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Reset Windows 10 / 8 / 7 Forgotten Password with Sticky Keys

What to do if you’ve forgotten Windows user password? Most of us don’t realize that we can reset Windows user password using sticky keys exploit. Just a Windows install disk is involved.

How to Reset Windows 10 / 8 / 7 Forgotten Password with Sticky Keys?

Insert a Windows install disc into your PC and boot from it. Remember to disable UEFI and secure boot before initiating booting process.

After Windows Setup loads, press SHIFT + F10 to open Command Prompt.

Type the following commands to replace Sticky Keys app (sethc.exe) with Command Prompt (cmd.exe).

copy d:\windows\system32\sethc.exe d:\
copy /y d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

Once it’s done, reboot and take out the install disc. When you’re back at the logon screen, press SHIFT key five times to launch the Command Prompt.

Type this command to change your user password:

net user user_name new_password

Exit Command Prompt and login with your new password. Remember that restore the seth.exe from C:\ to where it was. With this method you can easily reset Windows password with install disk.

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