NOTE!! Kon-Boot is no longer available as a free download from the official website.
The Kon-Boot password hacking tool has to be the easiest, and fastest, free Windows password recovery tool I’ve used. It’s actually a password reset tool as many of these programs are, like ONTP&RE.
However, Kon-boot works in an entirely different way than those other Windows password reset/deleting tools so it’s an excellent alternative if they haven’t worked out for you.Download Kon-Boot
Just download the free ISO file, burn it to a disc, boot from the disc, and you’ll be back into Windows in a few minutes. Read on for more of my thoughts on this program, including a short how-to.
Kon-Boot Pros & Cons
While not my favorite password resetting tool, it does work:
- Easiest password reset tool available
- Software is freely available
- ISO image is smallest of any free password recovery or reset tool
- No access to Windows or knowledge of old password is needed
- Works with 32-bit versions of Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP,Windows 8,Windows 10 and some Windows Server OS’s
- Access to another PC required to burn ISO file
- I could not get it to work from a USB drive
- Not supported on newer or 64-bit Windows operating systems
More About Kon-Boot
- Kon-Boot will temporarily remove the password on any 32-bit edition of Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP.
- No installation is required—all password resetting is done from bootable disc or flash drive.
- Kon-Boot is easy and fast, making the password reset task in Windows one of the most efficient I’ve seen.
- ISO download is very small, a stark contrast to the huge download required for a true password recovery program like Ophcrack.
My Thoughts on Kon-Boot
Kon-Boot v1.0 is one of my favorite Windows password reset program, mainly because it’s so fast and easy to use. I’d rank it higher among the other options available but it doesn’t support 64-bit operating systems nor any edition of Windows 8 or Windows 101.
However, since it works so differently than Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, Kon-Boot is an excellent alternative if you need your Windows password reset and that free tool hasn’t worked for some reason.
Kon-Boot requires a few post-cracking steps to be a real Windows password reset solution but nothing required by this amazing program is too difficult for anyone with the very serious problem of being locked out Windows.
Step 1: Download Kon-Boot 2.7 Full Cracked Version.
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Step 2: Install Kon-Boot
For installing Kon-Boot you will need an USB drive.
if you are using windows7:
1) Plug your USB thumb drive in
2) Right click usb_install2_RUNASADMIN.bat, pick Run As Administrator
3) Follow the installation procedure.
1) Plug your USB thumb drive in
2) Double click (run) on the USB_INSTALL_DIFF.vbs
3) Follow the installation procedure
Step 3: Start Up From Your USB
In this step I am going to show you how to boot from your USB drive, if you already know how to do this then you can go to the following step.
There are two steps for booting from an USB drive:
> Boot Using the Bios Menu:
1. To boot using the BIOS menu you will have to shutdown your pc.
2. Now you will have to press the (right) Key to boot into your BIOS, if you don’t know what hat specific key is, than you can go to one of the following two sites: (The credits go to the owners of the two sites)
3. Now you have that specific key, you can boot into your BIOS by turning your pc on and constantly tap the button until the BIOS boots up. (When Windows starts up you will have to try it again).
4. When you have a newer PC that has ‘Secure Boot’ enabled, then you will have to disable ‘Secure Boot’ when you want to boot from an USB drive, this option can be found in your BIOS menu.
5. Now go to the ‘Boot’ Tab and choose your USB Drive. The USB with ”UEFI” in his name will only boot succesfully when you have a pc that supports UEFI boot and the other option without ”UEFI” in it’s name should boot on any PC.
6. As you can see Kon-Boot should now succesfully Boot Up.
The Second Way:
> Use this to easily Boot from your USB using the ‘Advanced Startup’ option (Windows 8/8.1/10 Only)
1. Go to your PC Settings (Not Control Panel)
2. Go to ‘Update and Security’.
3. Now choose ‘Advanced Startup’. Your pc will restart in the ‘Advanced Startup’ Menu
4. From here it can go up to two ways. When you see the option Use a device (or something like that), then you will have to click on this and choose the option to boot from USB. (Mostly you will see UEFI USB Boot).
The second way to Boot from your USB drive:
Click on ”Troubleshoot” –> click on ”Advanced Options” –> Choose ”UEFI Firmware Settings” and click on ”Restart” (When asked). Your PC will now boot into your UEFI/BIOS.
5. When in your BIOS go to the Tab ”Boot” and choose your USB Device.
NOTE: When you see Boot order in the Tab ”Boot”, then you will have to go to ”Boot Order 1”, hit the ”Enter” button and then choose your USB Drive. Now save and exit.
Step 4: Multiple Ways to Get Into a Windows Account/PC
In this step I will show you how to get in to an Account/PC
> The Easiest Step:
The easiest step to bypass a login screen is to choose the user you want and then just hit ”Enter”. But there is a big chance that this easy step doesn’t work on Windows 8/8.1/10.
> Other ways using Cmd (The following commands need to be entered WITHOUT the quotes ” )
To get into a Windows PC/Laptop using Cmd, you just have to ”Tap” 5 times the ‘Shift’ button when you are on the lock screen, this will open the Command Prompt with Administrator rights.
– Add a User without password: net user ”username”
– Add a User with password: net user ”username” ”password”
– Give new/existing user admin rights: net localgroup administrators ”username” /add
– Remove Admin Rights: net localgroup administrators ”username” /del
– Change user password: net user ”username” *
– Change user password way nr2: net user ”username” ”newpassword”
Note: When typing a new password (when used the command with *), you will have to know that you don’t see the password when you type.