4 Ways to Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Password

lost Windows password?

Sometimes bad things happen and people forget or loose their passwords. If you forgot Windows 10 administrator password, you won't be able to change computer settings or install any new software. It is possible that without the correct password you won't even be able to use your computer at all. Microsoft corporation doesn't make it easier but we have some remedies ready. In this guide we will present you 4 simple ways to reset forgotten Windows 10 password for administrator and Microsoft account. At least one of them should solve your problems.

Method 1: Login with Sign-in Option

Assuming you can still log in your Windows 10 system with PIN code or another admin account you should be able to use command prompt (Windows console) to reset Windows 10 password without any problems. To use this method, run the command prompt (Windows console) press Windows key on your keyboard. Type cmd, right click on Command Prompt (Admin) and pick Run as administrator. To reset your forgotten password, type the following command and press Enter:

                        net user username newpassword
Where username is the user account for which you want to change the password. Following image presents the password change command for user pinokio.
windows command prompt change user password

Method 2: Reset Microsoft Account Password using official Microsoft service

In order to reset your Microsoft Account password you can try using the official Microsoft service provided for this purpose (see: Microsoft password reset service). On this website you will have 3 choices. Now you need to pick the "I Forgot My Password" link. See image below:

microsoft tool reset microsoft account

After you go through the steps you will see a typical password recovery process (extra security questions are necessary for verification / security purposes). If you’ve registered an email address or a cell phone number for this account, you will be able to receive a verification code. You need to use this code later to recover your Windows 10 account. Please see images below:

microsoft tool reset microsoft account ssecurity step
microsoft tool reset microsoft account verification code

Method 3: Use Password Reset Disk

If you have a Windows password reset disk you can use it to reset a lost Windows password. The main problem with this approach is that you need to create this password reset disk before your password is lost. If you are looking for a way to create a Windows password reset disk please follow this tutorial.

If you have the reset disk already, you can easily continue the password reset procedure:
  1. Boot your Windows system
  2. At the Windows 10 login screen, click on your account, type your password incorrectly and press enter
  3. Now the "reset password" option will appear after a failed log in attempt.
  4. Use this option and when asked provide the path to your password reset disk
windows 10 reset disk

Method 4: The Ultimate Way - KON-BOOT

Kon-Boot is a tool for bypassing passwords. It can bypass Windows password or Mac password in a matter of seconds without any previous knowledge of the lost password. While Kon-Boot itself is a bypass tool you may use it as a password reset utility as well.

To use Kon-Boot:

  1. Run Kon-Boot installer and install it to USB of choice
  2. Boot your locked machine with this media
  3. Wait for Windows to load
  4. Pick account of choice, put any password and press enter
  5. Your password is now bypassed and your are logged in to your Windows system
  6. Now if you want to reset your password or change it simply follow this tutorial or this tutorial.

You can also check this video showing kon-boot in action (bypassing Windows 10 password in seconds): https://youtu.be/IezsLAWK1P0

how to bypass windows 10 password with kon-boot

We hope you have enjoyed this short guide and you have managed to reset your Windows password. We hope your problems are now solved!