How To Reset Windows Password with CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive


Many times we might 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.

Steps To Reset Windows password using Windows Password key 8:

Part 1: Install bootable Windows Password Key on CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive

  1. Download a free demo version of Windows Password Key 8.0
  2. Run the downloaded file to install Windows Password Key 8.0. Then activated Windows Password Key 8.0.
  3. Create a bootable USB Flash Drive.
  4. You can click “Browse” to browse Windows Password Key 8.0 image file. The file is usually located as the password key - iso path
  5. 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. Then Click “burn” password key - burn
  6. Windows Password Key will extracts the ISO image and copies the necessary files on a USB Flash Drive.

Once finish extracting, you can plug in your newly created USB flash drive on computer USB drive for windows password removing purpose.

Part 2: Step to remove Windows password with bootable Windows password key:

  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. Normally we press ‘F2‘ or ‘Delete‘ or “F10” to enter your BIOS setup.
  3. 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.
  4. Using the tab and/or arrow keys,select “Hard Disk Drives“, and hit “Enter”.
  5. Select the “1st Drive“, hit “Enter”.
  6. 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. bios setup
  7. 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.

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.

  1. Choose the Windows installation to be processed:windows reset password selection
  2. Choose the user whose password you want to reset by typing it’s number and pressing ‘ENTER’.windows key password reset user
  3. Type ‘y’ followed by ‘ENTER’ to reset the password.
  4. 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 key password reset

Now you are able to log into your computer without a password!

For more information about using a Windows Password Key 8.0 bootable USB Flash Drive
to reset windows password, Please visit: How to create bootable Windows Password Key on USB Drive

  • Msrvin Leach

    Good stuff. Does this work on all versions of Windows.

  • Davi

    Hi folk,

    This is a common problem that many of my friends have been getting since long.

    I believe that this article will be of great help to them

    Thank you.

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  • Jeremy

    I would like to introduce the Windows Password Reset Kit 1.5 . it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It creates a password recovery CD/DVD for home, business and enterprise. It works perfectly to reset your Windows password.

  • Steven

    I am a PC beginner and doesn’t familiar with the DOS prompt that Windows Password Key provided. So the best solution for me to reset Windows password is to use the Reset Windows Password 1.3 –, which has graphical interface, it’s easier for me.

  • B_aier

    Hi man, I like this trick, it really works.

    Windows Password Key

    Saved me today. After many hours of installing and tweaking a brand new PC, something went wrong. I was not able to log into the only Administrator account I had, once the machine had been rebooted.

    I burned Windows Password Key to usb, followed the onscreen prompts and in a few minutes was back in the machine.

    What a lifesaver!

    It will become a permanent part of my toolset for fixing Winndows password problems.

  • How To Reset Windows Password with CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive?I would like to know.

    • km

      Just read and follow the tutorial step, you can reset windows password with Windows password key software