How to Use PassFab 4WinKey


Here is a detailed user guide to use PassFab 4WinKey. You'll find full solutions to remove, reset Windows local admin or guest password, domain password, reset Microsoft password, remove Windows account, create new Windows account with CD, DVD or USB flash drive within minutes.

Part 1: Create Windows Password Reset Disk

PassFab 4WinKey enables you to create a Windows password reset disk with CD, DVD or USB flash drive. You can follow the below instructions to know how to do that.

Step 1. Download, install and launch PassFab 4WinKey from another accessible PC or Mac, not your locked computer. You will see its main interface.

4winkey main interface

Step 2. Select a boot media (CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive). Here we will choose USB as an example. Click "Next" button and go ahead.

creating a boot cd or usb

Step 3. The software will prompt that your USB, CD or DVD will be formatted and all data will be lost in it. Click "Next" and continue.

sure to erase data

Step 4. This software will start to burn a bootable disk. Please wait for a few seconds.

burn a bootable disk

After a while, your CD, DVD or USB flash drive will be burned successfully. Now you can follow the brief user guide on the software screen and use this CD, DVD or USB flash drive to unlock your locked computer.

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Part 2: Boot Windows System from CD/DVD/USB

In this part, you have to enable your locked computer to boot from the disk that you just created on another computer.

Step 1. Insert the bootable USB, CD or DVD to the password locked Windows laptop or desktop.

Step 2: Restart the computer and press "F12" or "ESC" on the keyboard to enter Boot menu.

Note: The key to enter Boot menu might be different on different motherboards. Here I gather the common keys on popular computer brands. Common keys to enter Boot menu are F12 or ESC. For other manufacturers, please refer to the boot keys commonly-used by the below brands.

Boot Key Desktop Laptop Tablet
F12 HP, Lenovo, Acer, ASUS, Hasee, Haier, THTF, eFound Dell, IBM, Samsung, Toshiba, Acer, Gateway, Lenovo, ThinkPad, Fujitsu, GAGABYTE, Emachines, Hasee, Haier, eFound, THTF, MSI, BenQ, Razer, Xiaomi
F9 HP
F8 ASUS, BenQ
ESC Dell ASUS, Sony
Option Apple
Volume Up Microsoft Surface

Step 3. When you enter the Boot menu successfully, identify and find out your inserted disk from the USB/DVD/CD name. Using the arrow keys to highlight it and press Enter to select boot device. Then save and exit Boot menu.

boot windows from usb boot from usb

Note: If your computer is running UEFI, please select "UEFI: [USB/CD/DVD Name]" as the first boot option.

boot from usb uefi

For more detailed settings in BIOS or UEFI, please check out these pages:

Part 3. Reset/Remove/Delete/Create Windows Account Login Password

After exiting BIOS settings, your computer will restart again. Then you need to choose the Windows system that you want to reset or remove the password and account.

choose system

In the next screen, you will see PassFab 4WinKey interface, which contains the features that this program offers:

  • Remove Account Password: Remove Windows administrator or guest, local or domain password.
  • Reset Account Password: Reset Windows local admin password, guest password or domain password, reset Microsoft password.
  • Delete Windows Account: Delete Windows account except local built-in account and Microsoft account.
  • Create A New Account: Create a Windows administrator or domain account.
choose feature

Option 1. How to Remove Account Password

Step 1. In this option, please select the account that you would like to remove the password and then tick "Next" button to proceed.

remove password choose account to remove password

Step 2. After a moment, your Windows login password will be removed successfully. Click "Reboot" to restart your computer and remove the boot disk from it.

remove password successfully

Option 2. How to Reset Account Password

Step 1. In this option, please select a local guest account, administrator account or Microsoft account. Enter the new password in the text box and then click "Next" button to proceed.

choose reset password

Step 2. Once the new password is reset successfully, click "Reboot" button to restart your computer and remove the boot disk. Now you can log into Windows system with the new password.

enter new password reset password successfully

Option 3. How to Delete Windows Account

Step 1. In this option, please select a user account that you want to remove and click "Next".

choose delete account choose delete account sure to delete account

Step 2. Once the selected Windows account has been removed successfully, click "Reboot" to restart your PC, remove the boot disk and login Windows system with other accounts.

delete account successfully

Option 4. How to Create A New Account

Step 1. In this option, please enter the new account user name and password, and then click "Create" button.

choose create account enter user name password

Step 2. Once the account has been created, click "Reboot" to restart your computer. Remove the bootable disk and login Windows system with the new account.

create account successfully