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5 Options to Unlock Computer without Password If Locked out

author_icon Ronnie Barnes time_icon Last updated: Jun 03, 2019 05:20 pm tips_icon Featured Articles

Most of us can relate to the feeling of starting their laptops or computers only to find that they need a password to get it, but can't seem to remember what it is. Since passwords present the best way to protect the information on our computers, most of us will choose to use them at some point. Yet, forgetting the password can be the worst thing, especially when there is some important information in the computer's data that you need.

Worse still, some people don't know how they can recover the password or reset the computer and gain access to it. So when this happens, most people simply accept that they will lose all their data and choose to reinstall their OS or give up. Before you take any of these drastic measures, try one of the following solutions to unlock computer without password.

1. Unlock Computer without Password By Creating a New User

One of the easiest ways to gain access to a locked computer is to create a new user and add them to the admin group. It is worth noting that you will need a Window installation disk to use this method. Unfortunately most people got the Windows update over-the-air. If you are one of them, you need to create an installation disk by downloading the ISO fie from the Microsoft website. Once you have it, follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Insert the Computer installation disk into the computer and boot from it. You can enter the boot menu by pressing F2.

Step 2: During the boot process, press "Shift + F10" to access the command prompt window.

Step 3: Once command prompt is open, run the following 3 commands.

move d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe.bak
copy d:windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe
wpeutil reboot

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Step 4: You will see a sign on screen. Click on the "Ease of Access" icon to open the command prompt dialogue and run the following commands.

ease of access
net user password

net user /add [username] [password]
net localgroup administrators [username] /add

Step 5: You can now restart the computer and access it using the newly created user account. But you need to first replace the original utilman.exe file. To do that, run the following command.

copy d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe.bak d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

Step 6: Once you have accessed the computer using this new account, you need to open command prompt again to reset the password for the locked account. To do that, enter the following command.

net user user_name new_pwd (Replace the "user name" with the new user name you want to use and "new-pwd" with the new password for that account).

2. Reset Windows Local account to Unlock PC without Password

You can also use the following solution to reset the Windows local account password. Follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Click on the "Start" button and then select the power button.

Step 2: Hold down the shift button and while still holding it, click on the "Restart" button.

Step 3: This will open the boot options menu. In this menu, click on "Troubleshoot' and then select "Reset this PC".

choose troubleshoot
reset this pc

Step 4: Finally click on "Remove Everything" and the computer will restart, resetting your Windows account.

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3. Remove Computer Password from 2nd Login Account

This solution may be useful to you if you have a Microsoft account or if you use an email and password to login. Follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Visit http://live.com/ on any browser on any device and then click on "Forgot Password".

Step 2: On this page, click on "I Forgot my Password" and enter your email and a mobile number or recovery email ID.

forgot microsoft account password

Step 3: Follow the instructions to setup a new password for your account and use it to log into your PC.

4. Unlock Computer with Password Using TRK

Tiny Rescue Kit (TRK) is one of the most useful password resetting utilities in Windows. Most users prefer it because of its high success rate which makes it a worthy solution for you to try. Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Download the latest version of the Tiny Rescue Disk to a bootable drive. Ensure that you download the right one to avoid any problems.

Step 2: Insert the bootable disk into the inaccessible computer and you should see TRK menu.

Step 3: Choose "Windows Password Resetting" from the list of options and then press "Enter" to select it. (You can use the arrow keys to scroll the options).

Step 4: Now use the arrow keys again to select "Winpass prompts for username first" and then enter the account details for the locked account.

winpass prompts for username first

Step 5: Press the "1" to remove the password feature from the computer once the operating details appear.

5. Remove Computer Password with Passper WinSenior

If all of the above solutions don't work, you may need a more comprehensive solution that can help you remove the password from the account easily and effectively. This may seem too good to be true, but there is a tool that can do exactly that. This tool is Passper WinSenior, a password recovery program that is designed to make it easier to reset, recover or remove a password from any Windows account. To do that effectively, WinSenior has a set of features designed for that task. These features include the following:

Free DownloadFor Win 10/8/7/XP/Vista

  • It allows you to remove or reset the password without reformat or reinstall the computer system.

  • It is highly effective with a 100% success rate. This is because it utilizes highly advanced technology to recover the password, something most competitors will not do.

  • It is very easy to use, allowing you to reset or remove the password in a 3 simple steps.

  • It can also recover the password under various circumstances including when you're locked out of your account, when you want to reset the password or you've lost access to that user account.

The following is how to use Passper WinSenior to remove the computer password.

Step 1: Install WinSenior on another computer that you have access to and then open the program. On the main window, select the type of bootable disk you would like to create and then click on the "Create" button.

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Step 2: Confirm that you want to burn the bootable disk by clicking on "Continue" in the popup that appears. When the burning process is complete, eject the CD/DVD or USB disk.

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Step 3: Now insert the bootable disk into the inaccessible computer and then follow the instructions that WinSenior provides to enter the boot menu.

boot menu key

Step 4: In the resultant window, click "Remove Windows Password" button and then click "Next" to continue.

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Step 5: Choose the account that you want to remove and then click on "Remove".

choose user

Step 6: In a few minutes, the password will be removed successfully. You can then restart the computer and access the account without needing a password.

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Conclusion

The solutions above can make it easy for you to unlock computer without password. But some of them are fairly complicated. If you want an easier and more effective method, we recommend you to use Passper WinSenior. It offers a more comprehensive way to get password removed or reset with the highest success rate of any other program in the market. Share your thoughts with us on this topic in the comments section below.

Free DownloadFor Win 10/8/7/XP/Vista

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By Ronnie Barnes to Featured Articles

Posted on Jun 03, 2019 ( Updated: Jun 03, 2019 )

Ronnie Barnes, a blogger with more than 5-year experience in writing tips about password recovery for Windows and office files.