In only a few more days, the Password Reset Key will be fully funded on Kickstarter. And by fully funded, I mean funded more than 28 times the original £1,000 goal. There’s a reason people are so excited for this. It’s a physical key that helps you quickly reset any password on Windows PCs.
The main selling point for this key is convenience and ease of use. It’s shaped like a key, so you can keep it with you at all times on your key ring (you know, with those other keys you don’t want to lose). Using it doesn’t take any crazy computer skills—all you have to do is turn off your computer, plug the key into your computer’s USB port, and turn it back on again. It will boot the PC into a special administrator mode, which will allow you to view all the user accounts on the computer and reset the password you need.
The Password Reset Key works with these operating systems:
- Windows NT 4
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Windows 8.1
Check out this video by key creator Jonty Lovell to see how you can reset a password with the key in less than 60 seconds.
Want to get your hands on one? Pledge £10 (plus £5 for shipping costs, so about $25) and get the standard 1 GB Password Reset Key in February of this year.