Have you forgot your XP, Vista or Windows 7 logon password? Sure, there are a few workarounds to access your account using a bootable Linux CD but they are time consuming and boring as you need to go through a long procedure.
In this guide, we will show you how to bypass a Windows 7 logon password in just two steps. And we are using a free tool to make this happen. So, here is the procedure to bypass Windows 7 logon password with Kon-boot:
What is Kon-boot:
Kon-Boot is an prototype piece of software which allows to change contents of a linux kernel (and now Windows kernel also!!!) on the fly (while booting). In the current compilation state it allows to log into a linux system as ‘root’ user without typing the correct password or to elevate privileges from current user to root. For Windows systems it allows to enter any password protected profile without any knowledge of the password.
1. Download the Kon-Boot CD-ISO ZIP file (it’s a tiny file) and extract it to get the ISO file. Burn the ISO file to a CD/DVD to create a bootable Kon-Boot CD/DVD.
2. Before inserting the CD/DVD make sure that you have made necessary changes to boot priority setting in the BIOS so that you can boot from CD/DVD. Insert the CD/DVD into the optical drive and restart your machine. In a few seconds you will see the following screen of Kon-Boot.
Simply hit Enter and wait for a few seconds.
3. You should see the logon screen and with a password prompt. Simply press Enter key to bypass the forgot logon password. That’s it!
We have tested this tool on Windows 7 Ultimate x86, but it should work fine on XP and Vista too. Good luck!
Note: Use this method and tool for your personal use only.