Software & Apps Backup & Utilities PC Login Now v2.0 Password Reset Tool Use PC Login Now to recover lost access to Windows 7, XP, and Vista Share Pin Email Print anyaberkut / Getty Images Backup & Utilities Design Cryptocurrency MS Office Windows Linux Google Drive Apps File Types Backup & Utilities View More By Tim Fisher General Manager, VP, Lifewire.com Tim Fisher has 30+ years' professional technology support experience. He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tim Fisher Updated June 16, 2019 PC Login Now is no longer freely offered by its developer. There are still some versions available for download, like the one from Download3K.com below. These are all trial versions and do not work in the same way as the original. We recommend that you explore other free windows password recovery tools, or learn ways you can find lost windows passwords. The PC Login Now password cracker is the fastest free Windows password recovery tool that we've used. If you can click a few buttons then you can hack into your computer with this tool. PC Login Now doesn't display your password like the popular Ophcrack password recovery tool. PC Login Now 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 is much easier to use. PC Login Now Pros & Cons While there's a lot to like about PC Login Now, there are some major drawbacks. What We Like Fastest Windows password recovery tool tested. Passwords are deleted through an easy menu. Works with Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP passwords. PC Login Now ISO image is much smaller than those of many 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 Windows 10. No installation in Windows is required, making PC Login Now an easy alternative to many other password recovery tools. PC Login Now can delete any password, from most versions of Windows, almost instantly. Passwords are simply removed with this tool instead of being decoded and displayed, which makes it faster and easier to use. PC Login Now can also transform any normal user account into an administrator account. How to Use PC Login Now Below is a summary of how to use PC Login Now. A more extensive step by step guide with screenshots is also available for a detailed walkthrough. First, download PC Login Now. Open the file and choose where to extract the ISO file. You can pick anywhere, but your desktop might be a good location so it's easy to find later. If you prefer not to open the EXE file, you can extract the ISO file from the download with a file unzip tool like 7-Zip. Once extracted, burn the PCLoginNow_Full.iso image to a CD. Burning an ISO file is different from burning a normal file. After burning, boot from the CD with the disc still in the drive. PC Login Now will start automatically. Choose your operating system installation and then the user name that you want the password deleted for. Be sure to check the password is empty box after choosing your username. Your password will be removed instantly, and you'll be asked if you want to reset another user. Click No and then OK to reboot. You'll see some commands and then your computer will restart. Remove the CD as soon as the computer reboots. If you don't remove it in time, PC Login Now will start again. If that happens, just remove the CD and restart manually. 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. One drawback of using PC Login Now is that it causes Windows to detect a possible hard drive issue. We have not experienced any actual hard drive damage after using this tool, but it is a little concerning.