5 Simple ways to bypass windows 11 password

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It seems you have forgotten your Windows 11 login password and now you are probably thinking how to bypass it since Windows 11 is a pretty new system. You have already tried all the password combinations that you could remember, but it still doesn’t work. This can be super frustrating and time consuming, especially if you need to use your computer or laptop immediately. In this article we will show you a few simple ways to bypass Windows 11 password if you have lost/forgotten it.

SOLUTION 1: Bypass Windows 11 Password via ANOTHER Administrator Account

If you can access Windows 11 with another account with administrator rights and run command prompt (console) window, then this is your lucky day. Follow these steps to reset administrator password using command line:

how to run command prompt on windows 11
  1. Log in to another account on your Windows 11 computer
  2. Pick the search field and type “cmd“. Click “Run as administrator“, command prompt window will appear on your screen
  3. Now type “net user accountname newpassword” (without the quotes) and press Enter. This command will change the password to newpassword for accountname.
  4. If everything worked correctly then you will get a “Command completed successfully” message
change account's password on windows 11 by using command prompt

That’s pretty much it, you have now successfully bypassed Windows 11 password. Reboot your computer and enter new password to login your Windows. Obviously this method works only if you have another account with administrator privileges.

SOLUTION 2: Bypass Windows 11 Password with Netplwiz

If you can still remember your PC password but want to let Windows 11 log you in automatically, you should use the netplwiz utility to enable automatic login to your computer. When you use this method your computer will bypass Windows 11 login screen without asking you to type the password. Follow these steps to enable automatic login:

First thing we need to do is to re-enable the automatic login option on Windows 11 (by default it is disabled):

Step 1: Run regedit (Windows 11 Registry Editor)

run registry editor on windows 11

Step 2: Copy following line to the address field in the registry editor: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\PasswordLess\Device

navigate to the passwordless registry key

Step 3: Change the value of DevicePasswordLessBuildVersion to 0 (double click on it and change the value). Confirm with ok:

change the value of DevicePasswordLessBuildVersion  registry key to zero

Step 4: You can close the registry editor window now, and now run the “netplwiz” application:

enable automatic windows 11 login by using netplwiz application

Step 5: Uncheck “User must enter a user name and password to use this computer

Step 6: Click apply, enter your password and press OK. From this point your Windows 11 will no longer ask you for password when logging in.

SOLUTION 3: USE SAFE MODE WITH COMMAND PROMPT TO BYPASS WINDOWS 11 PASSWORD

Since Windows 8 you can restart your computer in safe mode without entering a password and making the desired changes. We can use this method and get access to the computer using this technique.

Step 1: Restart the computer and press F8 afterwards to start the advanced startup options. Alternatively advanced startup option should be executed automatically after 3 interrupted Windows boots.

Step 2: Pick the Safe Mode and press Enter.

Step 3: Your Windows will load normally but the screen will be completely black, and most applications will be turned off. This is normal, don’t panic. Safe mode has a lot of restrictions.

Step 4: Now click Start> Accessories> then Command Prompt to open it.

Step 5: Enter the following command in the command [rompt to change the password of your account:  net user username newpassword (just like we did in Solution #1, obviously you need to replace username and newpassword)

windows 11 changing user password with command prompt

Step 6: Restart your PC and use this new password you have chosen to enter your Windows 11 system

SOLUTION 4: Bypass Windows 11 Password by Resetting Microsoft Account Password

Simply navigate to https://account.live.com/ResetPassword.aspx with your computer or device of choice (like smartphone) and follow the instructions provided on the screen. Microsoft will need to verify whether you are in fact the account holder before resetting your Windows 11 password. Those verification questions are important for maintaining user security.

recover windows 11 account

SOLUTION 5: USE KON-BOOT TO BYPASS WINDOWS 11 PASSWORD

You are in a serious trouble situation if you previous methods didn’t work and you have forgotten your administrator account password. However, do not worry, we have an ultimate solution that will bypass Windows 11 password in a matter of minutes. This solution is well trusted and respected worldwide, it’s called Kon-Boot . This tool can bypass Windows and Mac password without any trouble at all.

To use Kon-Boot you need to create your Kon-Boot USB first.

Step 1: Run Kon-Boot installer and install to USB of choice

kon-boot install to usb

Step 2: Insert the created USB drive into your locked computer and boot from it. Make sure you’ve changed the boot priority within the BIOS so the USB drive is the first boot option.

Step 3: Follow Kon-boot instructions written on the screen

Step 4: Wait for Windows 11 to load

Step 5: pick account you want to bypass

Step 6: put any password and press ENTER

Step 7: Congratulations Kon-Boot has bypassed your Windows 11 password

You can see Kon-Boot in action below:

Summary

We have explained 5 easy to use ways to bypass Windows 11 password screen, in case you lost your login password. We recommend Kon-Boot for the purpose of bypassing password. It is reliable software that can easily bypass Windows password or reset forgotten Windows password.

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