Latest Computer Tricks And Tips: 5 Ways To Access A Locked Windows Account
It will be a huge disaster once you are locked out of your Windows account and you completely forgot the password. Luckily, this article will discuss 5 ways to access locked windows account with ease.
5 Ways To Access A Locked Windows Account
Top 1: Use Official Microsoft DaRT disk.
Based on the Windows Preinstallation Environment, DaRT (Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset) is an official Microsoft utility suite that includes a registry editor, and file explorer. It is also a crash analyzer as well as tools to restore files, repair disks, scan for viruses and more, according to Tech Spot.
Among them is a straightforward utility that should have a new password applied to your Windows account after a few clicks and may be less spooky than software such as Ophcrack. You can download it here.
Top 2: Use iSeePassword
iSeePassword charges about $30 for a "Password Recovery Bundle" that covers more than just Windows and although the users still have to make a bootable disc/drive to load the software. It will display everything the users need in the first window that appears so there isn't any navigation once they are log in.
Top 3: Use Another Admin Account
Step 1: Log on to your locked Windows computer with another admin account.
Step 2: Press "Windows + R" to open "cmd" and press Enter.
Step 3: Once Command screen appears, type in net user, username, new password, and then press Enter.
Top 4: Use a Previously-created Password Reset Disk
Step 1: Insert this created password reset disk into your locked Windows computer.
Step 2: As you input the incorrect password in Windows logon screen, the "Reset Password" option will pop up, click it.
Step 3: Follow steps in "Password Reset" wizard. Create and log in with the new password.
Top 5: Make Educated Guess
If the users are a local account user, try this first. Make sure if the users have tried all the possible passwords. As well all know, passwords are created by your inspiration in the user's personal life.
So get all the clues together and make a guess with the following clues such as favorite food, home or office address, frequently dialed phone number, and more.
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