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Notes on Windows 7 Password Reset with Third Party Software

Nowadays, third party software for Windows 7 password reset is so much. While it brings us convenience, a problem has ever appeared. It’s difficult for ordinary computer users to choose one from these password reset tools.

Now the passage will choose two or three password recovery tools and compare their disadvantages and advantages. In the process, notes we may focus on will be put forward. Comparation between Ophcrack and Windows Password Genius begins.


How it works?
Ophcrack is a free Windows password cracker, working based on rainbow tables. It comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms.

The applicable OS: Windows (Windows 7/Vista/XP), Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, …

What device need: CD or USB disc, accessible computer

It’s free and open source software. Provide Brute-force module for simple Windows password recovery.


Notes: When you can choose it?
When your computer is installed with Windows 7/Vista/XP and preset password is simple, Ophcrack will help you.


Windows Password Genius

How it works?
Windows Password Genius recovers password by cracking registry on your locked computer. Remove password and add new accounts by modifying registry.

The applicable OS: Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, Windows server 2000/2003/2008/2012

What device else you need?
Available computer, blank and bootable USB or CD/DVD


Provides two versions, trial version and full version, trial version only for add guest users.

Notes: When we can choose Windows Password Genius?
As long as your computer is installed with Windows operational systems, Windows Password Genius must be able to recover Windows password for you.

The above two third party password recovery tools are just chosen by me based on my judgment. The two effective software has been used by myself. Besides software, you also can find more ways to reset Windows password.

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