If you mistakenly lost or forgot your Windows password? Don’t panic, the world is not coming to an end. There are ways your windows password can be found or recovered.
The Windows log-on password is one of the most important passwords placed on windows PC for security purpose. And it’s something you have to memorized and if you lost this password or can’t remember it, then your PC becomes useless to you and you get stuck just steering at the windows logo.
However, that’s not the end, because there are now several ways you can find or recover your lost windows password.
These methods apply to all versions and editions of windows. Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. Some of these ideas might work for older Windows operating systems as well. Like windows 98.
7 Ways to Recover Your Windows Password.
Reset Your Microsoft Account Password
Resetting your Microsoft account is possibly one of the easiest and fastest way to get back into Windows after losing your windows password. However, this is possible only if you operate Windows 10 or Windows 8 and only if you use a Microsoft account to log in. And must be done Online.
Use Your Password Reset Disk
This next method works irrespective of the windows version you use. So if you don’t use Windows 10 or Windows 8, but have a windows PC with a local acct, the easiest way to get out of a “lost Windows password” situation is to use your password reset disk. And that is if you have one. But if you don’t, here’s how to quickly created one.
Creating a password reset disk, which can actually be on a flash drive, CD or a floppy disk, depending on your version of Windows, is something you have to do before you lose your Windows password and not after you lose your password. So, if you’ve created one before loosing your windows password, then this method will be OK for you. However, if probably you haven’t, this option isn’t going to do you any good.
However, you can still find your lost password by using other methods below. And once you find your password, I’ll advice you learn how to create a password reset disk as this will save you a lot of stress and it’s one of the most easiest method to find a lost windows password.
The most important thing about this method is that, you only have to make the password reset disk once. No matter how many times you change your password after creating the disk, it will still work to reset your lost password.
Have an Administrator Change Your Password
Another way of recovering or finding lost windows password is by the use of an administrator account on the same PC. In other words, you just give up the idea of finding the password and Just have one of the other users on your computer change your lost password for you.
However, this will only work if one of the users on your PC has a Windows log-on account that’s set up with administrator level access. One account usually is, so be sure to give this a try with as many accounts as you can.
The first account that was set up in Windows is often times set up with administrator access.
But if by chance you are the only user of your PC, then unfortunately, this idea/method is not for you.
Guess Your Password
As funny as it may sound, guessing your lost windows password has worked so many times for people who care to try it. And I think its something you’ve done sometime ago.
According to phycology, Your first reaction to a lost password is to “think really hard and probably continue guessing your password till you get the right one.
Actually, the trick about guessing is to make an educatedguess. Most passwords, even complicated and well-designed ones, are inspired by the people, places, and things in the account holder’s life.
For example, could your lost Windows password have had something to do with a loved one’s birthday, a pet’s name, an often dialed telephone number or a favorite movie. To make it easy to remember a lost password, windows always gives you assistance by giving you password hints whenever you try to login with a failed attempt.
If this doesn’t work for you still, you can try the next method.
Hack Into Windows With a Password Recovery Tool
This might sound dangerous, illegal, and too complicated, but hacking into windows in the reality is quite the opposite.
This tools are available for download from various legitimate websites free and then use to either find the lost Windows password or quickly reset/delete it, allowing you back in.
In most cases where the ideas above aren’t options, a Windows password recovery program is the successful strategy. These password recovery programs are completely safe and easy to use, even for a computer novice, as long as you can follow some step-by-step directions.
Reset Your Password With This Trick
Downloading unfamiliar software, discs burning, or mastering flash drives. If these doesn’t sound like what you like doing, then give this a try.
What you’ll have to do is a little command-line work but all you’ll need is access to your Windows installation or recovery media and a little bit of patience.
Alternatively, the automatic password reset and recovery tools, which was explained earlier above, are probably going to be faster and best solutions from beginning to end for most of you, than using this method.
Clean Install Windows
If you’ve tried every other option with no success, then the only option left will be a clean windows installation.
Actually, this is the option you really don’t want to try but we include it here because it still serves as a certain fix for a Windows lost password problem.
A clean install of Windows is a complete erasure of your hard drive, followed by a re-installation of the Windows operating system.
After windows have been reinstalled, ensure you create a password reset disk so you won’t loose your data again because of a missing password.
How do remove the password from my computer?
If you want to take your password off your laptop, here is a quick steep you can follow.
- Open Start Menu,
- Type control panel into Start, This will search your computer for the Control Panel application,
- Click Control Panel,
- Then click User Accounts.
- Click User Accounts,
- Then click manage another account
- Click the account whose password you want to remove.
- Then click Change the Password.
If you don’t want any password, leave it blank and click OK.
How can I remove administrator password from my computer?
Administrator password is quite different from user password. However, that docent mean it cant be removed. To remove an admin password, simply follow these steps below.
- From start menu, Open the Control Panel.
- Goto users and account,
- Under the “Make changes to your user account” section, click Manage another account.
- You’ll see all the accounts on your computer.
- Click the “Change the password” link.
- Enter your original password and leave the new password boxes blank
- Click on Change password button.