This utilman method allows you to reset Windows password from a Windows installation disk. The goal is to use the Windows installation disk to open the command prompt and type in commands to reset a user’s password.
You need to have a Windows installation disk first. If you already have a Windows 7 or Windows 10 installation disk, follow this link to start your computer: How to boot the computer on a USB device
Click “Repair Computer” to open the recovery options.
On the “Choose an option” page, select “Troubleshooting”.
In the new “Advanced Options” window, click “Command Prompt”.
Here are the commands to enter in the command prompt to change the recovery options icon.
Successively type the following commands:
Then we will save the Ultiman.exe file by copying it to Ultiman.exe.old
copy Utilman.exe Utilman.exe.old
Replace the Ultiman.exe file with the one from the command prompt (cmd.exe):
copy cmd.exe Utilman.exe
Confirm the overwriting of the file with “O” or “Yes”.
Finally you can exit the command prompt by clicking on the cross at the top right or by typing exit and then Enter.
Finally back on the options choices, click “Continue” to restart the computer.
Once Windows has restarted, you can click the Utility Manager icon, this should open the command prompt.
Here is the syntax for changing the password of a current user:
So to change the user password from demo to toto, you have to enter:
net user demo toto
We can even go further because it is possible to create a new administrator user.
This is very useful, if you have lost administrator access, as explained on our page:
net user <username> /add
net localgroup administrators <username> /add
For example, to add a superadmin administrator user with the toto password, you will need to enter:
net user superadmin toto /add
net localgroup Administrateurs superadmin /add
Click the screen to make the sign-in page appear again. Your new account should show up, and you can sign in without a new created password, now you have reset Windows password with installation disk.
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