How to Reset Forgotten Password in Windows

By | October 1, 2014
how to reset password in Windows OS

There are many way to reset the password in the Windows Operating system. The Microsoft Windows allows  the user to create a password reset disk which can reset your password in an approved manner. Resetting a password is very simple and easy.

Methods to Reset Forgotten Password in Windows

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  • Bypass and Reset Tools –

  1. If you want some tool then you can use the Offline NT or Password & Registry Editor. And for this you need a boot disk or USB drive. Or either a live Linux system or a specialized Offline NT Password & Registry Editor boot disc. These tools will help the user to edit the Windows registry, and also allowing them to clear the password associated with the user account.
  2. With the help of this tool Windows OS user can then boot into Windows and log into the account without a password.
  3. In the case of Windows 8 or 8.1 Operating system, the user can uses the Microsoft account, so they can always reset the password of the built-in Administrator account to gain access.
  • Resetting Your Forgotten Windows Password – 

  1. And for this you have to enter the  boot disk or boot USB and then you have to choose the “Repair your computer” option from the lower left-hand corner.
  2. Follow through until you get to the option to open the Command Prompt, and that you have to select.
    command promt option
  3. And after that you have to type in the following command to backup the original sticky keys file:
  4. And after that you will copy the command prompt over top of the sticky keys executable:
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  5. Now reboot Your Windows System
  6. Once you get to the login screen, now you have to hit the Shift key 5 times, and you will  get an administrator mode command prompt
    reseting paasword in Windows
  7. Now to reset the password by only typing the following command, and replacing the username and password according to the user choice :
    net user Brandon MyNewPassword
  8. Now you can Login again.

Note : You have to put the original sethc.exe file back, that you can do with your rebooting into the installation CD, opening the command prompt, and copying the  c:\sethc.exe file back to c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe.