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PCLoginNow

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    2.7 stars

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current version:

    2.7 stars

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    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 4.0 stars

    "works good and with the right hardware"

    October 28, 2010  |   By oneoar51

    Version: PCLoginNow 2

    Pros

    Easy graphical interface.
    Works quick

    Cons

    Had to download 3 times to get a good ISO. Use the sourceforge server.

    Summary

    Worked on XP and Windows 7 on older (2 years) hardware. Could not load the driver (ATI) for the video card on my new laptop. Only failure I found. I would recommend ths tool.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Product, Don't download it from cnet!"

    August 19, 2010  |   By aminy23

    Version: PCLoginNow 2

    Pros

    It works, and it is faster than any other free utility.

    Cons

    This cnet download is crap, this is a bootable CD in the form of an ISO image, this download is something else. Here is the program on source forge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pcloginnow/

    Summary

    It works, and it avoids the need to reinstall windows, or use a slow password cracker like OPHcrack. The download on cnet is crap, download the actual cd image from sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pcloginnow/

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Example of BAD software distribution"

    June 8, 2010  |   By stef1949

    Version: PCLoginNow 2

    Pros

    not yet discovered

    Cons

    I fully confirm the comments of sixit. When the product's homepages states that this product is free for everybody, it's simply not true. Unfortunately the version offered here by CNET is not working neither.

    Summary

    After several attempts to download this product and to burn it on CD I still have doubts that it really exists. Until now couldn't get it to work. I will do a last try and use the link mentioned by sixit above.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Works good when it does."

    November 30, 2009  |   By tal32123

    Version: PCLoginNow 2

    Pros

    This worked well on my laptop, and it's free!

    Cons

    when I tried it on my desktop it said that my graphics card was unknown and I had to reboot (what does the graphics card have to do with anything?)

    Summary

    give this a shot if you really need it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "crap ware - use at your own risk"

    July 8, 2009  |   By sixit

    Version: PCLoginNow 2

    Pros

    Nothing at all!

    Cons

    Liable to leave system in a corrupt state. Won't release GPL code as required. Advertises as free then tries to charge.

    Summary

    Risky. Too risky. And unethical.

    Updated on Dec 4, 2009

    The "author" / company is a liar and a thief. The software is just a Linux boot CD with a few scripts and open-source tools. You won't find the required GPL source code on the company's website nor will you find any mention of the required licenses on the site. Furthermore, the author claims that the software is now "Free" and that "Everyone can download PC Login Now (Full version) and use it for free". Not true. When you go to the download link you'll find that it is now you have to buy some of their software to qualify for the free download: "PCLoginNow download is now only available for PC Disk Tools customers. Only PC Disk Tools Customers who has ever purchased any of PC Disk Tools products can download any of the freewares issued by PC Disk Tools."

    The company is a liar and a thief; the open-source code stolen when the licenses were broken.

    Get the free software here: http://www.linglom.com/downloads/PCLoginNow_Full_2.0.iso

    R~

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Use it as a hack to recover from a problem."

    August 24, 2008  |   By camdenjl

    Version: PCLoginNow 2

    Pros

    It is able to provide Admin access to a limited user, and get past password loss issues. I'd consider using this under certain last resort rocovery connditions where an administrator is not available.

    Cons

    The software is not stealthy. This software leaves any user it updates in a corrupt state. While the user can operate, the user profile can not be switch back by any means to a limited user and it can not be deleted either. "The specified account name is not a member of the local group."

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