In a Hurry?: Skip my review below and head right to the complete step-by-step guide to Offline NT Password & Registry Editor.
If you can burn a CD and choose a few options in a menu then you can hack into your computer with this free software.
Just download the free ISO file, burn it to a CD, and delete your password in just a few minutes. After that, you'll be able to access Windows without a password at all!
ONTP&RE Pros & Cons
This is one of the better password reset tools available for Windows, as you'll see:
- Very fast password cracking tool
- No access to Windows or knowledge of old passwords is needed
- Program is completely free and open source, which means it will likely stay free
- Works with Windows 8 (local passwords only), Windows 7, Windows Vista, & Windows XP
- Program's ISO image is much smaller than those of other password recovery tools
- Offline NT Password tool is completely text based which is a little inconvenient
- ISO image must be burned to a CD before passwords can be reset
More About Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
- Offline NT Password & Registry Editor can delete any password from nearly any installation of Windows almost instantly.
- No installation in Windows is required making this program an easy alternative to many other password recovery tools.
- Offline NT Password & Registry Editor simply deletes passwords instead of displaying them making it fast and easy to use.
- Offline NT Password & Registry Editor is completely free to download and use.
- Resets Windows 8 passwords (local accounts only, not Microsoft accounts).
- Resets Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP passwords.
- Offline NT Password & Registry Editor will also remove passwords from 64-bit versions of Windows.
My Thoughts on Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (2011-05-11 Build) is an amazing password recovery tool but instead of actually recovering your Windows password like Ophcrack and similar tools do, it deletes it. Without a password, you're allowed unrestricted access to your Windows operating system.
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor requires a little preparation but is very much worth the effort if you've been locked out of your Windows PC!
How To Use Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
Below is a quick how-to for Offline NT Password & Registry Editor. However, I highly recommend my step by step guide with screenshots if you're not familiar with Windows password recovery software and need a more detailed walkthrough.
To begin, visit the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor website by clicking the Visit Their Web Site link above the User Reviews at the bottom of this page.
Once there, scroll down to the "Download" section near the bottom of the page. Download the cd110511.zip file - the one described as the "Bootable CD image." This ZIP file is only around 4MB so it'll be a quick download for most of you.
Once downloaded, extract the ISO file (cd110511.iso) from the ZIP file. You can do this using the built-in extraction tool in Windows, or you can use a free file extraction program like 7-Zip and do it that way.
Once extracted, burn that ISO image to a CD. Burning an ISO file is different than burning a normal file so if you need help please see How To Burn an ISO File to a CD.
After burning, boot from the CD by rebooting with the disc still in the drive. Offline NT Password & Registry Editor will start automatically.
After that, just follow the instructions given on screen by Offline NT Password & Registry Editor.
When Offline NT Password & Registry Editor finally deletes your password, remove the CD from the drive. Reset your computer and log in as you normally do... but do not enter anything in the password field. You're in!
Having Problems Using Offline NT Password & Registry Editor?
Did you have problems running Offline NT Password & Registry Editor or did it not delete your Windows password? Try another free Windows password recovery tool or maybe even a premium Windows password recovery tool.
Also, be sure to check out my Windows Password Recovery Programs FAQ for answers to the most common questions I get about these tools.