How to Unlock Windows 10/8.1 Password without Software or Disk

June 29, 2017 13:04. Posted by to Tutorials

Windows is the most popular desktop operating system around the world and Microsoft releases a new version every year to keep everything updated. One of the main benefits of using Windows computers is that it gives you the ability to password protect the computer to avoid any kind of suspicious activity. Further more, with the latest version of Windows 10, it offers several kinds of mechanism to protect the computer from illegal access, including text password, image password, using Microsoft account for login.


But the main blunder and worry begins when you realize that you have forgotten the computer or laptop password. This can be very frustrating if you need to use your computer urgently and without entering your password, your computer won't let you access any file or document inside the system. Now before you get extremely annoyed and think to dump your computer, we would like you to stay calm as we have come up with few aids that can help you unlock Windows password.


Method 1: Unlock Windows 10/8 Computer without Disk

Method 2: Unlock Windows 10/8 Password without Software

Method 3: Unlock Windows 10/8 Computer without Password


Method 1: How to Unlock Windows 10/8.1 Computer without Reset Disk

If you don't have a SAC account or if you don't remember your Microsoft email then don't get discouraged as there is an ultimate way to reset your computer password by using a third party software.


I have been with Windows Password Recovery for several months and it is the easiest and ultimate program to reset the password of your Windows computer. You don't need any information about your computer like Microsoft email or other administrator account password to reset locked account password. It's a very elegant tool that you can just install to make a password reset disk and use that to unlock any Windows based computer. It is currently supported in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and so on. The password will be removed from the welcome screen and you won't have to enter any password to get into your computer.

Highlights of Windows Password Recovery:


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Step 1: Install Windows Password Recovery on Another Computer and Make a Password Reset Disk Now

Download and install Windows Password Recovery program on another PC. Insert an USB drive and open the app. From the main window, select the name of the flash drive from drop-down menu. Then click "Burn USB" tab to create password reset disk. Wait until the files are successfully burned on to that flash drive and then eject it.


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Step 2: Change Boot Priority on Locked Windows 10/8.1 Computer

Re-insert the flash drive on the locked laptop or computer and reboot it. Keep pressing F2, F8. F12 or Del function key on your keyboard to activate the boot menu option. Select USB as the boot device and press Enter to load program on the startup screen.


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Step 3: Start Unlocking Windows 10/8 Account Password

Now select the Windows OS on that computer (example: Windows 10) and choose the username that is currently locked.


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Click on "Remove Password" followed by "Reboot". You can now access your computer without entering any password at all since the password will be completely removed by the program.


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This is one of the greatest way to reset password on Windows based computers for local accounts. You should really give it a try!


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Method 2: How to Unlock Windows 10/8 Admin Password without Software

Super Administrator Account, also known as SAC is a special kind of account existing on Windows 10/8 that can be activated when you are locked out in your main account to reset the password of your locked account. This feature is often hidden in Windows 10 but we will expose this trick so that you can reset Windows 10/8 password of your computer.


Step 1: Restart the computer and wait until you see the login screen.


Step 2: Press the Shift key 5 times from your keyboard to enable super administrator account.


Step 3: Enter into your computer using the SAC account and head to Control Panel.


Step 4: Change the password of your present locked out account and save the changes. Reboot the computer and login with the new password.



1. Only works if you have setup a SAC account before getting locked out.

2. Useless if are not using latest version of Windows 10/8.1.


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Method 3: Unlock Local Account Password Windows 10/8.1 without Disk

If you are using the Microsoft account to protect your laptop or computer then you have an easier way to reset your password by just changing the current password of your Microsoft account. Follow these below steps to do that:


Step 1: From a working laptop or smartphone, visit and choose "I Forgot My Password" and hit next.


Step 2: On the next window, you should enter the email or phone number linked with your MS account.


Step 3: Receive the one time security password on your email or phone number and enter it upon asking.


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Step 4: Finally, reset your account password and write it down on a piece of paper so that you don't forget it this time.


Step 5: Turn on your locked computer and enter the new password to get back into your system.


Note: This method won't work if you are not using Microsoft as your default account type. In that case, move on to the next part.



In this tutorial, we just revealed how you can bypass the computer login password even if you forget the password. It is not recommended to format and install OS on your computer when you can simple remove the password from screen using program. It is assured that not a single data from your computer will be deleted and your password will be reset successfully. Hopefully you guys found this article helpful and were able to unlock your computer.



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