Active@ Password Changer

Windows Password Reset Tool

... designed for resetting local Administrators and Users passwords on Windows in case passwords are forgotten or lost. Unlocks locked Accounts & changes Account's attributes.

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Release Note: Version 24.0.1 (Jan 24, 2024)

  • Latest Recovery Kernel version 14.1.17 and Security Lib v. 1.47
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements
  • The latest Active@ Boot Disk based on WinPE 10.0.25398.1 (Windows Server 23H2 code base)
  • Improved Boot Disk Creator – added Display Scaling and Network Resource mapping
  • Boot Disk includes many more storage drivers for Dell, HP and Lenovo devices
  • Full version history

Recovers Windows Local Accounts (32-bit & 64-bit):

Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000
Windows Server Platforms: 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003, 2000
We do NOT recover Windows Live (internet) passwords

DOS version requires:


resets password

displays all SAM files

registry SAM backup

bootable disk creator

Features: DEMO DOS Professional Ultimate
Windows Application is included
Active@ LiveCD is included New! Linux-based bootable recovery environment (OpenSUSE & KDE base)
Active@ LiveCD can boot the latest x64 & x86 UEFI New! Secure Boot systems as well as on old-fashioned BIOS
Active@ Boot Disk Lite is included Based on WinPE 10 recovery environment (Windows 10) Learn about Active@ Boot Disk Features
Active@ Boot Disk Lite has advanced features Includes WMI support, Windows Scripting support, and more than 200 additional driver packs to support Network, Mass Storage Devices and USB3
Universal Bootable Disk Creator New! Allows to create DOS/Windows/Linux bootable disks on different media: CD/DVD/Blu-ray, USB Flash Disk or simply an ISO image file to burn later on
Fully supports GPT disk partitioning style New!
Supports security databases detection on multiple partitions and hard disk drives
Detects and displays all Microsoft Security Databases (SAM)
Detects and displays all local users and their attributes
Displays full account information for any local user
Resets Administrator's password
Resets local User's password
Resets "User is Disabled" flag
Sets "Password Never Expires" flag for User's account
Ability to disable "Force Smart Card Login"
Ability to change (set or clear) User's account flags: "User must change password at next logon", "Password never expires", "Account is disabled", "Account is locked out"
Ability to manage logon time (permitted logon hours) for a local User
Can run from bootable floppy (DOS), CD/DVD/Blu-ray or USB Flash Disk
Has a simple Wizard-style user interface
Supports FAT, exFAT, NTFS, HFS+, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 file systems
Supports recovery passwords for Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019, 2022
Supports large hard disk drives (even greater than 2TB)
Supports SATA, eSATA, USB, SSD, NVMe, SCSI disks & RAID disk arrays
Installation package contains a Bootable Disk Creator and a Bootable CD-ROM ISO image
Features of Active@ Boot Disk: Description:
Based on WinPE 10
(Microsoft Windows Recovery Environment)
Allows to work in user-friendly Windows environment. It provides powerful preparation and installation tools for the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.
Windows Task Manager Monitors applications and services running, system performance and resources
Command Prompt cmd.exe
File Manager (Explore my Computer) Copies, moves, deletes files and folders
Diskpart.exe Is a text-mode command interpreter that allows you to manage disks, partitions, or volumes from a command prompt or script.
Drvload.exe You use the drvload command to add device drivers, such as audio, video, and motherboard chipsets, to a Windows PE image. You can also use drvload to dynamically load a driver after Windows PE has started.
Net.exe The Net command-line tool allows you to manage the local user database, start and stop services, and connect to shared folders.
Remote Desktop Connection Client Runs Microsoft Terminal Client to connect to and work with a network server remotely.
Map Network Drive Connects to a shared network folder and assign a driver letter to the connection so that you can access the folder using My Computer.
View Network Status Displays current IP configuration.
Release/Renew IP address Runs IP Config utility to renew IP address.
Netcfg.exe The network configuration tool configures network access. When using Windows PE as a custom deployment tool, you might use Netcfg to manually configure network settings as part of a startup script.
Notepad Text Editor
Web Browser Easy-to-use and simple web browser
Active@ Disk Editor View and edit disk sectors directly in raw format
Antivirus Setup Guide Antivirus Setup Guide after loading Boot Disk (USB/HDD install)
Active@ Partition Manager Create, delete and format disk partitions with easy to handle GUI application
Local Registry Search Search local disks for Windows installations and display all Registry hives found. Edit found hives with Registry Editor

Active@ Password Changer Professional (DOS+Windows):

* Personal license


** Corporate license


*** Unlimited License


Active@ Password Changer Ultimate (DOS+Windows+LiveCD):

*Personal license


** Corporate license


*** Unlimited License



Features Personal Corporate Unlimited General
Number Lic 1 for 3 PC More than 1 Unlimited 1 for 3 PC
Purposes Non-commercial Only commercial.With a Corporate License the company can use the program in a business, academic, or government environment. Business license that provides unlimited worldwide licensing for corporation. Non-commercial,
Product Use Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
TechSupport 1 year free 1 year free 1 year free 1 year free
Updates 1 year free 1 year free 1 year free 1 year free
Return Policy 30 day 30 day 30 day 30 day
Password resetting

1 April 2016, LSoft team

Active @ Password Changer Professional: PROS & CONS

Active@ Password Changer Professional is an easy to use application that lets you reset user account passwords. It does exactly what it says, maybe even a bit more with its additional features, but the price tag might be too high for some people.

However, you can use it on three home computers so that maybe makes it a bit more attractive and to be honest there aren't many similar solutions on the market. If you or your family member forgets your/his user account password or a disgruntled ex-employee changes the Admin password on the company's computer, this piece of software just might save your day.

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