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Forgot Windows 10 Password? Top 7 Ways To Save Your Day

author_icon Adams Johnson time_icon Last updated: Jun 11, 2019 05:10 pm tips_icon Windows 10

Windows 10 is one of the most popular operating systems in use at the moment. It is preferred due to its convenience and compatibility to many personal computers. As with every operating system encryption with a password is key in preventing unauthorized access to your computer. However, there are some instances where you forgot Windows 10 password.

There are many instances in which you can lose your password and usually it is stressful. There is, however, no need to worry in the event where you forgot your Windows 10 password as there are ways to bypass the issue as highlighted below.

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Way 1: Most Efficient Way- Using Passper Winsenior

For the most efficient way to access your computer in case you forgot computer password in Windows 10 is by using Passper WinSenior, a password recovery program. It is designed to reset or remove login or admin password, you don"t need to reinstall the operating system. With just a few clicks you are able to recover your lost password and regain access to your computer.

The following are the steps in recovering your lost password for Windows 10 using PassperWinsenior.

To get started, please download and install Passper WinSenior on your computer.

Free DownloadFor Win 10/8/7/XP/Vista

Step 1: Create a Windows password reset disk by downloading and installing the program through a computer at your disposal. You can use either a CD or a USB drive as the storage site for the program that you need to create a bootable disk by clicking Create button. Once the process is complete remove your storage media.

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Step 2: Insert the created bootable media onto the locked computer and choose your computer brand and type to get the key to press when booting.

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Step 3: Power on the computer and immediately press the key. Continue keying in until it enters the boot menu. Select the make of your storage media using arrow keys on the boot menu.

Step 4: The interface of the reset program will appear and you need to select the operating system of your locked computer.

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Step 5: Select the option "reset your Windows password" on the interface and find the account you want to reset password for. Then enter the new password and click on OK.

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After all these steps, your password will be reset successfully, you can click Reboot button to restart your PC, then you can login in Windows with your new password.

Way 2: Guess Your Password

When you are in the situation where you have forgotten password on Windows 10, you can try guessing your password. Most of the time your password consists of alphanumeric digits that are known to you and hold some significance. You can try out your name, birthday, address and other relevant digits. To be sure you can try them out both in caps and small letters. Writing down the trials can also prove to be helpful to single out the probable password.

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Way 3: Use Password Reset Disk

Using a password reset disk is the method recommended by Windows in case you forgot computer password Windows 10. This method requires you to already have set up a password reset disk prior to losing your password.

The following are the steps on how to go when using the password reset disk.

Step 1: On the Windows 10 login screen, click on your profile and key in a wrong password. After an unsuccessful login attempt, a reset password link will appear below the password field. Click on the link.

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Step 2: After clicking on the link, the password reset wizard will start. Insert the password reset disk and click on "next".

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Step 3: You then click on the password reset disk that contains the user-key file. Click on "next" to proceed.

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Step 4: Key in your new password and password hint and click on "next".

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Step 5: If successful you will receive a confirmatory message. Finalize the process by clicking on "finish".

Way 4: Login With Other Sign In Option

Alternatively, you can use other sign-in options to log in to your Windows 10 operated computer. You can use your pin, picture password or use another administrator or user account.

Step 1: Once you have logged in to your computer, you can reset your password by clicking on the Windows logo key+X, this action opens the quick access menu.

Step 2: Click on Command Prompt (Admin) from the list. Then key in the command, replace account_name and new_password with your desired username and new password respectively then click on enter to finalize the process.

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Way 5: Reset Microsoft Account Password Online

In the occasion where you forgot Windows 10 login password, you can access your computer by accessing your Microsoft account. Using another computer, you visit the Windows live password reset page and reset the password online. The method is easy and requires you to have access to the alternate email address and phone number that you provided on signing up for verification purposes.
When you are on the Microsoft page, indicate that you have forgotten your password and a code may be sent to either your phone number or email. You can then make the necessary changes to your password and regain access to your computer.

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Way 6: Reset Windows 10 Password With MSDaRT

You can also bypass the issues when you forgot Windows 10 password of local account by having a reset using the Microsoft diagnostic and recovery tools. The recovery tools are a set of tools used by professionals in the IT sector to restore unusable computers. In this case, you need to boot your computer with the recovery disk and launch the inbuilt Locksmith wizard tool. This tool allows you to reset the lost password in the event you forgot Windows 10 password.

The downside, however, is that this toolset is not available for free. To use it you need to be a Microsoft volume customer or an MSDN subscriber.

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Way 7: RestoreWindows 10 to Previous State

When you forgot login password Windows 10 and do not want to use any reset password mode, you can restore Windows 10 to previous state. You can use an old password that you remember for this, however, installed programs since the last restoration will be lost.

Conclusion

The situation where you forgot Windows 10 login password means that you get locked out of your computer. This should not be the case anymore as there are plenty of ways in which you can bypass such a situation through the channels listed above.

You can pick the most convenient channel to go through with keeping in mind factors such as speed and data preservation.

Free DownloadFor Win 10/8/7/XP/Vista

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By Adams Johnson to Windows 10

Posted on May 28, 2019 ( Updated: Jun 11, 2019 )

Passper editor since 2015, has over 20 years’ professional technology support experience. He has contributed nearly 100 articles to the site on topics that ranger from password unlocking for MS office/Windows, Windows tips to network security.