If you have forgotten your password, you can log on to your computer using the new password created using the Reset Password Wizard and Password Reset Disk.
Method 1 of 3: Access a local user account on a computer that is a member of a domain or has been disconnected from a domain
Step 1. In the Windows Welcome dialog box, press CTRL + ALT + DELETE and exit
Step 2. In the Windows Log On dialog box, enter an incorrect password in the Password field, then click OK
Step 3. When the Logon Failed dialog box appears, click the Reset button
The Password Reset Wizard starts. It can be used to create a new password for the local user account.
Step 4. On the Welcome to the Password Reset Wizard page, click Next
Step 5. Insert the password reset disk into drive A
and click Next.
Step 6. On the Reset the User Account Password page, enter a new password in the Type a new password field
Step 7. Enter the same password in the Type the password again to confirm field
Step 8. In the Type a new password hint field, enter a hint to help you remember your password if you forget it
Note that the prompt is visible to anyone trying to log in using your account.
Step 9. Click Next and then Finish
The Password Reset Wizard will exit and you will be returned to the Windows Log On dialog box. The password reset disk is automatically updated with the new password information. You don't need to create a new password reset disk.
Step 10. In the Windows Log On dialog box, enter your username and new password in the Password field
Step 11. In the Log on to window (for XP) click the local computer icon and (for Vista / 7) you can leave the "Choose domain" option blank for the local account
Step 12. You must log in to your local computer using a local account
Method 2 of 3: Reset Windows password without losing data
Step 1. If the first option is not available to you, then you can look for a password boot disk that will disable the administrator password
Step 2. Download Windows password Recovery Tool 3.0 / Active password changer
Step 3. Burn it to disk to create a bootable disk
Step 4. Configure your computer or laptop to boot from the CD-ROM drive
Step 5. Insert the CD, it will boot, then just disable the password and restart your computer
Method 3 of 3: Setting a new password
Step 1. Open the "Control Panel" menu item
Step 2. Click the "User Account" button
Step 3. Select the required account to set a new password
Step 4. Click the "Create a Password" option
Step 5. Enter a new password, confirm it (Confirm password) and enter a hint
Step 6. Click the "Create password" button
Your password has been successfully changed. In addition, you can also reset your login password using the Windows Recovery Tool, which supports CD / DVD, USB flash drive and floppy disk.
- The password reset disk contains confidential information.
- You cannot use a password reset disk to reset your domain account password.
- You cannot use a password reset disk to reset your password on another computer.