Passwords are good. They secure our devices. They keep them inaccessible to unwanted users. They keep our documents and important files safe. But when you forget the password of your Windows computer, you cannot do anything on that machine.
Unfortunately, it’s not easy to reset your password on Microsoft; however, there are tricks that you can use to achieve that. And in this article, we will show you how to reset your forgotten Windows password.
Forgetting your Windows password is normal, but when it happens, it can be nerve-racking, especially if you have something important to work on with your computer.
Note that while not all tricks will work for your Windows computer, at least one trick will get you sorted.
So let’s get rolling.
1. Reset Your Password Online
While this method is helpful to reset your Microsoft account password, it may only help you if you have Windows 8 and 10.
These versions of Windows allow users to access their Windows accounts online via their Microsoft Accounts. That means users will only have to reset their Microsoft Accounts passwords to access their computers.
The good thing about this method is that you do not need a Windows Password Reset tool; neither do you need a reset disk.
With this method, you will need to visit the Microsoft website and reset your password on the Windows Live password reset page using another computer. Well, it can be tricky if you don’t have an internet connection but it’s easy if you can access the internet with another computer.
Remember, there are things you will be required to provide to reset your Windows account passwords, such as your alternate email address or phone number. You will then choose how you want to receive your recovery code either via text or email. So you must make sure you can remember your other information you provided when creating your Microsoft account password.
2. Use Password Reset Disk
You can also reset lost or forgotten Windows password using a password reset disk. This method is only applicable if you created a Windows password reset disk before you forgot or lost your password. That means if you didn’t create a reset disk, you can’t apply this method.
But if you have a password reset disk, there are many tutorials you can use to reset your Windows password.
3. Use Your Other Account to Reset Your Password
This method will help you if you have another Administrator account on your computer. If your computer has only one user account, you can’t apply this method.
The password reset process with this trick is as follows:
- Login to your other administrator account
- Click Control Panel
- Go to User Accounts
- Click Manage Other Account. Depending on your computer, some Windows versions will have the Change an Account option.
- Choose the account you want to manage of change.
- Click the Change or Create a Password option.
- Key in your new password two times. To make it easy to remember your password the next time you want to access your Windows computer, create a Password Hint.
- Once done, click Change Password, and that’s it.
If this does not reset your password, there are plenty of Windows password reset tools out there.
Keep reading to find out how you can reset forgotten Windows password.
4. Use Windows Password Reset
Windows Password Reset is a powerful all-inclusive Windows password reset tool. This tool can reset all Windows versions from Windows Server 2012/2008/2003 to Windows 10.
Whether you have lost Windows administrator or standard user password, Windows Password Reset will help you recover your passwords fast.
To use this program, you will need an extra computer, a blank disk or USB flash drive.
Once you have downloaded and installed the program on another computer, you will follow the process explained in this guide.
There you have it. We are hopefully that you will reset your lost password with one of these tricks.
All the tricks and methods we have shared here are tried and tested. In fact, if you are using Windows 10 or 8, then you have higher chances of recovering your Windows passwords with almost all the methods above.
The best part?
You do not need any technical expertise to use these tricks.
Have you ever forgotten your Windows password?
Let us hear what method you used to recover your password in the comment section.