Password Reset Key

A project in London, UK by Jonty Lovell

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Have you ever forgotten your computers password? You need the password reset key. Quickly reset any password on Windows PCs.
Backers: 2128
Average Pledge Per Backer: £16

Funded: £34,147 of £1,000
Dates: Jan 3rd -> Feb 2nd (30 days)
Project By: Jonty Lovell
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Latest News

Fun Fact!

February 2nd - via:
Hi Everyone, As a little bonus as we come to the end of the project, I have just tested the key in a Windows 2003 Server and a Windows 2008 Server and it worked like a charm! I will need to build a Windows 2012 Server to test that, but there is no... (Read More)

Last Day. Only 14 hours left!

February 2nd - via:
Hi Everyone, Only 14 hours remaining. Very exciting. Last chance to let friends and family know about the project. Jonty  (Read More)

The Big Push

January 30th - via:
Hi Everyone, The end of the project is approaching and the moment of truth is nearly here. As soon as the project closes the next stage is the gathering of the funds by Kickstarter. This normally takes a couple of weeks. Due to the unexpectedly high... (Read More)


January 27th - via:
Hi Everybody, It seems my last post caused a little concern about DRM. I do not want to impose any restrictions on the software that will cause people problems, but at the same time I would like to protect my Intellectual Property. So with that in... (Read More)

Busy Week

January 27th - via:
Hi Everybody, Lots of work has been going on this last week to get everything lined up for the production run and release of the software. Some minor bugs and UI tweaks in the universal installer have been addressed and further testing will be... (Read More)

Some Updates

January 21st - via:
Hi Everyone, It has been a while since I posted an update as I have been head down in coding and integrating the the licensing components. Also, the jet lag didn't help :-) I have also added a new section to the project page to highlight some other... (Read More)

Last Night In Texas

January 16th - via:
Leaving Texas tomorrow for the UK. Weekend work already planned out. I should have lots of updates for everybody by Sunday. Jonty  (Read More)

Jetlag Is Passing

January 14th - via:
Hi Everybody, The jetlag is passing and I am starting to feel human again. Busy day yesterday and another one today. I am talking to a number of people about distribution and the plans are coming together nicely. I am also setting up a shop for after... (Read More)


January 12th - via:
Just landed in Houston. Working on the code today. All going well. Lots of questions and messages. I will get back to all of you ASAP. Jonty  (Read More)

Starting to Test

January 10th - via:
Hi Everybody, The universal installer app is now ready for testing and the first sample is on it's way from the factory. I expect some debugging will be required as I work through the different key sizes and chipsets from different manufacturers. I... (Read More)

£10,000 on Day 6

January 10th - via:
When I launched this project I had no idea it would be this successful. We have just passed the £10,000 mark and we are still going up. This is absolutely amazing. Thank you for all of your support and stay tuned for more technology news very soon.... (Read More)

Preparing for Distribution

January 9th - via:
Hi All, Yet another good day. Backing is growing steadily and the coding is coming along nicely. The only scary part is that when I started this project I thought I would get about 100 orders. I planned to sit down for the weekend and ask the family... (Read More)

More News Coverage

January 9th - via:
Technabob have now picked up the story and have written an article: Hopefully this is the second of many stories. A good start to the funding today. Hopefully this will continue. So... (Read More)


January 8th - via:
By popular demand as many of you have asked if it is possible to order more than one key I have added some new rewards. These are: A His and Hers Dual Pack of 2 standard keys A His and Hers Deluxe Pack of 2 stainless steel keys An IT Department Pack... (Read More)

Added a Project FAQ

January 8th - via:
I have added a project FAQ to respond to some of the questions I have been asked. I will keep adding to it as the project progresses. Take a look here for more information:... (Read More)

Universal Installer Screenshot

January 8th - via:
Hi All, A good day today with lots of coding and many more pledges. Although still a work in progress I thought I would share a screenshot of the Universal Installer. I have added auto detection of USB key insertion and removal so thumb drives appear... (Read More)

CNET Has Picked Up The Story

January 7th - via:
CNET has run an article on the Password Reset Key. You can view it here Please share the link far and wide. Hopefully more news sites will pick it up. If you... (Read More)

Released New Stainless Steel and Stainless Steel Gold Keys

January 7th - via:
Due to popular demand I have released a new pair of rewards for the Stainless Steel and Stainless Steel Gold Coloured keys. If you would like to upgrade then please feel free to change your pledge level now. I have been doing lots of research on... (Read More)

PC skeleton key lets you reset forgotten passwords

January 7th - via:
A USB "key" seeking funding on Kickstarter contains software that can reset any forgotten Windows password to regain access to your account. (Read More)

Survey Time

January 6th - via:
I need your input but I can't run surveys yet. I have had a number of requests to release more Stainless Steel keys. Before I make a decision I want to ask for your views on this. I can update the rewards so that those who have already pledged £20... (Read More)

New Artwork

January 6th - via:
Hi Everyone, I have uploaded new artwork of the keys from the factory to show what they will look like. I am also looking into whether we can do some special limited edition runs in a new colour or with a special Kickstarter supporter logo on it. Let... (Read More)

Day 3 and already 335% funded

January 6th - via:
Well it looks like I underestimated how popular this would be. I have had lots of nice comments from people all over the world so thank you to everyone for all of your support. I have also been approached by several parties to take this to market... (Read More)

Day 2 exceeds Day 1

January 5th - via:
So we are still on day 2 and we have passed the 250% mark which means the second day has been more successful than day 1 (which hit 125%). Thanks for all your support so far and check back soon for more updates. Jonty  (Read More)

Day 2 and 200% funded

January 5th - via:
Waking up to the second day and finding that the project is 200% funded is a very nice feeling! Celebrated with pancake breakfast. Time to get coding on the universal installer. The family have some suggestions for additional rewards and there are... (Read More)

We did it in 1 day!

January 4th - via:
Thank you to all my backers for helping to achieve the goal in the first day. This is amazing and I will have a serious think about stretch goals. Please continue to spread the word as well. Thank you all again and I will start making arrangements... (Read More)

16 hours and 60% funded!

January 4th - via:
We are 16 hours in and already 60% funded. That is unbelievable. Thank you to everyone who has pledged so far. I am confident that we will hit the target so it looks like January is going to be busy for me :-) It would be amazing if we could reach... (Read More)

40% after 12 hours!

January 4th - via:
As we hit the 12 hour mark the project is already 40% funded. This is amazing. Kicktraq says the project is on track to exceed the funding goal significantly. If you have any suggestions for stretch goals then drop me a message. Thanks for all your... (Read More)

Wow, just wow

January 4th - via:
This is incredible. I am 20% funded less that 12 hours after launch. This is fantastic news and I will be getting down to work to make sure the key and the universal installer are ready to ship in February. Thanks for all of your support so far and... (Read More)

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