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(Step by Step) How to reset Windows Password using a USB Flash Drive

November 21st, 2009 | by admin |


Many times we face this problem when  we forget or lost Windows password or somebody had changed the password of our system. In such a situation either we have to install windows again or find a solution to reset the password so that we can log into Windows easily. In this post, I will show you how you can reset the password on Windows easily with the help of your Flash Drive without reformatting or reinstalling your system.. In this post I will use a Flash Drive of 2 GB. Below are the steps to reset Windows password using bootable USB Flash Drive.

Step1. Download a free demo version of Windows Password Key 8.0

Step2. Run the downloaded file to install Windows Password Key 8.0. You can install Windows Password Key 8.0 on any PC you have access to.

Step3.Windows Start menu – From your Microsoft Windows Start Programs menu, select Windows Password Key | Windows Password Key 8.0.exe. . Windows Password Key 8.0 will be launched automatically.

Step4. Create a bootable USB Flash Drive

4.1 You can click “Browse” to browse Windows Password Key 8.0 image file. The file is usually located as the default.


4.2 Select “USB Flash Drive” and insert your USB into a USB port on the computer, specify the USB Flash Drive from the pull-down list.


4.3 Click “burn” button.


4.4 Windows Password Key extracts the ISO image and copies the necessary files on a USB Flash Drive


4.4: Put in your newly created USB Flash Drive and remove your Windows password:

1. Insert newly created USB Flash Drive and reboot your computer.

2. It’s necessary to change your computer’s setup to make it boot from the USB Flash Drive.

a. pres ‘F2‘ or ‘Delete‘ or “F10” to enter your BIOS setup.

b. Looking for a tab or menu relating to booting in the BIOS setup software’s opening screen. In this example, it’s simply called “BOOT,” and can be accessed by using the tab and/or arrow keys to highlight the word “BOOT” on the menu bar. Once there, hit enter, and you’ll see a submenu that’s specific to how the PC boots.


c. Using the tab and/or arrow keys,select “Hard Disk Drives“, and hit “Enter”.


d. Select the “1st Drive“, hit “Enter”.


e. Select the “USB: your USB brand”, in the example it is “USB: Kingston DTG(2G)”, and hit “Enter” to Set the USB Flash drive as the first bootable option.



f. When you’re done with the BIOS setup program, using the tab and/or arrow keys to navigate to the EXIT menu, select the option for saving the changes you just made, and then reboot. (In many BIOSes, a special key–often the F10 key–will save, exit, and reboot in one step.) . When your computer restarts, it will boot from the USB flash drive.


3. When the USB Flash Drive boots, you’ll see Windows Password Key 8.0 initializing (see screen shot below). If so, you can continue to the next step.


4. Choose the Windows installation to be processed:


5. Choose the user whose password you want to reset by typing it’s number and pressing ‘ENTER’.


6. Type ‘y’ followed by ‘ENTER’ to reset the password.


7. After you confirm the resetting of the password. Windows Password Key 8.0 asks: ‘Reset password for another account? (y/n)’. Type ‘y’ to reset password for another account, or ‘n’ if you are finished and want to exit. Remove the Windows Password Key 8.0 bootable CD/DVD and restart your PC. Now you are able to log into your computer without a password!


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    7 Responses to “(Step by Step) How to reset Windows Password using a USB Flash Drive”

  1. By Andy on Nov 23, 2009 | Reply

    very good,
    it’s useful article.
    Thank you.

  2. By Fiona on Dec 2, 2009 | Reply

    Reset the password with Windows Password Unlocker:
    1.Download Windows Password Unlocker from Password Unlocker Official site
    2.Decompress the Windows password unlocker and note that there is an .ISO image file. Burn the image file onto an blank CD with the burner freely supported by Password Unlocker.
    3.Insert the newly created CD into the locked computer and re-boot it from the CD drive.
    4.After launched the CD, a window pop up with all your account names(if you have several accounts); select one of the accounts that you have forgotten its password to reset it. Just one press, you have removed the password.

  3. By anabert on Feb 1, 2010 | Reply

    I used Advanced Windows Password Recovery 4.0 to crack my PC password last time, it’s quite easy, just following the user’s guide.
    You can have a look:

  4. By tsinpubn on Feb 8, 2010 | Reply

    I ever used a windows password recovery software to bypass windows admin password,it need not to reinstall or reformat the windows OS, with no data lose,by using “Any Windows Password Recovery 3.0 “,its easier,you could have a try.
    You could get the windows password recovery tool from the reference link:

  5. By Arnold on Aug 23, 2010 | Reply

    Last month, i lost my windows vista administrator password. I solved my problem with the help of the Reset Windows Password 1.3. It not only supports Windows Vista, I have personally tested it with Windows 7.
    It worked perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password. Just an easy to use bootable CD/DVD.
    You can download it from:

  6. By Paul on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    I know a simple way to reset windows password to blank when you forgot windows administrator password,it need not to reinstall windows OS,and wont loss any data,by using Windows Key Finder.
    You could get the windows password recovery tool from the reference link:

  7. By sampatrik on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Really good description of password recovery tool. I found one very advanced tool called stellar phoenix password recovery software, with it I successfully recover lost windows administrator password.

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