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Top 3 Options to Reset Forgotten/Lost Admin Password in Windows 10

Dec. 09, 2014 05:52 pm / Posted by Ruby Johnson to Windows 10 Tips
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Once you forgot/lost admin password Windows 10, you can't access any files, pictures, movies stored in it. You can only get to the login screen and everything stops there. If you want to regain the access, you need to reset the forgotten password. I am here to tell you 3 options for Windows 10 admin password reset.

Option 1. Reset/Remove Windows 10 Admin Password with Password Recovery Tool

I give the priority to Windows password recovery tool because it is capable of resetting local administrator password as well as Microsoft account password (Ultimate edition). And different from Option 2 and Option 3, Windows password recovery tool makes admin password reset/recovery Windows 10 easy under any conditions. No need the help of previously-created password reset disk or account with privileges. Without any limitations at all! You just need to prepare a blank CD/DVD/USB and a workable PC. Here we take Windows Password Recovery Tool Ultimate as an example.

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Steps on How to Reset Admin Password on Windows 10 with Password Recovery Tool:

Option 2. Windows 10 Local Admin Password Reset with Password Reset Disk (Password Reset Wizard)

Password Reset Wizard is a useful method to reset local administrator password on Windows 10. But the premise is that you have created a password reset disk with Password Reset Wizard before the administrator password was forgotten. No Previously-created password reset disk? Turn back to Option 1 or skip to Option 3.

Steps on Windows 10 Administrator Password Reset with Password Reset Wizard:

Option 3. Reset Windows 10 Local Admin Password in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode in which you can gain access when you forgot Windows user account password. It has three types of modes: Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, and Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Under Safe Mode with Command Prompt, you can reset forgotten user account password without starting any programs or networking subsystem, which means no harm to PC's hardware or data.

To use Safe Mode to reset password, you need to enable Windows 10 default administrator password before getting locked. If not, go back to Option 2 or use Windows 10 password recovery tool.

Steps of Windows 10 Admin Password Reset in Safe Mode (the same with Windows 8):

All in all, these three methods are very useful in resetting/recovering/changing Windows 10 administrator password when you forgot it. You just need to pick one according to your real situation. Good Luck!

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