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How can Mac Users Reset Lost Windows Password

By | May 10, 2014

Forgot Windows password on a laptop but the 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 Lost 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 Mac’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!

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