May 18, 2018

How long to recover office password with a personal computer

If you forgot open password to office(word/excel/ppt/outlook/access) document, you want to find a great software to recover the lost password in a short time. Here I will show you how long to recover a lost office password with a personal computer.

Hardware information:

  • CPU: Intel Xeon CPU E3-1230 v3 @ 3.3GHz
  • Memory: 8G
  • Display Adapter:  NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050
  • HDD:  SEAGATE BarraCuda 1TB 64M
Software information:
  • System: Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Recovery program: iSunshare Password Genius (GPU support)
  • Office  Word 2003 document & Office  Word 2016 document
Test Results:

The above data is tested from a personal computer which is worth about $600. The recovery time is maximum recovery time. The really time is sure shorter than the maximum recovery time.

From these data, we can find something interesting:

  1. If we use office 2003 and a simple password to encrypt a office document, the password will be recovered in a few second.
  2. On Test 1, if the password length increases 5, the recovery time will One hundred thousand fold increases. Through calculation, I found that the password length increases one, the recovery time will 26 fold increase.
  3. On test 2, if the password length increases 5, the recovery time will increase Tens of millions of times or more. Through calculation, I found that the password length increases one, the recovery time will increase 92 times.
  4. On test 2, if the password consist of Uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and special characters, maximum recovery time is ten thousand years. From the result, we can see a strong password is very hard to recover with a personal computer.

 Suggestion for keeping your office document safe:

  1. Use the last office version you have to encrypt office document.
  2. Use strong password, includes Uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and special characters, and the password length must be 15 or more.
  3. Keep the password and don't forget it.
Suggestion for speeding up password recovery:
  1. Use high performance computer to recover password.
  2. Use Two or more computers recover password. See how to use two or more computer to recover office password.
  3. Use dictionary option to recover password.
  4. Use mask option to recover password.


May 3, 2017

How to Reset/Remove Windows 10 Password with Bootable USB Drive

Forgot Windows 10 password and unable to login your PC/laptop/tablet? It seems troublesome but actually you can reset or remove Windows 10 forgotten password with USB, such as a backup password reset USB disk or iSunshare boot USB drive.

Way 1: Reset Windows 10 Forgotten Password with Password Reset USB Disk

If you have created password reset disk with USB for this Windows 10 password-forgotten user, now you can take the password reset USB disk to reset forgotten Windows 10 password.

1. While Windows 10 prompts you that "The password is incorrect. Try again." after you entered a wrong password for login user, click OK and then you could see the link Reset password under password input box.

2. Click the link to open Password Reset Wizard, which would guide you to reset Windows password with password reset disk step by step.

3. Insert password reset USB disk into Windows 10 computer and click Next on Password Reset Wizard.

4. Now select the inserted password reset USB disk from drop-down list and click Next button.

5. Reset the Windows 10 user account password. Type a new password and enter it again to confirm.

6. Click Next and then Finish button at last to complete the Windows 10 Password Reset Wizard.

Way 2: Reset/Remove Windows 10 Forgotten Password with iSunshare Boot USB Drive

Run iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced on an accessible computer and burn it into a bootable USB drive. You will get a boot USB drive, which could reset or remove Windows 10 forgotten password, and create new administrator account.

1. Plug the boot USB drive into Windows 10 computer.

2. Power on Windows 10 and boot computer from USB drive.

3. When Windows Password Genius Advanced runs on locked Windows 10 computer, please select the password-forgotten user, local account or Microsoft account, and click on Reset Password button. Instantly, the local account password would be removed and Microsoft account password would be reset to "iSunshare@2012".

4. In order to get in your Windows 10 PC, now click on Reboot button and exit USB drive in time to restart Windows 10, then you could sign in with local account or Microsoft account and its new password.

Note: From above introductions, believe you have known password reset USB disk only could reset forgotten password for one Windows user account, while iSunshare boot USB drive could reset or remove Windows password for all of user accounts.

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March 16, 2017

What to Do If Forgot Windows 10 Administrator Password

If forgot Windows 10 administrator password, how can you access computer and run programs with admin privileges? Here three options could help you.
  • 1. Change the way to log into Windows 10
  • 2. Reset or remove Windows 10 administrator forgotten password
  • 3. Create new administrator without Windows 10 login 

Option 1: Change the way to login Windows 10

Besides the forgotten administrator password, have you created other sign-in options for this administrator, such as PIN and Picture password? If the answer is yes, don’t hesitate to choose the sign-in options and access computer with them.

login windows 10 with administrator sign-in options

Besides the administrator you have forgotten password, is there built-in administrator, other local administrator or Microsoft account on Windows 10 login screen? If there is, try to login Windows 10 with them, which will also give you administrative privileges.

sign in windows 10 with another account

Even though you have none of them, it doesn’t matter. You still have the chance to reset forgotten Windows 10 administrator password or create new administrator without login.

Option 2: Reset or remove Windows 10 administrator password after forgot

If you forgot administrator password in Windows 10, a link "Reset password" would appear under password input box after wrong password entering. This link would guide users to reset forgotten Windows 10 administrator password with reset disk created previously. Surely, if no reset disk has been created for this administrator before, you should find other ways to reset forgotten Windows 10 password instead.

reset password after windows 10 administrator password forgot

1. Click the link Reset password and insert pre-created password reset disk.

2. Click Next button on pop-up Password Reset Wizard dialog.

reset windows 10 administrator password with disk

3. Select password recovery disc and click Next button.

4. Reset a new password for administrator and tap on Next and Finish button.

After that, exit password reset disk, and you can type new administrator password on login screen to sign in computer. This is the easiest way that Microsoft provides us to reset Windows 10 password after locked out of computer. But not all of us have realized the importance of the problem until they also find Windows administrator password forgot on their own computer.

At this time, I think we just could create a password reset disk with third-party software. For example, iSunshare Windows Password Genius could burn such a disc on any available Windows computer, and this recovery disc could reset any forgotten Windows password.

Follow Windows Password Genius user guide to reset Windows 10 administrator password.

reset windows 10 administrator password without disk

Option 3: Create new administrator without Windows 10 login

If you have tried Windows Password Genius Advanced, you would find there is also an option "Add User" that could easily create new administrator with default password. It is recommended to create new administrator when locked out of Windows computer.

Moreover, you can try Windows 10 installation disc to create new administrator with command. Why?

1. When Windows 10 boots from system installation disc, we can run command prompt with combination key Shift + F10, where we can switch the location of cmd.exe and utilman.exe, or replace utilman.exe with cmd.exe.

change the meaning of ease of access icon

2. Boot Windows 10 normally then and on login screen, we can click the icon "Ease of access" (utilman.exe). So command prompt could be run instead of utility manager to reset Windows 10 password or create new administrator with net user command.

create new windows 10 administrator without login

Command to reset Windows 10 administrator password:
net user <administrator> <new password>

Command to create new Windows 10 administrator:
net user <username> /add
net localgroup administrators <username> /add

About details, please see the topic about creating Windows 10 new administrator without login. As long as you follow above three options, there would be no worry even Windows 10 administrator password forgot.

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February 6, 2017

Forgot Windows 10 Login Password and Have No Disk

Forgot Windows 10 login password and there is no password reset disk, how can you recover or remove Windows 10 forgotten password to sign in computer?

If Windows 10 login account is Microsoft account, it really doesn’t matter whether you have a password reset disk or not. Microsoft has provided service for Windows 8/8.1/10 users to reset the Microsoft account password without any other help.

But if Windows 10 is set for login with local user account, you should consider this problem sincerely. As we know, password reset disk is the common and free way to reset forgotten Windows password.

However, it doesn’t mean you have the only way to get password reset disk. Suppose you really have not created such windows password reset disk on available computer for Windows 10 login user, don’t be anxious. Now lots of programs have taken this into consideration and could make a password recovery disk on another computer when your PC or laptop is locked.

Create Windows 10 Password Reset Disk with iSunshare Program

Step 1: Get iSunshare program Windows Password Genius Advanced.

It had better be full version, so you can successfully remove Windows 10 login password.

Step 2: Install and run the program on an accessible Windows computer.

Step 3: Plug prepared bootable USB flash drive into the computer.

Step 4: Select media type USB device on iSunshare program.

select media type to create reset disk

Step 5: Choose USB flash drive from drop-down list next to Begin burning button.

select plugged disk burning device

Step 6: Click on Begin burning and Yes to create a USB password reset disk for Windows 10.

After burning successfully, click OK and get out of USB flash drive from accessible computer.

create windows 10 password reset disk successfully

Note: This password reset disk would not only remove windows 10 local user password, but also reset Windows 10 Microsoft account password at the same time.

How to use the password reset disk for Windows 10 login password reset or remove?

1. Insert password reset disk into locked Windows 10 computer.

3. When iSunshare program runs on locked computer, and lists all the login users and their password status, select the login user you need to reset or remove password, and click on Reset Password button.

select windows 10 login user

4. Click Yes on pop-up dialog when you are asked "Do you want to set this user password to blank?" Then Windows 10 login password is removed.

confirm to remove windows 10 login password

Also you can select Microsoft account and reset its password. Or click "Add User" to create new administrator for Windows 10 logon.

5. Now click "Reboot" button and click Yes tab on following dialog. Before computer successfully restarts, please exit password reset disk. Otherwise, you would need to remove Windows 10 login password again.

reboot to make password remove effective

Besides password reset disk, actually you can find other methods that also could help to reset Windows 10 login password as long as the sign-in account is local user.

1. Built-in administrator, other administrator or local user with admin rights
2. Other sign-in options for this login user, such as PIN code, picture password etc
3. Windows 10 installation disc and command prompt

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January 4, 2017

How to Change or Remove Excel Sheet Password Protection

If your excel sheet has been protected with a password, whether you can change or remove it?

As we know, worksheet password can be changed or removed easily by anyone who knows the current password.

1. Remove Worksheet protection password with "Unprotect Sheet" command:

1-1 Open your excel workbook that contains excel sheet you need to remove protection.

1-2 Click the sheet tab in workbook and tap on "Review > Changes > Unprotect Sheet".

1-3 Enter password in "Unprotect Sheet" dialog and click OK to confirm sheet protection password removal.

2. Change Worksheet protection password with "Protect Sheet" command:

2-1 Select the sheet in workbook and click "Review > Protect Sheet" command in Changes group.

2-2 In "Protect Sheet" dialog, check the options you want to allow all users of this worksheet to do. Then type a new password to protect sheet and click OK.

2-3 Retype the password in Confirm Password dialog and click OK. 

But if you don’t know or have forgotten excel sheet password, how can you remove and change?

As is known, if you forget or lose password, Microsoft can’t retrieve it for you. So the methods "Unprotect Sheet" command talked about above would not help to remove excel worksheet password protection.

What we can do only is to find an effective method that can unprotect excel sheet without password. So that excel sheet protection would be removed automatically. Here I just want to share you powerful software, iSunshare Workbook Unprotect Genius, which could easily remove sheet protection password with one click.

Remove excel sheet protection password with software:

Step 1: After launching Workbook Unprotect Genius full version on computer, click "Open" button to import protected excel file (including the excel sheet you want to remove password).

Tips: Please make sure the excel file should be .xlsx format. If not, convert excel file to this format at first.

Step 2: Click Remove Password button and excel sheet protection password is removed.

And then if you want to change the excel sheet protection password, just make full use of Protect Sheet command in Excel Review > Changes tab.

Note: It is worth mentioning that this software also could remove workbook protection password and read-only password at the same time. 

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December 4, 2016

How to Unlock Excel Workbook Locked for Editing

While Excel Workbook is just locked for editing because of existence of workbook/worksheet and read-only password, how can you unlock the workbook?

Tips: While Excel Workbook is also locked for viewing, please find the excel workbook open password at first, and then open and remove open password from excel file, otherwise following method would not work.

If you know the password to protect excel workbook from editing, just need to type password while excel workbook asks and you could unlock locked workbook and edit it without restrictions.

But if you forgot the workbook/sheet password, how can you do to unlock excel workbook from read-only?

Suppose you could get an effective workbook unprotect software, such as iSunshare Workbook Unprotect Genius, unlocking excel workbook locked for editing would be easy to do. Just like the following introductions, you would learn how it works.

Step 1: Install and run iSunshare Workbook Unprotect Genius.

Learn about iSunshare Workbook Unprotect Genius at first if you are not sure whether it would help you or not. And get its full version if you have made a decision to unlock locked excel workbook with it. At last, install and run it on your computer.

Step 2: Browse computer to add locked excel workbook with "Open" button.

Click on Open button on menu and an Open dialog appears, where you can browse computer and select the locked excel workbook you need to unlock. Click Open button again to add the locked excel workbook to iSunshare Workbook Unprotect Genius.

Step 3: Remove forgotten password from locked excel workbook.

Are you ready to remove forgotten password from locked excel workbook to make it editable? Now tap on Remove Password button and the software would instantly remove workbook/sheet/read-only password from locked workbook.

Successfully unlocking locked excel workbook would not be hard to realize if you follow the above steps to do. But it is worth recommending that only excel 2007-2016 workbook is available now in iSunshare Workbook Unprotect Genius. So if the workbook you need to unlock is excel 97-2003, please convert it into available version excel 2007-2016 (*.xlsx) firstly and then above steps would guide you how to do.

Note: If only sheet password exists in excel workbook that makes it locked for editing, you could also try another freeway VBA to unlock your locked excel workbook by unprotecting worksheet with code.

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November 17, 2016

Forgot Windows 10 Microsoft Account Password and No Internet to Reset

Forgot Microsoft account password to login Windows 10 computer?

As is known, everyone could reset forgotten Microsoft account password through Microsoft online password reset service. If Internet is connected normally, please try this free and effective way. Believe you could sign in Windows 10 with Microsoft account soon. But if you have no available Internet, how can you do that after Windows 10 Microsoft account password forgot?

At this moment, I think there is no way better than third-party Microsoft account password recovery tool that can work offline and effectively, just like the iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced I have ever used to recover Microsoft account and local account password at the same time for my locked Windows 10 computer. So why not try it if there is no better way?

Simple steps to reset Windows 10 Microsoft account forgotten password without Internet

Step 1: Get iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced full version to run.

Just contact iSunshare corporation and you would get Windows Password Genius Advanced full version. Then install it and run on an accessible computer that could help to burn the third-party software into removal boot device, such as USB flash drive.

run Microsoft account password recovery program

Step 2: Burn the third-party software into removal boot device.

1. Find a writable USB flash drive and insert it into computer where Windows Password Genius Advanced runs. And select "USB device" as burning device on program.

2. Choose USB drive you insert and click "Begin burning" button to make a USB boot disk.

select usb drive to burn windows password recovery program

The boot disk after successfully burned is the key to reset Windows forgotten password, no matter the user account is Microsoft account or local account. So please keep it in safe place. When you need it next time after you forgot Windows login password or locked out of computer, just need to plug it into your computer and you can do password reset or new administrator creation with it.

successfully burn Microsoft account password reset disk

Step 3: Reset Windows 10 forgotten Microsoft account password on locked computer.

1. Plug USB boot disk you have burned into locked Windows 10 computer.

2. Enter BIOS Setup and set USB flash drive as first boot device in Windows 10 computer.

3. Save BIOS settings and successfully start locked Windows 10 computer from USB boot disk.

4. Instantly you would see iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced runs on locked computer and lists the Microsoft account you want to reset password.

select Windows 10 Microsoft account to reset forgotten password

5. Select Microsoft account in user list and click on "Reset Password" button. Then click "Yes" to confirm that Microsoft account password would be reset to "iSunshare@2012".

reboot windows 10 after Microsoft account password reset

Now you have successfully reset Windows 10 Microsoft account password after forgot with no Internet. But in order to sign in Windows 10 normally with Microsoft account and its new password, it is necessary to click "Reboot" button on iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced and exit USB boot disk instantly before computer restarts.

Just wait for Windows 10 restarting from hard drive and enter login screen. Now type new password "iSunshare@2012" under login user "Microsoft account" and press Enter button to sign in Windows 10 computer successfully.

sign in windows 10 with Microsoft account new password


About how to reset local account password for Windows 10 computer login, just need to follow article about resetting Windows 10 forgotten password.