Reset Win Pswd

Your locked out of Windows and need to reset your Windows password to get access. Here is another useful site to get you out of a jam and help you get those files you need quickly.


  1. Use the Windows repair disk to boot your computer.
  2. Choose your preferred language.
    Note: The method was tried on Windows 10. The repair disk options may differ for other Windows versions.
  3. Click Troubleshoot.
  4. Click Command Prompt.
  5. In the CMD window, type the following command and press Enter:
    copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\
  6. Now, type the following command and press Enter:
    copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe
    Note: You will see the Overwrite c:\sethc.exe?  confirmation if you have done this method in the past. In this case, type All and press Enter.
  7. To quit CMD, type exit and press Enter. Restart your computer.
  8. At the login screen where you enter your password, press Shift key for five times. A CMD window will show up.
  9. Type the following command and press Enter:
    net user username password
    Important: Here, the username is your user account name and password is the new password you want to set. If your username is ironman and new password Jarvis, the command will be:
    net user ironman Jarvis
  10. Now press Enter.
  11. Exit the command prompt.
  12. You can login to your Windows machine using the new password.
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