Sunday, September 15, 2013

Reset Windows 8 Password without any software

Good day,
There are alot of software  (Freeware/Shareware) for reseting Windows 8/7 Admin Password.
But sometime you dont have these tools or they are incompatible with the OS version.
In this article I will talk about how to reset the admin password / or any other password without any tools.
All what you need is windows 8 DVD.

Windows 8 

  1. Boot From the DVD (adjust you BIOS setting for First Boot Device: DVD)
  2. When the loading completes, select the needed language. Then a window with "Install Now" button will display. Click "Repair your PC".
  3. Once recovery screen appear, press Shift+F10, then a command window will display. Enter commands below
  4. copy C:\Windows\System32\Utilman.exe C:\ (this command is to create a backup of the file)
  5. copy C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe C:\Windows\System32\Utilman.exe
  6. Confirm "Yes" when there is prompted.
The Utilman.exe is the accessible options for windows 8 

Now all what you have to do is press on it, and the CMD will appear, simply write the command 
Net user "UserName" "NewPassword"
To Get a list of the current users use the command Net user
and you are done :)

for Windows 7 follow the same steps but in step 4 the file you will copy is sethc.exe
So it will be 
  1. copy C:\Windows\System32\sethc.exe C:\ (this command is to create a backup of the file)
  2. copy C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe C:\Windows\System32\sethc.exe

Enjoy, and dont forget to restore the file to its original name when you finish

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