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How to Reset Forgotten Password on Windows 10 / 8 / 7?

Try different passwords to log in to Windows but to no avail? How can I get rid of forgetting Windows password when locked out? Need to help your friend to get in to admin account as he couldn’t remember his password? This tutorial will show you two methods to reset forgotten login password on Windows 10 / 8 / 7.

Method 1: Using Password Reset Disk

With Windows built-in password reset feature, you can create a password reset disk from Control Panel so that you can easily reset a forgotten password when you’re locked out. If you’ve made a password reset disk in advance,  follow these steps:

Step 1: After rebooting to Windows login screen, type anything in the password prompt and hit Enter.  You’ll get the error message “ The password is incorrect. Try again.

Step 2: Once clicking OK, you’ll back to the login screen. Now, you can see the “Reset password” link below the password prompt. At this point, insert your password reset disk and click that link.

Reset Password
Reset Password

Step 3: When the Password Reset Wizard opens, click Next.

Password Reset Wizard
Password Reset Wizard

Step 4: Select the drive letter of your password reset disk and click Next.

Insert Password Reset Disk
Insert Password Reset Disk

Step 5: Type a new password, and type a hint that will remind you of the password if you forget it. Click Next.

Reset user account
Reset user account

Step 6: Click Finish. You can now log in with the new password.

 

Method 2: Using Password Recovery Tool

Forgot your Windows admin password and you don’t have a password reset disk? If you have lost admin access to your computer, you need to use third-party Windows password recovery tool. PCUnlocker is one of the best tools that can help you bypass, change, reset forgotten passwords of all users on your computer. Here is a walkthrough on using PCUnlocker to reset lost Windows 10 / 8 / 7 password easily:

Step 1: First of all, download the ISO image of PCUnlocker using a working computer. Double-click the just-downloaded .iso file. Windows might start a program that burns it to CD. If you want to create a bootable USB drive, download and install ISO2Disc.

ISO2Disc
ISO2Disc

Step 2: After getting PCUnlocker bootable CD ready, insert it into the computer you’re going to access, and boot off the CD. Once loading the compact operating system inside the CD, PCUnlocker will start.

PCUnlocker
PCUnlocker

Step 3: Choose your user in the account list, and click on Reset Password. This program will do almost whatever you want: reset forgotten login password, activate your account when it’s disabled or locked, promote the account to an administrator if necessary, etc.

Step 4: Click Restart. You can then sign into that Windows account without a password!

Conclusion

The method of using password reset disk is about as useful as not losing your Windows password because you have to create that disk when you can remember the administrator password. If you forgot to create a password reset disk, PCUnlocker can come into rescue. If you still facing any problem you can drop us comment.

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