Password Recovery on any Windows Computer

This post will show you how to recover a lost password from any windows operating system.

First Reboot: Command Line – Prep

cd c:\windows\system32\
copy sethc.exe sethc.bak
copy cmd.exe sethc.exe

Dir *.exe

Second Reboot: Command Line – Change Password

Press the SHIFT keys 5 times

To change the user password type the following command (“password” id the new password)
net user username password

To add a new user type the following commands JohnDoe is the user and Password is the password)
net user JohnDoe Password /add

To add the user to teh administrator group type the following command.
net localgroup administrators JohnDoe /add

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