Maybe you have rushed to upgrade to Windows 10, but now the most annoying thing you are faced with is: you are entirely locked out of Windows 10! Sounds incredible? This page will cover details on how to reset Windows 10 password of both local account and Microsoft account.
It is the most traditional way to reset a Windows 10 password with a password reset disk you created. Note you'll of course need to know your account's password in order to create one of these disks. The following shows how to create a Windows 10 password reset disk and how to use it for Windows 10 password recovery.
Note that if your computer is already locked and you haven't created a disk before, or if it is Windows 10 Microsoft account, please turn to part 2.
Preparation: A blank USB flash drive or memory card or writeable CD/DVD.
- Step 1: Plug the USB drive into your computer's available USB port.
- Step 2: Click on "Create a password reset disk" on the left side.
- Step 3: Tap on "Next".
- Step 4: Select the USB you connected, and click on "Next'.
- Step 5: Enter the current password and click "Next". Then Windows will create your password reset disk. Click on "Next" when it is finished.
To reset Windows 10 password with the password reset disk, you can just click "Reset Password" after entering an incorrect password for your local account on the sign in screen, then connect the password reset disk. After you click "Reset password", you will be to enter the new password.
Part 2: Reset Windows 10 Password of Local Account and Microsoft Account with Windows Password Recovery Tool
As mentioned above, method 1 has limitations. You can turn to a professional Windows 10 password recovery tool, which is able to create password reset disk for both local user account and Microsoft account on Windows 10. 4 Steps are listed.
- Step 1: Download and install Windows 10 password recovery tool into an available computer and launch it.
- Step 2: Burn the Windows 10 password recovery program into CD/DVD/USB flash drive with Quick Recovery or Advanced Recovery Wizard.
- Step 3: Going to BIOS and set your computer to boot from the newly burned disk.
- Step 4: Select your operating system, then you can choose to reset password for any login account or create a new account with administrator privilege.
Followed the all of the steps stated to reset Windows 10 password, you will be able to login to your Windows 10 system. It's very convenient and time-saving.