How to Remove Deep Freeze Password and Uninstall It on Windows 10/8.1/8/7
Deep Freeze is a popular software that can protect your Windows system from being altered or damaged by restoring it to the original configuration after every reboot. However, if you forget the password that you set for Deep Freeze, you may find it difficult to modify the settings or uninstall it from your computer. In this article, we will show you how to remove Deep Freeze password and uninstall it without using any third-party Deep Freeze password remover.
Part 1: How to Remove Deep Freeze Password
To remove the password of Deep Freeze, you can replace Persi0.sys file by downloading and installing another program with the same version number. This file is the password file of Deep Freeze and it is located in the C drive. Here are the steps to follow:
Launch Deep Freeze on the PC where you installed this encrypted program, and check the version number, then remember it.
Download another Deep Freeze software whose version number is similar to the encrypted one on another PC. Once downloaded, install it on your computer.
After installation, set a password that is easy for you to remember, like 1234. Then click on Apply and Reboot and your computer will start rebooting.
Boot the operating system with a WinPE USB drive or disk. Then open the Disk C after booting and locate the file Persi0.sys, which is the password file of Deep Freeze. Copy this file to your USB drive as a backup.
Like the previous step, boot the operating system on the computer you installed the password-forgotten Deep Freeze and open Disk C, find the file Persi0.sys and hit Delete. Then paste the Persi0.sys file stored in USB to Disk C to replace the previous one.
Once replaced, reboot your system. If you succeed restarting your PC, then you can check whether the date of Persi0.sys file is current. If it is current, that means you replace successfully.
Hold down the Shift key and hit the Deep Freeze icon, enter the password 1234, if you can open the setting windows, that means you successfully removed the password you forgot.
Part 2: How to Uninstall Deep Freeze without Password
If you don't have the password for Deep Freeze, you can also uninstall it by changing your computer's date in BIOS and ending its process in Task Manager. Here are the detailed steps:
Restart the computer and enter the BIOS setup environment. You can do so by pressing F2, F10, or DEL button during restarting. There are differences between computers on how to enter BIOS, but it's usually written down on the screen at the beginning of restart process.
On the BIOS screen, change the computer date to several years ahead or behind the current date. This will make Deep Freeze think that the machine is not running anymore. Then save the BIOS settings and restart the computer.
During this restart, press and hold the F8 key during the boot process. This will open Window's Advanced Startup menu. Select \"Debug\" or \"Debugging Mode\" from the list of options.
When the Windows logo appears, press Ctrl + Alt + Del to open Task Manager. On the Task Manager, open Processes tab and find FrzState2K.exe. Select that process and click End Process at bottom of window.
To delete Deep Freeze folder from Program Files, go to either of these locations: C:\\\\Program Files\\\\Faronics\\\\ or C:\\\\Program Files (x86)\\\\Faronics and delete it.
The last step is to delete registry entries of Deep Freeze. You can use regedit to do it. Open Start - Run, type in regedit and hit Enter. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\\\SOFTWARE\\\\ then find and delete Farconis folder.
Restart your computer to complete uninstallation process, and you are free from Deep Freeze.
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