It happens many times that you forgot your Windows Login password. Thankfully the process of recovering your password in Windows 10 is much the same as it has been in Windows 8 and above. There are a number of useful ways to recover windows 10 passwords. This Tutorial will discuss How to reset windows 10 passwords without third party software.
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How to recover windows 10 password
On Windows 10 There are 2 types of Account we use to login
- Microsoft Account
- local user account.
Reset Microsoft account password windows 10
If your Windows 10 has configured with Microsoft account login. You can reset a new password for Microsoft account on the Microsoft link https://account.live.com/password/reset then you can access Windows 10. But for this first, you need any other computer so that you can log in to your Microsoft Account and recover your password.
- Open the given link and Select I forgot my password Radio button.
- Then on the next screen Recover your account windows Type the email address of your Microsoft account.
- Also, you have to enter the captcha code that appears. Click Next.
- Choose how you want to receive the security code.
- Using an alternative email address or phone number associated with your Microsoft account.
- Select one of them and click Send code.
An email message containing a security code will be sent to your alternative email address immediately. If you choose to receive a security code via phone, you should receive a text message. Now Enter the security code you just received and then click Next.
Now on the Reset, your password window Type your new password and Reenter the same password. After complete, the password change uses the new password to login to windows 10 / 8.1.
Reset local user password windows 10
Bellow, these steps are applicable to Local user accounts.
Using Password Reset Disk
Using a password reset disk is one of the easiest methods to reset your forgotten Windows password. The only downside of this procedure is that you need to have the password reset disk created beforehand.
Note: The password reset disk created on one Windows system will not work on another system.
If you are using Windows 10 then you need to be using the local account in order to create a password reset disk.
Now let’s See How To Reset passwords using Reset Disk. First access to your Windows 10 login screen. Simply type your wrong password after put the wrong password 2 or 3 times Reset your password will pop up. Then insert your USB flash drive password reset disk to your computer then click the link. The wizard will guide you to reset your password. You can also create a new password for your local user account.
Select the password reset disk from the list and click Next. You may see a warning about an incorrect password reset disk if you attach the wrong disk. Type in the new password two times and also the password hint. Then click on the Next button to continue.
Finally, click on the Finish button to close the wizard. Your password has been changed, now you can use your new password to logon into your Windows user account.
Note: We highly recommend that you make a password reset disk when you create a password for your computer. Just in case you forget. This method only works with a local admin account. If you have no reset disk tool, then try the second solution below.
Recover windows 10 password with command prompt
This is a method that can reset Windows 10 forgotten passwords. For this, you require only the installation media. First, insert the installation DVD or bootable USB Restart the windows. Press DEL or F2 key to access the BIOS setup. Now on Bios Setup change the boot order first boot from Cd , DVD, or USB. Now press F10 to save changes.
When windows start it will ask to press any key to boot from DVD press any key to boot from installation media. Now the installation screen is in front of you. Press Shift + F10 key on Keyboard to Open Command Prompt. Now on the command prompt first check On which drive windows installed.
Commands To Perform
To do this type command diskpart and press enter this will display a list of volumes. Check which volume has windows installed.
Note Down the Volume Number and drive ltr type exit to leave the disk part. Now Type the Drive letter move to the installed directory for ex my drive letter is D: and press enter.
Now to access the windows folder use the command cd windows. Here next access system 32 folder use command cd system 32.
Backup the ultiman.exe and cmd.exe
Now on the system 32 folder first Type, Bellow commands to Backup the Utilman.exe and cmd.exe files.
Type copy utilman.exe utilman1.exe to backup utilman.exe
Again Type copy cmd.exe to cmd1.exe to backup cmd.exe
Now to delete utilman.exe Type command del utilman.exe And Rename cmd1.exe to utilman.exe As shown bellow image
Use command Rename cmd1.exe utilman.exe
That’s it now close the command prompt and cancel the installation window. it will prompt to restart.
now restart the windows to Normally.
Here Click the Utility Manager icon thumb. As soon as click on the utility icon command prompt will open. Here on the command prompt type control userpasswords2 and press enter this will open the user accounts window as shown below the image.
Here now select the user account which you want to reset the password. Click the user account and select the Reset password option. it will prompt for a new password As shown in the below image.
Put the new password click ok to make changes to save. That’s all your password changed simply close the command prompt and use newly created password to login to windows.
You will successfully login to your system.
These are some best working tips to recover windows 10 passwords, reset windows 10 passwords for local and Microsoft user accounts. Have any Query or new way to recover windows password easily feel free to comment below.