Windows Password Reset – What to Do If You've Forgotten Your Windows Administrator Password

August 8, 2018


There are only two ways to regain access to your PC if you've forgotten your Windows Administrator password. The first is to reinstall Windows and totally wipe everything from your computer … and the second is to use a "password reset" program that will reset the password for you. Here's what to do:

Method 1 – Reinstall Windows – If you've got nothing to lose from your computer, and have the knowledge to do it, you may wish to reinstall Windows to gain access to your PC again. The only problem with this method is that reinstalling Windows literally means you will lose every file and every piece of data on your PC. This is okay for some people and if you are interested in using this method, you simply need to insert the Windows disc into your PC, reboot your system and select "Boot From CD" in the BIOS options. If you do not understand how to do it, then you need to talk to a computer technician.

Method 2 – Use Password Reset Software – The most common way to restore access to your PC is to "reset" the Administrator password for your system by using a piece of "password reset software". These programs have only recently started to hit the mainstream, but they are actually extremely effective and easy to use.

Basically, password reset software is a program is that runs before Windows loads and then changes the stored passwords on your hard drive. We're fortunately in that Microsoft has not changed the way which Windows stores passwords through the evolution of the system, and even in Windows 7, passwords are kept inside a series of files and settings on your hard drive. The various password reset programs that are now available basically go through these files and change them to remove the password on your PC and allow you to log in again.

To use one of these tools, you basically need to download one of the Internet onto a computer that you do have access to (such as this one). It will then create a CD for you, which you should put into the PC that is locked. The locked PC will then load up the program on the CD before Windows, which will then change the various files and settings that are storing the password for your PC. After that, it will restart your system and Windows should load up normally again, logging in straight away.


  • Noe Berengena August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    I think there are countless people who keep buying consumer goods because they have a hole in their soul that can never be filled. Instead they fill their houses with crap and when that fills up they rent a storage space (or two). American buying habits indicate that this is a major disorder in the American psyche.

  • Joe Mitchell August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    I fuck with you Russell. You become someone I watch near weekly in recovery myself. We hold a ton of the same beliefs and i love your videos. Mainly because, especially your Rogan podcasts, make me feel as if I ran into you on the street I can chat with you for hours. Your raw and laid back n I give ya props!

  • nagy viktoria August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i always love you

  • edeleo11 August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm


  • anab0lic August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    What you need to become addicted to is healthy addictions. I'm addicted to eating healthy, I'm addicted to exercise, I'm addicted to learning new things, becoming wiser and more knowledgeable, I'm addicted to perfecting my art, I'm addicting to forging meaningful friendships (in person not this fake online crap) I'm addicted to helping others and making the world a better place…. Fill you life will healthy addictions and you will not have time for the self destructive ones.

  • Zayd Sikdar August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Russel, how does one deal with pain that emanates from traumatic childhood experiences, such as being victim or witness to domestic violence? It seems to me that historical pain ( or pain rooted in one's choldhood) is hard to shift. Particularly, if those people involved are no longer alive to address these issues to.

  • GotNoEvidence August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    3:09 "………external coordinates"? – OK, you know what you mean by that phrase, and I guess that some others, including "me", also understand what you mean by that phrase. As a well-known student of "human nature" put it:-

    "The psyche is the greatest of all cosmic wonders and the "sine qua non" of the world as an object. It is in the highest degree odd that Western man, with but very few and ever fewer exceptions, apparently pays so little regard to this fact. Swamped by the knowledge of external objects, the subject of all knowledge has been temporarily eclipsed to the point of seeming nonexistence." C.G.Jung 1946.

    As Jung might have admitted such terms are "pointers"; meaning, I suppose, some kind of intuition that won't truly resolve itself in words ? I suspect only those of a certain "disposition" will be able to follow the arguments in the book you keep referring to; viz most folk maybe not. The reason is the drastic reductive nature of language; being a "medium" like video, it's invariably trying to account for a "3-D" world by reducing it to 2; and in serial format also, when "reality" is going on around one constantly, recorded automatically in the individual exposed psyche as some kind of unconscious fragmentary associations ? [ After all, you made this video around 9 months ago and folk ( dafties ) like me, react as though it is in the present; and you, a unitemp, come in here hoping to land the role of Supreme Evangelist. Well, if no duotemp comes in here, say in the next 6 months, I'll be only too pleased to give you the job. Hell, you haven't even so much as left a single acknowledgement for all the comments folk leave under ( any of ? ) your video(s). So what do we conclude from that – narcissism ? ]

    As Shakespeare gave Macbeth to say: "Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage……..and is heard no more. It is a tale ( account ), told by an idiot; full of sound and fury; signifying………..nothing"

    As Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's sister put it, "….meditation is not a subject for discussion…….but an experiential feat(?)…." ? Without the so-called "enlightening experience" as a ( natural ? ) "function" of the autonomic nervous system all such talk is "mere words" ? Anyway, why should one care too much; "……….we all end up the same" ( Telly Savalas singing as the credits roll out at the end of "Pancho Villa" )

    Personally, I would consider all those addictions you mention, particularly drugs, drink, sex and smoking come under the heading of ERROR; mostly indulged in in copycat mode ? I have a theory that says; it is not the substance that one ingests that creates a memorable ( eminently repeatable ) experience ( how could it ? ) but the psyche, or autonomic nervous system, that tends to shut down as the system goes into varying degrees of shock and tries immediately to expel this poisonous junk ? Since it seems inevitable we accept that this is the case then it surely indicates the ability of the ( trained ? ) awareness to induce something akin, but greatly superior, to that experience, harmlessly, by itself ( seemingly ) ?

  • Michelle Powell August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    I love you for writing this book and getting this vital message out there. <3

  • Laura Clarke August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Is this good for people with lieing issues. Someone who finds it hard to be truthful

  • Karume Asangama August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you Russell.

  • Steffen Å August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Best ad for a book ive ever seen. Everyone on this earth can benefit from this book. We all need it. Everything you say Russel makes 110% sense

  • Briggston Dade August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    One of the most badass pitches I've heard not just great cause of it but the value it brings too

  • Saleh Alsadoun August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    this is from holy Quran "he that saves one life saves the entire world" not from old Schindler

  • Angie CJ August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Consumerism is a cancer … Thanks for exposing it!

  • Kylee Everitt August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Hey Russell, interested in passing on a copy of ur book for free to a desperate heroin user? U could be saving my life! Seriously! Love ur work and u, so genuine! 💙💙💙

  • S S105 August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm
  • I Am The Walrus August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Stay present, look within, understand.

  • Kevin Mills August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Making a strong statement of advisory speech there Russell "R.e.s.p.e.c.t"

  • Tristan Lopez August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Hahaha this guy's so right

  • Dana Hammel August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    well this book has cracked my shell and Im ready to scramble some eggs!! Ive read several 12 step books and this one is the one that cracked me open!

  • D&M Ukulele August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    If a 12 step programme has worked for Russell,then I have to give it another try,my ego always got in the way before, always seeing the differences between myself and other members of 12 step..but I can't do it alone and I certainly don't have the answers or know how to get clean on my own.i just got your recovery book and if someone like you,whom I really respect can learn so much from meetings then I can too.

  • Betty Barger August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    or are you in fact, a Smack head? yupp. I'm definitely a Smack head

  • Nick Byerly August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Programmed to consume your book. -still support yuh tho.

  • apostle333 August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    I’m still active, and I’ve convinced not only my therapy group, therapist, and family that I’m still clean.
    I don’t want to be this person anymore.
    I see the world with such a nihilistic lens wit bothers me emotionally, but why is this never enough to stop?!
    I want to stop
    I want to stop
    I want to stop.
    Am I still too fearful of consequence?
    Did I pick the wrong sponsor? (Who also I have manipulated into believing I’m sober)
    Logically the best thing for my family is to remove me; I’m toxic.
    Yet I’m emotionally drawn to not act on this.
    If I have money, I will drink it.
    Yet “the hunt” for indirect purchases has become the most alluring game.

    Can I take the first step with you?

    I’m fucked.

    2- is it possible I may get be not fucked?….not even slightly

    3-do I need help with confronting my being fucked up?
    YES! A resounding yes.

    4-can I list the times I felt personally harmed, leading up to my being fucked up?
    NO. I don’t remember them all, but I know there are things I haven’t dealt with.

    …and that’s as far as I can get.
    Fear seems to be a dominant factor, and I can’t even remember why.

  • Godspeed August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Russell a family member is struggling. Even after I bought the book to help them. I have tried everything I can think of. Help please I'm going loose this person to death . I love them so very much.

  • marty martyn August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you so much for your work. I think sometimes people don't understand your zeal, passion and courage because they don't really understand these issues and they fluff them off, but you get the reality of it. Yes, it is a fight and daily struggle against things that can destroy your life, the life of those you love and innocent people. God bless.

  • Ecordio lexa August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    "Thank you" And peace out Russell 😎✌

  • vacationboyvideos August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    My bf's cock
    Darum black cig (wish I could get)
    711 slurpie
    Yea I'm s addcit

  • R0N1N August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Check the Enneagram guys. It tells you what you're ultimately fundamentally addicted to, the universal and personal patterns.

  • ra Seth August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you Russell
    A lot of knowledge

    Wish you book will be translated to Spanish

  • jungefrau August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    when i read a Dickens novel I hear RB's voice. Love it!

  • Robert Sababady August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Russel, take a look at this when you have a sec – it is one of those success stories that may help someone at one of the clinics you know

  • jose2883 pv August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Media, main media, comercial music, all worship drugs, drinks, sex, money, if you don't own any of them you are basically a moron, thats how it is, heroes, money, … latest gadgets, popularity, hahaha ….

  • jose2883 pv August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Basically stay away of Modern or West society…

  • Jyeah89 August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    i'm a bad relationship consumer, and this prevents me from realizing my True Self!

  • Greg Shaw August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    I have a Addiction to my phone

  • Luuk August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    You are a true earth-angel…a 5th dimensional being… Thank you for your sacrifice: fighting through your pain in order to overcome yourself, becoming your true Self. Thank you for connecting your inner universe with the outer one, allowing the energy of Light and Love to flow into the world through You. Thank You! ❤

  • Brien August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    like I wanna buy ya book mate, but at the same time I know you're "selling", so what do I do? I know this is om your job but like you want me to consume, while telling me not to buy into that bullshit. Ya see mate?

  • Anthony Monaghan August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Why having attended twelve step meetings for years…does it no work for me? I have done all the suggested things, but have recently relapsed on meth for the first time in 7 years. It all sounds so simple. Do the steps, bingo spiritual awakening, cured. Its much more complex than that. I believe in abstinence based recovery…but there needs to be another way other than AA, which doesn't work for me.

  • Devon Teller August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Thanks Russ, great information is this upload, and I'll definitely read that book! I need it

  • Jacqueline Anne Taylor August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Russell mate, do you actually use that Mala around your neck? Or is it just for decor? If you ever lose it you can always count to 108 with your fingers.

  • Patricia Black August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Please buy this book. I did and I'm trying to work the steps as I am an alcoholic.

  • Gatervision Videos August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    i knew this was a promotion. glad you owned up to it. you look so clear headed. Cheers

  • Naomi Makua, Licensed Real Estate Agent August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    All of the above

  • Vanessa Hoggett August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    I love this book, l can't put it down

  • Mike OBryan August 8, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    I tip my hat to your multi-level approach. You are inspirational beyond means. Thank you.

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