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How to remove or reset Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 password easily when you forgot or lost it.

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How to remove or reset Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 password easily when you forgot or lost it.


It is truly very often for us to meet the password login problem, sometimes we would forgot windows password or lost system admin password, and could not login windows system and make a big trouble. At this time, you would hope to find a simple solution to remove or recover the forgotten password. Actually, a lot of methods are available to reset Windows admin password, but most of them are designed for PC experts, not for common PC users. They are too complicated to get it work for us. So in this article, I will show you professional software which could help you to reset forgotten windows 7/XP/Vista/2000 password easily, even for beginners.

Super Windows Password Reset is powerful password recovery software to reset Windows admin passwords for you to login Windows OS without reinstalling the OS when you forgot windows password or lost windows password. It could remove windows password and reset the password to blank. Just boot from the program with burned CD/DVD or USB flash disc, choose the account you wish to reset and all will be done instantly. It is not a method to crack or bypass windows password, just remove or delete windows password and set it to blank so you could login windows to set new password. Below is a simple guide of how to reset windows password with this software, only 3 steps are needed to reset windows 7/Vista/XP password:

Step 1: Free download the setup file of Super Windows Password Reset on the official website:

And install it on your another PC. Then startup the password recovery software you could see the main UI:


Step 2: Burn the windows password recovery bootable CD/DVD or USB disc with the software: Now, you may select “Burn DVD/CD Disc” or “Use USB Disc”. If you select first method, you need to have a blank CDR/DVDR disk, a COMBO or DVDRW drive on the PC. If you select to use USB disc, you just need to pay attention: This USB devices would be formatted, so you must make sure to back up all the data before use it. And the maximum capacity of the USB devices cannot exceed 2G.

Tips: We recommend you to use the DVD/CD method to do the windows password reset, because some computers may not support USB start-up. Below is step by step to show you how to burn the CD/DVD

1. Launch Super Windows Password Reset main window, Click “Burn DVD/CD Disc” button.

2. In BurnCC’s main window, click “Browse” button and in the open window, locate the file “TWPR.iso” on your desktop, select it and click on Open to get back to the main window. Then, click “Start” button.


3 Your DVD drive should open and insert a blank CD-R or DVD-R disc into the drive and close it. Click “OK” button. Your CD will be burned in a few minutes. Tips: if there is already a CD/DVD disc in the drive before run the software, the CD drive will open automatically .

 Please close it again. The process will be continuing. Below is step by step to show you how to burn a bootable USB disc

1. Insert a USB drive into a USB slot on your computer and run Super Windows Password Reset, Click “Use USB Disc” button.

2. Click“Step1”button. Then, Right-click on the usb_format.exe and choose “Run as Administrator”.

3. In USB Disk Storage Format window, set the file system to FAT, Check the Quick Format box, check the Create DOS Bootable Disk, Browse to the DOS_files folder on your Desktop, click OK & then Start.


4. Click OK on the following window and then close the USB format tool. Your USB drive now is formatted.

5. Click “Step2” button and open the USB drive with your computer.

Then, copy the files from the USB_files folder and paste them directly to the USB drives main directory. 2 of the files may become hidden and you will not see them on the USB drive. This is okay. Your USB drive is now complete.

Step 3: Boot your PC with the burned CD/DVD or USB disc to reset windows password:

First you need to insert the burned CD/DVD or USB flash disk into the DVD drive or USB port of the PC you want to reset its password.

Tips: If your computer still boots from hard drive Windows OS, it's necessary for you to change your COMS or BIOS settings to make it boot from CD/DVD or USB drive.

If you don’t know how to set it, you may visit the official website: or contact your computer manufacture. After the computer boots from CD/DVD or USB drive, you will see below interface: 1. The program will ask you to select the Windows OS hard drive volume ID. Enter the ID number of the hard drive volume where Windows OS is installed.

2. The program would list all the user names of Windows and asks you which account password is to be removed. Enter the ID number for the User Name.

3. The program asks to confirm weather to remove the password or not. Enter "y" (yes) to confirm your action and "n" (no) to deny the action and hit "Enter".

 4 Then you need to input your license code and enter.

5. The program asks whether to continue to remove passwords for other accounts. Enter "y" to continue and "n" to finish. Eject your USB from your computer first and press any key to restart the computer from Windows. Now you can log in Windows with an empty password (with no password.), just click “Enter” when you login. Now we have complete the process of reset Windows password, you could see that it is not difficult at all, and it could support all the Windows OS family, including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 2000/2003 and new Windows 7. If you have any questions of the procedure and the settings, you may visit the Password Recovery Studio homepage: or send email to

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Re: How to remove or reset Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 password easily when you forgot or lost it.

RAR Password Recovery 5.0 recovers passwords for RAR archives created with WinRAR, RAR or any other RAR-compatible software. Forgetting a password for an archive created long time ago is a common annoyance. RAR Password Recovery helps you to get your data back. Advanced dictionary attack, brute-force attack, and advanced brute-force with mask attack are used to recover the password. This software is easy to install and easy to use. All you need to do to recover your password is just to drag and drop your file to the program window. Dictionary attack supports 'mistypes' and additional user dictionaries.

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Re: How to remove or reset Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 password easily when you forgot or lost it.

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This is by far the easiest to use and is FREE, why anyone would Pay for this type of software is beyond me.


About the software







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Re: How to remove or reset Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 password easily when you forgot or lost it.

There are some free ways can recover a lost Windows password, you can check out: HP Pasword Reset.

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Re: How to remove or reset Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 password easily when you forgot or lost it.



As Mumbodog mentioned above, we usually recommend the free PC Login Now:

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Re: How to remove or reset Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 password easily when you forgot or lost it.

Many people create strong passwords to protect their computer from others to access. But often forget their passwords after a long time do not user their computer. Creating a password reset disk before forgetting password is very helpful one day if you forget password. Now I take windows 7 for example, steps follow as:

Step1: On the start menu, click “Control Panel”.
Step2: Select “User accounts and Family Safety”, and then click on “User Accounts”.
Step3: On the left panel, select “Create a password reset disk”.
Step4: Insert a USB flash drive or blank floppy disk drive.
Step5: Then follow the password wizard step by step to create a  windows password reset disk.

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Re: How to remove or reset Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 password easily when you forgot or lost it.

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I also think it is the easiest, fastest and the most convenient way to use a third part program to remove or reset a forgotten or lost Windows administrator password for Windows 7/8/8.1/Vista/XP/2000. While, it is especially important to choose a universal program. Daossoft Windows Password Rescuer is such a program which can reset or remove any password within 3 miniutes. It supports both administrator and normal user password. And it works on any versions of Windows OS such as Windows 7/8/8.1/Vista/XP on any brands of desktop or laptop such as Dell/HP/Acer/Samsung/Asus/Lenovo .etc. Download and install Daossoft Windows Password Rescuer into an accessible computer then do as the following steps:


Step 1: Launch the program and follow the instruction to burn it to the USB/CD/DVD flash drive.

Step 2: Boot your locked Windows Vista computer from the flash drive.

Step 3: Select your Windows Vista and your user account whose password you need to reset or remove. Click "Reset Password" button.


More detailed steps: Remove Windows Vista Password - Reset Windows Password Blank

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