How to Unlock a Password-Protected Computer Running Windows 8/7/Vista/XP

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Just brought a second-hand computer but sadly found it is password-protected? Computer is accidently locked by FBI MoneyPak Virus? Unfortunately forgetting your computer login password? No matter for what reasons, you need to unlock a computer password if you want to regain your access.

I this article, I list 3 ways for you to unlock a computer login password: previously-created password reset disk, Command Prompt and Windows Password Reocvery Tool. These 3 ways only works for unlock Windows login password, if your computer is locked by FBI MoneyPak Virus, click here to learn the method to Unlock Computer from FBI MoneyPak Virus.

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Way 1: Unlocking a Computer with Previously-created Password Reset Disk

Current Windows OS Windows 10/8.1/8/ 7/Vista/XP all come with the built-in feature - "Create a password reset disk". If you have created a password reset USB (Disk) after password protecting your PC, now take out this password reset USB, insert it in the target PC and unlock a computer with USB.

  • Click on the Reset password link after typing the wrong password.
  • Insert Windows password reset disk and follow the instructions in the Password Reset Wizard to create a new password.
  • Log on your computer with the new creative password. unlock a computer password

Way 2: Unlocking a Computer with Command Prompt

Command Prompt is a simple way that lets you unlock a computer after forgetting windows loin password. Note that this method requires you to login your laptop with another admin account.

  • Press "Win Key+R" and enter "cmd" in the "Run" command box and hit enter to open command prompt.
  • Type the command "net user UserName *", in the command prompt and hit "Enter". Then the password of this user account will be removed and you'll unlock the desktop successfully. unlock a computer with usb

Way 3: Unlocking a Computer with Windows Password Recovery Tool

Using the password reset disk or Command Prompt to unlock a PC is just fine but what if you are locked out of Windows without the password reset disk or another admin account, you will have to turn to a third-party password cracking tool to unlock a computer without password. The best option is Windows Password Recovery Tool, a program help you unlock a computer (laptop, desktop, notebook, ultrabook, netbook) passwords for local administrator and other user account on Windows 8/ 7/Vista/XP.

To use Windows Password Recovery Tool, firstly free download and install it in a workable computer and then follow steps below:

  • Insert a CD/DVD disk or USB flash to the workable computer and click "Burn" to start burning a Windows password recovery USB/CD.
  • Take out the password reset disk and insert it into your locked computer. You have to set your computer to boot from the CD/DVD-ROM/USB. (Learn how to set BIOS to boot from the CD/DVD-ROM/USB).
  • Now Windows Password Recovery Tool appears on your screen. Follow the wizard to unlock your computer login password. unlock a computer without a password

To sum up , the first two ways can work bur they're not perfect. While the last one Windows Password Reocvery Tool will be a perfect program to unlock a locked computer in any case.

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