I Forgot My Dell Laptop Password, How to Reset?

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Dell is a popular brand when it comes to buying smart and professional laptop or computer. Most of the Dell laptops and PCs in these days are powered by Windows operating system such as Windows 7 or Windows 10. We know Windows 7 is really good and it has some excellent features. Have you ever thought about resetting your password when you have forgotten admin password? It could be a big problem because you can not do anything without putting the password you set previously. Your newly purchased dell laptop has all the crucial data and information that you couldn’t afford to lost. But now you cannot have the access to any of your file without putting the correct password at login. Don’t worry, in here, we will show you two efficient ways to recover the password of Dell computer. Supported Windows OS including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.

Below are two different solutions that you can follow up. Each one works in different situations, please read it carefully:

Part 1: How to Reset Dell Computer Password with Windows Installation Disk

For most of the users, the first method ticks in their mind is to reinstall Windows system. After installation, the previous password will be removed and you can access all the files stored on the disk except C:\ . However, this has a big drawback that all the user files in C drive will be erased completely. Plus, you also need to reinstall drives and programs from the start, which will take a lot of time. If you worry about data loss, please refer to the Part 2, which introduces another method to reset Windows password.


Steps on How to Use Windows Installation Disk:

  • Step 1: Take out the Windows installation disk and insert it to the locked computer.
  • Step 2: Change first boot option to CD/DVD on your Dell Computer via BIOS settings.
  • Step 3: Reboot the computer and follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall the system.
  • Step 4: Restart computer after installation. Then enter into the system without password and install drivers on the computer.



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Part 2: How to Reset Dell Computer Password with UUKeys Windows Password Recovery

If you don’t have a Windows installation disk or care about your data stored on system drive, then using Windows password recovery tool is the best option. The main problem with Windows 7 or 10 is that most of the traditional password recovery tools no longer work on it and that’s the reason it is really important to use an up-to-date third party software that can actually help you to reset Windows password within a very short period of time.

UUKeys Windows Password Recovery is one such software that can make the entire job super easy to follow. This software allows you to recover user and administrator password on Windows 10/8/8/7 /Vista/XP. It also supports all the Dell PCs and laptops with Windows installed. The program has an intuitive user interface that you can easily to follow up. From the below tutorial, you can see I am not lying here.



Things that You Need to Prepare:

  • A normal Windows computer that you can log in as an administrator.
  • A blank CD/DVD or a USB drive with 250+ MB free storage.
  • Installation file of UUKeys Windows Password Recovery

Tutorial for Resetting Dell Computer Admin Password with UUkeys

In the following section, I will show you the exact steps to reset Windows password on a Dell computer. The steps are quite simple to recover the forgotten password. Make sure you totally understand this before making action.

Step 1. Install and Run UUKeys Windows Password Recovery

Click download button to save the file on your computer. Double click the .exe file to start the installation process. After installation, you need to open the program from desktop shortcut or start menu.

Step 2. Select USB as the Media to Create Windows Reset Disk (Recommended)

You can either choose USB or CD/DVD to make a Windows reset disk. However USB drive is a much better option today as almost everyone got an USB drive at hand. Insert USB drive on your computer.

Then simply select the drive name of USB from the main window and click the "Burn USB" button. Then a reset image will be written to that USB drive in a few minutes.

Step 3. Set First Boot Option to USB on Locked Dell Computer

Insert the password recovery disk into password locked Dell computer. Then power on Dell computer and start booting the computer from CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Now you have to set first boot priority to USB drive, which you can by pressing F2 key during startup and enter into BIOS settings to change the boot sequence from there. Save the changes and reboot the computer, then it will boot from USB now.

Step 4. Select Admin Account and Reset Password to Blank

After booting from USB drive, the computer will load a user interface like the screen displayed on the right. You need to select a system from Step 1 and user account from Step 2. After selection, click "Reset Password", then the account password will be set to blank.

Finally eject the USB drive and change the boot order to hard drive. Reboot your computer. In this time, you can enter into the system without imputing password.

Now you probably have got the idea that it is quite simple to change the password on any Dell-based computer with the help of UUKeys Windows Password Recovery. The entire process of resetting password is so easy that anyone can do it without experiencing any sort of difficulties. Actually it is definitely a complicated and time consuming procedure when you are going to do it without using the third party software like UUKeys. The password rest task won’t take you more than 20 minutes if you followed the instructions as we share in above. However, it would take hours if you chose to reinstall the Windows OS.

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