Tuesday, May 26, 2015

How to Bypass Windows 7 Password without Overwriting Your Old Password

There are many reasons why you would need to reset or crack a Windows password. In this post we'll show you how to use PCUnlocker to bypass Windows 7 password without overwriting your old password. PCUnlocker can hack into Windows kernel on the fly while booting, and bypass the windows password protection to let you login without knowing the original password.  


Steps to Bypass Windows 7 Password with PCUnlocker:


Download PCUnlocker ISO image and burn it to a CD using your favorite burning software. If you want to bypass Windows 7 password on a netbook without optical drive, you can create a bootable USB drive from PCUnlocker ISO image, by using the program ISO2Disc.

Once you've created a boot CD, take it to boot off your locked Windows 7 machine. Once you get to the PCUnlocker program, you've see a list of user accounts stored in the Windows SAM database.

Click on the Options button and select "Bypass Windows Password".

When you see the confirmation pop-up dialog, click OK to confirm.

Click OK. Remove the CD and reboot your computer. You can then login to any user account with any password as the Windows password authentication subsystem was disabled temporarily while booting.

The next time you start the computer. Everything will come to normal and you need to use the original password to login to Windows.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

How to Reset Forgotten Safe Mode Password

Forgot the administrator password and can't log into Windows Safe Mode? This tutorial shows you how to use PCUnlocker to reset forgotten Safe Mode password with ease. This method works with all versions of Windows, including Windows 8.1.

Part 1: Create A PCUnlocker Live CD/USB Drive

PCUnlocker exists of a CD image, which needs to burned to a blank CD or USB drive. Before resetting Safe Mode password, you need to use a spare PC to make a PCUnlocker Live CD/USB drive.
  1. Download and save the PCUnlocker self-extracting Zip file to your desktop, then extract the ISO image file: pcunlocker.iso from the ZIP file.
  2. Download and install the ISO2Disc utility, a free ISO burning program.
  3. Launch the ISO2Disc program. Click on Browse button to locate the pcunlocker.iso file, then click the Start Burn button to burn the ISO image to a blank CD or USB flash drive.
    Burn ISO Image to USB flash drive

Part 2: Change Boot Order in BIOS
  1. Inset your newly created CD or USB drive into the computer with Safe Mode password you want to reset. When it is powered on, check the boot-screen for setup key (i.e. DELETE key, F8 key, F2 key) to enter BIOS Setup Utility.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select the BOOT tab, then change the Boot Device Priority: Set 1st Boot Device to CD/DVD. If your created media is a USB drive, set 1st Boot Device to Removable Device.
  3. Press F10 to save your changes.
Part 3: Reset Safe Mode Password
  1. After successfully booting from the CD/USB drive, the computer will load the WinPE operating system and take you directly to the PCUnlocker program.
  2. Simply select your Windows SAM registry hive if multiple operating systems have been installed on the computer, the program will list the Windows user accounts.
    Reset Windows Password
  3. Select the Administrator account and click the Reset Password button. This will enable / reset your Safe Mode password instantly.
  4. Remove the CD or USB drive and reboot your computer to Safe Mode, you can then log into the built-in administrator account without a password! For domain controller, you can also boot into Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) and login!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Windows XP Logon Password Hacking

Forgot the administrator password and couldn't log on to your Windows XP system? PCUnlocker is an amazing bootdisk that can help you remove Windows XP logon password, and unlock a disabled, locked or expired user account.

To get the software to work, you will need to make a PCUnlocker Live CD from another computer. Boot your locked Windows XP system from the Live CD and you can easily hack forgotten logon password in the Security Accounts Manager (SAM). These instructions are written assuming a bootable CD is being used, but are essentially the same for a bootable USB drive.

How to Hack Windows XP Logon Password?
  1. Download the PCUnlocker software using an alternative computer. Once downloaded, extract the ISO file (pcunlocker.iso) from the ZIP file.
  2. Next download and install ISO2Disc, a freeware for making bootable CD or USB drive. Run the ISO2Disc program, click on Browse button to select the PCUnlocker ISO image.
    Create a PCUnlocker Live CD
  3. Choose your CD/DVD recorder and click on Start Burn to make a PCUnlocker Live CD.
  4. After you've created a PCUnlocker Live CD, put it in the CD drive of the locked Windows XP computer you want to hack the password for.
  5. Power on the computer and quickly press the key indicated in the POST screen (i.e. DELETE key, F2 key, F12 key) to enter BIOS Setup. The exact key depends on your computer – if you don't see the appropriate key displayed on your screen, consult your computer's manual.
  6. Once you're in the BIOS Setup, go to the Boot menu. Change the boot sequence and set your computer to boot from CD/DVD first.
    Change boot order in BIOS
  7. Press F10 to save your changes and exit the BIOS.
  8. The computer will then restart from PCUnlocker Live CD. After a while, you'll see the PCUnlocker program and it shows you a list of local accounts stored in the Security Accounts Manager (SAM).
    Reset Windows Password
  9. Choose a user and click Reset Password button, the program will unlock / hack Windows XP logon password immediately.
  10. Now take out the Live CD. The next time you boot, Windows XP will load up on its own without asking for a password. If you're on a multi-user computer, the logon screen will still appear after starting Windows XP but when you click on the user that had the password removed, you will not be prompted for a password and will instead enter Windows automatically.
If you don't see your desired user on the Windows XP Welcome screen, press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice to display the classic logon dialog and you will be able to type both user name and password.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Change Windows 7 Password without Knowing Original Password

Need to change Windows 7 password because you've forgotten the original password? As you all know without knowing the current password we are unable to change Windows password. Today I am going to tell you two ways to change Windows 7 password without knowing original password.

Option 1: Change Windows 7 Password from Command Prompt


This is an especially handy trick if you want to change a password on an account but you've forgotten the old password (going through the Control Panel can require confirmation of the old password). You need to have admin access to perform this change from the command line.
  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt. Click on Start button, go to All Programs -> Accessories and right click on Command Prompt and select "Run as Administrator" from context menu.
  2. You can use the net user command to change Windows password easily, without supplying the old password:
    net user username  new_password
    Replace username with your Windows account name, and new_password with your desired new password.
    change windows password from command prompt
If you're totally locked out of Windows, you're unable to run any program such as command line tool to change your password. In this situation, you need to use a bootable media to change Windows password.


Option 2: Change Windows 7 Password with PCUnlocker


PCUnlocker is a bootable utility that can reset the password of any Windows user account. It works with all versions of Windows, including Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP. Follow these steps and you can change Windows password without knowing old password:
  1. First of all, you need to use another PC to download the PCUnlocker program, which comes as a bootable CD image. Burn the ISO image to a blank CD or USB drive using the ISO2Disc utility.
  2. Insert the newly burned CD or USB drive into your target computer, and set it to boot from CD/USB.
  3. Once you've booted into the CD/USB drive, you'll be presented with the screen of PCUnlocker. This program automatically locates the SAM database file for your installed Windows operating system, and shows you a list of local user accounts.
    Reset Windows Password
  4. Select a user account and click on Reset Password button. It will remove your old password immediately. Restart the computer and you can then log into your Windows account without typing a password!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

How to Unlock Sony Vaio Laptop If Forgot Windows 7 Password

Locked out of your Sony Vaio laptop and can't login to Windows 7? How can I access Sony Vaio if I have forgotten the password? Problem begins when ever you not having the password reset disk with you or not yet created. Even though it seems a huge problem, it is still not so tough to bypass Windows 7 password.

Here I'm going to explain how to reset Sony Vaio Windows 7 password with PCUnlocker Live CD or USB drive. This method works with all Sony Vaio laptops and tablets, including UEFI-based computers.

Part 1: Create A PCUnlocker Live CD/USB Drive
  1. Before resetting Sony Vaio password, you need to use another computer to make a PCUnlocker boot media. Simply download the trial version of PCUnlocker Enterprise, unzip the downloaded file and you'll get an ISO image file called pcunlocker.iso.
  2. Next download and install the freeware ISO2Disc. Run the ISO2Disc program, click on Browse button to select the PCUnlocker ISO image. Create a bootable PCUnlocker USB drive
  3. To make a PCUnlocker Live CD, simply select Burn to CD/DVD and click on Start Burn. However, if you don't have a blank CD at hand, you can make a bootable USB drive: Choose your USB drive and then click on Start Burn.
Part 2: Reset Sony Vaio Windows 7 Password
  1. Plug the USB drive into a USB port of your Sony Vaio laptop, or put the CD in the optical drive if you’ve created a Live CD.
  2. When the computer is turned off, press the Assist button at the top of the keyboard, and you're greeted with Sony's VAIO Care utility. Sony's VAIO Care utility
  3. Select the Start from media (USB device/optical disc) [F11] option to proceed. Now the computer starts to boot from the CD or USB drive.
  4. After one or two minutes, you'll see the PCUnlocker program and it shows you a list of local accounts existing on your Sony Vaio laptop. Reset Windows 7 Password on Sony Vaio
  5. Choose a local account and then click Reset Password button, it will reset your forgotten password immediately.
Restart your computer and disconnect the PCUnlocker boot media. You can then log in to your Windows 7 system without a password. With this boot media you can also reset Sony Vaio Windows 8 password with ease.

Friday, May 9, 2014

How can Mac Users Reset Forgotten Windows Password

Forgot Windows password on a laptop but your only other computer that you have access to is a Mac? Don't panic. Just create a PCUnlocker Live CD on your Mac and you can then use it boot off Windows machine for resetting lost admin password.Follow these steps and you can reset Windows password from Mac.

How can Mac Users Reset Forgotten Windows Password?
  1. Click here to download and save the PCUnlocker program on your Mac OS X. The downloaded file is a self-extracting zip archive which contains a WinPE-based ISO image called pcunlocker.iso.
  2. Double-click on the .zip file you have downloaded, Archive Utility should appear and automatically extract your files. Once the files have been extracted, you can find the pcunlocker.iso file in a folder located in the same location as the original .zip file.
  3. Insert a blank CD into your computer's optical drive.
  4. Open Finder and navigate to Applications -> Utilities and double-click Disk Utility.
  5. Once the Disk Utility is launched, click the Burn button at the top of Disk Utility in the toolbar.
  6. Choose the pcunlocker.iso file from the pop up window. Click on Burn and confirm your operation. Sit back and wait while your new disc gets written!
  7. Insert the CD into the CD drive of your locked Windows computer. Boot the computer from the CD.
  8. Once the WinPE operating system inside the CD is loaded into memory, the PCUnlocker application will start. It displays a list of local user accounts that are detected from your Windows SAM database.
  9. Choose your administrator account and click on Reset Password button. It will reset your forgotten Windows admin password immediately.
  10. Click Restart to reboot your computer and remove the CD. You can then log in to your Windows administrator account without a password. Done!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Reset Lost SA Password in SQL Server 2008 Express

Lost or forgot your SA password? The SA account got locked out or disabled after too many login attempts? Don't panic. With SQL Server Password Changer you can reset SA password and unlock your SQL Server account easily. In this tutorial I'll show you how to unlock / reset SA password in SQL Server 2008 Express.

How to Reset SA Password in SQL Server 2008 Express?

The SA login is stored in the master database (master.mdf) file, but this file is inaccessible while SQL Server is running. To unlock SA account in SQL Server, you need to first stop your SQL Server instance, and then install SQL Server Password Changer on your local computer.

Start the SQL Server Password Changer program. Click on Open File button and select the master database (master.mdf) for your SQL Server instance. By default, the master.mdf file resides in the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\DATA

After you've chosen the master database file, the program will analyze the file format and extract all database users from it. Choose the SA account and click on Change Password button. In the pop-up window, enter your desired new password and click OK.

The program will assign your new password to the SA account, and also enable / unlock the SA account when it is disabled or locked out. Start your SQL Server instance and you can then successfully connect to your SA account using your new password. Done!