Evade the Windows password prompt
Let's start with the simplest things, namely from how to bypass the password prompt on Windows startup. If you're tired of typing your password every time you turn on your PC or wake it from steby, you can remove the authentication prompt by changing your operating system settings.
Then press the key combination Win + R on your PC keyboard, in order to call up the panel Esegui ... Windows, type the comme netplwiz in the window that opens and press the button Submit. At this point, select the tab users from the window that appears on the screen, select yours user account, remove the check mark from the item But use this computer if you need the password and the password., click on the buttons Apply and OK and type your Windows login password. From this moment on, you will no longer be asked for the password to access the system.
Almost needless to say that the procedure just illustrated is not recommended at all, as it guarantees free access to the PC by anyone: think carefully before putting it into practice e, in case of second thoughts, immediately reset the password request in Windows. To do this, give the comme again netplwiz in the panel Esegui ... and put the check mark on the item again But use this computer if you need the password and the password..
Microsoft account password recovery
You have lost the password of a user account connected to a Microsoft account on Windows 10 o Windows 8.x? If so, you may be able to restore access to the system by requesting the Microsoft account password reset.
To do this, click here to connect to the Microsoft account login page, type yours username (i.e. theemail address associated with the account) in the appropriate text field and first click on the button NEXT e then on the voice I forgot the password which appears further down.
Once this is done, put the check mark next to the item I forgot the password, click your NEXT, type il captcha code which is displayed at the bottom, press NEXT and type il code of confirmation received via SMS, email or generated via your code generation app.
To use a different verification option than the default, click the entry Use a different verification option e choose whether to receive ae-mail, a SMS or whether to generate a code via Whatsapp by ticking one of the appropriate options. Then, depending on the option chosen, type the final part of your mobile number or the initial part of your email address in the text field that appears on the screen and click on the button Send code I will continue.
Finally, enter the code that you received via email, SMS or that you generated via the app, presses on NEXT e, if you've turned on XNUMX-Step Verification on your account, repeat the process. Enter the new password you want to use to log into your Microsoft account in the fields New password e Confirm Password e confirm by pressing the button NEXT.
Mission accomplished! You should now be able to log into your Windows 10 or Windows 8.x PC using the new password you set for your Microsoft account.
Programs to bypass the Windows password
If you are using an offline Windows account on your PC and do not remember the password to access it, you can try to solve the problem using one of the programs listed below: these are software that, once run from a USB key or from CD / DVD, allow you to unlock Windows accounts and access them without typing any password. They do not always ensure 100% success, but in many situations they manage to achieve their goal: try them and find out if they are right for you.
KON-BOOT is one of the most advanced solutions to bypass the Windows password, in fact it is not agolable for free and to download it you need to shell out figures starting from 27 $ (for home license). Ensures unlocking of offline accounts on all versions of Windows and online accounts on Windows 8.x. On Windows 10, however, the unlocking of online accounts is supported only in an experimental way e, moreover, only in the commercial version of the software (which costs more). Another important thing to point out is that files encrypted with BitLocker are not decrypted, which therefore remain inaccessible.
To purchase, and then download, the most recent version of KON-BOOT, connect to the official website of the program and first click on the item KON-BOOT WIN present at the top and then on the button BUY NOW placed in the center of the page. Before starting the software download, disable the antivirus or it will prevent you from downloading it (e later using it).
When the download is complete, connect the USB pendrive on which you intend to copy KON-BOOT (the key must not be very large, but it must be formatted, so it must not contain important files), open the archive that contains the program and extract the contents in a folder of your choice, then launch the executable KonBootInstaller.exe and rispondi Yes and OK warnings that appear on the screen.
In the window that opens, use the drop-down menu Agolable USB drives to select the drive of the USB stick, click on the button Install to USB stick (with UEFI support), then on Yes e wait a few seconds for KON-BOOT to be copied to the pen drive.
If the utility integrated in KON-BOOT does not allow you to copy the program files on the USB stick due to some error, try using YUMI: a free and portable software (therefore that does not require installations to be used) that allows to create self-starting USB sticks with one or more operating systems inside them.
To copy KON-BOOT to your pen drive with YUMI, launch the program in question and click the button Next. Then use the drop-down menu Step 1 to select the drive of the USB stick, the drop-down menu Step 2 to select the option Kon-Boot Purchased e the button KATEGORIEN to select the KON-BOOT ISO image. To select the ISO image, you need to navigate to the folder kon-bootCD, type the name kon-bootCD.iso in the field File name e select the file name from the automatic suggestions that appear as you type. At this point, click on the buttons Create e Yes, wait for the copying of the files to be completed and close the program window by clicking on the appropriate buttons.
Once you have your self-starting stick with KON-BOOT, you need to copy some files into it. Going into more detail, you need to copy the file konbootFLOPPY> konbootFLOPPY.img from the KON-BOOT download folder to the folder multiboot> kon-bootCD of the USB stick and the folder EFI located in the folder kon-bootUSB of KON-BOOT in the root directory of the pen drive.
Once this is done, you can boot from the key and wait for the KON-BOOT welcome screen to appear (a black screen with the inscription Kon-Boot for Windows up). Once the screen in question is displayed, press any key on the PC keyboard, wait for Windows to start and log in to the account whose credentials you forgot, leaving the password field blank. Et voila! You are now logged into your account again and can set a new password to access it.
If you are using a recent PC equipped with the UEFI system instead of the classic BIOS, to boot from the KON-BOOT key you must first access the UEFI settings and disable the function Secure Boot (the one that prevents booting from systems without digital signature). To access the UEFI configuration menu from Windows 10, click on the button Home e select l 'icona dell'ingranaggio located on the left in the menu that appears on the screen.
Then go up Update and security> Recovery and click on the button Restart now related to the options Avvio Avanzato. Next, select the items Troubleshooting, Advanced options and UEFI firmware settings and click the button Restart. Once in the UEFI menu, select the tab Security, then the voice Secure Boot menu e imposta l'opzione Secure boot su Disabled. Once this is done, set the USB drive as the primary boot drive by going to the tab Boot And that's it.
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
If you don't want to spend money on bypassing your Windows password and are using an outdated version of the Microsoft operating system, for example Windows 7, you can contact Offline NT Password & Registry Editor: another program to be started via CD, DVD or USB key that allows you to remove the Windows login password, up to version 7 of the Redmond system.
To download Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, connected to the official website of the program and click on the first link you find under the heading Download, for example cd140201.zipif you want to copy the software to a CD or DVD. If you want to copy the program to a USB stick, click on the second link, for example usb140201.zip .
When the download is complete, open thezip archive which contains Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, extract its contents to a folder of your choice and proceed as follows.
- If you have downloaded the version of Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to copy to CD o DVD, start your favorite burning software (I recommend ImgBurn), open the ISO file cd140201.iso into it and burn it to a blank disk.
- If you have downloaded the version of Offline NT Password & Registry Editor to copy to USB pendrive, open the Comme Prompt as administrator and run the comme X: syslinux.exe -ma X:, where instead of X: you have to put the drive letter of the USB stick.
When the operation is completed, boot from the floppy or pen drive you obtained, press the key Submit e, when Offline NT Password & Registry Editor asks which partition Windows is installed on, type 1 and by Submit per due volte I followed.
Once this is done, type again 1 and by Submit to choose the password reset option, repeat the operation and type the account name you want to unblock (all accounts should be listed on the screen). Finally, press Submit, digita 1, come on again Submit to reset the Windows password and exit Offline NT Password & Registry Editor by giving the following commes: !, q, y, n ed exit.