I Forgot My Computer Password -- How Do I Change It?

Written by jim campbell
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Email

Windows allows you to create a password reset disk in case you forget your password. You need a password reset disk to reset your password if you forget it. The only way to recover from such an issue is reinstalling Windows. The password reset disk is created as a part of disaster recovery. The disk logs you in to Windows and allows you to change the forgotten password for your profile.

Skill level:

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Password reset disk

Show MoreHide


  1. 1

    Boot your computer to the login screen. Choose your user profile from the choice of user accounts. Insert the password reset disk in the drive.

  2. 2

    Type any password in the "Password" text box and press "Enter." Windows displays an error window that tells you the password is incorrect.

  3. 3

    Click "Reset password" to start the reset wizard. The reset disk logs you in to the computer. In the next window, type your new password value. Click "OK." Windows changes your forgotten password, and you use this new value to log in to your computer.

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.