Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password
Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password

You can reset the password on your windows and still use your windows. To know how you can reset the windows password go through the article that is stated below.



Have you made a secure login to your windows that require the password to start using the Windows during startup? Yes, most people make the secure logins to their windows like you might also have done. The most likely thing that happens with most of the users is that they forget their password. You might have also forgotten your password once in life when you have changed it in a hurry or something like that. The best thing is that you don’t have to worry if you have forgotten your Windows password.

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How to Reset Windows Password If You Have Forgotten It

The guide is simple and straight, and you just need to follow the steps that are given below to Reset your Windows Password.

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Steps To Reset Windows Password If You Have Forgotten It

Step 1. First of all turn on your PC and Boot up the windows in Troubleshoot Screen. From there just select the option “Repair your Windows“.

Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password
Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password

Step 2. Follow through the various options to reach the Command Prompt option. Choose this option Command prompt window will open on your screen. In this window type the following command:

Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password
Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password

copy “c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe” c:\

Now enter the following command in the CMD windows:

copy “c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe” and then “c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe”

Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password
Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password

After the above process by typing yes you can now reboot your PC.

Step 3. Once after reboot you get to the Windows Login screen, just hit the Shift key five times. This will load the command prompt window on the screen, and this will be in administrator mode.

Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password
Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password

Step 4. Now to reset the password of your windows you have to type the command given below in the Command prompt window.

net user username MynewPassword

Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password
Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password

Here username will be the username of the account of admin and replace mynewpassword with the password that you want to set.

So that’s all! Your windows password will be reset, and you can now log into your windows after reboot. The thing that you will have to do after logging to the Windows is opening the Command prompt again and typing the following command:

Cmd:”c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe” copy the sethc.exe file to this folder.

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Note: This method will not work for the Windows 10 with Microsoft account as it requires to reset the passwords on the servers also.

So above discussion is all about How to Reset Windows Password If You Have Forgotten It. By the above method, your windows password will be reset. But for others, this is the best and the safest way to reset the password and gain access to the Windows.


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