How to perform Windows 10 password reset [Updated]

Passwords are difficult to remember and keep track of, especially if you are not using a competent password manager. The password I most forget is my Windows 10 PC because I usually use Windows Hello to log in. Since I haven’t put my password in months, I forget when I need to. If you can’t remember your Windows PC password either, there’s nothing to worry about. In this article, we have provided three easy ways to reset Windows 10 password. All the mentioned methods are easy and can be done by anyone without requiring any Windows knowledge. Also, you don’t have to worry about data loss. We ensure that data is completely secure during the password reset process. Now, without taking too long, let’s get started with the guide.

Run Windows 10 Password Reset

Here, we will learn about three different ways to reset Windows 10 password. All methods are for different case scenarios, so choose any one depending on your problem. Also, the methods below work on all versions of Windows 10 so you don’t have to worry about it. Now, having said that, let’s start with the first method.

1. Windows 10 password reset [If You Remember the PIN]

If you forgot your Windows 10 PC password but you can login via picture PIN or passwordthis is how you can reset windows 10 password.

1. Press the “Windows” and “X” keys at once and click “Command Prompt (Admin)”. If you can’t find it, you can also search for “cmd” and open it as Administrator.

2. Then enter the following command. On here, replace account_name with your real account name and password to your liking.

net user account_name new_password

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3. After that press enter and you have done a successful Windows 10 password reset.

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2. Windows 10 password reset [If Logged in with Microsoft Account]

If you were using your Microsoft account to log in on your Windows 10 PC, this is how you can perform a Windows 10 password reset.

1. Open the Microsoft password recovery page on a different PC or mobile phone and enter your email or username. After that, click on “Next”.

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2. Now it will show you some options for verify your identity. You can choose your recovery phone number or email ID where you will receive the one-time password.

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3. Enter the one-time password on the next screen and then you can perform a Windows 10 password reset.

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4. After that, login to your Windows 10 PC with the new password and you should be able to login without any problems.

3. Windows 10 password reset [If Everything Fails]

When all fails, use this method to reset Windows 10 password. You can use this method on all versions of windows 10 and it works absolutely fine.

1. On the Windows login screen, press and hold the shift key and click the power button. On here, click “Restart” while holding the shift key.

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2. The computer will boot to the Advanced Recovery screen. Here, click on “Troubleshoot” and open “Advanced Options”. Finally, click “System Image Recovery”.

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3. Here, click “Select a system image” and then click “Next” button.

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4. On the next page, click the “Advanced” button.

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5. Now, select the option “Install a Driver”.

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6. After that, click “OK” and a file explorer window will open. Here, go to C drive or whatever drive you installed Windows on. Now navigate to the C:WindowsSystem32 folder.

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7. Here, search for “Utilman” and rename it for anything you want. For example, I renamed it to “Utilman1”.

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8. After that, look for “cmd” in the same folder and rename to “Utilman”.

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9. Now close all windows and restart your computer. On the login screen, click on the “Accessibility” icon in the lower right corner.

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10. A command prompt window will open. On here, type the following command and hit enter.

control userpasswords2

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11. A new password recovery window will open. On here, click the “Reset Password” button.

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12. Set a new password and click the “Ok” button. Finally, you have successfully performed Windows 10 password reset.

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13. Now, log in to your account with the new password and that’s it, you’re connected to your Windows 10 PC.

SEE ALSO: How to Reset Windows 10 in 2019 [Guide]

Rest your Windows 10 password without losing files

So that was our nifty guide on how to rest password on Windows 10 without losing any data. We mentioned three methods for different scenarios. However, if nothing works, you can use the third method to log into your Windows 10 PC. But please note that Microsoft keeps patching new loopholes so there will be new ways to reset Windows 10 password in the future. So, keep visiting our website to discover new and updated techniques to reset password in Windows 10. Anyway, if you liked the article and want to see similar posts, comment below and let us know.

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