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How to Reset Dell Laptop Password without Disk

Forgot Dell Latitude laptop password and have no dell password reset disk? Do you know how to reset forgotten password for dell Latitude laptop if it is pre-installed with Windows 7/8/10?

If you cannot find a way effective for all dell latitude laptop no matter which system it is installed with, maybe you can divide the problem into three parts according to dell laptop Windows system. Then choose appropriate way from this article talking about Dell laptop password reset without disk.

Q1: Reset Dell laptop Windows 7 password without disk

For this question, there have been lots of answers provided in article about resetting win 7 password without disk. Especially, Chntpw and Windows 7 Password Genius can be used anytime to create win 7 password reset disk. So undoubtedly you could take them to reset your dell laptop windows 7 forgotten password.

reset dell latitude laptop windows 7 password with chntpw

Q2: Reset Dell laptop Windows 8 password with no disk

Not like Windows 7 laptop, even though your dell laptop Windows 8 password forgot, you still have other sign-in options, such as PIN code or picture password to login laptop. And if the login user has admin privileges, you would be able to reset dell laptop windows 8 forgotten password with command prompt run as administrator.

But probably all of these sign-in options have not been added to login user. So you cannot sign in Windows 8 successfully and need to take other methods to reset forgotten password for locked dell laptop.

For example, powerful iSunshare Windows Password Genius Advanced could be burned as Windows password recovery disk, which could reset Windows 8 local and Microsoft account password anytime.

reset dell latitude laptop windows 8 password without disk

About more ways to reset Windows 8 password for dell laptop without reset disk, please refer to article how to reset Windows 8 password without disk.

Q3: Reset Windows 10 password without disk for Dell laptop

With no available password reset disk, whether you cannot reset dell laptop windows 10 password any longer? Surely it is not. As long as you have such preparations before dell laptop locked, you will be able to take them instead of reset disk to reset Windows 10 forgotten password while dell laptop is locked. Or follow the topic about windows 10 laptop password reset without disk.

Option 1: When you have enabled built-in administrator

Built-in administrator would be shown on Windows 10 login screen when it is enabled. So when you forgot local account password in dell windows 10 laptop, please choose the account called Administrator on login screen to sign in dell laptop without password.

Note: 3 Ways to enable built-in administrator in Windows 10

Then you would have admin privileges to Windows 10 dell laptop, and could reset forgotten Windows 10 login password with command prompt.

reset dell latitude laptop windows 10 password with command

1. Run Command Prompt with default administrator.

Press Win + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin) on pop-up menu.

2. Type command in Command Prompt to reset forgotten Windows 10 local user password.

For example, if you want to reset forgotten password for local user “iSunshare”, you can type following command and press Enter. Then "iSunshare" password will be reset "abc" when message "The command completed successfully" appears in command prompt window.

net user isunshare abc

Option 2: When you have dell laptop Windows 10 installation disc

Even though built-in administrator is not enabled, as long as you have Windows 10 installation disc, you still could reset Windows 10 password for dell laptop with command prompt.

In order to run command prompt on locked dell windows 10 laptop, we have to firstly take Command Prompt to replace Utility Manager appearing on right-bottom side of login screen. Then when we click the Utility Manager icon on locked screen, we could open Command Prompt.

Step 1: Replace Utility Manager with Command Prompt.

After booting your locked dell laptop from Windows 10 installation disc, press Shift+F10 to open command prompt. Type following command to make a copy of utilman.exe and replace utilman.exe with cmd.exe.

move d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\ 
copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

replace utility manager with command prompt in dell windows 10 laptop

Step 2: Remove installation disc and type command "wpeutil reboot" to restart dell laptop.

Step 3: Run Command Prompt to reset dell laptop Windows 10 password.

Click Utility Manager icon on login screen and Command Prompt runs.

run command prompt on locked dell latitude win 10 laptop

Type net user command, such as "net user isunshare abc" to reset user "isunshare" password.

reset dell latitude windows 10 laptop password with installation disc

After Dell laptop windows 10 forgotten password reset, it is time to restore utility manager back on login screen. Just follow the step 1 to boot dell laptop from installation disc again, and type command below to reback utilman.exe. At last, exit installation disc and reboot dell laptop normally with new password you reset.

restore utility manager after dell latitude laptop password reset


Even though nothing is prepared before dell laptop password forgot, you still don't need to worry about dell laptop password reset. Windows Password Genius Advanced would help you to remove Windows 7/8/10 forgotten password from dell laptop, and reset Windows 8/10 Microsoft account password. It is worth recommended because of its easy-to-use and effectivity for all Windows PC/laptop/tablet.

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