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How to Reset Forgotten Password in Windows 11 [2024 Tutorial]

It would be annoying when you forget your Windows 11 password. Luckily, this post will show you five ways to reset forgotten password in Windows 11 without losing data.

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Updated by Oliver on Apr 09, 2024
Written by Cici

Follow these quick and efficient ways to reset forgotten passwords in Windows 11:

⏱️Duration 5-10 Minutes
💻Goal Reset forgotten password in Windows 11
👩‍💻Suitable User For all users: beginners and experienced users

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  1. 1️⃣Way 1. Run EaseUS Partition Master - Password Reset Experts
  2. 2️⃣Way 2. Use Password Reset Disk
  3. 3️⃣Way 3. Reset Windows 11 Password via Security Questions
  4. 4️⃣Way 4. Run Command Prompt to Reset Windows Password
  5. 5️⃣Way 5. Apply Microsoft Account to Reset Forgotten Password

If you forget your Windows 11 password, you cannot log in to your Windows 11 account and lose access to your desktop. But don't fret! Each version of Windows has some solutions that will allow you to regain access to your account. This tutorial lists some easy ways to reset forgotten passwords in Windows 11 without losing your data. Here are five ways to reset your Windows 11 password, including using the powerful Windows password unlocker. You can choose according to your situation.

Continue reading to unlock computer without passwords. If you think this guide is useful in solving your problem, don't forget to share it with others in need!


Way 1. Run EaseUS Partition Master - Password Reset Experts

If you are looking for the fastest solution to reset the password for your Windows computers, you can rely on EaseUS Partition Master Professional. This third-party software has a powerful function - "Password Reset," which can remove the Windows password you forgot with one click. It's highly compatible with all Windows versions and applicable to Dell, HP, ASUS, and Lenovo computers.

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Follow the steps to reset the forgotten password in Windows 11:

Step 1. Insert the target USB disk into the computer, download and run EaseUS Partition Master, and click "Toolkit" > "Password Reset."

click password reset feature

Step 2. A small window will pop up. After reading it carefully, click "Create".

click create

Step 3. Select the correct USB flash drive or external mobile hard disk and click "Create" again. Wait patiently. After the password reset USB flash drive is created, click "Finish."

create bootable disk

Step 4. Remove the password reset USB, insert it into the locked PC, and restart. You will be asked to change the boot drive to boot the PC from USB. Once completed, the system will automatically boot from USB.

Step 5. After restarting, find EaseUS Partition Master again and go to "Password Reset." All accounts on the PC will be displayed in the interface; click on the target account and check "Reset & Unlock."

select the correct account

Step 6. When you receive this prompt, click "Confirm" to continue. Your password will be erased.

confirm the action

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Way 2. Use Password Reset Disk

You can reset Windows 11 password with USB disk. But you need to make a password reset disk before you forget your password.

If you have already made one, follow the instructions below to reset your Windows 11 password:

Step 1. Enter the wrong password on the Windows 11 login page and click "Reset password."

Step 2. After the password reset wizard pops up, insert the password reset disk and click "Next."

reset wizard

Step 3. Select the correct USB enter the new password, and prompt.

Close the Password Reset Wizard when you are done. If you did not create a password reset disk in advance, please continue to check other options to reset your Windows 11 password. And you can also rely on EaseUS Partition Master to create bootable USB and solve your problem.

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After connecting a blank USB to your computer, you can open Control Panel and search for Create Password Reset. Follow the instructions and create a reset USB drive for your Windows 11 local account.
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Way 3. Reset Windows 11 Password via Security Questions

During the initial setup of Windows 11, you can create security questions and answers for your local account. If you add security questions, you can reset your Windows 11 password by answering the security questions and unlock computer without password.

Step 1. Click Reset Password after entering an incorrect password.

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Step 2. Answer the security question you set earlier.

Step 3. Enter a new password for your local account.

After resetting the password, you can use the new password to log in to your Windows 11 account. 

If you are using Windows 10, click the link below to learn more:

Way 4. Run Command Prompt to Reset Windows Password

The command lines that Windows 11 offers provide many features to manage your computer better, including resetting the forgotten password in Windows 11 and removing password Windows 10. But this process is complex. You should avoid the parameter error when inputting the commands. You should enter safe mode to open the command prompt.

Step 1. Click Shift+Restart at the Windows 11 login screen to reboot and enter Windows recovery mode.

Step 2. After selecting Troubleshoot, select Command Prompt on the Advanced options screen.

open command prompt

Step 3. In the CMD window, enter the command: net user username newpassword and press Enter. Replace username and new password with the password you want to change.

Step 4. Exit the command and restart the computer.

With Command Prompt, you can also bypass Windows 11 password when it locked out, or you can reset the Windows 11 password without logging in. But this method is a little complicated. If you are unfamiliar with computer knowledge, it's better to try the third-party tool.

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If you want to learn more about using CMD to reset your password, you can click on the following more comprehensive tutorial.


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Way 5. Apply Microsoft Account to Reset Forgotten Password

After Windows 8, you can use Microsoft to sign in to your Windows account. If you forget your Microsoft password, it is also possible that you will be unable to access the Windows 11 desktop. You can reset a forgotten password without logging in by following these steps:

Step 1. Click "I forgot my password" on the Windows login screen or visit Microsoft's password reset website.

Step 2. Enter and verify your email address, phone number, or Skype username, and click "Next."

enter and verify information

Step 3. Enter the missing information and click "Get code."

get code

Step 4. Enter the security code, set a new password, and click Next.

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With the five methods above, you should be able to solve the forgotten password problem in Windows 11. Whether you have a local account or an online Microsoft account, you can easily reset your forgotten password in Windows 11. Hope this article can help you.

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In addition, to avoid password problems, you can take some preventive measures, such as creating a password reset disk, adding security questions, or backing up your passwords regularly.

Reset Forgotten Password in Windows 11 FAQs

This passage makes it easy to reset forgotten password in Windows 11. You can choose the preferred solutions among the five ways. And this part will offer some other frequently asked questions and short answers about today's topic.

1. How to change password in Windows 11?

If you can log in to a Windows 11 computer, you can change your password as follows:

Step 1. Select Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options.

Step 2. Select Password and click Change.

Step 3. Enter your current password and the new password.

Step 4. Enter the password prompt and click Finish.

2. How can I reset my Windows 11 password with Command Prompt?

After you open the command window, you can rest Windows 11 password with this command:

net user accountname newpassword

And then hit Enter after you input the command. You should replace the account name and new password with your account and the password you want to set.

3. How to get into my computer if I am locked out?

If you are locked out, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to unlock the computer. Enter the last user logged in's login details, then click OK. Once the Unlock Computer dialog box has vanished, log on normally by pressing CTRL+ALT+DELETE.

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Updated by Oliver

Oliver is an EaseUS professional writer who dares explore new areas. With a passion for solving tech issues with straightforward guides for common users, Oliver keeps honing his writing craft by developing in-depth solutions for disk and partition management, computer boot-up issues, file transfer, etc.

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Written by Cici

Cici is the junior editor of the writing team of EaseUS. She accepted the systematic training on computers at EaseUS for over one year. Now, she wrote a lot of professional articles to help people resolve the issues of hard drive corruption, computer boot errors, and disk partition problems.

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