What happens when you forgot your Windows login password? Well, you won’t be able to log in to your Windows account, and all your files & folders will be inaccessible. This is where a Password Reset Disk can help you reset your Windows Password without the need of the actual password. The software is called CHNTPW Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, a tool to reset forgotten password on your Windows. To use this tool, you need to burn this software to a CD/DVD or use a USB Flash drive. Once the software is burned the Windows can be booted to use the CD/DVD or USB device and then the password can be reset.
This password reset disk only resets the password of the local account, not the Microsoft account. If you need to reset the password associated with Microsoft Outlook, then it’s much easier and can be done through Forgot my Password link on the website outlook.com. Now without wasting any time, let’s see how to create a password reset disk and then use it to reset the forgotten Windows password.
How to Create a Password Reset Disk
Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.
Method 1: Using CD/DVD to create a password reset disk
1. Download the latest version of CHNTPW (Bootable CD image version) from here.
2. Once downloaded, right-click and select extract here.
3. You will see cd140201.iso file will be extracted from the zip.
4. Insert a Blank CD/DVD and then right-click on the .iso file and select Burn to Disc option from the contextual menu.
5. If you can’t help them find the option, you could use the freeware ISO2Disc to burn the iso file to CD/DVD.
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Method 2: Using USB flash drive to create a password reset disk
1. Download the latest version of CHNTPW (Files for USB install version) from here.
2. Once downloaded, right-click on the zip file and select extract here.
3. Insert your USB Flash drive and note down it’s Drive letter.
4. Press Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).
5. Type the following command in cmd and hit Enter:
G:\syslinux.exe -ma G:
Note: Replace G: with your actual USB drive letter
6. Your USB password reset disk is ready, but if for some reason you can’t create the disc using this method, then you can use a freeware ISO2Disc to simplify this process.
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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Create a Password Reset Disk but if you still have any questions regarding this guide then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.