Best Windows Password Recovery Software

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1 PCUnlocker

It helped me get back into my surface pro. Thanks a million! - Dolavs

It works like a charm!

PCUnlocker can help you reset lost Windows passwords on Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2003/2000, unlock user accounts which are disabled, locked out or expired. It can also reset forgotten passwords for Active Directory user accounts. It supports password resetting for Windows 8 Microsoft account. It works with all computers, including EFI/UEFI-based tablet. - jeffowen196

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2 Ophcrack

Ophcrack is one of the best and top rated password recovery tools for Windows. Ophcrack is fast and easy to use even for a user with basic Windows skills. It works well with Windows 7/Vista/XP and does not require any installation. The only downside of this tool is that you need to download the Live CD ISO (496MB for 7/Vista and 415MB XP) and it doesn't support Active Directory password recovery for domain controllers. - jeffowen196

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3 Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

This is one of the fastest password recovery tools for Windows. You need to burn the ISO image to a CD before passwords can be reset. The only disadvantage with Offline NT is that the interface is similar to command prompt and might not find it easy to use. - jeffowen196

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4 Cain and Abel

Unlike Ophcrack and other popular Windows password recovery programs, Cain & Abel requires access to Windows under an administrator account. In fact, Cain & Abel is a bit more complicated to use than other password recovery tools which is usually unavailable for Windows Vista as is said.

If you have no way of getting in to your Windows PC, you will not be able to use Cain & Abel to recover Windows password. Moreover, before you can use Cain & Abel, you'll need to download a rainbow table. These large databases of passwords are required so Cain & Abel can reset the forgotten windows password. - jeffowen196

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6 Kon-Boot

Kon-Boot is yet another free Windows password reset program, much like Offline NT password and Registry Editor. Just burn the program to a disc, boot to it, and you're off. Unfortunately, Kon-Boot does not work with 64-bit versions of Windows. - jeffowen196

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7 John the Ripper

John The Ripper is a fast password cracker based on dictionary attack with a wordlist currently available for many flavors of Unix (11 are officially supported, not counting different architectures), Windows, DOS, BeOS, and OpenVMS. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords. Besides several crypt (3) password hash types most commonly found on various Unix flavors, supported out of the box are Kerberos AFS and Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 LM hashes, plus several more with contributed patches. - jeffowen196

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9 ERD Commander

ERD Commander is part of the Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT), which can help you quickly troubleshoot and repair computer that will not boot. Locksmith is one of the useful utilities inside ERD Commander bootable CD, which allows you to hack Windows XP login password easily. - jeffowen196

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10 L0phtCrack

L0phtCrack can crack almost all common passwords in seconds. More advanced passwords with numbers and characters takes longer. The main purpose of the LCP program is user account passwords auditing and recovery in Windows NT/2000/XP/7. - jeffowen196

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The Contenders

11 iSeePassword Recovery Pro

ISeePassword Recovery Pro is a newly developed program that can be used to reset login password on Windows 10. It has a great user interface and it is only 3 clicks away to fully reset local account password on any Windows computer. It also supports laptops made by Dell, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, Acer, Asus, Samsung. - ttllock

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