There might be many instances when you have just forgot your administrator password on your Windows PC. This could put you in big trouble especially if you do not have any other OS configured for dual boot and this will prevent you from accessing your files as well. But there are free password recovery tools which can be used even if you do not have access to Windows. So here is a list of top 3 password recovery tools. Although there were quite a few others as well, we have covered only tools which are also compatible with Windows 7.
1. Ophcrack– This is one of the best and top rated password recovery tools for Windows. Ophcrack is fast and easy to use even for a user with basic Windows skills. It works well with Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP and does not require any installation. The only downside of this tool is that you need to download the Live CD ISO (496MB for 7/Vista and 415MB XP).
2. Offline NT Password & Registry Editor: This is one of the fastest password recovery tools for Windows. You need to burn the ISO image to a CD before passwords can be reset. The only disadvantage with Offline NT is that the interface is similar to command prompt and might not find it easy to use.
3. PC Login Now: PCLoginNow is a tool to reset local accounts’ passwords on Windows system. PCLoginNow can also help you to upgrade an general account to administrator, lock or unlock accounts.
If you know of any other free password recovery tools which supports Windows 7 as well for password recovery, do share it in comments. We’ll include it in this article.