Description: The passage focuses on talking about the popular topic on windows 10 auto login. The author is going to show us the information on how to reset windows 10 password without any third party software utilizing the Windows installation media.
Today, I’m going to demonstrate on how to reset windows 10 password without any software, we’re going to be utilizing the Windows installation media, it doesn’t have to be Windows 10, it could be Windows 7, Windows Server Windows 8 or Windows XP.
If you don’t how, if you don’t have the installation media, download on an ISO file from Microsoft, burn it to a CD and then you should be good to go, so which is a summary or what we’re going to do here is that we’re going to exit the system with that Windows installation media.
We’re going to modify some files in the partition where the windows 10 is installed, so we can get the command prompt here when we get this window, so let’s say we forgot the password and we don’t know what it is, so the first thing we need to do is that we need to reboot the computer, change the boot sequence of the PC and start the BC from the installation media.
So I already put the installation media in the computer, so I’m going to reboot the PC and change the boot sequence, so I can start from the CD, so in my PC, I press escape to bring up the boot menu in your PC maybe f9 or f10 f12, play around with it until you get it.
Then I’m going to select, so let’s select the cd-rom and press Enter, so once you get this window here, don’t do anything else, let’s press shift f10 to bring up the command prompt and over here you have to play with the syntax, you need to find out the partition where Windows 10 is installed in my case is on D.
Let’s list the folders in this partition by typing dear and this is what I have my Windows 10 partition, if you don’t know where it is, play with the syntax until you find out, once you find out, we’re going to change the directory to the windows folder and we’re going to change that to system 32 folder.
Once we’re here, we’re going to rename to files, we’re going to rename util man, you can put any name you won and the command I use, that is our en util ma n dot exit and we’re going to rename it, we are going to Adam, so we’re going to rename it util man1 dot exit.
We’re going to going to press ENTER and we’re going to rename the CMD which is the command prompt over here, we’re going to type the same command R a n see md dot exe and we’re going to rename it util man, so that’s going to be TI LM a n dot executable.
I’m going to press ENTER, so we have done over here now. let’s reboot the PC, so let’s close everything out of here and let the PC reboot, so the way we’re going to bring up the command prompt is that we’re going to click over here, this button here in the left corner and now we have this beautiful command prompt here.
The way we’re going to reset the password is that we’re going to type net user and notice that I have two accounts here, I have the administrator account and I have the test account, if you don’t want to reset the password here, you can basically create a new account added to the administrators group and then log in with that account is to reset whatever password you need to reset.
But in this case, I’m going to reset the password for the test user, so the way we’re going to do that is that we’re going to type net user and the username test and asterisk and then we press ENTER and over here, it’s going to ask you for the new password particular reason, anything you type is not going to be shown on the screen.
So let’s type the new password here, I’m going to type CSS enter and then you need to confirm it and let’s type it again, CSS enters, you can see the command completed successfully, so now if we close these out and let’s go back to test user and then let’s type the new password CSS and press Enter notice that we have reset Windows 10 password, so it is cool stuff, I hope you like it and if you have any questions, you put them down below and I’ll make sure I get back to you, thank you.