What to do if you forget Windows 10 password? Imagine that you have locked your computer or laptop with a password but now you can’t remember the password any more. You have tried out a number of attempts to break the password and you couldn’t. Don’t worry! In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 simple ways to reset forgotten Windows 10 password.
Method 1: Reset Windows 10 Password Using Another Admin Account
Assuming that there’s more than one user on the computer, you can reset a forgotten Windows 10 password from within another admin account. Once you’ve logged in as administrator, you can reset lost passwords of other user accounts without providing original password.
1) Press the Windows logo key + X shortcut and then select either “Command Prompt (Admin)” or “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” from the pop-up menu.
2) In the Command Prompt, enter the following command and press Enter. Replace Tom with your account’s name.
net user Tom *
3) You will be prompted to type the password and the password you enter won’t be printed on the screen. But you need to type the password twice to make sure that you have entered the password you intended to.
Method 2: Reset Windows 10 Password with Bootable USB
If you couldn’t log in to Windows 10 with any user account, it’s impossible to bypass Windows password without using a CD or USB drive. PCUnlocker is a perfect password tool that can help you reset forgotten Windows 10 password from a bootable CD/USB. Let’s see how you can get it to work:
1) Before you proceed, you need to find an accessible computer and use it to make a PCUnlocker Live disk. Download the ISO file of PCUnlocker and then burn it on to a blank CD or USB pen drive using ISO2Disc.
2) Connect PCUnlocker Live disk to the computer you want to reset forgotten Windows 10 password for. Next enter into your PC’s BIOS/UEFI and change the boot priority – Set CD or USB drive as the first boot media.
3) After booting successfully from CD/USB, PCUnlocker program will be loaded and you can view a list of user accounts detected in your Windows SAM registry hive. Choose your account and click Reset Password button to remove your lost password.
4) Now you’ve successfully reset your forgotten Windows 10 password. Reboot your PC and you can then log in!
This method is very useful and works in all Windows versions, from Windows 7 to Windows 10. But make sure, you use this password tool on your own computer only.