Switching Your Windows User Account Login Password If You Forgot Your Password

There are important data on your computer that can be used to password-protect your Windows account or prevent anyone from touching it for a variety of reasons. That's why I always carry my passwords with memos, but if I can't memorize and lose my notes, it's very difficult.

So, inevitably, in the worst case, it can be formatted. Before that, if you use the ntpwedit program, you can change your Windows password and your OS should be at least XP.

Changing your Windows user account password
First of all, you need to prepare a computer that can boot normally.

 Take ntpwed compressed file, extract it to USB memory and copy it. It's OK to put it in a USB drive with Windows installation files, and prepare a DVD or USB with the Windows installation image burned.

1) Boot from the Windows installation DVD / USB, and when the Windows installation window appears as shown below, press the command prompt Shift + F10.

2) Enter the diskpart-> list volume command to find the USB (removable) drive with the ntpwed file. Check the capacity as well and enter the exit command.

3) I found the D drive that transferred the ntpwed files to the USB stick. Access the drive (D) with the command cd c:-> d: and enter ntpwedit (ntpwedit64 for 64-bit) file name and press enter.

4) When the NTWEdit program runs, press the OPEN button with the SAM file path shown.

5) Select the Windows user account whose password is to be changed in the User list and click the Change password button.

6) Enter the new Windows password twice and press the OK button. It's not final yet!

7) Click Save changes menu to complete the change of the corresponding user account password.

8) Press the Exit button to reboot and close the Command Prompt x menu.

9) When prompted to cancel the Windows installation, click the Yes button to reboot.

10) When the reboot is completed, the profile pops up again. Enter the changed password and press Enter to see the log in.

It may be a little difficult, but I think it's a good habit to take a note of your password.

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