How to Unlock Windows 11 Admin Account If Forgot Password

In the latest version of Windows Operating System, Windows 11, people can create a Microsoft account or local user account to get into the system. It is similar to that in Windows 10. So, if you have updated your Windows to version 11 and forgotten your login password, just follow the guides in this article to easily unlock your Windows 11 admin account including Microsoft and local account. Continue reading on this article to learn how to do.

Tip 1: Unlock Windows 11 Microsoft Account Password Online.

Tip 2: Unlock Windows 11 Local Admin Password by Using Windows Password Rescuer. (Powerful and easy to use)

Tip 3: Unlock Windows 11 Local Admin Password by Using Password Reset Disk.

Tip 4: Use Hiren’s Boot CD to Unlock Windows 11 Local Admin Account without Password.

In fact, there is another easy way to unlock your Windows 11 when forget password: Reset forgotten Windows 11 local user account password via answering the security questions.

Tip 1: Unlock Windows 11 Microsoft Account Password Online.

In the latest Windows 11, a Microsoft account is required when you firstly install the OS on your computer. So, a Microsoft account might be the first user account you can use in Windows 11. If you have forgotten password and now get locked out of the Microsoft account, complete the following steps to unlock it easily without any software or disk. Just do this online.

1. If you entered an incorrect password, you’ll see a message that says: Your account or password is incorrect. If you have lost your password, you can reset it on another device: a phone or computer with internet access. Firstly, open the Microsoft site where you can reset password on. Enter your Microsoft account and then click “Next”.

2. For your protection, Microsoft must verify your identity before you can proceed with resetting your password. Now select which option to send the verification code to.

3. Depending on the contact method you chose, retype the first part of the email address or the last four digits of the phone number. Then click “Send code”.

4. Enter your received code and proceed with resetting password.

5. Type a new password and retype it to confirm. Then click “OK”. You successfully reset your Microsoft account password. You will now be able to use the new password to sign in your Microsoft account in Windows 11.

 

Tip 2: Unlock Windows 11 Local Admin Password by Using Windows Password Rescuer. (Powerful and easy to use)

If you use a local admin account in Windows 11 and unfortunately forgot the login password, this tip is the easiest way to unlock the local admin account and regain access to your Windows 11. By using Windows Password Rescuer, you can instantly reset forgotten Windows 11 local admin password via USB or CD/DVD. This is a powerful Windows password reset tool which is working perfectly for all versions of Windows OS: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012/R2, 2008/R2, 2003/R2, 2000, etc.

In this guide, I will show you how to use Windows Password Rescuer Personal to easily unlock Windows 11 local admin account by resetting the password to blank. All data will be fine after this.

Step 1: Create a Windows password reset disk by using Windows Password Rescuer Personal.

1. Use another computer where you have admin rights to download and install Windows Password Rescuer Personal. From the following links, you can buy the full version or free download the trial version.

2. After installing the software, insert a blank USB flash drive to the current computer and then launch Windows Password Rescuer Personal. A friendly interface appears, choose “USB Device”.

3. Now select the USB drive from the pull down list and then click “Begin Burning” button. When a confirmation message pops up, select “Yes”.

4. Burning starts and the process will be completed in under a minute. When successfully complete burning, unplug the USB flash drive. You have successfully created a Windows password reset disk which can be used to reset forgotten local admin password on any Windows OS.

Step 2: Unlock Windows 11 admin password on your locked computer.

1. Plug the USB flash drive into your lock computer where you have forgotten admin password. Set the computer to boot from USB. (Here is the step-by-step guide about how to boot computer from USB.)

2. When the computer successfully boots from USB, Windows Password Rescuer will run automatically and show you friendly interface. Now select Windows 11 and your administrator account from list.

3. Click “Reset Password” and select “Yes” when a confirmation message appears.

4. The administrator password will be removed and shown “Blank” in list.

5. Now you need to click “Reboot”. On a confirmation message, unplug the USB flash drive and then select “Yes”.

6. Wait while the computer restarting. After that, you will be able to unlock Windows 11 admin account without password.

 

Tip 3: Unlock Windows 11 Local Admin Password by Using Password Reset Disk.

If you have previously created a free password reset disk for your local admin account, you can follow this guide to easily unlock your Windows 11 local admin account by creating a new password without knowing the old password. It is the same as that in Windows 10 and earlier versions.

Step 1: When you enter a wrong password to your local admin account, it will show you that the password is incorrect. Just click “OK”.

Step 2: It will go back into the sign in screen and there is a link for resetting password displayed under the password box. Now insert your password reset disk and then click the link.

Note: If you have added security questions to the user account, scroll down and select "Use a password reset disk instead".

Step 3: Password Reset Wizard appears, this will help you reset the local admin account. Just click “Next” to continue.

Step 4: Pull down the drive list and then select your password reset disk. Click “Next”.

Step 5: Create a new password for the user account. Then click “Next”.

Step 6: Click “Finish” to close the password reset wizard. Then you can use the new password to unlock the local admin account in Windows 11.

 

Tip 4: Use Hiren’s Boot CD to Unlock Windows 11 Local Admin Account without Password.

This is a free program for removing password from Windows OS. It works for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. I have tested it in Windows 11 and it worked fine. Here is how to use Hiren’s Boot CD to unlock Windows 11 admin password.

Step 1: Download Hiren’s Boot CD on another computer. Then burn the downloaded ISO file onto a writable CD/DVD. In this step, you have to download an ISO burner as well.

Step 2: Insert the newly created CD/DVD into your locked computer and then reboot the computer from the disc.

Step 3: Wait for the computer to load Hiren’s Boot CD. When you see the following screen, press arrow key to move highlight to Offline NT Password Changer and then press Enter key to select it.

Step 4: Hiren’s Boot CD runs and shows you the guide of resetting Windows password. When you see the following screen, type “1” and press Enter key to continue.

Step 5: It will scroll to next step. Type “1” and hit Enter key to select “Password reset” option.

Step 6: User accounts registry is loaded. Type “1” and hit Enter key to select “Edit user data and passwords” option.

Step 7: All local user accounts of Windows 11 has been displayed. To select your target user account, type the user name and then press Enter key.

Step 8: To reset the user account password, type “1” and then hit Enter.

Step 9: The password will be removed. Now type “!” and then press Enter.

Step 10: Type “q” and then press Enter to select “Quit”.

Step 11: You will need to save changes before exit. Just type “y” and then press Enter.

Step 12: When it asks you if try it again, type “n” and then press Enter.

Step 13: Now you need to reboot the computer. Firstly remove your CD/DVD. Then press CTRL-ALT-DELETE keys at the same time. The computer will boot Windows 11 normally. Then you can unlock your Windows 11 local admin account without password.

 

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