Windows 10 & Windows 8 Password Reset

Reset Windows 10/8 (Password)

Reset Windows 10/ Windows 8 Password using a bootable Windows USB. If you forgot your Windows password, and you don’t remember it, then try to grab a Windows 10 or Windows 8 bootable USB or DVD and follow this step-by-step tutorial on how to reset Windows 10 / Windows 8 password. Reset (Windows 10) Windows 8 Password


Windows boot menu

  • Plug in your Windows 8 or Windows 10 bootable USB or DVD.
  • Go to Windows boot menu by pressing F12 (TOSHIBA, ACER, DELL) and F9 (HP).
  • Select your bootable device from the boot menu list (my case USB in pic below).
  • Press Enter.
Boot menu — Boot from USB
Boot Menu f12 key
  • In Windows Setup click on “Next”.
Windows 10 Setup to reset password
Windows setup
  • Click on “Repair your Computer”.
Windows 10 repair your computer
Windows Repair your computer
  • Select “Troubleshoot”.
Windows 10 Troubleshoot
Choose an option — Troubleshoot
  • Click on “Command Prompt”.
Windows 10 Advanced options — Command Prompt
Advanced options — Command Prompt

Command Prompt

  • In Command Prompt Windows type the following command (Make sure your spelling and spaces are correct).
  • C: (press enter).
  • cd windows (press enter).
  • cd system32 (press enter).
  • copy utilman.exe utilman1.exe (press enter).
  • copy cmd.exe cmd1.exe (press enter).
  • del utilman.exe (press enter).
  • rename cmd.exe utilman.exe (press enter).
  • exit (press enter).
Command Prompt in Windows
Command Prompt
  • Click on “Turn off your PC”.
Turn off your PC — Choose an option
Choose an option — Turn off your PC

Ease of Access

  • Power on your computer without connecting any bootable device.
  • Now click on “Ease of Access” icon on your Windows bottom right side.
  • Command Prompt Windows will pop up.
Windows 10 ease of access
Windows ease of access
  • Type the following command in Command Prompt.
  • Control userpasswords2 (press enter).
  • In User Accounts you can reset your password, you can also remove your old password completely.
Windows 10 User Accounts
Windows 10 User Accounts

Reset Password in User Accounts

  • Let’s reset our Windows password with a new one.
  • Click on “Reset Password”.
  • Type your “New password”.
  • Re-Type same password to “Confirm new password”.
  • Click on “OK” to save changes.
Type new password in Windows 10 user accounts
Type new password in User Accounts
  • Now type your new password in Windows 10 or Windows 8 login account.
  • And it will let you pass to your Windows account.
Windows 10 password reset successfully
Windows password successfully reset

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