Tuesday, 2 May 2017

3 Ways to Reset Windows 10 Password

Couldn't sign into Windows 10 and forgot the administrator password? So if you forgot Windows 10 password, don't  panic! This tutorial will show you 3 simple ways to reset lost Windows 10 password and regain access to your computer.

Method 1: Reset Windows 10 Password with CMD

If you still have your Windows 10 installation DVD, you can use this backdoor to reset Windows 10 password from Command Prompt.
Boot your PC with the installation media for Windows 10.   Either DVD or USB will work just fine.
When prompted to "Enter your Language and other preferences",  press SHIFT + F10 and a command line window will open.
Now type in the following commands to backup utilman.exe, and  replace it with a copy of cmd.exe.
copy d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\
copy /y d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

Reboot your computer. At Windows 10 sign-in screen, click on the "Ease of Access" icon in the lower right corner.  This will now open a Command prompt window where you can enter the following commands.
Type in net user command to reset forgotten password of your Windows 10 account.
So this is how you can reset Windows 10 password with command prompt. Novice users may need some help in getting this trick to work.

Method 2: Reset Windows 10 Password with Password Reset Disk

If you've created a password reset disk when you set up your computer first time, you can reset your Windows 10 password the easy way.
Start your computer. When booting to the login screen, enter a wrong password and hit Enter.
Windows 10 will display the "Reset password" link below the password field.

Click that link. The Windows password reset wizard will launch.
Insert your password reset disk and follow the wizard to set a new password for your computer.
After resetting, you can then log into Windows 10 with your new password.

Method 3: Reset Windows 10 Password with Bootable USB Drive

Windows lets you create a password reset disk so that you can access your PC and user account even if you forget the password. But the problem is that many Windows users don't create a password reset disk after setting up a complex password.
To get rid of Windows 10 password, you can take use of PCUnlocker - a bootable disk that helps resetting forgotten Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP password easily. Let's see how it works:
Start the procedure by downloading PCUnlocker ISO file. Of course, since you don't have access to your PC, you will need to download this software on another PC that you have access to.
Download and install the free burning program ISO2Disc on your PC. Launch ISO2Disc and locate the PCUnlocker ISO file you've downloaded, and create a bootable USB drive (or CD).

Turn on your PC that you would like to access to by resetting forgotten Windows 10 password, insert the USB drive, make necessary changes to the BIOS to boot from USB.
After booting to the PCUnlocker screen, select your user account and click the Reset Password button to clear your password.

Reboot your computer. You can now sign into Windows 10 without a password!


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