Forgetting Windows password can make most of us feel restless as we’ve got accustomed to the computer life. Fortunately, there exist many great additional Windows loign password resetter tools let us create a boot disk to reset Windows password when we forgot the password and get locked out of our computer. Here it will show you how to create a Windows PE boot disk to reset password Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2008, Windows 2003, and Windows 2000.

What’s Windows PE?

Windows PE, aslo known as WinPE, is short for Windows Preinstallation Environment. It’s a stripped down version of Windows used for the deployment of workstations and servers or troubleshooting an operating system while it is offline. WinPE does not require a hard drive to boot, and it can run solely from a CD drive, USB drive, etc.

Many customized WinPE boot CDs packaged with third-party applications for different purpose are now available in the Internet.

How to create Windows PE password reset disk?

Many additional Windows password reset utilities allows you to WidnowsPE boot disk to change Windows password when you are locked of PC. Windows Password Unlocker and Rekeysoft Widows Password Recovery are two great examples. Here we take Windows Password Unlocker for example.

Download and install Windows Password Unlocker in any other PC, insert a blank CD/DVD or USB stick in the PC. After that run Windows Password Unlocker and it will auto detect and find the inserted device. Click Burn button to burn a WindowsPE boot disk for password reset once the device is detected. That’s it! Only a few seconds are needed.

windows password reset software

How to reset Windows password with the Window PE disk?

Once the Windows PE boot disk is burned, you can use it to bypass any forgotten password for any popular Windows platforms including Windows 8 and Windows 7.

Insert the WindowsPE boot disk in the locked computer where you want to reset Windows password, boot the disk from CD ROM or USB  to launch Windows Password Unlocker in Windows PE (see screenshot below).

windows password reset software

Now you can select the user account you want to reset password of and click the Reset button to remove it in seconds. Once the password is removed, you need to click the Reboot button to restart the locked computer from the normal hard drive (just remove the inserted boot disk and the computer will boot from normal hard drive disk) to get back it.