While setting up a computer, we use a password to protect our data from being accessed by others. It is important to make a strong password also so that it cannot be hacked. Passwords should be changed every 90 days so that it becomes difficult for hackers to log on to our PC or laptop. But in all this, what if you forget your password? You can surely reset Windows 10 password by following simple steps mentioned below.
You can reset your password on Windows 10 by following these steps carefully. Also note that you can reset the password by this method only if you logged on to your PC / laptop via Microsoft Account. So let’s get started.
Now that your PC is locked, you should use a different computer to perform this task. It should have an internet connection.
In the above method, you could regain access to your Windows PC if you lost your password by using Microsoft account, but what if you used a normal password? Surely you can reset your password by using Windows 10 password reset tool. These tools are software that helps you recover your password for Windows 10. There are a number of software that allow you do so.
One such software is ohpcrack and it can be downloaded from ophcrack.sourceforge.net and can be run as per directed. This tool will also help in creating a password reset disk or USB for Windows 10 for another computer.
You can factory reset your Windows 10 anytime by following this method carefully. Although there are a couple of ways by which you can do this.
Command Prompt is a powerful way besides Windows password recovery tool that can effectively reset Windows password.
Part A – If Windows 10 is accessible with administrative privileges, command prompt can be run easily and reset Windows 10 local admin password.
net user <username> <password>
net user <username> /add
net localgroup administrators <username> /add
Part B – When windows 10 computer is locked or Windows 10 admin password reset
Steps to reset Windows 10 password using command prompt:
move c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\
copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe
While you go to login screen, please select the admin account you have reset password or the new admin account, and you could sign in Windows 10 with them successfully.
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