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 Tool 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 USB Flash Drive

This tutorial will guide how to boot a Windows PC from USB flash drive.

Notes: If you do not create a bootable USB disk, download and install Windows Password Recovery Tool to create a bootable disk first.
Step 1.Download the ISO file required to make a bootable disk, and then insert USB/CD/DVD disk to burn a Windows bootable disk.
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.


F12 SAMSUNG, IBM, Fujitsu, GIGABYTE, Gateway, Emachines, ThinkPad, Lenovo, Acer, Dell, Hasee, TOSHIBA, Haier, Founder, THTF, MSI, BenQ, eMachines, Gateway
Acer F12
F9 HP, BenQ
F10 HP, Compaq
Long press option Apple


F12 Lenovo, Acer, ASUS, HP, Hasee, Haier, THTF, Founder
ESC Dell
Acer F12

Mainboard Brand

F12 Foxconn, GIGABYTE, Gamen, Topstar, SONY, Haier, THTF, TOSHIBA, SAMSUNG, Fujitsu, IBM, ThinkPad, Lenovo, HP, Acer, Dell, Hasee, Founder, Great Wall
ESC Spark, Colorful, Foxconn, SOYO, UNIKA, ECS, MAXSUN, SONY, SAMSUNG, Great Wall
F8 ASUS, Yeston
F11 Colorful, MSI, SOYO, ASRock, ONDA, ECS, Gamen, Topstar, Yeston


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 USB drive that you have inserted. If your PC uses UEFI BIOS, please select "UEFI: [USB Name]" as the boot option. Using arrow keys to highlight your USB drive and press Enter to select boot device.
Step 4.Your Windows will load into the main interface of Windows Password Recovery Tool. Now you can select the target Windows installation that you are going to operate and then click "Next" button.
select system

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