No matter whether you forgot IBM ThinkPad laptop password or Lenovo ThinkPad password, you can easily reset the forgotten Windows password on ThinkPad laptop by using a password reset disk or another accessible admin account as suggested by Microsoft. If it doesn’t work, the best choice for you is to seek for an easy yet powerful Windows password recovery tool. Here’re the top 2 for your reference.
1. Windows Password Breaker
When you forgot Windows password, you can simply create a bootable password reset USB/ CD/DVD to reset any forgotten Windows passwords instantly and safely with the help of Windows Password Breaker, such as Windows local administrator, standard user passwords, domain Administrator password and so on. It supports all Windows platforms, like Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008(R2)/2003(R2).
No matter what your level of computer knowledge is, you can easily reset ThinkPad password in 4 simple steps through this program:
1. Download and install Windows Password Breaker.
2. Create a bootable password reset USB/CD/DVD.
3. Boot your locked ThinkPad laptop from the burned USB/CD/DVD.
4. Reset ThinkPad password to blank.
The whole ThinkPad password will cost you no more than 5 minutes, no matter how long and complicated what your lost ThinkPad password is. And compared with other similar software, it comes in a smaller file size with better compatibility and performance.
This Windows password reset applications is easy and safe for your operation. After your password reset, you’ll find all your computer data and settings are kept intact without any damage or loss. What’s more, it guarantees nearly 100% password reset rate.
Ophcrack is one of the most popular free Windows password recovery tools available. You can use it to recover your ThinkPad laptop password with less than 14 characters(passwords greater than 14 characters cannot be recovered):
Step 1: Download Ophcrack Vista LiveCD ISO image file.
Step 2: Burn the Ophcrack ISO image file to a CD.
Step 3: Re-boot your computer from the burned CD. Ophcrack will initialize by itself when restarts.
Step 4: The logo screen should appear, at which you should hit Enter.
Step 5: Once the system is done, select the user account you wish to recover password for, and click launch.
Step 6: Depending on the speed of your system, the cracker will go on; your password will eventually be displayed in the “NT Pwd” column.
Then you can use the password to log onto your laptop. But it will take minutes to hours to figure out your password, so you need to be a little patient when you try this method.