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ERD Commander for recovering Administrator password

Do you have this annoyance, forgot administrator password for Windows 10/8.1/7/Vista/XP computer and now you are worried that you have to reinstall system in order to regain access to your computer? It does happen to most of us or you are helping people get out of this. There are many ways for Administrator password recovery, reinstall system isn't a wise choice as it will lose your data. This tutorial explained another free and efficient way for recovering administrator password.

Part 1: Using E.R.D. Commander to recover administrator password

You can recover your forgotten password using Lock Smith utility which is part of ERD Commander tool by win internals.

The Locksmith Wizard of DaRT 7.0 allows you to change the password of any account in the local operating system Windows 7, you can get it from Microsoft website of somewhere you know.This is very helpful if you don't have a password reset disk. Try to follow these steps

1. Download and Install DaRT 7.0 , then Creating a Recovery CD/DVD with it.

2. Start your computer and enter into Bios Setup by Pressing F2. Change your boot preferences to boot from CD /DVD.

3. Insert the CD / DVD DaRT 7.0 drive in the locked computer.

4. The computer starts from this disk, when you see the dialog box System Recovery Options, select Microsoft @Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset,

In the next, choose Locksmith


5. In the Locksmith Wizard, click next to continue.

Locksmith Wizard

Then select the account you want to change the password, entering the new password and confirm. Click Finish to close the wizard.

Locksmith change password

6. In the window Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset click the Close dialog box and the System Recovery Options then click Restart .

7. Remove the CD/DVD and then wait for Windows to load and log on with administrator account using the new password set.

Part 2: Reset Windows Administrator Password with E.R.D. Commander Alternative

Although, E.R.D Commander is useful, it is not an easy job for us to remove the password.  If you have difficulty in getting E.R.D Commander, there is another wise choice for you, Use Windows Password Key to recover Administrator password in minutes with easy steps.

1. Log in any available computer that you can access to and allows you download. Download Windows Password Key and install it in that computer.

windows password key

2. Burn a password reset disk with the program

3. Insert the created disk to your locked computer, change the bios setup by pressing F2 to make sure your computer can boot from this disk.

4. Choose the account which you want to remove its password.

This program works efficiently, with 100% recovery rate, for those computer newbie to recover Windows 10 administrator password, it is no doubt a wise choice.

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