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How to Bypass Windows Admin Account Password Of Vista, XP, Windows 8

It is not rare that users forget the password set for Windows administrator account. Though Microsoft does not support password recovery, there are some methods to bypass the forgotten Windows admin account login details. This tutorial explains some well known procedures to bypass the Windows account login details for  Vista, Windows 8, 7 and  XP. It is important to understand, the successful procedure to bypass admin sign in for  Vista may not work for Windows 8 and vice versa. So I recommend you to read this tutorial carefully and choose the best method to recover or reset forgotten MS admin account login information.

1. Login To Windows XP Default Administrator Account

In XP computers, it is easy to access the computer even though you forgot the administrator password. We can bypass the Windows XP administrator account by using the default XP admin account created while installing OS on this computer. In most cases this default admin account is not password protected. So to bypass Windows XP admin login, follow the steps below.
  1. Restart Computer in Safe Mode

  2. When shows, select the default admin

2. Bypass Windows Vista Administrator Account Authentication

In Vista, we can bypass admin authentication with Emergency Repair Disk commander. So at first make sure you have Emergency Repair Disk for your Vista computer.

  1. Create an Emergency Repair Disk

    • Go to All Programs from Start

    • Click Accessories and go to System Tools

    • Click on Backup and select full information and write it to a disc

  2. Use ER Disc to Bypass Vista Admin Password

    • Change BIOS Settings

      Go to BIOS by pressing [Del] or [F2] button while booting your computer. The key to access BIOS may change depends on your motherboard. In BIOS select first boot device as Disc.

    • Insert ER Disc and boot your computer

    • Your Computer boots from ER disc and click start

    • Go to System Tools and click LOCKSMITH

    • Select the account you want to reset the current logon details. Enter new key and log off

    • Eject the CD and restart your computer

Third Party Tools To Reset Windows Admin Account

We have plenty of third party tools offering services to reset Microsoft Operating System Administrative password. Here let us check how to reset Admin access using a third party Windows password recovery tool, PC Login. Since it is a third party tool, users are advised to use it at their own risk.
  1. Burn the software to CD and reboot your computer with CD

  2. Since first booting device in BIOS is CD, your computer boots from CD
    Break Windows Admin entry

  3. Now PC login will find the Operating Systems installed on your computer. For multiple OS you should select the OS.
    Windows Password Hack

  4. Select the user account

    We need to select the user account which need to bypass the authentication.
    Reset the lost Windows entry

  5. Show the account properties

    Here we see the five properties of an account.

    • Administrator
      if the account has the Administrator privilege. It is useful if you need the administrator privilege to run certain program;

    • Password is empty : if the password of the account is empty

    • Password is disabled :if the account has been disable due to the operation of Administrator or the system rules;

    • Password is locked out: if the account has been locked out

    • Password never expire: if the account has to set sign in details every time when login

  6. We should select the box administrator and password empty.
    Reset unknown Windows pass-phrase by third party tools

    Then click on next

  7. Reboot your computer
    Hack the Windows Password by running CD

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Other Microsoft Operating System Password Recovery Tools

You have already learned how to recover lost Windows user account entry using PC login. Now I am introducing two other tools to reset Windows account login set on your computer. One of then is a Linux based freeware but the second one is paid tool.
  1. Reset Admin sign in key using Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

    It is a Linux based freeware and can be used to reset lost Windows Admin password. To know more about this tool and download, click on the link below.

  2. Recover Windows Password Using "recoveranypassword"

    This is a paid tool available to recover the OS password. To know more about this tool click on the link below.

  3. Using

  4. Using and the procedure is given below.

    • Download the tool from the link given above

    • Decompress the downloaded file and note that there is an ISO image file. Burn the image file onto an blank CD with the burner freely supported.

    • Insert the newly created CD into the locked computer and re-boot it from the CD drive.

    • After launched the CD, a window pop up with all your account names(if you have several accounts) select one of the accounts that you have forgotten logon details. Just one press, you have removed the user logon details.

  5. Another tool is and the instructions are:

    • Download the software from the link and burn to a CD

    • Put into drive and turn on PC, and boot from the CD (set first bootable device as CD Drive from BIOS)

    • Follow instructions, choose the correct USER. & BLANK the password.

    • Make sure you say OK to write the data, and reboot

  6. Another Software is and the instructions are provided below.

    • Download Anmosoft Windows Password Reset V8.0 and install it.

    • Burn the ISO image file onto a blank CD/DVD or USB.

    • Boot up your PC by the bootable burned CD/DVD or USB in minutes.

    • Remove the forgotten logon information on the operation interface and logon PC without password.
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Anonymous said…
whats the erd command
Siju George said…
It is the ERD commander.

What they are saying about ERD commander is

"ERD Commander 2005 boots dead systems directly from CD into a Windows-like repair environment. "

You can download it from the following links: there is an article about how to reset windows password. It must be helpful for those who have been locked out of computer
Anonymous said…
...please where can I buy a unicorn?
windowspassword said…
The program that I recommend is the Windows Password Key 8.0, it is very easy to create a
recovery disk that you can use on any Windows PC. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password. Just an easy to use bootable CD/DVD . It can also be used on a USB Flash Drive.

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