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What you do when you forget your system’s password. Formatting your pc and installing OS again is not really a cool idea. And re-installing the whole operating system and all of your application is really a very big deal and time consuming task. So when you lost your password, don’t think about formatting your pc.
I am gonna tell you today how to reset your windows password without knowing the current password or you can also say hacking or cracking windows password. This trick is really very useful when you forget your password.

Note: This article is not related to hacking and we are not promoting any hacking content. This is only for educational purpose and for recovering lost password. 

THINGS NEEDED FOR RESETTING WINDOWS PASSWORD

  • Bootable Pendrive with a Live OS (Linux, Backtrack, Fedora etc.)
No matter what OS you choose, we only need the access to the file system of windows OS, so you can choose any OS. Here in this example I will be using BackTrack 
So the first step is to create a Bootable Disc or Pendrive. I will be using my usb drive because I hate optical discs. If you don’t know how to create a bootable pen drive you can learn it from the link given below. 

RESETTING THE WINDOWS PASSWORD

Now if you have the bootable pendrive with an Operating System then you can move ahead to reset your forgotten password. 

Setting Up Back Door

  • Plugin your USB Device or Insert your Optical Disc
  • Start your pc with USB device or disc you inserted 
  • Once your pc is started you can access all files.
  • Go to C:WindowsSystem32
  • Find sethc.exe and delete this file
  • Now find cmd and rename it to sethc
  • You’re done

Resetting Your Password 

Now your back door is ready to enter the pc. Just turn on your pc normally. Now you will be prompted to enter password on login.

  • Press Shift Key 5 times rapidly
  • Command Prompt will open 
  • Type this command 
net user <user name> <new password>
  • Hit enter
  • Password is changed

Note: It will only work for Windows 7 or earlier version of windows. Unfortunately on windows 8 we need to open command prompt as administrator to change password. It is still possible to do it with windows with a little tweak. Just keep reading to know how.

RESETTING PASSWORD IN WINDOWS 8 OR 8.1

As you know that changing password with command prompt does not require current password. But if you are using windows 8 then you have to run the command prompt prompt as administrator to complete the command successfully. Only pressing shift keys 5 times will not open command prompt in administrator mode. So you have to follow these steps for changing password. 
  • Open your pc. 
  • Press Shift Key 5 times and you will see the command prompt. 
  • Type taskmgr and hit enter; task manager will open. 
taskmanager-win8
  • Click on File -> Run new task; Run window will open
  • Type cmd and tick on Run this task as administrative priviledge and hit enter
open-cmd
  • You will see the command prompt
  • Change the password with net user command
net user <user name> <new password>
password-changed
If you are having any confusion regarding this tutorial feel free to ask by your valuable comments. 
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What you do when you forget your system's password. Formatting your pc and installing OS again is not really a cool idea. And re-installing the whole operating system and all of your application is really a very big deal and time consuming task. So when you lost your password,...