Free Windows Password Reset – Easy as 1, 2, 3

PCWin Recovery makes it easy to reset your Windows password with x64 Password Reset- the free Windows password reset utility.  It works with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, and older versions of Windows too. All it takes is three easy steps to get you started. Download the x64 Password Reset (the free Windows Password Reset… Read More »

Set Windows 10 to boot from USB flash drive (or CD / DVD)

Time was when you could easily go into your computer’s BIOS settings and set your computer to boot from a boot CD.  Well, times change.  Now booting from a CD or DVD is far less common then using a bootable USB flash drive and many computers no longer use BIOS instead relying on UEFI. Many new… Read More »

Now- Best Windows Password Reset Is Free (at least for now)

x64 Password Reset is free for now.  Reset Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista, and XP passwords. Windows 8 introduced a new type of logon- where the user logon is connected to Windows Live, Hotmail, Microsoft accounts.  x64 Password Reset – resets this newer type of Windows logon account too.  After x64 Password Reset modifies… Read More »

Build Your Own Free Windows Password Reset – Part 2

This is the second of a 2 part walkthrough.  You can review the previous post Build Your Own Free Windows Password Reset – Part 1 to catch up.  In this walkthrough we add Password Reset x64 to WinPE.  So, that when you boot your computer with WinPE it displays Password Reset x64.  In my previous post a… Read More »

Build Your Own Free Windows Password Reset – Part 1

Now- you can create your own free Windows Password Reset utility using Windows PE and pcwinRecovery. If you haven’t created a Windows PE package it can be confusing.  In this first of a two part walkthrough I step through creating a Windows PE package complete with pcwinRecovery.  So, after you’re finished- you can use it to boot your computer… Read More »

X64 Edition Password Reset Walkthrough

This walkthrough demonstrates how to use PCWin Recovery X64 Password Reset to reset a Windows user’s password.  If you want to try PCWin Recovery you can download it now.  This walk-through covers PCWin Recovery X64 Password Reset edition. After your computer boots and loads it displays PCWin Recovery instructions page. Step 1 – Selecting your Windows Installation PCWin… Read More »

Help! PCWin Recovery Ate My Files

It’s wonderful that you can remove any Windows password using PCWin Recovery.  What is not so wonderful- is discovering all your important documents and pictures gone after log on!  Thankfully this scenario occurs rarely.  Understanding why files disappear is the story of understanding Windows profiles. If you understand Windows profiles then you already know that your documents are still on… Read More »

Use VBScript to Create a bootable CD

A while ago I wrote about using VBScript to create a bootable USB flash drive which made me think about using VBScript to create a bootable CD.  Well, it turns out that Microsoft provides similar support for creating bootable CDs too! BootableCD.vbs is a VBScript that makes it relatively easy to create a boot CD provided that… Read More »

Create Bootable USB Flash Drive

Ever since Windows Vista, Microsoft has included all the necessary commands in diskpart to create a bootable USB flash drive.  Arguably the hardest part is making sure that you select the correct disk ID.  BootableUSB.vbs is a vbscript that makes it much easier to not only select the correct USB drive, but creates a diskpart… Read More »

Windows Password Reset is now PCWin Recovery

Our old domain name has served us well for many years.  It has also caused us more than a few headaches in that time too.  So, I’m excited to announce the launch of domain and website. Switching over to has been a goal of mine for some time.  The new name is shorter,… Read More »