Windows 10 Password Recovery: How to Reset Your Password When You Forget It
If you forgot your Windows 10 password, then don’t panic! You can reset it easily and regain access to your computer in no time at all. We’ll guide you through the password recovery process so that you can change your password back to the one you want or set up a brand new one if you prefer. Resetting your Windows 10 password is simple, and it ensures that you won’t be locked out of your computer and unable to access your files.
Step 1: Locate the problem
If you can’t remember your Windows 10 password, don’t panic. There are a few different ways you can go about resetting it. First, you’ll need to locate the problem. If you’re using a Microsoft account, you can reset your password online. If you’re using a local account, you’ll need to use a password reset disk or take your computer to a local service center. If you’re trying to log in on another device with the same user name and password, this will show that there’s an issue and you should try again on your PC. Forgot an Administrator password? We’ve got instructions for that too!
Step 2: Open the Command Prompt
If you’re using a Microsoft account, you can reset your password online. But if you’re using a local account, you’ll need to use the Command Prompt. Here’s how to open the Command Prompt for Windows 10:
- Search for Command Prompt in the search bar and press Enter.
- Click on Command Prompt (Admin) from the list of results.
- Click on Yes when prompted by User Account Control.
- Type in net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter to restart the service with this command. Then type net user USERNAME PASSWORD to create a new password for that user. Replace USERNAME with the username of the person who forgot their password and replace PASSWORD with their desired new password. Once done, reboot your computer and log back into Windows 10 as usual.
Step 3: Start Recovery Process
Now that you have your recovery code, you can begin the process of resetting your Windows 10 password. To do this, you’ll need to open the Command Prompt. Once the Command Prompt is open, type in the following command: net user yourusername yourrecoverycode. This will allow you to change your password to the recovery code. If you want to change it to something else, simply type in the new password after the recovery code. Press Enter and then close the Command Prompt.
Step 4: Enter the Administrator Password
If you have forgotten your password and don’t have a password reset disk or another administrator account, you won’t be able to reset your password. However, all is not lost. There are still a few ways you can regain access to your account. The first is by calling Microsoft technical support and having them do it for you. They will ask for your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, the computer’s make and model number (which they should be able to find on the back of the tower), and the installation ID (which will most likely be . The second way is by using System Restore which we’ll talk about in our next blog post.
Step 5: Enter New Password and Confirm
If you successfully entered your new password, you will be prompted to enter it again to confirm. After you have confirmed your new password, click the Next button.
You will then be taken to the Sign in screen, where you can enter your new password and sign in to Windows 10. Congratulations! You’ve just reset your forgotten Windows 10 password!
Step 6: Update saved passwords in Chrome and IE
If you’ve forgotten your Windows 10 password, there are a few ways to recover it. One way is to update your saved passwords in Chrome and IE. To do this, open Chrome and go to Settings > Passwords. Under Saved Passwords, click the three dots next to the website you want to update and select Edit. Enter your new password and click Save. To update your password in IE, open IE and go to Tools > Internet Options.