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How to login into Windows 8, 7, xp without knowing password using cmd (Part 1)

Hello guys, today in this post, you are going to learn how to crack a windows password when you are at log on screen using a windows dvd. This method is very useful when you forgot your old windows password. If you know about konboot, then you can use it. But if you dont have a proper konboot file, then you can use this simple method to crack the windows password.

For Windows 7 or 8 users:

All you need is a Windows 7 DVD if you want to hack windows 7 password or Windows 8 DVD  if you want to hack Windows 8 password

Step 1: Insert your Windows DVD and boot from your windows installation DVD. 

Step 2: You will see a window like the one below. Click Repair your computer.

Step 3: Choose the operating system and click Next.

Step 5: After a while a screen like the one shown below will be displayed. Click on Command prompt link. This will open a command prompt window.

Step 6: Execute the two commands below in order:

ren sethc.exe sethc_back.exe

copy cmd.exe sethc.exe

Step 7:  Now restart your computer. After restarting press the left-Shift key five times quickly when you see the logon screen.

Step 8: This will pop up a CMD window with the administrator privileges.

Step 9: Now you can change password using net user command. If you don't know the trick for netuser command, then follow this method to change admin password using command prompt (Part 2 - click here) .

And you can logon using the password you specified in the previous step.

Q. How does this work? 
A. Windows have a feature of stick keys. You can open it by pressing shiftkeys 5 times. By this abouve procedure, we are renaming the stickkeys.exe file to someother name and we rename the cmd.exe file to stickkeys (sethc.exe) name. And you will change the password through this procedure using command promt.

For XP users:

Step1: Start computer and then press “Ctrl+Alt+Delete” (twice) while you are at Windows Login Screen.
Step2: Type “Administrator” without quotations in the username box and leave password box blank. Then hit “Enter” to log onto Windows system.

And after you login into Administrator account, you can use this method to change password (click here)

Note: On Windows XP Home edition, you must enter safe mode to access this hidden account.

How to login into Windows 8, 7, xp without knowing password using cmd (Part 1) How to login into Windows 8, 7, xp without knowing password using cmd (Part 1) Reviewed by Sriram PV on 18:54:00 Rating: 5


  1. Hi thank you very much i forget my password lot of time

  2. Great way for Windows password reset. But I'm sorry to say that it is little complex for me. For me if I'm really locked I will urgent and I will choose the simpler and more effective way. Searching in Google or Bing you can find many tools help you. I prefer to Anmosoft Windows Password Reset, which only need you 5 minutes and you can learn details from:

    1. thanks for letting me to know about this Ekachakra

    2. Absolutely agree with you. And I also think if we want to crack password quickly and effectively reset software should be the best choice. You can see a lot software online, but some may be expensive, some may be danger, or some may be not available for your system. After comparing I think Windows Login Recovery is the best, which can support most systems. And if you are interested in it you can learn more from:


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