Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password
Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password

Learn how to 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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#Method 1: Reset Your Microsoft Account Password Online

Before we proceed to the steps let me tell you that you can only reset a forgotten Windows 8 or Windows 10 password online only if you are using a Microsoft account. If you are using a local account in which your passwords were not stored with Microsoft Online then you can’t reset them.

If you’re using a local account and if it’s not stored with Microsoft online, simply skip this method and try the second one.

Step 1. First of all, grab your smartphone, or any other computer and open your web browser and click this Link. This link will open the Microsoft’s password reset page.

Step 2. Now you need to select “I Forgot my password” and then click on Next.

Reset Your Microsoft Account Password Online
Reset Your Microsoft Account Password Online

Step 3. Now you will be asked to enter your Microsoft account. Simply use the Microsoft account that you used to sign in and then click on Next

Reset Your Microsoft Account Password Online
Reset Your Microsoft Account Password Online

Step 4. Now you will get the recovery options in which Microsoft will provide you the security code to gain access to the account. You can choose from Email, Text and then click on “Send Code”

Reset Your Microsoft Account Password Online
Reset Your Microsoft Account Password Online

Now check the email address or cell phone in which you will receive the code and you will get the options to reset the password.

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.

Bonus:

Another effective method for resetting forgotten Windows password is by using third-party programs. Usually, this type of tools comes with a GUI and you only need to make a few clicks to successfully reset the password without additional effort. That is the best part of it. In here, we will take PassMoz LabWin as an example.

passmoz reset - How to Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password

First, download and install PassMoz software on a working computer with admin privilege. Then insert an USB or DVD disc to the computer and burn the built-in WinPE to the media. Once it is completed, a password reset disk was created. Then plug the disk to the locked computer and boot the locked PC from it. A minute later, you will see all the user accounts are displayed on the screen and you can reset the password of any local account.

So the above discussion is all about 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.



AUTHOR

Karanpreet Singh is the Co-Founder of Techviral. He writes about how to, tutorials especially on Android, iPhone, Computer, Internet, Social Networks, etc. Apart from this, he is an Ec-Council CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and a Digital Marketing Expert. He loves to share his knowledge with others through blogging.

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