4 Ways to Unlock A Locked Windows Computer without password

Getting locked out of your very own computer is one of those issues which are confronted more than 90% of computers users on a daily basis. According to statistics of latest survey, the number of users forgetting system password is increasing day by day as the advancements in technological fields have given way to more complications in remembering more passwords. Thus in the middle of so much chaos forgetting a password is quite an obvious issue.

 

Now the question is if you ever run into a similar situation where you are completely locked out of your system and are unable to access any of the documents and files stored within the system, then there are few basic methods which can be implemented in order to overcome the ordeal. The ways are described in detail below in the article.

 

Method #1: Unlock Windows 10/8/7 Password with TRK

TRK or Trinity Rescue Kit is an old and popular windows password resetting utility which is still preferable by many users for its authentic performance. To know the tool’s usage, check out the steps articulated below as follows:

 

Step 1. Get your software downloaded from internet and install the setup file from it with accurate precision to avoid any mishap.

 

Step 2. Plug your loaded bootable disk into the computer with your locked admin account and a new TRK menu would emerge up like the one shown in the following screenshot:

 

unlock Laptop Password with TRK Tool

 

Step 3. Select the “Windows Password Resetting” option form the list of options available and press “Enter” to continue.

 

Step 4. Now; press up and down arrows to select “Winpass prompts for username first” and provide all your account details like your user profile name which is recently locked.

 

Step 5. The program will fetch the operating system details all of its own accord. Simply press “1” key to remove the password feature from your computer.

 

CONS:

1) The process would take several hours to crack the password depending upon the complexity of the password.

2) It is a complicated procedure for those who are new to using password recovery tools.

3) Not support UEFI-based computer.

 

Method #2: Unlock Windows Login Password with PassCue

If you seriously wish to reset your Laptops password without any setbacks which are bound to deal come no matter what alternative you choose for the issue, better try out this efficient tool called PassCue for Windows software. It is a reliable, sufficient program that helps to bypass your lock screen password altogether without the need of reinstalling your Windows OS all over again. Thus there is no loss of stored data off your PC.

 

It simply assists you to create a password reset disk so that you can use it to unlock your password protected laptop again. The mechanism behind the task is that it simply deactivates the SAM files accountable for the lock function and thus manipulates the system to bypass the lock screen. It will also remove the lock screen prompt feature altogether. It is functional with all Windows OS, be it XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10 and removes all types of accounts, that is administrator account, local user account, domain and Windows server account password.

Step 1 Download and Install It on Another Working Computer

Get the program file downloaded on a working computer and installed with correct installation procedures. Here we're using a Windows 10 to make a reset disk. Open the program with admin privileges,

 

download and install passcue for windows

 

Step 2 Create a Bootable Password Reset Disk

Plug in the USB drive or DVD/CD into the functional computer and click on “Burn USB” button to start burning the ISO image files into the bootable disk. Upon completion, it will notify with a message “Burning Successfully!”. Click “Ok” to finish the process.

 

Passcue for Windows

 

Step 3 Set Your Locked PC Boot from USB Drive

Eject the disk and re-insert it into the locked computer. Choose your bootable disk as the first priority drive from the Boot Menu settings or BIOS utility settings to load the ISO image files into the locked computer. You can press the F2, Del or F8 key to enter BIOS.

 

set boot order in the BIOS

 

 

Step 4 Start to Reset Your HP Password to Blank

Once you have done this much, reboot your computer and you will notice it will boot from USB or DVD. Then the PassCue will be loaded and shows your Windows and users, then select your account and click on “Reset Password” and “Reboot” options one after and another.

 

reset hp login password now

 

Your computer will take a restart to apply for the changes and once it’s done you will be able to access your locked PC without any password prompt.

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Method #3: Unlock Windows Laptop Password with John the Ripper

Here in this approach we would put to use John The Ripper utility in addition with Pwdump3 which facilitates the functionality of the former one. Though the procedures might seem to be complicated, but it is very effective in scanning system diagnosis and resolving it immediately. In this method, John The Ripper basically recovers the passwords, while Pwdump3 helps in extracting password hashes from the SAM directory of the OS. The steps for operating the tool are listed below as follows:

 

Unlock Your PC with John the Ripper

 

Step 1. Try to create a new directory and save it as "Passwords" name in the root of your Windows C: drive.

Step 2. Now download a decompression tool to get compressed files of large programs if you don’t have one, like Win ZIP or 7-ZIP.

Step 3. Next download, extract and simply install the two freeware tools and install them adequately into the newly created directory.

Step 4. Provide the following command to run pwdump3 tool and relocate its output to a file labeled as “cracked.txt”:

c:passwordspwdump3 > cracked.txt

 

Step 5. Launch and run the John The Ripper software by inputting the following command against the operating system’s SAM password hashes to execute the recovered passwords:

 

CONS:

1) It is a very complicated process.

2) Not support UEFI-based computer.

3) Does not work with Windows 10 versions with 64-bit

Method #4: Bypass Windows Password from SafeMode

In order to get into Safe Mode to bypass Windows password, you must first enable default the Built-in Administrator account if it won’t appears in the Safe Mode. Here we assume that you’ve enabled Built-in Administrator before forgetting password, you can easily get the control and remove the login password in Safe Mode without losing data.

 

Step 1. Reboot your locked PC and press repeatedly press F8 while the computer boots up, you will enter the Advanced Boot option like this.

 

Step 2. Use the arrow keys to chose the "Safe Mode" and press "Enter." Your computer starts in Safe Mode.

 

safe mode

 

Step 3. Try to click the Admin account in the login screen, just enter the password instead of leaving blank. If you forgot the account password, you have to reset with professional Windows password Recovery.

 

Step 4. Enter the "All Control Panel Items" from Start menu, then click User Accounts"

Step 5. Now, choose the account which you want to reset the password, and click "Change your password" in the box.

 

change new password

 

Now, the password was removed and you can login your locked PC with new password.

 

Final Words:

Forgetting password is as common as making a password. Moreover if you have not been using your particular account for a period, then it is quite obvious for human instincts to lose it to oblivion. PassCue Windows Password Recovery tool is very efficient with almost all brands of Laptops, for example, TOSHIBA, Lenovo, Dell, HP, Sony, etc. whereas other third-party softwares are not that flexible with different laptops. Thus it is most recommended and preferable over other tools. The other methods would definitely resolve your issue, but would often end up with some disadvantages,

 

 

Nadine is the Editorial Director at PassCue Studio. You can also find her on social network.