PC Login Now v2.0 Password Reset Tool

Use PC Login Now to recover lost access to Windows 7, XP, and Vista

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PC Login Now is no longer available from its developer. There are other ways you can find lost Windows passwords, including using a different free Windows password recovery tool.

PC Login Now is a free password recovery tool for Windows 7, Window Vista, and Windows XP. Although the program is no longer supported, you can still find the PC Login ISO image online.

PC Login Now Pros & Cons

What We Like
  • Fast Windows password recovery.

  • Easy-to-use interface.

  • Works with Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

  • Smaller than other password recovery tools.

What We Don't Like
  • Password reset process can trigger a Windows hard drive issue alert.

  • ISO image must be burned to a CD or USB drive before passwords can be reset.

  • Doesn't work with Windows 8 or 10.

Unlike other password recovery tools such as Ophcrack, PC Login Now doesn't display your password; it actually deletes your password, allowing access to Windows without a password at all. It works in almost exactly the same way as Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, but it's much easier to use.

Since the passwords are simply removed instead of decoded, PC Login Now gives you instant access to your computer. PC Login Now can also transform any normal user account into an administrator account. The only major downside is that it doesn't work for newer versions of Windows like Windows 8 or Windows 10.

Use PC Login Now to Delete Passwords

If you can't log in to your computer, you can create a bootable version of PC Login Now using a different computer. To remove Windows passwords with PC Login Now:

  1. Download PC Login Now from Download3K.com.

    Download PC Login Now from Download3K.com.
  2. Open the EXE file you downloaded and select Browse to choose where you want the ISO image to go, then select Install.

    Open the EXE file you downloaded and select Browse to choose where you want the ISO image to go, then select Install.

    You can also open the file using an unzipping tool like 7-Zip to extract the ISO file.

  3. Burn the ISO image to a CD or USB flash drive.

  4. Insert the disc/USB device into the computer you can't log in to and boot from the CD or boot from the USB device. PC Login Now should start automatically.

  5. Choose your operating system, then choose the user name that you want to delete the password for. Make sure the password is empty box is checked and select Next.

    The PC Login Now User Selection screen
  6. Your password will be removed instantly. You can choose to reset additional user passwords, or you can choose to reboot your computer. Remove the CD/USB drive as soon as the computer reboots.

    If you don't remove the device in time, PC Login Now will automatically start again. If that happens, just remove the CD/USB device and restart manually.

  7. Log in to Windows as you normally do, but leave the password field blank. Once Windows loads, create a new Windows password that you can remember and then create a password reset disk to avoid this problem in the future.

After using PC Login Now, you might get a message saying that Windows has detected a possible hard drive issue, but the tool will not cause damage to your system.