5 Free Password Recovery Tools for Windows XP/Vista/7

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Operating system is the basic platform that should be installed to work on the system. For security purposes many of us lock our systems with password and sometimes unintentionally or accidentally we forget the password. To come out of this problem, there are some free windows password recovery tools available in the market. So, by using them one need not to re-install your windows as your original windows with all the data will be available.

So, below are the five free windows recovery tools that can be used to crack or recover your lost password and username for Windows XP/Vista/7:

1.)    Ophcrack – Ophcrack is the free tool available to crack the windows lost password. This tool is based on the rainbow tables. The use of Ophcrack software is very easy and simple. You just need to download the Ophcrack software from its website and save it to a CD and to recover the password boot the CD. This tool runs on WindowsXP/7/Vista and it also supports Linux/Unix and Macintosh operating systems. This is an awesome tool to recover your password very fast.

2.)    Cain & Abel – Cain & Abel is the one that considers the best free tool for recovering windows password. It is actually a hacking tool more than a window password tool. To install this tool, you have to login your admin account of your system. Similarly as above tool, you need to download the rainbow tables to work on this tool. This tool runs only on windows XP.

3.)    Offline NT Password & Registry Editor – This tool is quite different from other recovery tools. This tool does not show you the old password instead of give you the new one. Otherwise it works similarly as Ophcrack does. Download the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor in your CD and boot it. This tool supports all windows operating systems.

4.)    PC Login Now – PC Login Now is one of the powerful tools available to recover your windows lost password. Using this tool, one can assign any windows account at administrator level and can set a password that can never expire. This is an alternative tool of Ophcrack and it works same. You need to download this tool and extract it on CD and boot from this CD. PC Login Now tool runs on Windows 2008, XP, Vista, 2000 and Windows 2003.

5.)    John the Ripper password cracker – John the Ripper password cracker is one of the very effective windows passwords recovering software. This tool works on all the versions of all the windows like windows 2000/2003/NT/XP/Vista/7/NTFS/95/98/ME and also on UNIX. This tool is easily available online at absolutely free of cost. Its pro versions are also available.

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