If you have arrived here it is probably because you have forgotten the password that gives you access to your Windows computer or laptop and because, you still do not remember it despite the clue that you created in your day, or simply did not create one.
Luckily, below you will find small tricks that you can try to be able to start a session after you have done other checks such as looking at what you did not give to the key of capitals.
Before it continues, we would like to make it clear that this tutorial is indicated for those who want to access their own computer and not that of another, since this is completely illegal.
However, if you came here with the intention of getting rid of your PC password, you should consult our tutorial on how to remove it. In this case, you must have previously logged in using this personal key.
Method 1. Use the hidden administrator account
This method is especially useful for those who have Windows 7 or earlier. If you are a Windows 10 user, you are probably using the password of your Microsoft account, in which case you will need the help that we offer in other sections.
The version of Windows 7 and some previous versions have an administrator account that is not usually visible. Using the steps below you can access your computer only if your account has not been disabled.
one. Turn on your computer or reset and press the key F8 repeatedly.
two. In the menu that appears on the screen, select the option Safe mode, or Safe Mode in Spanish.
3. Now, you can enter Administrator (with the first letter in mayscula) in the user section and leave the password box blank.
4. Once you have already logged in in safe mode, you can go to the Control Panel and select User account.
5. Finally, choose the user whose password you don't remember to reset it and change it to a new one.
Method 2. Use the Windows boot disk or USB
Those who gain access to a Windows DVD or USB bootable drive can use them to enable the administrator account that is currently disabled.
Alternatively, you can start Recovery mode. Turn on the device and, while the Windows screen is charging, press and hold the power button for four seconds to force the power off.
Then, you can turn it on again and wait for the BOOT menu with the mode option Recovery. Select this option and wait for Windows to locate possible solutions.
When this process is finished, click on the drop-down menu to see details of the problems encountered. Swipe down and select the last link. That opens a document, which for now we are not too interested.
Click on Archive above the window, followed by Open. Locate your Windows driver – keep in mind that the letters may have changed – and find the folder Windows / System32.
Swipe down and find the file sethc. If you can't find it, make sure you have the option to be able to see all types of files, and not just the text files. Right click on it and change the name by adding a letter or number.
Click anywhere else to save the changes. Now, locate the file cmd and copy it by right clicking. Right-click again on any point in the blank but in this case select Paste from the drop-down menu.
When you have created the copy, change the name and call it sethc. Make sure the changes are saved, close all windows and click Finish. Your computer will shut down automatically.
Now, turn it on again and wait for the login screen to appear. Press the key Shift five times to open a system symbol window, or Command Prompt in english.
Writes net user so that all users associated with that computer are listened to. Now type net user followed by the name of the last user in the list. Finally, you can enter a new password for that user.
In case you don't want to set any password, just hit Enter. Those who have established one must re-enter it to confirm it. Finally, close the window and you can start session with your new personal password.
Method 3. Take advantage of a password recovery program
If the two previous methods have not been very helpful, you can try a program that promises to be able to recover passwords. We want to make it very clear that these should only be used if it is your own personal keys.
You will easily find these types of applications, such as NTpasswd, doing a quick search on Google. Just use the search bar and enter something similar to: Windows password recovery program.
Method 4. Reset your Microsoft password in Windows 10
In the case that you have the version of Windows 10 installed, the most normal thing is that your password corresponds to the one you use in your Microsoft account. If you have forgotten it, be as easy as going to the page to reset it and follow the instructions.
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