How to Reset System Password On Windows, Mac And Linux

[Change Passwords And Access Files On Any Computer]

Resetting the password is something we all have to do at one time or another on our computers. Different operating systems have different ways to do so. Here are the methods which you can use to reset the passwords for Windows, Mac And Linux computers.


You can use a “Password Reset Disk” to reset the password of the windows computer. To create the disk, follow these steps.

  1. Go to Windows>Control Panel>User Accounts.
  2. Select the “Create A Password Reset Disk” option from the left side of the screen.
  3. Insert a USB on which you want to save the password disk and then select it.
  4. Type in the password and follow the rest of the steps.

This will create a userkey.psw file in the USB root directory, which can later be used to reset the password of the computer whenever you want.


  1. Go to Ubuntu Boot Options by pressing the “e” button.
  2. Use the root shell prompt from the Grub Menu to reset the password.


  1. Restart your mac.
  2. Press Command+R to enter Recovery Mode.
  3. Select Utilities>Terminal.
  4. Type resetpassword to open the Reset Password Utility
  5. Select your account and enter a new password.
  6. Save the new password.
  7. Once done, restart the computer and enter the new password to get in.

With these steps, you can reset the password on all kinds of operating systems.

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Posted on : 23 May 2016 @ 06:36

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