IT Security is one aspect that computer companies take most into account, because maintaining the privacy of user data is one of the main concerns that affect both users and companies. Passwords are one of the most effective security methods currently available for maintaining the integrity and security of our files and documents.
Free password recovery programs crack Windows 10, 8, 7
We have developed a compilation of the best free programs to know how to crack and reset passwords in Windows 10, 8 and 7.
Remember that in order to create a secure password, you must follow these tips:
- Mix symbols, letters and numbers
- Avoid assigning birthday dates or phone numbers
- Do not use dictionary words
- Avoid common words
Windows 10 has an administrator user, which is created at the time the operating system is installed for the first time. This user has certain privileges over the system but it is not the same user integrated system administrator which is disabled by default.
In the event that you forget the password of this user administrator, you will be unable to access the system and carry out our daily tasks. We want to explain some simple methods to restore or recover the administrator password in Windows 10 and have access to all its functionalities again.
1. How to recover the password using the recovery disk in Windows 10
In Windows 10, there is an option to create a disk to reset the password through a USB flash drive, but this method applies for local accounts but not for Outlook or Hotmail accounts.
Remember that starting when Windows 10, version 1803, it is possible to add security questions to your local account in case you forget your password, so you don’t need to create a disk to reset your user password.
To create this recovery disk we must go to the control panel, and there enter in the search field the term drive and we will see the following. There we select the option “Create a recovery drive”.
The following wizard will be displayed. There we click on “Next”.
Once the USB medium is connected, we select it for its recording process. Click on “Next”.
We’ll see the following message. There we click on the “Create” button to start the process of creating the recovery disk.
To use this recovery disk, on the login screen, if you enter the wrong password you will see the following. There we click on the line “Reset password.”
The question options will be displayed, but if we don’t want to use this alternative, we click on the line “Use instead a password reset disk” at the bottom:
The following will be displayed. Click on “Next”.
Then select the USB drive through which to perform the recovery process. Click on “Next” and follow the steps of the wizard.
2. How to recover the password using the command line in Windows 10
To use this method, we access the command prompt as administrators and this option is valid when we have another administrator user in the system.
Once we access the command prompt, we will execute the following command in order to observe the available user accounts:
All users will be displayed there and now, to set the password for the administrator user we are going to execute the following syntax:
net user “User” “Password”
3. Other Ways to Recover or Reset Password in Windows 10
In addition to the methods we have just seen, we have the ability to reset or recover the Windows administrator password in two other ways. One of these methods is to do it through Windows services so as not to have to format the computer and the other one recovering the saved password.
How to reset forgotten password Windows 10 without formatting
We may have forgotten the Windows 10 administrator password, but we don’t want to perform any formatting process on our computer.
Another option that we have in case none of the previous ones has served us, is to find our password to be able to restore it or to change it in the system. These credentials can be stored in some system records, in credentials files or in the Windows Vault tool which is used to obtain passwords. That is why in the link of the following tutorial you will be able to find different ways to see and recover the passwords stored in Windows.