Password is an important security mechanism to prevent unauthorized access by hackers, but it also gives severe headache and trouble when one forgets its password, especial administrator password to log on to Windows computer. Without a valid password, the Windows system can be considered inaccessible, required to be reformatted or reinstalled, and unavoidable lead to data lost.

Note: If you’re on Windows XP, try to access the system with built-in no-password administrator account.

PC Login Now (or PCLoginNow) is actually bootable live CD with tool to reset local administrator and other user accounts passwords or change security settings on Windows system, instantly to gain access to computer again immediately. Thus, PC Login Now can be used as a safe and easy solution to remove existing Windows password that has been forgotten, lost or simply do no have, and assign a new password to the Windows admins or users.

Besides the abilities of resetting passwords, PCLoginNow can also maintain, change accounts policy setting and properties. Users can easily upgrades an general account to administrator level and lock or unlock user accounts PC Login NOw also support SysKey,

The most powerful feature PCLoginNow have is to support bypass SYSKEY mechanism, a utility which is an optional feature added in Windows NT 4.0 SP1, that encrypts the hashed password information in a SAM database using a 128-bit encryption key to protect against offline password cracking attacks so that the SAM database would still be secure even if someone had a copy of it.

Features of PC Login Now

  • 100% recovery rate: PCLoginNow resets any passwords on ANY Windows with 100% successful rate.
  • Support SYSKEY: PCLoginNow can easily bypass Syskey mechanism and reset the Windows passwords.
  • Offline running PCLoginNow runs on Linux Live CD.
  • Securest technique: PCLoginNow uses the securest way to reset passwords and other settings. You don’t have to worry about system corruption after using PCLoginNow.
  • PCLoginNow supports all Windows filesystems including NTFS, FAT16, FAT32.
  • PCLoginNow is able to handle all popular Windows operating systems including Windows Vista (SP1), Windows XP (SP1, SP2, SP3), Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000/NT.
  • PC Login Now runs on Linux CD which indicates most of the new Hardwares are supported by PCLoginNow. Computers with IDE, SATA, SCSI, USB or Firewire(IEEE 1394) Hard Disks as well as a wide range of PCI PCI-EX card are completely supported.
  • Easy to Use PCLoginNow is designed for non-professionals, which means everyone can access their computer in no more than 5 minutes.

To use PC Login Now, download the PCLoginNow_Full_2.0.ISO Live CD file from SourceForge.net, and then burn the ISO file to CD using your favorite CD/DVD burning software such as Nero, Ashampoo Burning Studio (free license for Ahsampoo Burning Studio 6 and Ashampoo Burning Studio 2008) and Roxio. Other freeware software programs able to burn ISO file to disc include ISO Recorder, BurnCDCC, ImgBurn (for Windows) and K3b (for Linux).

After burning and creating PCLoginNow bootable live CD, insert the CD into optical drive disc tray, and boot up computer from the CD to start and run PCLoginNow autmatically. Normally, user is required to press any key on BIOS boot screen to boot from CD. If you don’t see this message, or cannot boot from CD, change the boot device priority or sequence list in BIOS to make CD/DVD drive comes on top.

On PC Login Now wizard, select the system with the user account to recover and reset the password. Each system detected is listed with its ID, System Name, path to SAM files and filesystem to help user recognize the correct system.

PC Login Now Windows System

Then, user able to select the administrator accounts or user accounts, complete with UID, User Name, User Type and comment, to apply any of the five characteristics listed below.

  1. is Administrator: if the account has the administrator privilege and rights.
  2. password is empty: if the password of the account is empty or blank.
  3. is disable: if the account has been disable due to the operation of administrator or the system rules.
  4. is lockout: if the account has been locked due security breach such as too many unsuccessful login attempt.
  5. password never expire: if the account has to set password on a specific expiry date or the password will expire after a set period.

Note that if the Windows account has already contained no password and is of administrator type, the two special properties are grayed out and disabled. User cannot downgrade administrator account to normal user account or create a password to an account in PCLoginNow. Existing states for the account are automatically checked.

Change any of the properties to the selected user account by ticking or unticking the check boxes, then click on Next button to apply the new settings. To reset the password, select the check boxes for password is empty and password never expire to make the account no longer has password, and can log on by leaving password field blank.

Reset Password with PCLoginNow

Download PCLoginNow version 2.0 Live CD: PCLoginNow_Full_2.0.iso

PC Login Now is a freeware and supports all Windows operating system including Windows Server 2008, 2003, Vista, XP. PCLoginNow can support dual boot systems too. Download size is just 55 MB.

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  • mdbicale

    Now I’m finding a way to hack windows admin password and don’t change the password. I know If you forgot your windows password, you can reset or remove it with windows password reset tool. I used Windows Password Reset 9 several weeks ago, this software is good. But It need change windows password. Who has some good ideas? Many thanks!

  • codineem

    I would like to introduce Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 . it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista and windows 7. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password. I Wrote it to an 512MB USB flash drive do this. Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm. It also supports cd/dvd

  • Adrian

    Gettng the same error as Musalwa.

    Not working for me. πŸ™

  • Musalwa

    I have tried PCLoginNow but has not worked for me. What I am getting is a message during the boot up…..

    Message is:

    invalid loop location: /root.dat

    Please export LOOP with a Valid location or reboot and pass a proper loop=..

    .

    Kernel command line!

    BusyBox v1.1.3

    /bin/ash:can’t access tty; job control turned off

    /newroot #

    please help!

  • KApil

    I have tried every type of password crack out there and none of them are working on my computer….PCLoginNow has gotten the furthest but like the others has failed. What I am getting is a message during the boot up…..

    Message is:

    invalid loop location: /root.dat

    Please export LOOP with a Valid location or reboot and pass a proper loop=..

    .

    Kernel command line!

    BusyBox v1.1.3

    /bin/ash:can’t access tty; job control turned off

    /newroot #

  • chris

    I have tried every type of password crack out there and none of them are working on my computer….PCLoginNow has gotten the furthest but like the others has failed. What I am getting is a message during the boot up…..

    Message is:

    invalid loop location: /root.dat

    Please export LOOP with a Valid location or reboot and pass a proper loop=..

    .

    Kernel command line!

    BusyBox v1.1.3

    /bin/ash:can’t access tty; job control turned off

    /newroot #

    Can anyone help? Ive been at it for 5 hours

    • SirJ

      I had the exact same error on a new Acer laptop. I have used the same CD in other computers, with 100% success. I watched the load screen, and there was an error loading default video drivers. This lap has a vid card embedded on CPU-6250. Not sure if it is the cause, but going to attempt to bypass laptop screen, and plug into an external monitor to force lower resolutions, to see if it will work. Will post back if it works.

      By the way, I found this post by googling MY error message.

      • SirJ

        I could not verify CPU/GPU theory. Used Ophcrack-Vista version works on 7

  • Dinesh Raju

    Thanks Man.It really Worked
    I lOVE YOU Dude

  • moo

    thank you

  • Clayton

    GENIUS!!! πŸ™‚ thank you for this solution, I couldn't access any of my profiles because I changed to a new domain. This ISO saved me from losing any of my documents. BRILLIANT! πŸ™‚

  • Rashid Mustafa

    the bootable is booting , for while detecting Maxtor VGA it failling ..displaying "pres enter to reboot"

    is there any solution ???

  • sir please send me software by email. my pc not login . iforgate my password .

    thanks ananda nayak

  • jeffery burris

    I have a old compaq presario computer which I locked and now I don't have the password what can I do please help It has 98 me on it.

  • Michael

    I am having problems booting with the CD. When I open the BOOT file folder on the CD, it then shows me the following files: ISOLINUX.BIN, LINUX, and ISOLINUX.BT. I tried them all, they gave me the message that says:Windows cannot open this file. WHAT SHOULD I DO???

  • Gianesh

    how to use it using Pendrive. because i don't want to use CD for this. please suggest

  • prash

    will it work for windows server 2003

  • tf76

    Do not use this. Use ophcrack or salas password renew which is on the UBCD4WIN boot CD.

    I tried this on Windows XP home edition SP3 and it came up with some nvidia error then rebooted itself over and over again. Did not enter GUI.
    When I tried to reboot it ran a CHKDSK before loading Windows.

    Use at your own risk

    I'm a Qualified PC technician by the way

  • Paul

    Excellent programme!! No hitches with Vista Premium edition!! Was scary at first as it checked through the disk and rebooted. Then it allowed me to get through as the Admin! YIPPEEEEE! Highly recommended to others who may have forgotten their/my password!!

  • Steve Ulloa

    I created the bootable PC Login Now.

    The bootable CD ran its commands and

    I choose the correct options and it WORKED!

    Thank you, this utility was a life save. It took less than 5 minutes to get me back up and running.

    Thank you again!

  • shameem

    Really i downloaded and i recovered my password its very help full programe

  • here is the invalid loop location: /root.dat

    Please export LOOP with a Valid location or reboot and pass a proper loop=..

    .

    Kernel command line!

    BusyBox v1.1.3

    /bin/ash:can't access tty; job control turned off

    /newroot #

  • I have tried this one on HP 6000 series, windows vista home premium.. and it works. It really remove my password. However, I try this on Sony Viao 11" Vista business but it says cannot initialize.. ??

  • lulu

    Hi anybody

    I m in desperate need of help! How do I download PC LOGIN NOW to a USB key?

    THX!

  • jhone

    I would like to introduce Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 . it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password. I Wrote it to an old 128mb USB flash drive do this.

  • Amber

    The bootable disc killed my CPU. Now it won't even start up.

  • Henry Hsieh

    Hi,

    It is a great tool.

    My previous mistake was not able to burn a bootable cd.

    After finding a guideline in internet,

    I was able to burn iso file as an image file to my cd rom.

    Everything works just fine now.

    Thanks.

  • Henry Hsieh

    Hi, Let me be more clear in my message.

    I download the 01PCLoginNow_Full.iso from the link.

    Save it on desktop.

    Open Roxio creator DE.

    Choose Data Disc

    Choose "Make BootTable"

    Choose "Bootable image on hard drive"

    Select 01PCLoginNow_Full

    After the bootable CD being created,

    I restart the computer and hit F12 (to choose boot from CD).

    "No operation system" message pop up on the monitor.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank in advance.

  • henry hsieh

    I created a bootable cd with PCLoginNow_Full_2.0.ISO.

    When I tried to boot from CD drive,

    no operation system message showing up the monitor.

    What shall I do?

    Thank in advance.

  • Worked great on Windows Vista Basic! Tried others, including the standard go to app, Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, but for some reason did not mount the root partition. I also tried OPHCrack without success. PC LOGIN NOW did what the others couldn't I will be adding this to my tool kit!

    Thanks for the informative post!

  • Mars

    Worked really easy in Vista home premium t

    hank you very very much!!!!!!

  • joser

    wow, simply wow!

  • Pwnd

    Amazing man, worked perfectly, saved me.

  • luckly

    I’ve used windows password reset 6.0 , it works just as well

  • Tom

    This worked perfectly on a Windows Server 2003 Machine. We had intalled the OS from an old ghost image and forgot the local Administrator password.

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    It's too bad that people might use this to achieve illegal ends. I appreciate that the author made this tool for honest people to save a lot of time overcoming an honest mistake.

    Thanks a lot for the help!

  • Mitch

    Thank you SOOOOOO much! This saved my life! Thank you so much for makeing this free! I cannot thank you enough in words! THANKS SO MUCH!

  • moslem haghighian

    thanks for this programm

  • kruze

    @Bradley

    First thing I'd do is put a jumper on the board to reset the BIOS password, after booting into the BIOS I would then change HDD to boot from CD first. Problem Unsolved

  • jcidiot

    the cd froze during load for me. i had to eject and re insert for it to continue on….

  • Jason

    do any of you know how long your password has to be to prevent this software from breaking it?

    Thanks!

  • Mayhem

    Just tried it. I think if you have certain security updates from Microsoft, this software will not work as it did not work for me. All accounts shows up as Administrators but I know for a fact that mine is USERS only. Too bad πŸ™

  • denise

    It worked well. be sure to check the "password is empty" option, and when windows re-boots, don't let it check for consistency. in my situation, this was the third program that i tried, it worked where the others didn't.

  • Lola

    I've used Ophcrack, it works just as well.

    http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/

  • Rong6ft5

    software worked for me just fine. I was able to reset a forgotten password.

  • Duffnick

    This software is junk. It does not work. Beware.

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  • aBHIJITH

    seems like a reallly gr8 sofwre !!!!!!!!!!hope it works……get back to u frm the saved laptp

    THANKS a LOT~!

  • helder

    boa tarde éu tenho um problema com meu portatil pois uma senha para arraquare o pc mais esquesi a senha e não comsigo trabalha com o portatil nem da para ir ao setup,e quero um software q pode desfazer a senha.

  • ¬¬

    no funciona sta porkeriia ¬¬

  • ToastyMallows

    @Bradly

    Can't you just take out the motherboard battery and reset the BIOS password?

    The point is if you really wanted to get on, you could. And this makes it about 10 times easier.

    Great tool.

  • hotboanga

    super cool tool. the best i've seeen so far . really easy to use. thx again.

  • Not really,

    If you are smart then you can prevent tools like this from being used.

    it's fairly easy to stop people from doing this, for example: set a password on your bios and change the boot device priority to HDD, not CD.

    Problem solved.

  • Bruce K

    Uhh, isn't this like giving away a set of master keys??

  • Sulaiman

    ok, thank you