How to Reset a Password on A Lenovo Laptop?

Are you wanting to change the password for your Lenovo laptop or do you have to reset the password because you forgot it? Read on this post to learn how to reset a password on a Lenovo laptop with or without logging in.


By Hedy / Updated on May 12, 2023

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How to reset a password on a Lenovo laptop?

If you can access your Lenovo system normally and just want to change a simpler or more secure password, you can try the following two methods. Both of them are supported by Windows officials.

Method 1. Reset Lenovo laptop password from Settings

Settings is a Windows program that is often used to make adjustments to your laptop including uninstalling applciations, removing malware, and resetting passwords. Here is how to reset password on a Lenovo laptop from Settings.

Step 1. Click "Start" > "Settings" > "Accounts" > "Sign-in".

Step 2. Under the "Password" section, select the "Change" button, and follow the guide to change a new password.


Method 2. Reset Lenovo laptop password with Command Prompt

Command Prompt is a Windows disk manager and also a computer problems repair tool. Executing Command Prompt would be a quick and effective way to reset password without any disk or software. Below is the guide on how to reset a password on a Lenovo laptop via Command Prompt.

Step 1. Type "cmd" on the search bar and run Command Prompt as administrator.

Step 2. Input "net user" to list all the accounts on your Lenovo laptop and take note of the one you want to change the password for.

Step 3. Run the command: net user username new_password (eg. net user Tom 123456) and press "Enter".


How do I reset password if I forgot my Lenovo laptop password Windows 10?

If you forgot your Lenovo laptop password and are locked out of the computer, performing a password reset should be a challenging task. But don't worry, in this part, we have gathered three workable and feasible ways for you. Now, scroll down to see how to unlock Lenovo laptop without password.

Method 1. Reset Lenovo laptop password from Microsoft website

This method is suitable for those who are using a Microsoft account but forgot the password. So, if you are one of them, you can easily reset your password from the Microsoft Web on another accessible computer.

Please follow the steps on how to reset a password on a Lenovo laptop for Microsoft accounts:

Step 1. Open the Microsoft password reset page, enter the email address or phone number you set for your Microsoft account, and click "Next".


Step 2. Verify your identity with the security code that is sent to your email.


Step 3. Enter your new password and click "Next" to finish resetting your password.


Method 2. Reset Lenovo laptop password with built-in administrator

Windows 11/10/8/7 creates a built-in administrator account while installing the system and it has no password by default. If you can't access your Lenovo laptop due to the forgotten password, you can use this administrator account by opening Command Prompt in Safe Mode to reset password for any other accounts.

Step 1. Reboot your computer. When the Lenovo logo appears, press the F8 button repeatedly to enter Advanced Boot Options.

Step 2. In the advanced Boot Options, select "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and hit "Enter" button.


Step 3. You will see an administrator account on the login screen, click it to log in without password.

Step 4. In the Command Prompt window, you can reset your password with this command: net user [username] [new password]. When you see the message saying "The command completed successfully", you have successfully reset your password and you are able to log in to your laptop with the new password.

Method 3. Reset Lenovo laptop password with Windows password reset USB

The third method to reset password on a Levono laptop is by using a Windows password reset USB. Since the USB offered by Windows itself needs to be created before you forgot the password, numerous users have difficulty applying it. Thus, I recommend you use an all-in-one tool called AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to unlock the password on Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista.

It can help in resetting or removing administrator passwords or local passwords. And the process always secures your system and data on the Lenovo laptop. With this software, you can easily regain access to your laptop after the forgotten password is reset or removed.

Note: This software is also suitable for other brand computers including but not limited to Dell, HP, Samsung, Toshiba, etc.

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Step 1. Connect a prepared USB with any working Windows PC, then download and open this unlock tool, select "Tools"> "Reset Windows Password" on the main interface.


Step 2. You'll be asked to create a bootable USB, click "Next".


Step 3. In a new window, choose the target USB boot device and click "Proceed".


Step 4. Read the notes about creating a bootable USB, then click "Yes" if you have known all the data on the USB drive will be erased during the creation of the password reset USB.


Step 5. Wait for some minutes, then click "Finish" when the bootable USB is created. Connect the bootable USB to the locked Lenovo laptop, change the boot drive to boot the PC from the USB, choose the Windows OS and click "Next".


Step 6. All accounts on the PC will be listed below, choose the target account and tick "Reset Account Password", then tap on the "Next" button.


Step 7. In the new popped window, reset the password and click "Yes" after confirming it.



There are many reasons that require you to reset the password on Lenovo laptop. If you can log in to your system normally, two simple ways are displayed to you. If you are locked out of the laptop, we also show you how to reset a password on a Lenovo laptop in three different ways. By comparison, the most effective method is to utilize AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

With this powerful software, you can also manage your disks and partitions better and better such as resizing/moving partitions, extending the C drive, transferring OS to SSD, and so on.

Hedy · Staff Editor
Hedy is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is very good at solving problems of partition management, and she wants to share all the problems she had already solved to users who met the same questions.