How To Use

When you are locked out of a Windows computer, a Windows password recovery tool will help you reset or remove the password. To get started, you need to install Windows Password Recovery software to another Windows or Mac computer that you can access to and create a boot disk. Here you can download a demo version of our Windows Password Recovery Tool.

How to Set Windows PC to Boot from the CD/DVD-ROM

This tutorial will guide how to boot a Windows PC from CD/DVD-ROM.

Notes: If you do not create a boot disk, download and install Windows Password Recovery Tool to create a bootable disc first.
Step 1.Insert the boot CD or DVD disc into CD-ROM drive. If you use an external CD Drive, please connect the CD drive to computer
Step 2.Restart your computer and press "F12" or "ESC" to enter Boot Menu interface. The key to enter Boot Menu depends on the motherboard. Here I gather the common keys to enter Boot Menu for popular motherboards.


Lenovo F12
Acer F12
ThinkPad F12
Dell F12
Hasee F12
Toshiba F12
Samsung F12
Fujitsu F12
Haier F12
Sony ESC
Gateway F12
Emachines F12


Lenovo F12
Acer F12
HP F12
Dell F12
Hasee F12
Haier F12


For other manufacturers, common keys to enter Boot Menu are "F12" or "ESC".

Step 3.When you successfully enter the Boot Menu, you should see a menu pop up with a list of boot choices on it, including the CD or DVD disc that you have inserted. If your PC uses UEFI BIOS, please select "UEFI: [CD/DVD drive name]" as the boot option. Using arrow keys to highlight your CD or DVD and press Enter to select boot device.
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Step 4.Your Windows will load into the main interface of Windows Password Recovery Tool. Now you can select the Windows installation that you would like to operate and then click "Next" button.
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Video Tutorial of Boot A Windows PC from CD/DVD Drive