How to Reset Windows Password with or without Reset Disk (Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 Included)

What can I do if I forgot my Windows password? This is a common problem in every major Windows forum, luckily there is always a way to reset Windows password, with or with out password reset disk.

All you need is to understand the situation, do you have a password reset disk? If the answer is yes, congratulations, you can reset the password with a few steps; if the answer is no, don’t worry, you can create a new reset disk with a Windows password key, no data will lose, and no need to reinstall Windows system.

The following will tell you how to reset Windows password in two situations, with or without created password reset disk. All Windows systems are supported, Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 and former.

Method 1. Reset Windows Password with Password Reset Disk

A Windows password reset disk is an effective measure to access to your Windows system if you forgot password, but just as important, you need to know that the password reset disk must be made before you forgot the password. And it only supports to reset Windows local password. So if you have a created password reset disk, follow the detail guide below to reset Windows password.

Step 1. Start your locked Windows computer and try to login the account you have forgotten the password. Then it will present you with a “Reset Password” option below the login box.

Forgot Windows Password

Step 2. Click “Reset Password” and insert your password reset disk.

Insert password reset disk

Step 3. Follow the steps in the Password Reset Wizard to create a new password.

Type New Password

Step 4. Reboot your computer and login with new password.

Method 2. Reset Windows Password without Password Reset Disk

Most Windows users do not have a previously created password reset disk, so there are many Windows Password Reset Software to help you reset the login password in case you do not have a password reset disk. Windows password key is a website who lists the top 10 best Windows password recovery tool in the world, here we take Tenorshare Windows Password Recovery Tool Ultimate (NO.1 in our list) as an example to tell you how to reset Windows password with ease.

Step 1. Log in an available computer, download and install Tenorshare Windows Password Recovery Tool Ultimate on it.

Step 2. Insert a CD/DVD or USB flash drive to this computer and launch the software. Select a boot media (CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive) to burn a password reset disk.

Burn Password reset disk

Step 3. Insert the password reset disk in your locked computer. Restart your computer and boot it from USB or CD/DVD, then the Windows Password Reset Software will run on your computer.

Boot from password reset disk

Step 4. Follow the wizard to remove Windows local or domain password, reset Windows password for local account & Microsoft account or create a new Windows local and domain account.

Reset Windows Password

After resetting the Windows password, you can login your PC with new password.

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