If you forget your Windows 10 password, you can reset that in multiple ways. You won’t be able to log in or install any software on your computer without the windows password. We all have to remember multiple passwords for different accounts and it is natural to forget a password sometimes.
Don’t worry you don’t have to reinstall the entire operating system or lose any data if you forget your password.
How to Reset Windows 10 Password
Find out below how you can reset your Windows 10 password. We have discussed 3 methods to Reset Windows 10 Password.
Method 1: Reset Win 10 Password via Microsoft Account
If you use Windows 10, you must be connected to your Microsoft account. You can reset the password of your Windows 10 computer with your Microsoft account.
Step 1. You will need another computer that you can log in. Go to Microsoft login page by entering, ‘http://login.live.com/’ in your browser’s address bar.
Step 2. Enter your email address and click ‘Can’t access your account?’
Step 3. After that, you will be asked security questions, phone numbers and other relevant information related to your account. You will have to prove that you are the owner of the account by providing the account related information.
Step 4. If you successfully provide all the information Microsoft needs from you to verify that you are the true owner of the account, you will be asked to create a new password.
Step 5. Congratulations! You just need to create a new password that you can remember and use to log in to your system and Microsoft account.
Method 2: Reset Windows 10 Password with Password Reset Disk
In Windows 10 PC, you can create a password reset disk well in advance to avoid the problems related to forgetting the password of your system. You must note however that a password reset disk works only with the local account of the system and not the Microsoft account.
You have to create the password reset disk only once. It is a file that you create on a removable drive by going to ‘User Accounts’ and selecting ‘Create a password reset disk’. If you created a password reset disk in the past. You can use it now to reset your password following the steps below.
Step 1. Plugin the password reset disk, pen drive or memory card, whatever you used into your system.
Step 2. Type in any password in the password window and try to log in.
Step 3. Windows will give an error message that the password is incorrect. Press Ok.
Step 4. You will see a new option, ‘Reset Password’ after trying to log in with the wrong password. Click ‘Reset Password’.
Step 5. It will open the password reset wizard which will guide you through the process and show you the instruction that you need to follow. Click ‘Next’.
Step 6. Select the password key disk from the drop-down menu.
Step 7. You will be asked to type a new password. Type the new password, type it again to confirm and type a password hint.
Step 8. Congratulations, you have successfully reset the Windows 10 password using the password reset disk.
Method 3: Reset Windows Password via Windows Password Recovery
If you don’t remember the Microsoft account related information or you did not create a password recovery disk in advance, you can use the recovery tool, ‘iSeePassword’ to recover the access to your system. You will need a USB stick or rewritable disk, another system that you have access to and iSeePassword Windows recovery program. Follow the steps below to recover your password.
Step 1. Log in to the computer you have access.
Step 2. Download and install the iSeePassword recovery program to the system.
Step 3. Plugin a USB drive or put a rewritable disk in the system.
Step 4. Run the program and select the USB stick or disk to create a bootable password reset disk. Once, the process completes, eject the USB drive or disk.
Step 5. Insert the USB stick or put the disk on the locked computer. Restart your system and enter the BIOS mode by pressing F12, F2. Different companies set different combination of keys to enter the BIOS settings. Choose the booting option from the disk or the USB stick. Change the boot order to USB or the disk, whichever you used.
Step 6. Restart your computer again and iSeePassword recovery program will open on the locked computer. Select the version of the installed windows. Select the user for which you want to reset the password.
Step 7. Click ‘Reset Password’.
Congratulations! You just recovered the Windows password without creating the reset disk in advance or remembering security questions or other account-related information. This recovery tool can prove to be a lifesaver if you urgently need the access back to your system, but don’t remember the password. If you are facing any difficulty in Reset Windows 10 Password then comment below, we will solve your query and help you to Reset Windows 10 Password.