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How to Reset Windows Password

 

Forgetting password is the most common problem that users are facing these days. As there are a lot of credentials to remember, sometimes we forget some of them because of information overload and face problem to retrieve it to gain access.Additionally, as most of the tech geeks suggest to update the password periodically to avoid any kind data theft or infringement, many of us change our password frequently, which turns out to be really hard to remember a new password every time. So, keeping in mind about the occurrence of such events, the developers of different apps, software, and other digital accounts have also created some specific steps to reset forgotten password.Likewise, in the Windows Operating System, the developers have also coded a few designated steps to reset the new password. This time, we have received many requests, where users have queried for the steps to reset a forgotten password on Windows 10, 7 & 8. So, we have come up with the separate guide for Windows 10, 8 & 7.Let’s get started with the How to reset windows password steps. If you are a Windows 10 user, you can use this guide to reset your Windows 10 password within no time.

Steps for Windows 10 password reset (for version 1803 and beyond)

Step 1: Go to the Sign-in Screen

         > When you enter a wrong password in the screen, you will receive the prompt of incorrect password.

Step 2: Click on “OK”

Step 3: Click on “Reset Password”

         > Make sure you have USB flash drive installed on your computer.

Step 4: You will be prompted to answer your Security Question

Step 5: Answer the “Security Question”

Step 6: Create and Enter a new Password

Step 7: Congratulations, you have successfully reset your password

Step 8: Now Sign-in back to your account as usual.

Steps for Windows 10 password reset (before version 1803)

If you have Windows 10 version, which you have purchased before the launch of 1803 version; then you must make sure you have backed up your data so that you don’t lose them in the event of resetting the Windows into factory setting.

Please note, if you have not backed up your data, your all files will be deleted after implementing these steps. In case, you want your data; then you can contact Windows Customer Service through their designated helpline number. However, if the data stored in your computer or PC is not that important, you can follow the steps to unlock your computer.

Step 1: Go to the Sign-in Page

Step 2: Press Shift while clicking on “power button” located at the right-hand corner of your screen

Step 3: Click on Restart.

         > You will see Choose an option screen.

Step 4: Select Troubleshoot

Step 5: Further select ” Reset this PC.”

Step 6: Click on “Remove everything.”

How to Windows 7 Password Reset Using Password Reset Disk

Those users having Windows 7 installed in their PC will be able to follow the steps to reset a new password. We recommend all the users of Windows 7 to create a password reset disk so that you can easily regain access to your device if you forget the password.

Step 1: Go to the Sign-in Page

Step 2: When you enter the “incorrect password,” an error message will be prompted on your screen stating “The username or password is incorrect.”

Step 3: Click on “OK”

Step 4: Click on the “Reset Password” link

Step 5: Select password reset disk

Step 6: Further Click on “Next”

Step 7: Create and enter a new password

Step 8: Further, Confirm the password

Step 9: Click on Next and then ‘OK.”

Step 10: You have successfully reset your Windows 7 Password.

How to Reset a Windows 7 Password with Windows 7 System Repair disc?

         > Make sure you have a Windows 7 installation DVD or a Windows 7 System Repair disc.

Step 1: Insert any of them into your optical drive.

Step 2: Further, restart your computer.

Step 3: Once your computer boots from the disc

Step 4: Click on “Next”

Step 5: Click on “Repair your computer.”

         > Wait for a while and let the Windows 7 installation locates on your computer

Step 6: After that, note down the “drive letter” located in “Location Column.”

Step 7: Select Windows 7 from the Operating System

Step 8: Click on “Next”

Step 9: Go to the “System Recovery Options”

Step 10: Further, Choose “Command Prompt”

Step 11: Once it is open, type the command “copy d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\” and “copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe, d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe”

Step 12: Type “Yes” to answer the Overwrite question.

Step 13: Remove the disc and further restart your computer or device

Step 14: Once the Windows 7 login screen appears, Go to the icon located lower left and click on it.

           > You would see Command Prompt

Step 15: Replace “myusername” with your desired username and “mypassword” with a strong password of your choice.

Step 16: Further, Exit the Command Prompt

          > Congratulations, you have successfully reset your password.

How to reset Windows 8 Password?

If you are Windows 8 or 8.1 users, you can make use of the steps to reset the password if forgotten. Please follow the guide carefully for how to reset Windows 8 Password without breaking a sweat.

        > Make sure you have Windows 8 installation DVD or flash drive.

Step 1: Insert any of them into your optical drive.

Step 2: You would see “Boot from the disc” or “boot from the USB device.”

Step 3: Further click on “Next.”

Step 4: Choose Repair your computer to launch Advanced Startup Options (ASO)

         > Advanced Startup Options will start immediately

Step 5: Select Troubleshoot

Step 6: Further, choose Advanced “options.”

Step 7: Select Command Prompt.

Step 8: Enter the command into Command Prompt: copy c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe c:\

Step 9: Hit on “Enter” Button”

Step 10: Further type this command – copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

Step 11: Again hit the “Enter” button

Step 12: Type “Yes” to answer the Overwrite question.

Step 13: Remove the disc and further restart your computer or device

Step 14: Further, restart your computer.

Step 15: Press the “power button” to restart your computer

          > You would see Windows 8 login screen

Step 16: Go to the “Ease of Access icon” located lower left corner of the screen and click on it.

Step 17: You would see Command Prompt

Step 18: Replace “myusername” with your desired username and “mypassword” with a strong password of your choice.

Step 19: Further, close the Command Prompt

          > Congratulations, you have successfully reset your password.

Hope you find the above mentioned guide helpful and now you know to reset Windows Password, irrespective of its version. However, in case, you require any assistance from an expert, consider contacting the Windows Customer support Representative through its dedicated helpline number +1-844-589-4843.

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