Forgot Windows Admin Password? How Can I Recover It?

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Are you forgot windows admin password? Are you troubling to reset your windows admin password? If yes, then this post will help you to reset yours forgot windows admin password with the help of fantastic software called PCUnlocker. PCUnlocker is a software like bootable disk and it will help you to boot your computer to reset your forgotten computer password.

Benefits of Using PCUnlocker

  • This will provide you with a 100% recovery rate
  • If you use this software then it will reset local administrator and another account password.
  •  You can change domain administrator passwords on windows active directory server.
  • If any windows account is locked or disabled or expired then with the help of this, you can easily enable or unlock.
  • The PCUnlocker is supportable of FAT16, FAT32, NTFS file system.
  • It supports on windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP

Things Required to Reset Forgot Windows Admin Password

  • A 2gb capacity of USB Flash Drive
  • PCUnlocker Enterprise or PCUnlocker Pro
  • Bootable USB creator software (ISO2Disc)

Steps to Reset Forgot Windows Admin Password

1. Download and Extract PCUnlocker File

Forgot Windows Admin Password

To reset your forgot windows admin password, first, you need to download the Zip file of the PCUnlocker by accessing another computer. Now if your downloading procedure is over, then extract it to your computer folder. If you have to extract it, then open it.

Forgot Windows Admin Password

After the opening, you will see 2 options. In the first option, you will see pcunlocker.iso and the second one is readme.txt. The pcunlocker.iso is a disk image file type that you will need to burn to CD or USB drive.

2. Make Bootable CD or ( USB drive) from the ISO File

In this step, we are going to make a bootable USB using a free tool called ISO2Disc. You can download this free tool directly from here.

After finishing of ISO2disc, just open and install it.

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Don’t worry, it’s very simple to install it.

Forgot Windows Admin Password

After finishing of installation, now just plug a USB flash drive into your computer. Now, you have to locate the pcunlocker.iso file.

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So doing this, you have to click on browse button and locate the pcunlocker.iso file.

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After selecting the pcunlocker.iso file, you have to select Burn to USB Flash Drive and choose your USB list by clicking the drop-down button.

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Now finally click on Start Burn button. Now before clicking the Yes button, make sure you have backed up all important data of your USB in any safe place.

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3. Now Set Your Computer to Boot with PCUnlocker USB

In this step, we will set the computer to boot with PCUnlocker USB. To reset forgot windows admin password procedure, I have installed windows 10 machine in VMware. Now before you specify the USB drive as 1st boot, plug the device into the USB port of your locked computer. Now start your computer and press F2 to enter the BIOS setup utility.

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Because I am using windows 10 machine in VMware, So in my case, the BIOS enter key is F2. In your case, it will be different. It depends on the manufacturer of your BIOS. Now, using the right arrow key of your computer, move to the Boot section and go to the removable device using the minus(-) and plus (+) keys.

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To save the settings and exit from the BIOS, press F10, and press the Enter button. Now your computer will boot from the password reset utility/Flash drive.

4. Reset Your Windows Admin Password

In this step, we are going to reset windows admin password. After it boots from USB flash drive, the PCUnlocker utility will start automatically and you can see a very simple to follow screen will appear.

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Now select the SAM database file which stores all passwords for windows user and then select target user (Administrator) on the below list.

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Now, click on Reset Password button and press Yes button to confirm. A successfully reset password message will appear on a small window.

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Now, click on OK button and finally restart your computer by clicking Restart.


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