Top 5 Free Windows Password Recovery Tools

Free Windows Password Recovery Tools

Windows is the most popular operating system that also allows users to keep their system locked by adding a password. But what if you forgot the password and there is nothing that you can do to remember the password? In this case, you need a tool that can crack the password or help you in recovering the password.

Windows Password recovery tools are also dubbed as Windows password cracking tools because hackers used these tools to crack the password of other people’s system to gain unauthorized access. I do not encourage any kind of illegal practice. So, do not use any of the tools listed in this article for illegal activities.

You can also read free ZIP password cracking tools and PDF password cracking tools.

In this article, I am adding the list of best tools to recover windows password. You can use these tools to crack the password of Windows system and get the access back. Here is the list of some nice Windows Password Recovery tools. Most of these tools work on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP passwords.

Free Windows Password Recovery Tools

1. Ophcrack

Ophcrack Windows Password recovery

Ophcrack is the best Windows Password Recovery tool that is available for free. This program is available in an executable format and in an image format. If you are using the executable format of the tool, just install and run. It will recover the password from the Windows registry. If you do not have access to Windows, you can burn the ISO image to a CD or flash drive using any CD/DVD Burning Software and then boot from it. It locates the Windows user accounts and proceeds to recover or crack the password of the Windows system.

In testing with Windows 8 PC, this tool was able to recover 8-character password in just 3 minutes and 29 seconds.

It works in all available Windows operating systems including XP, Vista. 7 and Windows 8. It couldn’t work on Windows 10 systems.

Download Ophcrack

2.Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor or ONTP&RE is a different kind of password recovery tool for Windows. Not recovery but it is a password reset tool. You can burn a bootable ONTP&RE CD, DVD or flash drive and then log in to your Windows account without entering a password.

If you are comfortable with a tool that uses “password deleting” strategy then try this. This tool is powerful and works on both 64-bit & 32-bit versions of Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.


3. Cain & Abel

Cain & Abel is also a nice Windows Password cracking tool that was very famous a few years back. It allows password recovery from various kind of mechanism. It uses Dictionary, Brute-Force and Cryptanalysis attacks to decode and windows password. It is difficult to use and have a complicated user interface.

“Cain & Abel was able to recover the 10-character password to the Windows XP “Administrator” account in ten seconds.”

It is a free, fast and effective software for Windows password recovery. This tool has some limitation but supports Windows XP, Vista and 7.

Download Cain & Abel

4. Kon-Boot

Download Kon-Boot - Windows password cracking

Kon-Boot is also a free password reset program or Windows. You just need to burn this program to a disc or USB drive. The boot using the Disc or USB you made. It works differently and is considered to be the fastest password reset tool for Windows.

The only issue with this tool is that it doesn’t work with 64-bit versions of Windows. Free version also doesn’t work with Windows 8 or Windows 10. I could only use it on Windows Vista PC and Windows XP PC. So, I don’t think this tool now makes much sense.

There’s a commercial version of Kon-Boot that works with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10/8. If you can pay, you can try the premium version.

Download Kon-Boot

5. Trinity Rescue Kit

Trinity Rescue Kit is also a similar kind of software that needs to be booted using a disc or USB drive. It comes with several tools that also include a password recovery tool that can reset Windows password.

This tool doesn’t come with a GUI, so it is not easy to use. You need to work on the command line and remember the commands.

Download Trinity Rescue Kit

Final Words

These are a few best Windows password cracking tools of you can also say password recovery tools. There are so many other premium password recovery tools. These Windows Password Recovery tools are good and easily crack the password. If you need, you can try these tools. None of these tools gurantee cracking password of Windows 10. If you are un urgent need, you can go with premium tools that promise to work with Windows 10.


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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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