Can't sign into Windows 10 with local or Microsoft account? Here are two ways for you to create administrator account in Windows 10 when cannot sign in. Once successfully adding local administrator account to Windows 10, you will be able to access Windows 10 computer again with it at any time. This is another option you can choose to unlock Windows 10 PC/laptop/tablet after password forgot, besides Windows 10 password reset.
Preparation: Windows 10 install CD (installation disc)
It is mainly used to change the location of cmd.exe and let it appear on Windows 10 login screen. So that you can run Command Prompt even on locked computer to create new administrator account. Plug it into your locked Windows 10 computer and start computer from CD-ROM.
1. Press Shift + F10 to open Command Prompt on Windows 10 installation screen.
2. Change location of utilman.exe and cmd.exe with following command line on Windows 10 installation screen.
move d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\
copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe
(d:\ is the system disk)
3. Remove installation disc and type command "wpeutil reboot" to reboot Windows 10 computer from hard drive.
4. On Windows 10 login screen, click the icon of Utility Manager and Command Prompt will run instead.
For example, if you want to create administrator "Clara" and password "abc" for Windows 10 login, just need to type following command line and press Enter.
net user Clara abc /add
net localgroup administrators Clara /add
In order to restore Utility Manager on Windows 10 login screen, you would have to restart windows 10 from installation disc again. Press Shift + F10 to open Command Prompt. Then enter command line "copy d:\utilman.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe" to restore utilman.exe.
Tips: If you cannot restore Utility Manager, it doesn't matter at this moment. But it is better to restore default settings in Windows system in order to run computer better.
Now if you restart windows 10 computer, you can see the new administrator account on login screen.
Undoubtedly, the Windows 10 installation disc could help you to create new administrator account when cannot sign in Windows 10. But if something is wrong in above steps or you have no installation disc, it would cost you lots of time to try and is not the best way to create administrator account in Windows 10. However, iSunshare disc burned with Windows 10 Password Genius, makes the process of creating new administrator account easy for everyone to do with 100% success rate. Windows 10 Password Genius is more worthy for choice.
Just get the iSunshare program, iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius and burn it as a disc with a bootable USB flash drive (or CD/DVD-ROM) on another accessible computer. You would get a iSunshare disc that can not only reset Windows 10 password, but also create new administrator account for Windows 10.
Step 1: Boot locked Windows 10 from iSunshare disc.
According to which removable device you ever used to burn Windows 10 Password Genius, now just boot locked computer from it, USB flash drive or CD-ROM.
Step 2: Create new administrator account in Windows 10 with several clicks.
When booting Windows 10 computer successfully from iSunshare disc and Windows 10 Password Genius runs on your locked computer, just click Add User button and type a new user name and password in pop-up dialog. Then click OK to make it done.
Instantly the new administrator account would be added to user list on Windows 10 Password Genius. There is no limit to the amount of administrator account you can create on Windows 10 computer. In order to make it workable when you normally start Windows 10 computer later, now tap on Reboot button and exit iSunshare disc in time to restart Windows 10.
Later on Windows 10 login screen, new administrator account is listed there and you can choose it to sign in Windows 10. So you know, it is the alternative method to Windows 10 password reset while you want to login Windows 10 but password forgot.
With admin rights the new administrator account gives you, you can change Windows 10 system settings, or do anything what you want on computer, such as changing Windows 10 password in Control Panel, Computer Management or with Command Prompt.