How to Reset It When Forgot Password on Windows 11

When forgot password on Windows 11, you will lose control of it. However, this post will show you some ways to reset or remove Windows password without losing data.


By Dervish / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Have you lost your administrator password and can't log in? Or this can also happen when your password is hard to remember. This means you will lose control of your PC.

But stay calm, even if you have forgotten admin password on Windows 11, you can still get back into your computer. Because this tutorial will list some ways to reset password without reinstalling Windows 11, which can help you regain control of your computer.

Please continue reading how to reset password on Windows 11 in the following content.

Forgot password on Windows 11? Reset it now!

Here are 5 options to reset Windows 11 forgot password, you can choose one according to your demand.

▶ Option 1. Reset password with password reset disk

If you have created a password reset disk before you forget password, then you can easily reset your Windows 11 password with it. But you should know that password reset disk only works for reset local account password.

Step 1. On the Windows 11 login screen, enter password and try to log in. You will see "Reset password" appear when the login fails.

Step 2. When Password Reset Wizard pop out, insert the password reset disk and click "Next". Then, choose the right USB drive.

Step 3. In this window, click "Next" after typing the new password and the new password hint.


Step 4. If successful, click "Finish" to close the password reset wizard.

▶ Option 2. Reset local password with security questions

If you added a security question when you set up your Windows 11 local account, you can reset your password to log in to Windows 11 by answering the security question.

Step 1. After entering the incorrect login password on the login screen, click Reset password.

Reset Password

Step 2. You will see the security question you set earlier and answer it.


Step 3. After answering it, Windows will ask you to enter a new password for your local account. Then, log in to your computer with the new password.

▶ Option 3. Reset Microsoft account password

If you have forgotten your Microsoft account password, you can also reset the password without logging.

Step 1. On the Windows login screen, click I forget my password option.

I Forgot my password

Step 2. On the next interface, verify your account using the associated email address or phone number.

Varify Code

Step 3. After successful verification, you can create a new password on this interface.

Reset Code

Step 4. Click Sign in to log in to your Windows account.

Sign in

▶ Option 4. Reset Windows 11 password with CMD

In addition, you can also use Command Prompt to reset the Windows 11 password by following these steps.

Step 1. In the Windows 11 login screen, click the Power button. Then click Restart while pressing the Shift key.

Shirft + Restart

Step 2. The PC will boot into the Windows recovery mode, and click Troubleshoot.


Step 3. Click Advanced options and Command Prompt.

Command Prompt

Step 4. In the CMD window, type in diskpart.


Step 5. Type in list volume and hit Enter. Remember the drive letter of system drive. Then, type exit to launch Diskpart tool.


Step 6. Go back to the CMD window, type move E:\windows\system32\utilman.exe E:\ and hit Enter to move the utilman.exe file to the root directory of the system drive for backup.


Step 7. Type copy E:\windows\system32\cmd.exe E:\windows\system32\utilman.exe and press Enter. This will copy the cmd.exe file to E:\windows\system32\ and name it utilman.exe.


Step 8. Type wpeutil reboot and press Enter to reboot to Windows 11.


Step 9. Once you are back in the Windows 11 login screen, click the human icon to open the Command Prompt window. Here, type net user "username" password, such as net user "Leah George" 2022, and then press Enter to reset Windows 11 password.

Human Incon

Step 10. Finally, close Command Prompt and enter the new password to log in to Windows 11.

▶ Option 5. Reset Windows 11 password via password reset expert

If none of the above 4 methods can help you, here is an easier way to reset Windows 11 password. AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is a powerful password reset specialist. If you want to know how to unlock your laptop/desktop when you forget your password on Windows 11, it must be the best choice.

Its Reset Password feature supports resetting or removing password without losing data on Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7 PC. Unlike CMD, it is friendly to the beginner, this is a GUI program which doesn't need to type complex command lines. Let's see how to reset forgot password on Windows 11.

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Tip: To reset password on Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012(R2), 2008(R2), you should switch to Server Edition.

Part 1. Create Windows 11 password reset USB

Step 1. First, download AOMEI Partition Assistant on a PC that can boot normally and prepare a USB drive. Then, on the main interface, click ToolsReset Windows Password.

Password Reset

Step 2. Click Next to create a WinPE bootable media.


Step 3. Here, choose the target USB drive and click Proceed.

Select USB drive

Step 4. Your USB drive will be formatted during create the password reset USB, please backup it if there is important data.


When the creation is successful, plug the USB into the PC where the password needs to be reset or removed.

Part 2. Reset forgot Windows 11 password

Step 1. Insert the USB drive and change the boot drive to make PC boot from the USB. 

Boot Drive

Step 2. After loading, you will see AOMEI Partition Assistant on the screen. Click Reset Windows Password and select the target operating system and click Next.

Select Windows accunt

Step 3Select the account for which you want to reset the password, and then select the action you want to perform: Remove Account Password or Reset Account Password. Then, click Next.

Choose the target account

Step 4If you want to reset the password, type the new password in the new window and click Yes to confirm.

Set new password

Step 5. Finally, restart your computer and log in to Windows 11 with the new password.

Final words

From what has been mentioned above, 5 options are provided to solve Windows 11 forgot password, if you want to know how to reset forgot password on Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7. Although forgetting a password is not terrible, it will always delay your work. So when regaining access to Windows, you should take the proper precautions as soon as possible to prevent you from forgetting your password again.

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.