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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.

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  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.
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  4. Click Command Prompt.
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  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.
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  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.
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  11. Exit the command prompt.
  12. You can login to your Windows machine using the new password.
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