“I bought a new DELL laptop few days ago, and set a password on my administrator user account and this is the only user account. But how stupid I am, i forgot the administrator password, how can I get into my laptop again without the current password? ”
Forgot your computer password? And locked out of your pc? Don’t be disappoint, this article will show you effective methods how to get into computer if you forgot the password.
Method 1: Get into computer with password reset disk if forgot password
“How to unlock my computer if i forgot the password?” We strongly recommend you to create a password reset disk, with the reason that it would be very helpful for you to unlock computer password if you forgot the password. When you create a password on your computer, it is very easy for you to recover windows forgot password with password reset disk without pc professional knowledge and it just takes you a few minutes.
<1>.On your pc logon screen, enter a wrong password on the password text box, and press Enter.
<2>.When the wrong password hint message pups up, click on OK, and then click on the Reset password… link.
<3>.Insert the password reset disk, and then follow the password reset wizard to finish the operation.
Password reset wizard picture
Then you can get into computer with the new password you reset.
Method 2: Get on computer with free password program Chntpw if forgot password
“i forgot my pc login password how to get in? ” If you do not have a password reset disk, you can take Chntpw to have a try. Chntpw is a free windows password program that can work for windows 7, XP, Vista, 2000 local password. You need to create a USB or CD/DVD boot disk with Chntpw, and then use it to recovery computer forgot password.
Steps as below:
<1>. Download Chntpw program from: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/cd110511.zip
<2>.Create a Chntpw USB or CD/DVD boot disk, use the ISO software to burn the USB or CD/DVD to Chntpw boot disk.
<3>. Set the locked computer to boot from the Chntpw boot disk.
<4>. Follow the steps one by one to emove pc password, When the Chntpw program starts.
<5>.Save the change and exit, then you can get on computer without password.
Method 3: Get into computer with Vodusoft usb if forgot password
“i forgot my administrator password, please help!” Methods above do not work for you? The Chntpw program is a console base program, so it is not easy to use as GUI windows password program. If you don’t want to use the methods above, you can use Vodusoft Windows Password Reset soft ware which has good user interface and good user guide. It is a safe and effective password recovery tool that can works well on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 2000, 2003, 2008.
Follow the detail steps as below:
<1>. Get Vodusoft Windows Password Reset tool and run it in an accessible computer.
<2>.Create a bootable password reset disk with Vodusoft program.
- Insert a USB flash drive or blank CD/DVD, and then select the removable device you insert.
Select device picture
- Click on Burn to USB or Burn to CD/DVD to create a password reset disk.
Burn to picutre
<3>. Set the locked computer to boot from the password reset disk
- Take the password disk and insert it into the locked computer.
- Start/restart the locked computer and press the BIOS Entry Key repeatedly until the BIOS screen set up.
Tips: Different computer has different Bios Entry Keys, you can refer to the article according to your removable device:
<4>. When the password reset wizard appears, click on “Reset”, if the hint message pups up, click on “Yes”.
<5>. Click on “Reboot”, When the hint message appears, unplug the password reset disk, and click on “Yes”.
<6>. Congratulation, you can get into computer with blank password now.