How To Reset Forgotten Windows Password

Reset forgotten windows password
How to reset forgotten windows password

Forgetting your password is never any fun, but luckily there’s a really easy way to reset the password. All you need is a copy of the Windows installation disk and one simple command line trick.
Now a days every one rite from school students to small businessmen are using computer for their daily transactions and activities. After recent launch of Windows 10, presently there are lot of Windows 10 OS users. Most of the Windows 10 users are using password security for their personal data.

While opening windows system, sometimes there may be chances of entering wrong password accidentally or if at all you have forgotten your password. If you enter wrong password your windows system may get locked and you may have to re-install your whole Windows system to access your computer.


Till date many people might have faced the problem of Windows re-installation due to forgot password. However, if you are a Windows 10 system user and you have secured your personal data with password and now forgotten your password, here is a simple trick to reset your password instead of re-installing your entire OS.

If you are searching for “How to reset your forgotten Windows password” then go through the below instructions explained in detail.


Step by step tricks to reset your forgotten Windows password

Step 1
Boot your system through Windows 10 installation drive. To boot press Ctrl+F10

Reset forgotten windows password


Step 2

Enter the below scripts in system commands


  • move    d:windowssystem32utilman.exe d:windowssystem32utilman.exe.bak
  • copy     d:windowssystem32cmd.exe d:windowssystem32utilman.exe

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Step 3

Now restart your system. To restart enter "wpeutil reboot" in command prompt.

Reset forgotten windows password


Step 4

Once you returned to your login screen. Click on Utility Manager and you will see the command notes as shown below,

Reset forgotten windows password


Step 5

Now you have to add new user account to access files. Follow the simple system instructions for this. Add your favorite username again
  • net user /add
  • net local group administrators /add

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Step 6

Now through “wpeutil reboot” reboot your system and open your desktop with new user ID created at Step 5. Now for Start Menu click on Computer Management.

Reset forgotten windows password


Step 7

In this stage, for local user and group navigation choose the local account and select the option “Set Password” and choose the new password.

Reset forgotten windows password


Also Read:      How To Protect Your Computer From Dangerous IP Addresses

By following above simple steps you can reset your forgotten windows 10 password and access your old account with your new password.



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