Forgot Dell Laptop Password? How to Reset it on Windows 10/8/7

May.22, 2017 17:52. Posted by to Tutorials

So, you forgot administrator password and can't get into your own Dell laptop? Forgetting password for your own laptop can be really very aggravating and troublesome since you won't be able to access any of your important files and documents. Also, it can be very intimidating if you have to use your laptop immediately for urgent projects. Now, before you get upset and throw your laptop into the trash can, we would like to state that there are several ways to unlock Dell laptop password on Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.


Thankfully, there are few tools available on the internet that can easily reset the password of your Windows 10/8/7 computer. We will pageant two tools in this tutorial that can help to recover your laptop password and can bypass the login screen within minutes. Keep on reading to discover how to recover Dell laptop Administrator password without losing any data at all.


Method 1: How to Reset Dell Laptop Administrator Password with John the Ripper

Method 2: How to Unlock Dell Computer Password with Windows Password Recovery Software


Method 1: How to Reset Dell Laptop Administrator Password with John the Ripper

John the Ripper is a Windows password reset tool that uses dictionary and brute force attacks to recover your login password. It tries to confirm each and every password from a wordlist file that contains all the words from dictionary and previously cracked passwords. The other mode of John the Ripper uses rainbow table to crack the password. Learn how to use this tool to reset administrator password.


Step 1: Download the program from using a guest account and install the program on your computer. (Guest accounts doesn't require any password to input)


Step 2: Launch the program and a little windows will open just like command prompt with tons of text based command lines.


Step 3: Now, you will have to create a new username and will have to enter a new password.


Step 4: In this example, we will take a username called "John" and choose a password for it. Here's how to enter the commands.

root@kali:~# useradd -m john -G sudo -s /bin/bash

root@kali:~# passwd john

root@kali:~# Enter new UNIX password:

root@kali:~# Retype new UNIX password:

root@kali:~# useradd -m john -G sudo -s /bin/bash


Step 5 : passwd: password updated successfully


reset dell laptop password with john the ripper



Now, you can restart the computer and use the new password to enter into your Dell laptop. However, John the Ripper will not guaranteed if the password could be cracked. Plus, it doesn't work all the time and won't work with latest versions of Windows 8 and Windows 10. It also requires a higher level of computer skills to use this tool. 4.If anything goes wrong then you may have to end of re-installing operating system that will delete all the files and folders from your computer forever.


Method 2: How to Unlock Dell Computer Password with Windows Password Recovery

Windows Password Mate is yet another superb Windows password recovery tool that can crack any kind of password on Windows 10/8/7/XP. It doesn't matter how strong password you have selected to protect your computer. It uses strong algorithms and schemes to completely recover the password from the login screen making it totally disappear from the computer. It has been tested in endless locked computers with 100% satisfactory results. We will briefly tells you how to use this program to bypass your Dell computer password.


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Windows Version

Step 1: Install Windows Password Mate on Another Computer

Download the program from a distinct computer and install it by finishing the setup wizard. (You will need a different computer – You can either use yours or borrow one from a friend).


Windows Password Mate start up

Step 2: Create Password Reset Disk with USB or CD/DVD

Launch the program and insert a blank USB flash drive to start making a password reset bootable disk. Alternatively, you can insert a blank CD/DVD but it is recommended to use a USB flash drive over CD/DVD for an improved experience. Choose the name of your USB flash drive from the drop-down menu and click on "Burn USB" to transfer all files from UUkeys into your flash drive. After the burning process is finished, you will be able to see the following pop up message stating "Burning Successfully".


Additional Tip: Use a USB flash drive with at least 500M free space and backup all the files as the program will format your entire USB flash drive.


burn iso to usb

Step 3: Power on Locked Computer and Boot it from Password Reset Disk

Take out of USB drive and re-insert inti the locked Dell laptop. If you didn't change anything in this step, then the laptop will get you to the login screen again. To make the Dell computer booting from password reset disk you just made, you have to change the boot order first. You can do it in BIOS settings or quick boot menu. Reboot your laptop and keep pressing "F8" key on the keyboard until the boot menu shows up on the screen and select your USB flash drive name and press "Enter".

bios settings for boot priority


Step 4: Reset Dell Computer User/Admin Account Password on Windows 10/8/7

UUkeys program will be loaded automatically and from here, you only have to select the operating system that you are using and the username that is currently locked. After that, click on "Reset Password" and let the program remove the password from the login screen followed by "Reboot".


That's all. You may now restart your laptop and you can enter into it without using any password at all. The program will completely erase the password from the login screen.


reset windows password




Although, we shared how to reset administrator password on Dell laptops but you can use the same program to crack password in any other Windows computer and laptops. It works on every brand including HP, Toshiba, Sony, and Asus and so on. Simply, use the same procedure and it should work flawlessly without any issue. Remember to set up a new password again as soon you gain the access to your computer but remember the selected password this time to ignore any interruption.


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Windows Version


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