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.
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:
Where username is the user account for which you want to change the password. Following image presents the password change command for user pinokio.
net user username newpassword
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:
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:
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.
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:
You can also check this video showing kon-boot in action (bypassing Windows 10 password in seconds): https://youtu.be/IezsLAWK1P0
We hope you have enjoyed this short guide and you have managed to reset your Windows password. We hope your problems are now solved!