How to Get into Password Protected Computer on Windows 7/8/10

June.8, 2017 16:14. Posted by to Tutorials

Image that you bought an old laptop from someone else with a password or your kid just forgot the login password? How to get into someone else computer with password? There are endless ways to get into a password-protected computer and most of them don't even require to have lots of technical skills.


In this guide, we will show you how to hack into a password-protected computer but remember, only to use these methods on your personal computer or laptop or on other computers with authorized permission. Resetting password on Windows computer became a lot of easier with the new updates. Microsoft did fix few bugs on their registry entries but still there are many loopholes that can be exploited to hack into any password locked PC or laptop. So, let's hop in and learn how to recover password on any Windows password-protected computers.


Method 1: How to Get into Password Protected Computer with Super Admin Account

Method 2: How to Unlock Password Locked PC/Laptop in Less than 5 Minutes

Method 3: How to Get into Password Locked Computer with Ophcrack


Method 1: How to Get into Password Protected Laptop with SAA (Windows 7 Only)

This part is only valid with Windows 7 as the older versions do not have the option to setup a super administrator account. Basically, SAA or Super Administrator Account is a special type of account that is elegantly designed to have all the privileges and permissions of a normal administrator account and is only developed to change passwords of your other administrator account in case you are locked out. See the below steps to learn how to use SAA to change current administrator password.


Step 1: Turn on the password protected computer and wait until the Welcome screen is loaded.


Step 2: Press the Shift key 5 times to activate the SAA account and use that account to login to your computer.


Step 3: Now, go to control panel then user profiles and locate your main administrator account. Change the password of your current account and save the changes.


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Step 4: Restart your computer and use the new password to login to your computer.


Step 5: That's all. You have now successfully modified the password of your present administrator account.


Special Note: This part only works if you have set up a Super Administrator Account before getting locked out. If you never setup SAA in your computer then this method won't work at all. But never fear, we still have few methods to share that will help to regain access to your locked computer.


Method 2: Get into Someones Computer without Password via Third-Party Software

The truth is that password recovery software is currently the most effective way to reset or bypass Windows login password. It is much faster and reliable. Windows Password Recovery is the best and most efficient program to recover any Windows password. It works with all Windows versions including Windows 10, 8, 7, XP and so on. It works very quickly and takes only few minutes to reset your computer password. In addition, it completely erases the password from the login screen so that you can access your computer without entering any password at all. You can use this app on DIY computer or laptops from Dell, HP, Lenovo, Toshia, Acer, Asus, Samsung, etc.


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Step 1: Download and Install

Download Windows Password Recovery program from an accessible computer and install it on the desired location by following the setup wizard. Launch the program and insert a USB flash drive and let the program identify your USB flash drive automatically. Alternatively, you can do it with CD/DVD disk.


Windows Password Recovery start up

Step 2: Make Password Reset Disk

Select the name of your USB flash drive from the drop-down options and click on "Burn USB" to initiate creating a password reset disk. Eject the flash drive as soon the burning process is finished and re-insert it on the locked computer and reboot it.


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Step 3: Reboot Password Locked Computer from Reset Disk and Reset Password

To make the locked computer booting from pre-made password reset disk, you have to set the boot device to USB in first place. You can do it via quick boot menu or in BIOS settings. More details can be found in there.


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Wait until Windows Password Recovery is loaded on the startup screen and from here, you only need to select the operating system you are using and choose the username that is currently locked out. Now click on "Reset Password" and add a new password for that user When the operation is finished then click on "Reboot". Voila! You can now login to your computer with the new password.


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This is by far the fastest way to unlock a password protected computer when comparing to the other methods mentioned in this tutorial. Still not convinced yet? Why not giving it a try for free?


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Method 3: How to Unlock Password Locked Laptop without Password via Ophcrack

Ophcrack is a free Windows password recovery program that is used to recover passwords of your computer. It is an open source program and can be modified according to your requirements. This tool is a little complex to use and requires certain level of computer expertise. Here's a brief details on how to use this program:


Step 1: Download Ophcrack from an accessible computer and burn the ISO image file on a USB flash drive using any ISO image burner.


Step 2: Insert the bootable disk on the locked computer and wait until the Ophcrack program is loaded on the startup screen.


Step 3: Load the Graphic mode and Ophcrack program will be started automatically.


Step 4: Once Ophcrack is started, all you need to do is wait until the program recovers the password and show it on the screen.


hack into password protected computer with Ophcrack


Step 5: That's it. You can write down the password and reboot the computer and use the mentioned password to get into your computer.


Note: Ophcrack can only recover passwords up to 8 characters long. If the password complexity is higher than that this program will fail to recover your password.



Windows Password Recovery has a success rate of 95% for bypassing login password on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP. It is assured that no data will be deleted using this program and you will be using your computer exactly the same like before you got locked out. Please note that this program must be used only on authorized computers. Using it for any criminal activities will be considered as violation of law.


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