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How to Use 4WinKey Standard – Reset Windows local account password with a bootable CD/DVD

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Download a free demo version of 4WinKey Standard in any accessible PC. Click "Windows Password Key Standard.exe" to install program it. Then follow the instructions below to reset Windows password:

Part1. Burn Program to Vacant CD/DVD

Step1. Run 4WinKey and click "Browse" to choose the existing 4WinKey image file. The file is usually located as the default.

browse image file

Step2. Select "CD/DVD" and specify the CD burning drive from the pull-down list. Insert a blank CD/DVD disk into the CD-ROM drive.

choose cd or dvd flash drive

Step3. Click "Burn" to start burning process. It may take a few minutes. Then click OK and eject CD after burning successfully completes.

click burn to start burning process

Part2. Reset Windows Password with Bootable CD/DVD

Step 1: Insert newly created CD/DVD into your password-protected computer and reboot your PC from CD/DVD/USB disk: press "F12" to enter “Boot Menu”. Select CD/DVD disk from the list and then hit "Enter".

Tips: Have set Boot Order but still failed to boot your computer by using the burned disk? Please refer to How to boot UEFI based computer by external device for HP, Dell, Lenovo/ThinkPad, Sony, ASUS, Toshiba, Acer, and Surface.

Step2. Type ID number of protected Windows installation or 0 to continue or quit operation.

choose the windows installation to be processed

Step3. Type its number of protected account to choose the user whose password you want to reset and press "Enter".

choose one of the users

Step4. Type "y" to confirm your operation. After that, you will be asked: 'Reset password for another account? (y/n)'. Type "y" to reset password for another account or type "n" to exit. Eject CD/DVD and restart your PC. Now you can log in your computer without any password.

type y to reset the password

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