How To Bypass Windows Password
Are you tired of typing your Windows password every time you turn on your PC? Forgot your password and you are desperate because you are afraid of losing all your data? Quiet … you do not need to throw yourself in despair, not yet at least! Following the instructions I am about to give you, you should in fact be able to evade the Windows password and restore access to your data in a very simple way. Also, if you want, you can make sure that the system does not ask you for the password during the login. All in just a few clicks.
As easily understood, the procedure to eliminate the password request when the PC is switched on has a 100% success rate (because it requires prior access to Windows, with the right password). To bypass a forgotten password, however, can have a variable outcome, depending on the system in use and the type of account to “unlock” (if local or online, ie connected to a Microsoft account).
All clear? Well, then I would say to put aside the talk and to immediately go to the action: take five minutes of free time, put in place the directions I’m about to give you and try to unlock access to your computer. I would like to stress YOUR computer, as unauthorized access to other people’s accounts represents a serious violation of privacy and, in some cases, even a crime. I do not take any responsibility in this regard. Understand? Perfect, then let’s proceed!
Index – How To Bypass Windows Password
- Elude the Windows password request – How To Bypass Windows Password
- Recover your Microsoft account password – How To Bypass Windows Password
- Programs to bypass the Windows password – How To Bypass Windows Password
- KON-BOOT – How To Bypass Windows Password
- Offline NT Password & Registry Editor – How To Bypass Windows Password
Elude the Windows password request – How To Bypass Windows Password
Let’s start with the simplest things, ie how to evade the password request when Windows starts. If you’re tired of typing your password every time you turn on your PC or wake it up from standby, you can remove the authentication request by changing the operating system settings.
Then press the Win + R key combination on your PC keyboard to call up the Run Windows … panel, type the netplwiz command in the window that opens and press the Enter key. At this point, select the Users tab from the window that appears on the screen, select your user account, remove the check mark from the entry To use this computer requires that the user enter the name and password, click on the Apply buttons and OK and enter the password to log in to Windows. From now on, you will no longer be asked for the password to access the system.
It is almost useless to say that the procedure just explained is not recommended at all, as it guarantees free access to the PC by anyone: think carefully before putting it into practice and, in case of change of mind, immediately reset the password request in Windows. To do this, give the netplwiz command back to the Run … panel and put the check mark back on. To use this computer, the user must enter the name and password.
Recover your Microsoft account password – How To Bypass Windows Password
Have you lost the password for a user account connected to a Microsoft account on Windows 10 or Windows 8.x? In this case, you may be able to restore access to the system by requesting a reset of the Microsoft account password.
To do this, click here in order to connect to the login page of the Microsoft account, type your username (ie the email address associated with the account) in the appropriate text field and click on the Next button and then on the item I forgot the password that appears below.
After that, put the check mark next to the item I forgot my password, click Next, type the captcha code that appears below, press Next and type the confirmation code you received via SMS, email or you have generated through your code generation app.
To use a different verification option than the default, click on the item Use a different verification option and choose whether to receive an email, a text message or generate an app code by ticking one of the appropriate options. Then, depending on the option chosen, type the final part of your mobile number or the initial part of your email address in the text field that appears on the screen and click on the button Send code to continue.
To conclude, enter the code you received via email, via SMS or that you generated via the app, presses Avanti and, if you have activated the verification in two steps on your account, repeat the operation. Enter, therefore, the new password you want to use to access your Microsoft account in the New password and Confirm password fields and confirm by pressing the Next button.
Mission accomplished! You should now be able to access your PC with Windows 10 or Windows 8.x using the new password you set up for the Microsoft account.
Programs to bypass the Windows password – How To Bypass Windows Password
If you use a Windows account offline on your PC and do not remember the password to access it, you can try to solve the problem using one of the programs listed below: it is software that, once run from a USB stick or from CD / DVD, allow you to unlock Windows accounts and access them without typing any password. They do not always guarantee 100% success, but in many situations they can achieve their goal: try them and find out if they are right for you.
KON-BOOT – How To Bypass Windows Password
KON-BOOT is one of the most advanced solutions to bypass the Windows password, in fact it is not available for free and to download it you need to pay out amounts from $ 27 (for the home license). It ensures the unlocking of offline accounts on all versions of Windows and online accounts on Windows 8.x. On Windows 10, however, the unlocking of online accounts is only supported in an experimental and, moreover, only in the commercial version of the software (which costs more). Another important thing to stress is that the files encrypted with BitLocker are not decoded, which therefore remain inaccessible.
To purchase, and then download, the latest version of KON-BOOT, connected to the official website of the program and click first on the KON-BOOT WIN item at the top and then on the BUY NOW button located at the center of the page. Before starting the software download, disable the antivirus or this will prevent you from downloading it (and later using it).
When the download is complete, connect the USB key on which you intend to copy KON-BOOT (the key does not have to be very large, but must be formatted, so it must not contain important files), open the archive containing the program and extras the content in a folder of your choice, then start the executable KonBootInstaller.exe and answer Yes and OK to the warnings that appear on the screen.
In the window that opens, use the Available USB drives drop-down menu to select the USB stick drive, click on the Install to USB stick button (with UEFI support), then click Yes and wait a few seconds for KON-BOOT to be copied to the pen drive.
If the utility integrated in KON-BOOT does not allow you to copy the program files on the USB stick due to some error, try to use YUMI: a free and portable software (so that does not require installations to be used) that allows to create self-starting USB sticks with one or more operating systems inside them.
To copy KON-BOOT to your pen drive with YUMI, start the program in question and click on the Next button. Then use the Step 1 drop-down menu to select the USB drive unit, the Step 2 drop-down menu to select the Kon-Boot Purchased option and the Browse button to select the KON-BOOT ISO image. To select the ISO image, you must navigate to the kon-bootCD folder, type the name kon-bootCD.iso in the File name field and select the file name from the automatic suggestions that appear as you type. At this point, click on the Create and Yes buttons, wait for the copy of the files to be completed and close the program window by clicking on the appropriate buttons.
Once you have your self-starting key with KON-BOOT, you have to copy some files inside it. Going into more detail, you have to copy the konboot FLOPPY> konbootFLOPPY.img file from the KON-BOOT download folder to the multiboot folder> kon-bootCD of the USB stick and the EFI folder located in the kon-bootUSB folder of KON-BOOT in the directory main of the pen drive.
Once this is done, you can boot from the stick and wait for the welcome screen of KON-BOOT to appear (a black screen with the word Kon-Boot for Windows at the top). Once the screen in question is displayed, press any key on the PC keyboard, wait for Windows to start and log in to the account you forgot your credentials and leave the password field blank. Et voila! Now you have entered your account again and you can set a new password to access it.
If you use a recent PC equipped with the UEFI system instead of the classic BIOS, to boot from the KON-BOOT key you must first access the UEFI settings and disable the Secure Boot function (the one that prevents you from booting from systems without a digital signature). To access the UEFI setup menu from Windows 10, click the Start button and select the gear icon on the left in the menu that appears on the screen.
Then go to Update and Security> Restore and click on the Restart now button related to the advanced startup options. Next, select the Troubleshooting, Advanced Options and UEFI Firmware Settings items and click the Restart button. Once you have entered the UEFI menu, select the Security tab, then the item Secure Boot menu and set the Secure boot option to Disabled. Once this is done, set the USB drive as the primary boot drive by going to the Boot tab and you’re done. If you do not know anything about it, check out my tutorial on how to enter the BIOS / UEFI where I explained how to access the UEFI setup menu and how to adjust the settings for Secure Boot and boot devices.
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor – How To Bypass Windows Password
If you do not want to spend money to bypass the Windows password and use a dated version of the Microsoft operating system, such as Windows 7, you can contact Offline NT Password & Registry Editor: another program to boot via CD, DVD or USB stick that allows to remove the Windows login password, up to version 7 of the Redmond system.
To download Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, connected to the official website of the program and click on the first link that you find under the heading Download, for example cd140201.zip, if you want to copy the software on a CD or a DVD. If you want to copy the program to a USB stick, click on the second link, for example usb140201.zip.
When the download is complete, open the zip archive that contains Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, extract the contents in a folder of your choice and proceed as follows.
- If you have downloaded the version of Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to copy to CD or DVD, start your favorite burning software (I recommend ImgBurn), open the ISO file cd140201.iso in it and burn it to an empty disk. If you do not know how to do it, help yourself with the instructions in my tutorial on how to burn ISO files.
- If you have downloaded the version of Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to copy on USB stick, download one of the programs that I have recommended in my tutorial on how to create bootable USB devices (eg Rufus) and gives them “in meal” the image of the software. Alternatively, open the Command Prompt as an administrator and run the command X: syslinux.exe -ma X :, where instead of X: you have to put the drive letter of the USB stick.
At the end of the operation, boot from the diskette or the pen drive that you got, press the Enter key and, when Offline NT Password & Registry Editor asks you what partition is Windows installed, type 1 and enter twice below.
Once done, type 1 again and press Enter to choose the password reset option, repeat the operation and type the name of the account you want to unlock (all accounts should be listed on the screen). Finally, press Enter, type 1, re-enter to reset the Windows password and exit Offline NT Password & Registry Editor by issuing the following commands:!, Q, y, n and exit.
When you log in to Windows again, you should not be prompted for the password to enter the system. If you are not clear about some steps, try taking a look at my specific tutorial on how to bypass the Windows 7 password.
How To Bypass Windows Password