Lost your Windows login password accidentally? There are ways to help retrieve your lost or forgotten password. And one of the most commonly used one is third party tools. The problem is that most of them are commercial. It would be perfect if we can find tools not only workable but also cost-free. Cannot find? Then why not do it yourself? Here do-it-yourself, I mean you yourself can search some free software on the internet instead of via the help of commercial platform to get one. If you have no idea about free software at all, I’m glad to list several for you here, most of which work for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP passwords:
Ophcrack is a program to crack LAN Manager Hash under Windows Operating System by using Rainbow table, which can crack a 14 letters password at most only in a few seconds with 99.9% success rate. It accepts different types of hashes including SAM files under Windows Operating System. To crack password, it is the most successful and fastest option.
PC Login Now is an easy-to-use free password cracking program, and it can be said the most popular and safe solution for removing your Windows password until now. To crack Windows password, it simply delete the password. It works on Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor is a very good freeware to find back and crack Windows password. It allows you to obtain the highest authorization to directly clear or change the administrator password when you forgot the login password. Users can use it to remove their forgotten password or reset a new password without changing the original data in your computer.
Cain and Abel is another free password recovery tool for Microsoft Windows. It can recover many kinds of passwords using methods such as network packet sniffing, cracking various password hashes by using methods such as dictionary attacks, brute force and cryptanalysis attacks. What is not that good is that it requires access to Windows under an administrator account.