If you've lost Windows password and don't have a password reset disk at hand, you need to reset forgotten Windows password with the help of Windows password recovery tool. But there are various windows password recovery tools, so sometimes it is hard for you to choose a good one among them. Here I list 6 best Windows password recovery software for your choice. Both freeware and shareware are available.
Ophcrack is an open source Windows password recovery tool based on rainbow tables. The program contains the ability to import the hashes from a variety of formats, including dumping directly from the SAM files of Windows. It is claimed that these tables can crack 99.9% of alphanumeric passwords of up to 14 characters in usually a few minutes. But the size of its LiveCD ISO image is 496MB, it will cost you much time to download it to recover Windows password.
2. Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor is not only a Windows password recovery tool, but also an almost fully functional registry editor. This free Windows password recovery tool allows you to set or reset the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your NT systems. It works offline and will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled user accounts. The only disadvantage of this Windows password recovery software is that it is completely text based, so it is a little inconvenient.
Windows Password Recovery provides you an easy and safe solution to recover lost Windows password on Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/ Server 2008/2003. With this Windows password recovery tool, it’s no need for you to install the program in computer. You just need to burn a bootable CD/DVD with the ISO image file and burner provided in the application download package firstly. And then insert the burned CD/DVD to your locked computer and set it to boot form CD ROM. After that, you can easily remove lost Windows password under Windows PE. This Windows password recovery software also allows you to download other popular burners like Nero, Sonic and Roxio to burn the bootable CD/DVD with the ISO image file.
Windows Login Recovery is efficient Windows password recovery tool designed to recover Windows login passwords for any version of Windows including Windows 7/Vista/XP/2003/2000/NT/2008. It provides Standard and Professional editions to perform Windows password recovery. Standard edition allows you to recover Windows password burning a bootable CD/DVD while Professional edition enable you to burn a bootable CD/DVD and USB flash drive to reset Windows password.
This Windows password recovery software has 3 editions to meet your different Windows password recovery needs. Windows Password Reset Standard can help you reset lost Windows admin or user passwords of Windows by burning a bootable CD/DVD. Windows Password Reset Professional allows you to burn a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset lost Windows password. Windows Password Reset Enterprise provides an easy and safe way to reset lost Windows domain and local password with a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
Windows Password Unlocker is professionally designed to recover forgotten Windows local password and domain password by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Just like Windows Password Reset, this Windows password recovery software is also classified to 3 editions: Standard edition, Professional edition and Enterprise edition. But Windows Password Unlocker allows you to recover Windows password under Windows PE while Windows Password Reset allows you to remove Windows password under DOS. It is more preferable for those with little computer skills.
Although these above Windows password recovery toolcan help you reset forgotten Windows password, it is better for you to create a password reset disk when you can log on computer.