How to Reset Windows 10 Login & Admin Password if You Forgot

May.5, 2017 18:21. Posted by to Tutorials
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Forgetting your own Windows 10 login password is not big news in these days. If you are used to change your passwords regularly and have hundreds of online accounts with different password combinations then you are bound to forget few of them. But before you feel embarrassed about this situation, we have a few good proposals for you! There are some ways that can be used to reset the Windows 10 password even if you forgot it. That's correct! In this article, we will show you how to reset Windows 10 password that can be used by both advanced and novice users.

 

It is highly recommended trying any of the methods list below to reset Windows 10 login password. But do remember it is not an astounding idea to do a fresh OS reinstall due to fatal data loss that may occur because of that. We will show you much simple and safe ways to recover login password on Windows 10.

 

Method 1: How to Reset Windows 10 Password from Microsoft Reset Page

Method 2: How to Reset Windows 10 Password via UUkeys Software

Method 3: Reset Windows 10 Password by Enabling Super Administrator Account

 

Method 1: How to Reset Windows 10 Password from Microsoft Reset Page

Microsoft account is the default account type for Windows 10 that being used for login. It is the same account for Microsoft online services such as email, OneDrive, Office 365. If you signed in your Windows 10 computer with Microsoft account, then it is pretty easy to reset the login password. So you can use the new password for login.

 

Step 1: Open https://account.live.com/password/reset using a browser from a smartphone or an accessible computer.

 

Step 2: Click "I forgot my password" then choose "Next".

 

Step 3: Enter the email associated with your Microsoft account. You can also enter the mobile number associated with your Microsoft account.

 

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Step 4: Choose how to receive the verification code to identify your authority. Input the code and set up a new password.

 

Step 5: Login to your computer by using the new password.

 

Method 2: How to Reset Windows 10 Password via Password Recovery Software

Another effective way to recover forgotten Windows 10 password is by using third-party password reset software. Fortunately, Windows Password Mate is the ultimate way to reset Windows 10 password. This software requires no Microsoft or super administrator account to reset the password. In fact, you can reset your Windows login password within 5 minutes with this amazing app. It works with all Windows operating systems including Windows 10, 8, 7, 2003 and XP. This is proven software that is tested on numerous locked computers.

 

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Step 1: Install and Run Windows Password Mate

First, you should find or borrow another Windows computer. Then download and install Windows Password Mate on it. Below is the screenshot of Windows Password Mate when it was opened.

 

Windows Password Mate start up

Step 2: Make Password Reset with USB or CD/DVD

Insert a USB flash drive or CD/DVD on your computer and choose the flash drive or CD/DVD name from the drop down. Click on "Burn USB" if you inserted a USB flash drive and choose "Burn CD/DVD" if you have inserted a writable CD/DVD to create password reset disk. After burning the ISO image file on your device. Insert the flash drive or CD/DVD into the locked computer.

 

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Step 3: Set First Boot Device to USB or CD/DVD on Locked Computer

Power on the locked computer and keep pressing F11/F10/F8/Esc key to enter into BIOS settings or start the boot menu. (It varies from brand to brand). In there, please select USB or CD/DVD as the first bootable device. If everything goes right, Windows Password Mate will be loaded after boot up.

 

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Step 4: Reset Windows 10 Login Password of User Account

Once Windows Password Mate being opened, you can all the Windows versions and user accounts on that computer. Select a target account from the list and click "Reset Password" button, then the password will be reset instantly. Now, reboot the computer and this time the computer will go to desktop screen directly. No password will be asked during the process.

 

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Intertested in this program? Why not give it a try. Just download and test it on your computer!

 

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Method 3: Reset Windows 10 Password by Enabling Super Administrator Account

In every Windows operating system, you can set up a Super Administrator account that will have all administrator privileges that you can think of. You use this account to get into your computer and remove or reset the password of your current user account. Here's how to do that:

 

Step 1: Turn on the locked computer and on the login screen, press CTRL + ALT + Delete together.

 

Step 2: Select the "Administrator" account and press enter to enter into your computer. You will not be asked to input any password.

 

Step 3: Open "Control Panel" and delete the existing locked account. Set up a new account with a new password.

 

Step 4: Reboot the PC and enter the new password that you just set up.

 

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BAMM!! This should totally reset the password of your PC. But these are all baffling methods if you don't even remember your Microsoft Email or if you didn't set up any Super Administrator Account. Then these above methods are totally useless. Indubitably, there is one more way that can reset your Windows 10 password without requiring any Microsoft email or Super Administrator account.

 

Summary:

All of the methods mentioned above are good ways to help you unlock Windows 10 computer for all kinds of computers. Among them, Windows Password Mate is the most user friendly one and it is best for newbies without much knowledge in computer. It requires no additional assets to reset the Windows 10 Password. It is the most astounding way to reset Windows login password without losing any data or credibility from your computer. After you are able to login to your system, set up a new password to main the security and privacy of your computer.