You Can Reset Your Forgotten Windows Password with the Sticky Keys Trick

By Lowell Heddings on August 13th, 2010

Ever forgotten your Windows password? There’s lots of ways to reset a forgotten password, but here’s an interesting one that uses the Sticky Keys feature to reset the password with a simple hack.

Of course, we should point out that our preferred method would be to reset the Windows password with an Ubuntu Live CD, or from the Linux SysRescueCD. You can even use the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows if you wanted to.

Otherwise, you can check out this interesting trick.

Forgot the administrator password? The Sticky Keys trick [4sysops]

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/13/10
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