locked out of my computer forgot password windows 8, 7, Vista, XP?

“I am locked out of my computer forgot password , Windows 8 , what to do?Any simple methods to unlock my windows 8 computer?” Question from Abel

This article will show you the methods how to unlock your computer or laptop, if you are locked out of computer, no matter you forgot password on Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP.

 

 

 

 

 

Locked out  of my computer forgot password Windows 8, 7, Vista, XPLocked out of computer forgot password on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP

Get into computer with other administrator account and then reset your Windows account password through Command Prompt. Command Prompt is the most simple and easy way to reset password if you forgot password.

1. Get into computer with other account.

2. Click Start button to open the Start Menu, click “Command Prompt” (or click Run…, type in command, press Enter to open the Command Prompt).

3. On the Command Prompt screen, type in the command: Net User username newpassword, press Enter to run the command.

reset forgot password through command prompt

Note:

The “username” is your windows user account name, the “newpassword” is the new password you want to reset on your account.

When you get the message “The command has completed successfully”, it means you have reset windows password successfully.

 

If Locked out of computer forgot password windows 8If locked out of computer forgot Windows 8 password but still can get in with PIN code or Picture password

If forgot Windows 8 password, but still can get into computer with PIN code or Picture password, besides reset password through Command Prompt, you also can reset windows 8 password via Computer Management.

1. Get into windows 8 computer with PIN code or Picture password, open the Start Menu, right-click “Computer”, click “Manage”.

2. Expand the Computer management, System Tools, Local Users and Groups, Users.

3. Open the Users, right-click on your account, select “Set Password…”.

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Forgot Windows 7 password on laptop or desktop computer? If you can’t get into computer with the administrator account, don’t worry, you can reset windows 7 password with password reset disk. If you have not created a windows 7 password reset disk, create on with Vodusoft Windows password reset program.

1. Install Vodusoft Windows password reset standard program on an accessible pc.

Vodusoft Windows password reset standard program trial version free download

2. Insert a USB or CD to create a password reset disk.

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3. Take the password reset disk insert into your windows 7 computer, set computer to boot from the reset disk.

4. When the password reset program comes up, click Reset, unplug reset disk, click Reboot to restart computer.

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5. And then you can get into your windows 7 computer without password.

Locked out of computer forgot password Windows XPLocked out of computer forgot password Windows XP

Windows XP has a administrator account whose password is blank by default, you can get into windows XP computer with the administrator account, or get into the Save Mode. And then reset Windows XP password through Command Prompt. If administrator account is the only account, you can unlock your windows XP computer or laptop with a password reset disk. If you have not created a windows XP password reset disk yet, create one with Vodusoft Windows password reset program.

 

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Forgot Win 7 password

Forgot Win 7 password? There are many methods to recover Win 7 password instantly, such as reset password through command prompt, password reset disk, windows password reset tool. There also a lot of password recovery tools, like Spower, asunsoft, Vodusoft Windows 7 Password Reset etc. In this article we will mainly discuss how to use Vodusoft Windows 7 Password Reset software to reset win7 password instantly.

Forgot Win 7 password? – Reset it with Vodusoft tool!

Detail steps for showing how to use Vodusoft program to reset win 7 password:

Material/tool prepareed:

Download Vodusoft Windows 7 password reset program free trail

Use guide steps:

reset win 7 password Install and launch Vodusoft password software in the accessible computer that connects with internet.

forgot win 7 password Run the Vodusoft program with a USB or CD/DVD to burn to a password reset file.

Tips: The password reset file was stored on the USB or CD/DVD you connect.

  • 1. Insert the USB or CD/DVD, and select the device

  • 2. Click on Burn to USB or Burn to CD/DVD to burn a password reset disk.

Windows 7 Password Reset

 

recover win 7 passwordSet the locked computer to boot with the password reset disk

  • 1. Transform the password reset disk insert into the locked computer
  •  2. Restart the locked win 7 computer, and press the BIOS Entry Key (F2) repeatedly as soon as possible.

Tips: The BIOS Entry Keys, on different computers are various, if you are use Lenovo then press F2, if other computers, you can try on F10 or F1. You can refer to the BIOS Entry Key on the end of this article.

  • 3. When the black and white BIOS screen get up, press the right and left key to move to the Boot menu, just as the picture below:

  • 4. On the Boot menu, move to the USB or CD/DVD device, and use the up and down arrow to move it to the first boot list. See instructions on the left or bottom of the Bios screen.
  • 5. Press F10 and press Enter to save the change and exit to send up the Vodusoft password reset wizard.

reset win 7 passwordReset Win7 password following the Vodusoft password reset program

  • 1. When the password reset wizard appears, select the Win7 System, and click on the user name that lost password.
  • 2. Click on Reset, and click on Yes after reading the hint message.

Tips: the program will remove the user account password to blank or reset a new password on it, and please remember the new password and use it to log into windows at last.

  • 3. Click on Reboot, when the yes or no message pups up, unconnected the password reset disk, and click on Yes

Windows 7 Password Reset

 

reset win 7 passwordWhen get to pc the logon screen, get into computer without password or the new reset password.

 

BIOS Entry Key table:

Win 7 forgot password? – Recover it with Chntpw tool

Chntpw is a free win 7 password recovery tool which can help you reset win 7 login password your are locked out of windows 7. You can follow the instructions below to create a chntpw disk and use it to reset the lost password.

1. Download a Chntpw live cd and create a USB boot disk.

2. Boot your locked win 7 computer from the USB boot disk.

3. When chntpw starts, choose a win 7 system if you have more then one system on the computer.

4. Select the operation: Remove a user account password.

5. Select a win 7 user account to remove it password.

6. Save the change to and reboot computer.

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Windows 8 password reset usb disk

“I have created a windows 8 password reset usb disk, but when I insert it into my DELL laptop and set it to boot from the password recovery disk. It came to the logon screen again and again that frustrated me very much. I forgot my windows 8 password on Dell laptop, and locked out of the windows, however I am urgent to get some important data from my laptop. What is wrong with the password reset usb? Why can’t I get into the password reset wizard successfully?”

Have you use the windows 8 password recovery disk exactly? Or is there something wrong during the time you created the password reset disk? Check it with the methods below.

1. Create a windows 8 password recovery usb with password recovery tool

There are many windows password recovery tools on the internet, and the methods of using them are similar. If you have download one and install it in a PC, here are the steps how to create a password reset usb with a password recovery tool. Take Vodusoft Windows Password reset software as example:

<1> Run the Vodusoft software, insert a USB into the PC, and click on USB device.

windows 8 password reset usb

<2> select the usb device on the drop-down list, click Burn to USB.

Burn to usb

When the Progress bar shows 100%, it means you have created a windows password recovery usb successfully. Take out the usb, and then you can use the windows 8 password recovery usb to reset password.

2. How to create a password reset disk on windows 8

Creating a windows 8 password reset disk is a good idea, when you set a strong system password on windows 8 to protect data from destroying by others. Here are the steps how to create windows 8 password reset disk:

<1> Log into your windows 8 laptop/pc, press Windowscreate windows 8 password reset disk+ X to open windows 8 Start Menu, and then select Control Panel.

<2> Click on User Accounts and Family Safety link, and then click User Accounts.

Windows 8 control panel

<3> On the User Accounts left panel, click on Create a password reset disk link.

create windows 8 password reset disk

<4> Click on Next, select the removable device on drop-down list, and then Next.

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<5> Type in current user account password, click on Next button to continue. When the  Progress shows 100% complete, click Next, and then Finish.

create windows 8 password reset disk

Tips: Label this device “Windows 8 Password Reset” and keep it in a safe place.

People who can reach this password disk, can use it to access your matching too.

 

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Windows 8 Password Recovery usb

Forgot windows 8 system traditional password? And do not have a windows 8 password recovery usb or other user accounts to login your laptop/PC? Don’t worry, this document shows you the methods that how to login windows without password. And you do not need to reinstall your windows 8 system and format your hard disk to recover your traditional password.

1.Recover windows 8 password with Vodusoft usb

Do you have a usb? If yes, use it to create a password reset disk with Vodusoft password reset tool. Then you can use it to recover windows 8 password on your laptop/pc. Steps as below:

<1> Download Vodusoft Windows 8 Password Reset tool, and install it in an accessible computer.

You can download Vodusoft Windows Password Reset software and free trial to have a try.

<2> Insert the USB to the accessible computer and run the Vodusoft software.

<3> Select the USB device and click on Burn to USB to create a password disk.

Burn to usb

<4> Take the USB password reset disk and insert it in the locked computer.

<5> Restart locked computer and set it to boot from the bootable USB.

<6> When the Vodusoft Windows Password Reset wizard appears, select windows 8, and a user account, click on Reset, click on Reboot, take out the USB, and then click on Yes when the yes or no message pups up to restart computer to the logon screen. Click on the user account, and then you can get into computer without password.

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2.Use password reset usb disk to recover windows 8 password

Have you created a windows 8 password reset disk before? If so, you are very fortunately, because you can use the password disk to recover you windows 8 forgot password quickly and simply. Here are the steps:

<1> Insert password reset disk to the locked computer and restart/start it.

<2> On the logon screen, type in a wrong password number and press Enter, and then click OK.

<3> Select Reset password…and click on OK.

<4>Select the USB device and click Next.

<5>Input new password you want to reset, click on Next and then Finish.

Now you can use the new password to logon your windows.

 

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Windows 8 Picture Password Create Change Remove

When I heard about windows 8 picture password, I thought it is very interesting. Picture password is the new password option and it is more secure from hackers than a traditional password. Here I will share with you how to create, change, and remove picture password on windows 8 system.

1. How to create windows 8 picture password

<1>Get into your table/pc windows 8 system, press Windows Windows 8 picture password+I to open Settings, and then click on Change PC settings to get into the PC settings.

Windows 8 picture password

<2>Select Users on the left panel, click Create a picture password on the right panel.

Windows 8 picture password

<3>Type in your current password if you have created a system password, press Enter or click on OK to continue.

<4>On the right panel click on Choose picture button, choose a picture that you put in your file ahead, click on Open button on the right-bottom corner to choose it.

<5>If you like this picture, click Use this picture, if not like, click Choose new picture.

use this picture

<5>Draw three gestures on your picture. You can use any combination of circles, straight lines, and taps. Draw twice again to confirm it.

Tips: If you do not like the gestures you draw on your picture you can click on Start over on the left-bottom corner.

<6>At last if you get the message Congratulation. You have created your picture password successfully, use it the next time you sign in to windows. Click on Finish to end this operation.

2. How to change windows 8 picture password

<1>Get into the Change PC settings with the steps above, select Users, click on Change picture password.

Windows 8 picture password

<2>The steps of changing picture password are similar to create a picture password. Conform your current password, select a picture, draw three gestures, and then Finish.

3. How to remove windows 8 picture password

If you want to remove windows 8 picture password, get in to the Change PC settings, select Users, you just need to click on the Remove button on the right panel, then the password picture will be removed.

4. Forgot windows 8 picture password

If you have forgot your current set of gestures, click Replay on the left panel, and then click the gestures you draw on the picture to see them.

 

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Windows 8 Start Menu

The missing of Start menu in Windows 8 cause a strong debate, some people think that the classic Start Menu has been a part of the operating system, they can’t live without it. However, some other people have the point that now we are just not accustomed to the new Metro interface, we should learn about the new things, but not stay in the old things.

Will Microsoft bring back the Start menu? There is no doubt that windows 8 is an outstanding operating system with the beautiful Start screen. But every coin has two sides, windows 8 users are often annoyed with the problem that they have to change between the Start menu and Metro interface. What is worst, some users can’t find the windows 8 Start button or  the Shutdown button.

If you want to recover the classic Start menu without any software program, take a few minutes to carry out the method below:

1. On the Bottom-left corner, click on the Start button, and then click on Run… or Use the Windows Windows 8 Start menu +R to open the search box.
2. Type in: “regedit” and then click on OK or press Enter to open Registry.

windows 8 start menu

3. Expand the Registry: KEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

windows 8 start menu
4. Click on Explorer, and double-click on RPEnabled, change the value from 1 to 0, and then click on OK to save the change and exit.
5. Then the classic Start menu gets back. If you want to change the start menu to the windows 8 current style, you just need to change the RPEnabled value back to 1.

Tips: Pay attention to that the Metro UI interface will be disable when you change the value to 0.

 

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Windows 8 remove password

Want to login windows 8 automatically? Forgot Windows 8 password and locked out of windows 8? The best way is to remove windows 8 password to let it blank, then the next time when you start your windows 8 computer to log on screen, you just need to click on your user account, and it will logon in automatically.

How to remove windows 8 password? There are many methods for you to choose, take the best one to carry out according to your different occasions. 

Three ways to remove windows 8 password:

  1. Remove windows 8 password through shortcut key
  2. Remove windows 8 password via log in with PIN code
  3. Remove windows 8 password with password software when forgot login password

1. Remove windows 8 password through shortcut key

A complex password may be very difficult for you to remember, and it is usual to forget that will cause a lot of problem. And I think it is a troublesome thing to type in password every time we logon windows. Why not remove the password if we have no important data in our computer in order to let our windows login automatically? Simple steps just below:

  •  Press on “Ctrl+Alt+Delete” and select Change a password, then the Change a password wizard below will appear.
  • Type in the Old password, and then let the New password blank to remove password.
  •  Click on the next button to save the change, then you can receive the message “Password has been change successfully”.

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2.Remove windows 8 password via log in with PIN code.

Forgot windows 8 system password? If you still can log into windows 8 with PIN code or picture password, get into your computer and then remove windows 8 password simply and fast through Net User Command.

First, press Windowswindows 8 button + X to open Start Menu, and then click on Command Prompt (Admin).

Next, on the Command Prompt Type in: Net User <user name> “” to remove windows 8 password.

windows 8 remove password

Tips: Please remember to let the password blank, and the <user name> is your account name which one you want to remove password.

3.Remove windows 8 password with password reset disk

Forgot password and locked out of windows 8? If the methods above do not work for you, don’t disappoint, you can still remove windows 8 password with windows 8 password recovery disk efficiently and safely.

If you have created a windows 8 password reset disk before, then you can use it to remove windows 8 password quickly. If not, you can create a Vodusoft windows password reset disk right now and use it to reset windows 8 password.

step 1 Download Vodusoft Windows password reset software, install it and launch it in another accessible PC.

Vodusoft Windows password reset standard trial version free download

step 2Insert a USB or CD, and choose USB Device or CD/DVD, and then click Begin Burning to create a windows bootable disk.

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Locked out of windows 8 forgot password

 Step 3Take out the bootable password reset dick and insert into the locked computer that you want to remove password.

Step 4 to set computer to boot Restart the locked computer, and set the computer to boot from password reset disk.

step 5 to remove windows 8 passwordSelect the Windows 8 System and the user account name, click on Reset, when the message box pups up, click on Yes. Click on Reboot and unplug the removable device when the prompt message appears, and then click on Yes to restart your windows 8 computer.

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Log in windows 8 with PIN code

Windows 8 System support PIN code setting and log in, support SIM card of Windows and table PC. In addition to windows 8 system passwords and windows 8 picture password, we can also set PIN code on windows 8. It is very convenient and fast for users to log on windows 8 with PIN code, it logs into computer as soon as you type in the last digit of PIN code. So users do not need to press Enter key or click on Submit button to get into windows.

PIN code is Personal Identification Number abbreviation, and the SIM card is the Personal Identification code. PIN code is a kind of safety protection measures to prevent data stolen. If users input three wrong passwords to log on, the windows will be automatically locked.

If you haven’t created a PIN code for windows 8, the steps below show you how to set up a PIN code for windows 8 log on.

Step 1: Point your mouse key to the top-right corner or click on “Win+I” button, to show the menu bar, and then click on Settings

Login windows 8 with pin code

Step 2: Click on “Change PC settings” on the bottom of the Settings.

login windows 8 with pin code

Step 3: on the Windows 8 PC Settings, select “Users”, and then click on “Create a PIN”.

login windows 8 with pin code

Step 4: Type in your windows 8 system password and click on OK. If your current account has a password, windows 8 will require you to input current account password first.

Step 5: Type/ retype 4 digits in the PIN text box and click on Finish to create a PIN code.

create windows 8 pin code

Since you have created PIN code, next time when you login windows 8, it will requires you to input PIN code by default. If you want to change the logon methods, you can click on “login options” to change to the picture password or system password option. What is more, if you forget your system password, you can reset windows 8 password through logging into windows with the PIN code.

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