How to Bypass Administrator Password on Dell Laptop

4 ways on how to bypass administrator password on Dell laptop will be offered if your password get lost. After reading, you can know which one can meet your demands.


By Irene / Updated on June 20, 2023

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The reason why you click this passage is that you are stuck in the situation of losing your administrator password. Admittedly, the password is committed to protecting your PC security, but sometimes, this feature may trouble users. Forgetting or losing passwords is pretty common in daily life, and you are locked out of your computer and cannot change settings or programs. In such circumstance, how do you do if you forget or lose your admin password on Dell laptop?

[4 methods] How to bypass administrator password on Dell laptop Windows 10

To answer the above question, we are going to share 4 regular ways how to bypass administrator password on Dell laptop. To make it efficient, you can click the title and directly go to the correspondent part.

Method 1. Use another account to bypass administrator password

If you have more than one user account, congrats you make it easy to bypass the password.

Step 1. In the login interface, you can see two accounts if you have another.

Step 2. When you log in successfully, search for Command Prompt in the Start menu. Right-click it and choose “Run as administrator

run as administrator

Step 3. Input "net user account name”(examples are listed below), and replace it according to your needs.

net user name

Method 2. Bypass administrator password via resetting Microsoft account

If your account is connected with Microsoft, there is another approach that also helps you answer how to bypass the admin password on Dell laptop. That is resetting the login password of your Microsoft account. Let’s follow the step-by-step guidance to solve this problem.

Step 1. Select “Forgot password

forgot password

Step 2. Enter the username of your Microsoft account. But please notice that you may be required an email account for verification by default. Then click “Next”.

change microsoft account password 1

Notice: If the email verification is not available, you can try another one. But it needs to be pre-configured. If you have not configured any verification alternative or there is no place for typing code, you cannot reset password in this way.

Step 3. Microsoft will send a code to your email or phone. Input it into the blank, and select “Next”.

Step 4. Now, you can type a new password. After finishing, log in to your Dell laptop or PC administrator account.

change microsoft account password-2

Method 3. Bypass administrator password with Installation Disk

This method may be a little complicated for some computer users to follow. If you do not expect costing much energy or time on this issue, you can turn to method 4 directly. Before beginning, a Windows Installation Disk is needed.

Step 1. Insert the disk into your computer. Turn on the laptop and press F12 to open the boot menu. Select “CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive” as the bootable media. Then select the language, time, and currency according to your demands.

windows setup

Note: You should choose “Removable Drive” if you are using USB flash drive.

Step 2. Click “Startup Repair”.

startup-repair (2)

Step 3. Select “Troubleshoot”.

troubleshoot bios

Step 4. Click “Advanced options”.

advanced options (2)

Step 5. Choose “Command Prompt”.

access cmd win 10

Step 6. Input the commands in turn as examples show.

cd /d D:\Windows\System32

command prompt steps 1

ren Magnify.exe Magnify1.exe

command prompt steps 2

ren cmd.exe Magnify.exe

command prompt steps 3

Step 7. Now, restart your Dell laptop and boot into Windows and click the icon.

click access icon


Step 8. The Command Prompt window will show up again after you choose “Magnifier”.

choose magnifier

Step 9. Continue to type the command of “net user” to reset the login password of the target username

run command

Now, if you left it blank, there will be no login password for users, or if not, you can set a new password for use.

Step 10. At last, we need to revert the changes we have made before to ensure the PC works normally. Restart your Dell laptop and enter the boot menu. Choose “Windows Installation Disk” and open the Command Prompt again.

revert back tweaks

Step 11. Type the below commands in turn. And then reboot your computer to finish all processes.

cd /d D:\Windows\System32

ren Magnify.exe cmd.exe

ren Magnify1.exe Magnify.exe

run commands to bypass password successfully

Method 4. Bypass administrator password with a powerful tool

We have listed three methods before on how to bypass the administrator password. Method 1 requires an extra user account, but it is easy to operate if you have another, and a Microsoft account is also needed for Method 2. However, the third method is rather energy-and-time-consuming for some users to follow. Thus, a user-friendly tool, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, is recommended to bypass administrator password.

You can create a PC password reset USB for the target PC by this tool and escape from the limitations. For instance, you do not need to create a reset disk before forgetting the password and worrying about the created disk only being used for the original computer or prohibited from other limitations such as Windows versions or device requirements.

The function of "Reset Password" can bring convenience for you to fix most password issues. Once you insert the USB into the target computer, it will help you to reset or remove your PC password with bright and clear guidance. With its broad compatibility, it can support most devices that are the editions of Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista.

Free Download Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Let’s see how to bypass administrator password on Dell laptop.

Step 1. Launch the installed AOMEI Partition Assistant and select "Tools"> “Reset Winodws Password” in the main interface.

reset password

Step 2. When the pop-up window shows up, you can see a guidance to help you create a WinPE bootable media. After reading, please click “Next”.

create password reset disk

Step 3. Choose the target USB drive and click “Proceed” (the USB Boot Device is recommended).

•USB Boot Device: To create bootable USB Device.
•Burn to CD/DVD: To create bootable CD/DVD.
•Export ISO File: Use this method to make a bootable ISO file.

select usb device

Note: "Add Drivers" allows you to manually add additional drivers into the bootable media.

Step 4. Read this Information and ensure you know that the USB drive will be formatted, kindly please make a backup before next step. Then click “Yes” to continue the process.


Step 5. Insert the created password reset USB and change the boot order.

change order

Step 6. The software will display again after loading, and then choose “Reset Password” and select the OS. Click “Next”.

select windows system

Step 7. Choose the target account you need to reset the password. And confirm the operations of “Remove Account Password” or “Reset Account Password” in Step 2 in the same window.

select account

Step 8. You can reset the password in this step. Input and confirm it, and click “Yes”.

set new password

Now, you can reboot your Dell laptop with the new password.


In this post, we introduced 4 different methods on how to bypass administrator password on Dell laptop. AOMEI Partition Assistant can be the simplest and easiest for most computer users. Moreover, it can also achieve migrating OS to SSD without data loss, cloning disk, converting disks to MBR/GPT without OS, and many other daily computer management. For Windows Server users, the Server Edition also supports Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012(R2)/2008(R2)/2003.

Irene · Staff Editor
Irene is an Editor of AOMEI Technology. She devotes herself in giving insightful thoughts on common computer problems with simple and clear guidance. Irene loves to help people solve problems and explore more solutions on relevant issues. She loves reading, singing and travelling.