How to Reset Your Forgotten Password in Windows 10

Method 1: 

Step 1: Create a bootable  usb or CD.
2: First, start by booting your Windows 10 installation into the setup by changing the boot order in your BIOS to take priority with the CD.
3: click on repair computer and select advanced options.

4: click on command prompt.
5: use below commands

move d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe.bak

copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

6: if it is not working change the directory to c:
7: Once this is complete, use the command “wpeutil reboot” to restart the machine.

8:After you’re back at the login screen, click the Utility Manager. If everything went right, you should see a cmd.exe launch.

9: Type ” Net users “ command.
10: net user step 11: Exit and login with new password 


Method 2:

Change password in Computer Management

Step 1: Log on to Windows 10 as administrator.

Step 2: Open the Computer Management. (Press Win + X and select Computer Management.)

Step 3: Expand the “Local User and Groups” folder and click “Users” folder.

Set Password

Step 4: Right click on the password forgotten local user account. And click Set Password.

By this way you can reset your Windows 8.1 password to a new one but you will lose some data in this local user account.

Method 3:

Reset password with Command Prompt

Similarly, log on to Windows 8.1 as admin. Press Win + X and select Command Prompt (Admin) to bring out Command Prompt window. On the Window, run the command net user >.

Run Net User command

When it displays The command completed successfully you have reset your Windows 8.1 user login password to a new one. For example, I have reset the password for account Ting to abc.

Method 4:

Warning: Following these steps will remove all of your data, programs, and settings.

  • Start your PC and select the Power  icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the lock screen.

  • While holding down the Shift key, select Restart.

  • On the Boot options menu, select Troubleshoot > Reset this PC > Remove everything.

  • Your PC will restart and will reset itself.

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