool
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I use Ophcrack very often.

I have recently bought a second-hand computer from a store. But when it starts up, it requires me to type the administrator password, and it makes me quite disappointed!

Eventually I have managed to reset the administrator password using a password reset boot CD from http://www.top-password.com/reset-windows-password.html

Forgot windows password? Do not be so anxious. I know a tool – Windows Password Reset Kit 1.5, which can help reset windows password, need not to reinstall the windows os, it’s safe and easy. You could get the windows password recovery tool from the reference link: http://www.reset-windows-password.net

The experience that I fogot windows password happened to me a few weeks ago. My classmate recommend me to take use of Recover My Windows Password 7.0 – http://www.recover-windows-password.com, which is very smart and just take me a short time to reset a newly password.

At first I didn’t how to do until my friend told me to use the software Windows Password Recovery(http://www.windowspassword-recovery.com/). It really helped me a lot!

thanks…i often forget my password.hope this be very usefull to me..thanks..
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It doesn’t work on my computer at all.
I managed to reset my forgotten password by using another Windows password reset CD from http://www.windows-logon-password.com/

Last month, i lost my windows vista administrator password. I solved my problem with the help of the Windows Key Finder.
It not only supports Windows Vista, I have personally tested it with Windows 7.
It worked perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password. Just an easy to use bootable CD/DVD.
You can download it from: http://www.windows-key-finder.com/

These are some really great tools. Thanks for sharing.

please somebody should help me on window password recovery tools license key or window key finder i have download the software but is asking for license anybody who want to help me should send it to my mail (morasco33@gmail.com)OR (morasco33@yahoo.com)may GOD bless you as you do so.
THANKS

This seems very useful for someone who is difficult to memorize the password: D

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Saved me today. After many hours of installing and tweaking a brand new PC, something went wrong. I was not able to log into the only Administrator account I had, once the machine had been rebooted.

I burned Windows Password Key to usb, followed the onscreen prompts and in a few minutes was back in the machine.

What a lifesaver!

It will become a permanent part of my toolset for fixing Winndows password problems.

http://download.cnet.com/Windows-Password-Key/3000-2092_4-11166455.html

You can find the windows password with the free help of blog: http://www.findpassword.net

I know a Windows password recovery which can easily reset Windows passwords, including Windows administrator password and user passwords, get it to manage your passwords. You can search WINDOWSPASSWORDSRECOVERY in Google and download the software from the 1st site of search result list at the first.

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