Reset windows 10 password in easy steps – How to

The below method is to reset a Windows 10 password  but  I have also provided link to custom software to  reset  windows 7, windows 8 and other versions Quickly if you have lost your password.  The  below windows 10 method depends on the account type or login type you have  on your computer or laptop. A Microsoft Login account for your pc or laptop requires a different procedure than a local account requires. And the resetting password method for both  types of logins are different.

If you dont have a microsoft  Hotmail login to your pc ( and have regular desktop/laptop  password login) , then you can skip the  content right below and go to the bottom where we have a link to paid  reset software. This program does the job quickly and  without any risk to any existing  files on your computer.

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You have most probably come here because you re searching  for one of these

I forgot my windows 10 password

How to recover my windows 10 administrator password

Lost my windows 10 laptop password

Reset Windows 10 password

Do not worry, we will show you ways to recover your windows 10 password and this method can also be used in windows 8.1, windows 7 and other recent Microsoft  Operating system  windows versions

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Forgotten Microsoft Email or account password for pC /laptop

If you use your Microsoft  email login/password to login into your PC /desktop/Laptop or Notebook  then the software wont be able to help you and you will need to recover your You email or Microsoft  account password using Microsoft’s online forms.

You can recover Microsoft email and account login password by going here and Microsoft will send you a password reset link to your alternate email address or to your phone as you have set it up.

I Have provided two methods here one which is free and involves a few steps  given right below, and the other which is the  paid software that will do the jobs much easily and quickly for you at the bottom of this post

Password reset for windows 10 Local account login

If you are used to signing in to your Windows 10 computer or laptop with a local account  which is the traditional method ( widely used) instead of a Microsoft account, you can use the method below to reset your password.

The beauty of this featured  software and or  method for resetting is  that irrespective of  you having a Microsoft login to your pc or laptop, you can still set a local password to your computer.

Method for resetting via tools and learning some advanced command typing

Following the steps below to reset a Windows 10 password: [FREE METHOD]

  1. Boot from the Windows 10 DVD. Make sure that your PC setup is configured to boot from a DVD and that UEFI and Secure Boot are disabled.
  2. Press SHIFT + F10 to open a command prompt.
  3. Replace the file utilman.exe with cmd.exe. Before you do this, you should make a copy of utilman.exe so that you can restore it later. Note that you can only restore this file if you boot again from the Windows DVD.

Command s to type below in the black command box:

command prompt for windows 10 pass CD dvd utilman cmd for media Internet explorer

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

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

  1. After you have replaced utilman.exe successfully, you can remove the DVD and restart your problematic Windows 10 installation: [now type: wpeutil reboot ] to reboot computer
  2. On the Windows 10 sign-in page, click the Utility Manager icon.
  3. free method to recover windows 10 password screen shot login screen

Since we replaced the Utility Manager with the cmd.exe, a command prompt should open now. Don’t worry about the error message that pops up.

You can now add a new user with the command below ( in the black screem command prompt that appears) as below.

net user <username> /add

net localgroup administrators <username> /add

We will also have to add the user to the administrator group so that we have full control of our Windows computer or laptop. Replace <username> with the account name of your choice. Note that the account name must not exist on this current Windows  computer.

Click the screen to make the sign-in page appear again. Your new account should show up, and you can sign in without a password.

You can now access the files associated with your Microsoft account in the C:\Users folder.

If you had a local account instead of a Microsoft email login account, you can reset your password in Computer Management. Right-click the Start button, select Computer Management, and navigate to Local Users and Groups. Right-click your local account and select Set Password.

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This method can be used to reset most other versions of Microsoft  windows operating system like

  1. Reset Windows 7 / 8 administrator password ( including  8.1)
  2. Windows Vista Premium  Professional
  3. and also works on Windows Xp and other versions with some hacks in method ( contact me if you want specific version details)

Windows 10 – EASY METHOD for Reset of password and regain access.[Paid software] Quick and risk free reset software

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If you think this above method is too Complicated and long for you to do successfully,  then i would suggest  that you just stick  with a custom software , made specifically to do this  recovery task easily which can be found here.


Other helpful technical links for window’s 10

Enable F8 Safe Mode Boot Menu

How to enable the F8 boot options menu in Windows 10

Safe Mode

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode -If you run in to problems with your PC or need to troubleshoot hardware problems, there’s a very good chance that you’ll want to use “Safe Mode”. This boots Windows 10 using minimal drivers and services, plus it prevents any of the usual startup applications from loading.

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12 thoughts on “Reset windows 10 password in easy steps – How to

  1. Roberto79

    The steps quite complicated but everything works fine with me when i tried them. Thanks for this amazing help.

  2. ianmatin

    I did the “add new user” step, but I think I need to sign in the computer with password. Everything was fine until I reached this step. How to sign in without any password?

  3. Saraboddington

    Thanks for this article! I find it really helpful with the pictures and clear steps. I did exactly like what you showed up there and I managed to recover my password. Thanks once again!

  4. Superaidan

    I got confused at the command typing. Tried it several times but I didn’t manage to recover my password.
    After few more, I did it and I realized I wrote the command wrongly. Everything is fine now. Thanks!

  5. Boddie

    This article is something I’ve been looking for for such a long time. I forgot my password and I tried to figure out how to recover it. I failed to recover it until I found this article. Followed every steps and I managed to sign in as usual. Thanks!

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  7. jerryblog

    hey dude.

    thanks for the tip
    Didn’t know this would work ..after downloading one free tool which then told me I need a key to unlock it .. and I have to pay for the key to complete the unlocking process. It was a big hassle .This one was great

    At least your software you have to just pay upfront and it did the job .. thanks for saving me more hassles trying to unlock my laptop..
    will keep this software handy just in case..hehe .I got three computers at home
    thank you

    1. sheldon Post author

      daymm right .. i hate sneaky tactics like that. get it free and suddenly you have to pay for key to unlock it!

      this one you pay upfront it does the job!!

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