How to Reset Windows 10 Password on Laptop & PC Quickly
I bought a HP Pavilion computer half a year ago, unfortunately, I have forgotten the password of my Windows 10 account, I have tried everything to get into my computer, it failed. Is there any way I can bypass the login password and regain access to my locked account on computer without my files lost.
Microsoft Account vs. Local User Account
Microsoft Account, ever called "Windows Live ID.", is a user account that provides access to all of Microsoft services like Outlook, Xbox Live, OneDrive, Skype, operating systems (Default in Windows 8 and later). While for local user account, it is an account tied to an specific computer, the user name and password information only stored on the PC itself. See more details at here.
When You're Using a Local Account
If you sign in to your Windows 10 computer using a traditional local account just like you do that with the older Windows 7 or Vista, in that case, the officially way to bypass the lost windows 10 password is use a password reset disk you created previously(!). At the Windows 10 login screen after you typing wrong password, a link with the text "Reset your password..." will appear, click the link and insert your reset disk, follow the wizard (few clicks) to complete the process.
We have to admit this is a really convenient and quick way for you to reset password whenever you forgot Windows 10 login password. However, if you don't have one that disk, how can you get access to computer desktop again without formatting and re-installing the operating system?
Don't worry, there's always a solution to solve the problem. In today's discussion, we'll use a program named Spower Windows Password Reset, which has earned its popularity among users as being one of the most efficient and easy-to-use password resetting tools.
The utility is intended for use on any version of Windows operating system and is designed to reset the local account password if you have forgotten, Windows 10 included. It even supports creating a new Admin account. The program comes in 3 versions: Pro, Ultimate and Special version (Comparison).
The following tutorial will show you how to reset lost Windows 10 password and log on with a blank password. Actually, the process of reset lost password in Windows 8, 7, XP, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2003 is much the same as it has been in Windows 10. Let's begin:
NOTE: this method applies to Windows 10 local account only, it does not work for Microsoft Account. If you lost password of Microsoft account in Windows 10, please skip to next solution in the bottom of this article.
Step 1: Open the program and create a password reset disk
Download the program and install on an accessible Windows computer. Fire up the application, you'll be greeted with an easy-to-understand interface as shown below:
To create a Windows 10 password reset disk, you'll need a USB flash drive or CD/DVD. Here we are going to use a USB drive for example to run the process.
Plug your USB flash drive into your computer's available USB ports, and then click the blue USB device button to create a bootable USB drive. The process of creating a password reset disk will be finished in about one minute.
Step 2: Set your computer BIOS if necessary
Since the problematic computer boots from the Windows normally every time you power on it, you will have to change the boot order option on BIOS Setup to boot from the password reset disk you just made in step 1.
1) If you're using a computer with Windows 10 preinstalled – it should use UEFI firmware, the replacement for legacy BIOS, you have to access the UEFI BIOS and disable Secure Boot, then follow the common way to set legacy BIOS to boot from CD/ DVD or USB drive.
2) However, if you've installed Windows 10 on an existing computer (e.g. upgrade from Windows XP/ 7 Vista to Windows 10) that uses the legacy BIOS, please follow the article about how to set legacy BIOS to boot from CD/DVD or USB drive.
Step 3: Reset Windows 10 administrator password or regular user password
Save your settings you set up in BIOS, it will automatically boot your locked PC from the bootable Windows 10 reset password USB drive. The program starts working to detect users and their attributes, and then display information on the screen. You should eventually see the screen like something shown below.
Next, select Windows 10 system, and an target Admin or common user account you want to reset password, and click on the Reset button. The process of resetting forgotten password will take a few seconds. It should be noted that the password of target account will be set to blank (no password).
After that, press the Reboot button on the screen, and then remove the USB drive from the USB port of computer (important!). The computer will start.
That's it. It's that simple! Now you have full access to your Windows 10 computer again without password.
How to Delete a password or create a new account (Special version only)
Aside from resetting a password of an administrator or regular password on Windows 10, the Special version of the program also allows you to add a new account to the administrator group or common user group, and even delete any of accounts of your choice.
If you use a Microsoft account to sign in Windows 10, generally, things get easy. What you need is go to the web page Reset your password - Microsoft account and follow the on-screen instructions to reset your lost password.
- Use any of your accessible devices (PC, laptop, smartphone, tablet) with Internet connection to visit the link above.
- Once you select "I forgot my password..." option on the screen, you'll be prompted to fill out the full address, cell number or may be the security questions to verify the ownership the account.
- After your information checks out, Microsoft will send you an email attached with resetting link, follow the link to create a new password.
- Your new password information will be instantly sync to the Cloud, every service such as Outlook, Xbox, OneDrive associated with this account will come along to your new password.
This way, your forgot Microsoft Account password will be reset in a fast manner, you then can log into your Windows 10 successfully.
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