How to use Ultimate Boot CD to Reset Password?
Recovering the password is not so simple yet it is not that difficult anymore. In this step by step Ultimate Boot CD password recovery guide, you will be educated about how to bypass Windows password with Boot CD in Windows 10/8.1/8/7. We will also explain an alternate software; Windows Password Recovery, to reset Windows password if the UBCD password recovery tool does not work.
An Ultimate Boot CD is a free software used to troubleshoot and recover the components of a computer that is not bootable. It is available as a bootable ISO and can be installed as a backup and Ultimate Boot CD Windows password reset tool that includes a number of different diagonostic tool into a single bootable media.
The password of Windows 7/8/8.1/10 can be reset by Ultimate Boot CD.
Note: You have forgotten your windows 7/8/8.1/10 password and your computer is locked and you can’t get access to your computer anyway. You need to have another computer to reset your windows password. This note is to ensure that we are on the same page!
How to Use UBCD to Reset Password
First, download the Ultimate Boot CD from here.
The format of the file will be iso image with around 700MB of size and the release version will be v5.3.8 or above.
Now burn the ISO image UBCD to a CD. If you are not familiar with burning UBCD to CD, you can use free specialized software like BurnCDCC.
If you have followed the guide properly, you should see the following on the CD.
Now insert the CD into the CD ROM of your locked computer and reboot your machine. If you are facing issues in rebooting from CD then you will have to adjust the priority of your computer to boot from CD drive before a hard drive from your computer’s Basic Input/Output System (BIOS).
You can get the option to choose the boot device on Windows startup by pressing the Esc, F2, F9, F10 or F12 to open the Boot Menu. Boot Menu key can be different for each PC depending on the manufacturer of the computer or motherboard.
After successfully booting from the CD ROM, you will be at Ultimate Boot CD password recovery Screen right after the startup of the Windows.
It has a Linux operating system called parted magic. Click on the Parted Magic item and press the Enter key.
Now choose the graphic settings.
Choose the first option, Default Settings (Runs from RAM), if you are working on a physical machine. For a virtual machine, choose the third option, Alternate Graphical Server.
Wait for the system to set up everything. When you see your home screen, click on: Start>System Tools>Pc Login Now.
Click on Next.
Now choose your operating system and click Next.
If you have multiple user accounts on your computer choose the one for which you want to reset the password and tick the checkbox; The Password is Empty. This will remove the password then click on the Next button
Now it will ask you if you want to reset the password for another account, choose the “Yes” button and you will be prompted to the process again from choosing the user account, this way you can remove the password from all of the users, or just simply click the “No” button and proceed further.
Now reboot the system, although it says that it will reboot automatically but it never does so you have to manually reboot the system.
Just go to Start> Logout >Reboot the Computer
When you start the machine again, it will prompt to type the new password or you can just go to Start>Control Panel> User Accounts and set a new password for the desired user account. Now, you are finished using Ultimate Boot CD to reset password.
If Ultimate Boot CD is not working then follow the below procedure. The best alternative way is to use Windows Password Recovery to Reset Windows Password.
Windows Password Recovery is the password recovery tool that can also be used to reset the forgotten passwords from all Windows including 7/8/8.1/10.Free Trial Buy Now
Features of Windows Password Recovery
Reset Password using Windows Password Recovery
It is very easy to use, just follow the below simple steps to reset the password.
Download and Install the software, the installation process is quite easy.
After successfully installing the software, insert a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Please note that when you will burn the software into the CD/DVD or USB Flash drive in step 3, it will format the USB or CD so create a backup of any data in the USB or CD to abstain from data loss. Windows Password Recovery lets you reset password with either CD/DVD or USB. After inserting the CD or USB, launch the software and choose your desired media type.
Now just choose the drive from the drop down menu and click on the “Begin Burning” button.
Wait for some time, Windows Password Recovery will notify when the burning process will be finished.
Alt: burning successfully notification
Note: We assume that you have burned the software into a USB flash drive to avoid any confusion in the following steps. If you followed us properly, you have the software into your USB drive, now just insert the USB drive to the computer for which you want to reset the password and boot the machine with USB.
Boot from USB:
Insert the USB drive to the computer and start the computer, before starting up click the Esc, F2, F9, F10 or F12 to open the Boot Menu (Boot menu key can be different for each PC depending on the manufacturer of the computer or motherboard). Then choose the USB disk drive to let the computer boot from.
After boot successfully, the software will launch automatically. Now Just choose Windows and the user for which you want to reset the password and click on the “Reset Password” button.
You will see a confirmation pop-up about resetting the password. Just click on the “Yes” button and you will be good to go. Now click the “Reboot” to restart the locked device; Windows will automatically log you in without asking you to type the password in Windows 10/8.1/8/7(or will set a default password for lower Windows version).
We have discussed two best practices to reset the password of the Windows. Both of the methods are safe and have some pros and cons.
Ultimate Boot CD password recovery method is free to use but a little bit lengthy and difficult but after following this guide this should not be a difficult task for you even if you are a novice because we have made this guide very detailed and easy to follow.
Windows Password Recovery, on the other hand, is easy to use, lightweight but it is not free software. It can also reset domain password that cannot be done by UBCD.
So, if you do not want to spend money on the software then go for UBCD and follow the above-detailed guide.Free Trial Buy Now