Cannot login your Windows XP computer? Already lost or forgot Windows XP password on your PC?
Don’t worry! Forgetting Windows XP password is nothing serious actually. You may have heard of the only way to regain access to the locked XP machine is to format the hard drive and reinstall the operating system. In fact, you don’t need to risk in doing that since it doesn’t cost time but also cause necessary data loss. Well, thanks to the rapid development of technology, especially in the field of computer software, we now can easily and quickly remove or change forgotten password for Windows XP-based computer. Below are two ways to troubleshoot Windows XP password forgot problem.
Way 1 : Ophcrack LiveCD—Best freeware to crack Windows XP password.
Type Ophcrack in any search engine, you will easily find there is pretty much information about this program. It is quite popular recently for it has been regarded as the best freeware to crack forgotten Windows password so far. Below are the specific steps to use this tool:
How to crack Windows XP password with Ophcrack LiveCD?
Step1: Free download the Ophcrack LiveCD software.
Step2: Burn the ISO file of Ophcrack LiveCD to a disk.
Step3: The Ophcrack LiveCD disk you just burned is a “bootable” disc. So bring this disk to the computer which you cannot get in to and then set this PC boot from the burned disk.
Step4: The burned disk will crack passwords for all user accounts created on your XP PC automatically.
However, one of the very limitations of this freeware is that password cracking efficiency. By using Ophcrack, one cannot use it to crack Windows password with exceeding 10 characters. For better crack your forgotten Windows XP login password, you need to seek for professional Windows XP password recovery tool.
Way 2: Windows Password Recovery Tool – Best professional tool to reset XP admin password.
Compared with freeware—Ophcrack, Windows Password Recovery Tool has no limitations faced with recovering Windows passwords. That means, no matter how long or how complex the password is, this tool can crack it efficiently. Still feel hesitated between freeware and professional tool? Then, let’s see how professional software – Windows Password Recovery Tool works first.
Step1: Download Windows Password Recovery Tool Standard and install it to another accessible computer properly.
Step2: Insert a blank and writable CD/DVD to computer, and then click “Burn” button to start burning an ISO image file to the CD or DVD.
Step3: After finis the burning, remove the CD or DVD from the computer and then insert this CD or DVD to the locked computer.
Step4: Set the locked computer to boot from CD or DVD in BIOS.
Step5: Reset the forgotten windows XP password with burned CD/DVD. Within minutes, you then can access to your computer without password again.
Note: The above steps on how to crack forgotten XP password are based on Windows Password Recovery Tool Standard, one of the 4 versions of Windows Password Recovery. Additionally, if you want to change Windows XP password when it is forgotten, you then can use the last version of this tool—Windows Password Recovery Tool Ultimate to solve the problem!