How to Bypass and Reset the Password on Every Operating System. Just as privacy is dead, a casualty of the Internet, so also is the illusion that your Windows password protects the files on your computer. Of course, it is reasonable to set a password, and most honest people will be deterred from breaking in; but, be aware that it is very easy to bypass the password on all operating systems, so don't be lulled into a false sense of security. You aren't safe. You aren't secure. Life is a mystery. Get over it.