Wednesday, July 11, 2012

How to reset Administrator password Offline by using Hiren Boot CD

How to reset Administrator password Offline by using Hiren Boot CD

Hellow Friends hear i will demonstrate you to reset Administrator password offline by using Hiren boot CD.
Now a day's i got many Calls regarding Forgot Administrator Password so i plan to post same problem solution, hope this solution may help you tooo.

below solution is for education purpose only.

prior to explaining the solution download "Hiren Boot CD" from below official link.

on above link you can get how to burn CD and Make bootable pendrive information with step by step.

Step By Steps:

1) insert Bootable CD / USB pendrive and boot computer with bootable CD/USB.
2)  After booting from CD you will get Hiren Boot CD Home page with Many Options.
3) Choose "offline NT/2000/xp/vista/7 Password changer".
4) Now it will asking for input " Boot : " just press Enter.

5) it will start loading file systems and show available HDD and all partitions, Select BOOT Partition. in My case boot partition was 1 as mentioned below image. After selecting partition number and press enter.

6) now it will take a minute to get information from HDD and ask for your input about windows system32/config Directory.
Generally by default Boot Partition has this path otherwise need to mentioned hear.
Just Press Enter in my Case.

7) Now Actual Step Two Starts of Hiren Boot CD.
it will ask for user inputs

1. Password reset [sam system security]
2. Recovery System Console parameters [software]
q. quit

Select 1 for password reset and press enter.

8) Step Three : password or registry edit.

Select "1" for edit user data and passwords then press enter.

9) now it will show total users available in the system, select the particular users which you want to reset password.
in my case i use "Administrator" user account to reset password

Note : if you want to reset in build administrator Account password then just press enter otherwise type respective username.
 In windows 7 operating system Administrator Account has been disabled by default, in that case need to enable user account first and then reset password.


10 )  Select "Clear {blank} user password" option to clear password.

 Select "1" and press Enter.

 11)  Password Cleared message. 

12 ) A

12) This is very important step in this exercise, password is cleared but not save yet!!!, so need to save changes by pressing " !" and enter.

Many peoples are clear the password and restart computer and not get the result because forgot to save changes in registry because this is registry edit step need to commit changes in to registry after changes.

13) Now Press "q" to save and exit.

14) Now SAM has been changed and status should be OK as mentioned in below image.
now it will ask for user input to write SAM File, Press "y".
Press "n" to exit.

15)  Greetings!! password has been cleared, now remove CD/USB Drive from Computer and Press ctrl+Alt+Del button to restart.

Start Computer in normal mode and Enjoy!!!!


  1. PCUnlocker is much easier than Hiren boot CD.

  2. Oh, have to say that is too complex. Why not use Anmosoft Windows Password Reset to reset your password, which is simple, quick and effective.

    1. Indeed complex. Your software I only see in Google search. Windows Login Recovery is I used before. That is really simpler and more effective than Hiren boot CD

  3. At first, must thanks for your share. But that may be little complex for me. I think to reset admin password we need not use so complex method. Simple and easy one we can use. Maybe someone will say simple one will be not safe and effective. I will tell you Windows Password Killer will solve your worries.

  4. What do I do if it shows the disk, but no partition???

  5. i like your inforamtion regard
    thank's for your post ^___^

  6. It may be complex and those other programs might be easier to use even though they cost, Hirens is free to DL and burn.

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  10. Hirens software best way to do this) Last version I alweys take here And if you cant reset password, it can help reinstall windows on your pc)