How to Reset your Forgotten Windows Password (using WIndows Disk)
Saturday 30 November 2013

How to Reset your Forgotten Windows Password (using WIndows Disk)

Forgot your windows password? No worries, you can reset it now by few easy steps. The folowing articles is about recovering password with windows bootable disk. You can also recover your password by using third party tools. Read more at  How to Reset your Forgotten Windows Password (Third Party Tools)


You just need t follow the following steps.

  1. Initially you must boot off the Windows disk and select the “Repair your computer” option from the lower left-hand corner.


  2. Then a dialogue box appears in which command prompt must be selected.


  3. Now time to type the command

    First type the command to backup the original sticky keys file,

    copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\

    Then copy the command prompt executable (cmd.exe) over top of the sticky keys executable:

    copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

    (You can also use utilman.exe instead of sethc.exe)

    Now PC must be rebooted

  4. Reset the Password

    Now open the login screen, and shift key must be clicked 5 times to get an administrator mode command prompt.

    Now its time to reset the password- type the following command, replacing the username and password with the combination you want:

    net user username NewPassword

    Eg: If your username is bmedia, and you need to set technews as password

    net user bmedia technews


  5. Now you can put the original sethc.exe file back, which you can do by rebooting into the installation CD, opening the command prompt, and copying the c:\sethc.exe file back to c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe.

    copy c:\sethc.exe c:\windows\system32\

    Now PC must be rebooted, then, Login with new password