After quite some time you turned your PC back on with Windows 11/10 and discovered that there is a crash when the PC starts that requires a password? Have you tried entering all the passwords you usually use but none of them work? What to do when you find yourself in a forgotten Windows 10 password situation?
While password protection allows you to protect your own privacy and your data, on the other hand it can represent an obstacle for yourself especially if you forget the password used. Fortunately, today there are several ways to bypass the Windows password to be able to re-access your PC without losing your PC data and settings.
In the first versions of Windows you always had a recovery disk thanks to which various operations could be carried out, including that of “password reset” of Windows itself. However, with the most recent PCs running Windows 11/10, this recovery disk is no longer supplied and therefore alternative solutions must be found. Among these solutions we would like to highlight the one offered by Password Recovery Bundlea program that allows you to create a real recovery disk (obviously using another functioning and unlocked Windows PC) with which you can then reset and reset the password of your PC.
WAY 1. Remove Windows PC Password with Password Recovery
Step 1. Download and install Password Recovery Bundle on a working, non-locked Windows PC (any Windows version is fine)
Here is the link to download this program in the free demo version:
Step 2: Open the program and from the home screen click on “Windows Password Recovery” on the left and then on the “Windows Password Rescuer” icon in the center.
Step 3: Create recovery disc (CD/DVD or USB)
Insert a blank CD/DVD disc or USB stick and then click on BURN to start creating that recovery disk.
Step 4: Connect the newly created disk or USB stick to the Windows 11/10 computer from which you want to remove the password
Step 5. Turn on your PC and immediately press F2, F12 or F8 to enter BIOS mode. From here you will have to set the disk (CD or USB) connected to the computer as the main drive from which to start Windows 11/10
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In the case of Windows 11/10 PCs ACER just immediately click on F2 when the computer starts to open the BIOS window and from here using the arrow keys set the startup disk as the first disk to read.
Step 6: Restart your PC and remove password Windows 11/10
Once your PC restarts, it will read the disk (CD/DVD or USB) connected to it and this Windows Password Rescue screen will open:
Select the system Windows 11/10 you want to remove the password from and select the account.
Click on Reset Password
Finally click on Reboot to restart your Windows 11/10 PC.
After rebooting you will notice that the PC turns on without asking for any password! Problem solved!
Way 2. Ignore Windows password when logging in
In general, creating a password for Windows can be considered the most secure way to prevent unauthorized access to your computer. However, if there are no important files in your computer and no one will touch your computer except you, you don’t have to worry about the security problem of your computer. So registering your Windows with password might be redundant and waste your time. Windows provides several methods for bypass the password when you log in. Here we will use netplwiz to bypass Windows 11/10 password.
Step 1. Log in to your Windows 11/10 PC and type netplwiz in the menu search bar Start and select “Run command with administrator” in the drop-down menu.
Step 2. The “User Accounts” window will open, and here you will have to select the “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer“, and then click the “” button Apply “.
Step 3. A window will appear asking you to enter your username and password. Click again OK to save your changes. After restarting your computer, you can log in to Windows 11/10 without typing your password.
Method 3: Bypass Windows 11/10 Password with Command Prompt
Another way to remove and unlock PC without password is to use the Windows command prompt. Command Prompt is a great tool that can be used to fix various system problems, including password reset. However, this method is a little more complex to use since it is totally command-based, so you need to be proficient with computers to avoid accidents. If you’re ready, let’s start by seeing how to remove your Windows 11/10 password with the command prompt!
Step 1. If you have a Windows 11/10 installation CD, insert it into your locked Windows 11/10 computer and set the computer to boot from the CD in the BIOS.
Step 2. Now, the installation CD will be loaded while booting Windows 11/10, it will boot from CD instead of hard drive. You should now enter the Windows 11/10 installation interface.
Step 3. In the language selection interface, quickly press Shift + F10 to open the command prompt.
Step 4. If C: is not the root directory of your system, you need to use the edit directory so you can visit Windows\system32.
Step 5. Type the following command to replace Utility Manager with cmd, but it’s best to take a backup of the Utility Manager file first so it can be restored later.
move d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\
copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe
Enter the command: ren Utilman.exe Utilman.bkp to backup the Utility manager.
Step 6. Now you can restart Windows by typing the command “wpeutil reboot“.
Step 7. Now, when you are on the login screen, click Utility management in the left corner of the window, so the Command Prompt will open instead.
Step 8. Now you can change user properties in the system using the net user command.
net user Administrator /active:yes
This will activate the hidden administrator account, so you can directly log in to Windows 11/10 without typing the password.
net user username new_password
This command will change the user and password you want, simply replace the username with your username and replace new_password with your new password.
Obviously, you need to restore the original utilman.exe file. Just open Command Prompt and copy the following command:
C: cd windows\system32
of the utilman.exe
ren utilman.exe.bak utilman.exe
Then reboot the system.
Way 4: Remove Windows Password with Hiren Boot CD
The BootCD by Hiren is a tool that every person needs to make a copy of on USB or DVD/CD to repair the system. If Windows Repair feature doesn’t help you bypass Windows 11/10 password, Hirent’s BootCD could give you the magical power to remove passwords of any local Windows 11/10 account without harming your system. However, it is a command-based tool so it is a bit complex to handle. It’s fast but it’s also dangerous, and if you’re inexperienced you have to be very careful.
Step 1. Go to official site to download Hirens.BootCD, and then burn the IOS image to your CD or USB drive. Then set the locked PC to boot from CD.
Step 2. Now Hiren. BootCD will come loaded with many utilities. Select Offline NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 Password Changer and press Enter.
Step 3. In this step you need to select the correct hard drive partition where Windows 11/10 is located. Select the A option to list all partitions. In our case the operating system is installed on C:.
Step 4. Here you need to confirm whether the default location is correct. Just press the button Sending to accept the default Windows registry path without writing anything else. At this point, your password is changed and you can restart your computer to log in with the new password.
Step 5. Now you will have to select the default option: “(1) -Modify user data and password” and press Sending.
Step 6. 3 users will appear: Administrator, Guest and Username. You can select the password of the user you want to delete. Here we will choose the account of our name to bypass its password.
Step 7. To type 1 for “Remove user password” and press Sending.
Way 5: Remove computer password with OphCrack
OphCrack is a very old na Windows password recovery tool that can be used to remove Windows password. Regardless of the old badge of honor, the software isn’t that bad. But it has some flaws, such as the fact that it cannot crack passwords with more than 4 characters and it cannot support the latest 32-bit versions of Windows 8 and 10, but if you are using something less, you can try it for sure.
Step 1. The software is available for free, so it will not be difficult to download it first on a properly functioning computer or laptop.
Step 2. After installing the program you need to burn its ISO image files to a specific drive to create the startup disk.
Step 3. Connect the startup disk to the locked Windows PC and reboot the machine from that created disk
Step 4. The first thing to do after viewing the main screen of the program is to choose “Automatic Ophcrack graphics mode” and press “Sending“.
Step 5. The tool usually applies “Brute Force Attack” method to recover lost password. Although the method is old and takes a huge amount of time, the probability of finding the password is quite high (but it takes patience)
Step 6. The recovered password will be displayed on the screen after the scanning and searching process is completed.