Reset Your Windows Password and Gain Access to Your PC Again
One of the big problems for Windows users is the age-old issue of a “forgotten password”. This is a big problem because if you forget your password, it means you cannot gain access to your computer, leaving you out in the cold without your files or applications. Fortunately, there is a software program you can use to reset the Windows password on your system, allowing you to quickly regain access to your PC.
The software tool in question is a simple “boot loader” program which basically changes the files and settings Windows uses to keep your software stored. Boot loaders have long been used by developers and are basically simple programs that load up before the Windows system does. This is very powerful because it means that you can use one of these programs to change a variety of things inside Windows that you wouldn’t normally be able to do…. and that includes changing / resetting your password.
In order to reset the password of your computer with one of these programs, you should first look at how Windows stores the passwords in the first place. Basically, all Windows systems work in a similar fashion – to save the passwords for your user accounts in files and settings that are then stored on your hard drive. These files & settings are not accessible from the windows loader download system, but are able to be changed by using a software tool such as a “boot loader” that operates outside of Windows.
To use this software, you first need to download it onto a different PC than the one you cannot access. It will then create a CD which you should put into the affected computer. You should then load up the computer you don’t have access to, letting it load the CD before it loads Windows. After that, it should scan through your hard drive and remove the stored password from the various files & settings that will store it on your computer. This will allow you to then restart your system and load up Windows without the need to type in a password, granting you full access to your computer again.