How to Recover Windows user Password ?

In case you forgot your windows user account password or if you have multiple user accounts and one of them is password protected, you can always crack the password. This trick wont decrypt the password, but instead you can set a new password and replace the old one. Ok the trick here is you need access to command prompt.

You can do so by going in safe mode. (keep pressing f8 during BOOT SCREEN and it will ask you whether you want to go in safe mode or not)

  • Go in safe mode. Then login as administrator.
  • Open Command Prompt
  • Type netuser username * and press enter.
  • For example, i will type netuser Omkar * and press enter.
  • Now a new password will be asked to enter.
  • Enter the new password. But it wont display on the screen when you type it. Hit enter.
  • Again enter the new password, Hit enter.
  • And the account password will be successfully changed.

For example, If my account name was Teo.
Then i will perform the steps as shown in the image below.

And you can see the password entered is invisible. But this works and if you have any problem feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks.

3 Comments

    • Omkar Bhagat

      Il Bloggazzo yes. But there’s another way as well. I had written this long back on my facebook notes page. I’ll just copy paste it here:

      This is just a long tutorial made short. But i hope you get it. You need to log in on the computer using Linux or Linux Live CD.

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      A bit advanced (in case if nothing works) method:

      using linux what you have to do is :

      go inside “windows/system32” folder. then there are these two files for the trick: “sethc.exe” and “cmd.exe”

      sethc function: press shift more than 5 times nonstop and it will show u a dialog box.

      so using this trick YOU CAN OPEN COMMAND PROMPT ON THE WELCOME SCREEN ITSELF BY PRESSING SHIFT KEYS MORE THAN 5 TIMES in A ROW.

      steps (while in linux):

      1. copy cmd.exe from sys32 to desktop.
      2. rename it to sethc.exe
      3. paste the sethc.exe (fake: which is actually cmd.exe, i hope u get it)
      4. copy this sethc.exe(fake) to sys32 and replace sethc.exe(original).

      so now when u press shift more than 5 times, it initializes sethc but sethc is actually cmd. !!!!

      now u have access to cmd on welcome screen so there itself you can change the password.

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