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Forgot your Windows Password? Here is how to Fix it.

 

You will always hear most of the computer experts suggesting to create more secure and stronger passwords. However, for many people, creating super tough passwords usually become a big problem when they easily forget it.  Most of the people think there is no way around other than to call IT support services for help or if you are the tech-savvy person then you can install the fresh copy of windows. One thing that most computer users don’t know is that all is not lost, it is still possible to retrieve/reset your password without installation of a fresh copy of windows.  

So you have probably lost your computer password, can’t remember it and needs to gain access to your computer. As more than 75% of users globally have Windows operating system, I assume that you have Microsoft based computer. Unfortunately, Microsoft will not help you with password as it`s against their privacy policy. Infect, it is strongly recommended that you set a password recovery hint when setting up windows so whenever you need to reset the password you can do so easily. I will also recommend you that you should always create password reset disk as soon as you first time start using your computer. If you like many others have ignored it then it`s not too late. Microsoft here provides a web page that explains how to make it. The process is very simple therefore, you should not worry about it.  All you need is a USB drive.   However, we are talking about the situation where you have completely lost access to your computer.

Here are your options that you can try to access your computer. One thing here can be problematic with so many different versions of Windows operating system in the market, the way you can gain access to your computer may vary to some extent. We have listed below few generic methods that you can try.
  • Accessing the computer as ‘Administrator’

Every Windows has hidden account named Administrator.  In most cases, this account has no password reset already. It means you can use it to log in on to your computer. Once logged in you can change or delete password for any users through control panel that will resolve your problem. So here is how to do it with few simple steps.

  • Reboot your computer and as it starts rebooting press F8 key repeatedly it will display the boot menu.
  • With the arrow keys, choose Safe Mode and press the Enter Key.
  • See home screen and click on Administrator.
  • In case you see no home screen, you should type administrator and leave the password section as blank.
  • Click on the Start menu at the bottom left corner, you should go into control panel and then in user accounts and change the user password easily.
In some cases, this method may not work in few types of operating system. Forgetting your password is never any fun, but luckily there’s a really easy way to reset the password. All you need is a copy of the Windows installation disk and one simple command line trick.

Resetting Your Forgotten Windows Password.    

Although you may use windows password cracking tools that may allow you to crack passwords however as ordinary PC users it may not be easy for you, however, you may follow these steps if you have windows 7.
  • Boot your computer with windows disk if you don’t have one you can make one. Once it`s booted you should choose the option “Repair your computer” option from the lower left corner.
  • Follow all the steps until you get the option  to open “Command Prompt”
  • When opened you should write this command “copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\ “
  • Then it will ask you the permission to overwrite and after you allow it will copy the new file into it.
  • Now Reboot your PC.
  • Now next step will be to reset your Password. When you see login screen after reboot you should hit the shift key 5 times and it will open up into administrator mode command prompt.
  • Now you can reset your password, just type the command net user Username and Password and replace it with username and password combination of your choice.
  • You can now login using your new set password.
  • Now you can also put back your original sethc.exe file back into your windows that you can do by rebooting your computer into installation CD, and open the command prompt, copy the file c:\sethc.exe file back to c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe.
That’s all that we need to reset the password for windows operating system.   If any of these methods do not work then as a last resort you can use different password cracking tools like Brutus, John the Ripper, Cain and Abel etc. All of these tools are freely available and can be downloaded from the internet. However, you must not be using these tools for illegal purposes. Still having trouble using your computer and need help from professional IT support service. Contact Whitehats support at  +971 4 338 2500 for to get it fixed.

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