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5 Free Windows Password Recovery Tools

ACCESS DENIED—When these 2 words can kill!

Windows password recovery tools look like lifesavers, especially when you see these two words flashing on your PC. Whether you want to recover a password or reset lost user and administrator passwords, Windows password recovery tools are handy.

No matter how organized and sharp memory skilled person we are, there are times these Windows password recovery tools become necessary. Here are top 5 free Windows password recovery tools that can get you or your desperate relative back logged in.

  1. Ophcrack Windows password crackerThis free Windows password recovery tool is one of the safest password reset tools out there. All you need to do is visit the website, download the free ISO image and then burn it to a CD. Now just boot the PC from your CD. The Ophcrack program starts its work. It locates the Windows user accounts and then goes on to recover the passwords, completely automatic.

    Ophcrack Windows password cracker supports Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

  2. Offline NT Password & Registry EditorThis free Windows password recovery tool works a bit differently from other password reset tools. Offline NT Password & Registry Editor erases the Windows password rather than recovering it. So, in a way it is more of a Windows password reset tool rather than a password recovery tool.

    Just like Ophcrack, one needs to boot to a burned CD that is created with Offline NT Password & Registry Editor ISO file. After one runs the program, the person needs to log into their Windows account without entering any password.

    Offline NT Password & Registry Editor works with Windows 7, Windows Vista Windows 2000, and Windows NT.

  3. Kon-BootKon-Boot is another great password reset program that is absolutely free. Kon-Boot is extremely easy to use. Just burn the program to a disc and then boot it and you will be able to reset your password in no time.

    However, Kon-Boot 1.0 does not work with 4-bit versions of Windows. Kon-Boot works with Windows Vista and Windows XP and Windows 7.

  4. PC Login NowPC Login Now is one of free Windows password recovery tool that is very popular. This tool does not really recover the password, but deletes it and allows a user to access Windows without a password. Once you log in, you can easily create a new password.

    PC Login Now is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

  5. Cain & AbelThis is an extremely effective and fast Windows password recovery tool. Cain & Abel requires access to Windows under an administrator account. Due to this feature, Cain & Abel is an extremely reliable resource to recover passwords to accounts.

    One may find Cain & Abel a bit complicated to use as compared to other password recovery apps.

    Cain & Abel works with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

    What password recovery tool saved your day? Tell us about them in our comments.