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How to Recover/Reset Login Password on UEFI Based Lenovo/ThinkPad Computer

“I forgot the login password of my Windows 8 Lenovo Flex, how can I reset my login password and get access to my system? Help!”

With Windows 8/8.1/10 pre-installed into Lenovo/ThinkPad computers, you cannot just insert a bootable CD/DVD/USB flash disk into your computer and boot your computer by it. Based on UEFI BIOS, the computer will not boot by an extend device with default UEFI boot mode and Secure Boot settings.

Today I will show you how to change your UEFI BIOS settings and recover/reset your login password with Windows Password Key. To get start, download Windows Password Key into an available computer and launch it after install.

Part 1: Burn Bootable Disk with Windows Password Key

Insert a blank CD/DVD/USB flash disk into your computer and click “Burn” button to make a bootable password reset disk.

burn bootable disk

Part 2: Set Your Lenovo/ThinkPad Computer Boot by the Password Reset Disk


Part 3: Reset Login Account Password with Windows Password Key

After boot the computer by the bootable disk, you can choose your system and click next, then choose an account you want to reset or remove password. Check the “Change Windows Password” and input a new password, click “Next” to confirm the change, then eject the disk and restart your computer, you can login your computer with the new password.

change login password

After you have finished and want to return back to normal operation system, you need to revert the BIOS settings. Or the installed Windows OS will not boot up if you do not revert the BIOS settings! Now we have reset Windows lost password of UEFI based Lenovo/ThinkPad computer, as for other computers, you can also apply similar settings in UEFI based BIOS.

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