Active Password Changer Professional v5.0

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Active Password Changer Professional v5.0.
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The Bottom Line

Active Password Changer Professional v5.0 is a very well designed premium Windows password recovery tool. It's very similar to the free ONTP&RE program but this program is significantly easier to install and use.

Active Password Changer Professional doesn't actually recover your password like the popular Ophcrack program, a free password recovery tool. Active Password Changer Professional deletes your password, allowing unrestricted access to your computer.

Important: Please read my Windows Password Recovery Programs FAQ before you buy Active Password Changer Professional.

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  • Very easy to install
  • Very easy to use
  • Bootable disc contains many other advanced recovery tools
  • Works with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP passwords, and more
  • No knowledge of old password needed


  • ISO download is large and could take a long time to download
  • Program installation is required to build ISO image; no simple ISO download option


  • Active Password Changer Professional automatically downloads and burns the bootable disc making it very easy to get started.
  • Will remove any password on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, or Server 2008/2003
  • Several extremely useful offline recovery features are included along with Active Password Changer Professional.
  • Password deleting is instantaneous after a few clicks through the easy to use wizard.
  • No command line navigation required! Entire process operates on Windows PE via the bootable disc.

    Guide Review - Active Password Changer Professional v5.0

    When you purchase Active Password Changer Professional, you're given a link to the installation program. During installation, you're given several options, all of which are checked by default.

    However, chances are you need this tool because you've lost your only access to your PC so the only application that you need to install is the one called Bootable Windows CD/DVD Creator.

    Important: Obviously you won't have access to your computer to download and install this software. This process will have to be done on a computer you do have access to. If you don't have a second PC, just ask a friend to borrow theirs for an hour or so. You won't be making any important changes to this other computer.

    After starting the Bootable Windows CD/DVD Creator program as part of Active Password Changer Professional, you just click a few buttons to automatically download the ISO file and then burn it to a CD or DVD. This is a very nice feature since burning ISO files manually can be confusing.

    After the CD or DVD is burned, remove it from the drive and put it in the PC that you want to delete the password for. Boot to the burned disc by restarting your computer with the disc in the drive.

    APC Professional runs on a small version of Windows called Windows PE. This compact version of Windows runs completely from the burned disc and will start automatically, as will the Active Password Changer Professional software.

    A few clicks through an easy wizard and you're done! Remove the disc and then restart your computer. No password required!

    Once Windows loads, create a new password that you can remember.

    I really liked Active Password Changer Professional. If you weren't successful with a free password recovery program or the manual processes involved in those free programs makes you nervous, I highly recommend that you choose Active Password Changer Professional.

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