Tricks You Need to Know to Reset Password in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista
Is it possible to reset forgotten Windows password so that you can have access to your password-locked computer? Losing Windows login password is an unpleasant scene that most of us have experienced with. In such case, is reinstall Windows the only way?
Luckily there's a really easy way to reset Windows password and save you the trouble of reinstalling Windows. What you need is a Windows password reset tool called Windows Password Reset.
- Part 1: How to Reset Windows Password if You Forgot It
- Part 2: How to Reset Windows Password when You Still Remember it
Part 1: How to Reset Windows Password if You Forgot It
The Windows password reset tool works fine to reset password for computers running Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista. Prepare a CD/DVD or USB flash drive and an unlocked computer so that you can download the tool.
- 1. Insert the blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive into the computer which you downloaded the Windows Password Reset tool. Then click "Burn" on the interface of the tool to burn a bootable disk.
- 2. Insert the newly created Windows password reset disk to your locked computer.
- 3. Then change the BIOS setting of your password-locked computer and make it to boot from the Windows password reset disk you just burned. Click to see detailed steps on how to set BIOS to boot from the burned CD/DVD or USB.
- 4. Wait until data in the burnt disk are loaded completely and you'll see the interface of Windows Password Reset. Choose the target system you want to reset password for. If you have only installed one operating system, simply click "Next" to continue. Then choose the user account you want to reset password for and click "Next". If you want to reset Windows administrator password, make sure you choose the Administrator account.
- 5. Wait for a few minutes and you'll then see a pop-up Window. Enter your new password or use the default password "Re123456". Click "Next" to confirm. Then a Window will show up, telling you that your password has been changed successfully. Click "Restart" to reboot your computer.
If you have reset Windows login password with Windows Password Reset, you can then have access to all data on your computer. It's time to take your computer for a spin!
Part 2: How to Reset Windows Password when You Still Remember it
If you still remember your Windows login password, resetting your Windows password regularly and using a strong password can help keep your computer more secure. The steps are very easy.
- 1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
- 2. Choose Users. Under Sign-in options, tap or click Change your password. Follow the instructions, and then tap or click Next.
- 3. Follow the instructions, and then tap or click Finish.
- 1.Click Start and open User Accounts (or User Accounts and Family Safety for Windows 7 users) in Control Panel.
- 2.Under or pick an account to change, click your account.
- 3.Click Change my password.
- 4.Type your current password in Type your current password.
- 5.Type your new password in Type a new password and Type the new password again to confirm.
- 6.You can type a word or phrase to use as a memory aid for the new password in Type a word or phrase to use as a password hint.
- 7.Click Change Password.
Feel free to try either method mentioned in this post according to your situation. Hopefully these tips could help you better use your computer.