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Reset Windows 10 Local/Microsoft Account Password If Forgot

Forgot Windows 10 password and locked out of computer? How can you regain access to computer? Actually just need to reset Windows 10 forgotten password, for local account or Microsoft account. Either of them will allow you to do that. So if you have any questions about Windows 10 password reset on PC/laptop/tablet, just follow introductions below, getting privileges to use Windows 10 PC/laptop/tablet normally.

  1. Part 1: Reset Windows 10 forgotten password for Microsoft account
  2. Part 2: Reset Windows 10 forgotten password for local account

Believe you have found the Microsoft account works the same as local account in Windows 10. But because of different working environment, the ways to reset Windows 10 Microsoft account password may be a little different from resetting Windows 10 local account password. Just going on.

Part 1: Reset/Change Windows 10 Password for Microsoft Account

Option 1: Reset Windows 10 Microsoft Account Password with Help of Microsoft

The Microsoft account is not just the Windows 10 login user, but also is a user account to login lots of Microsoft service or products. So don't worry while you suddenly forgot Windows 10 Microsoft account password. With help of Microsoft, you will be able to reset Windows 10 Microsoft account password online for free. And what you need is just an accessible computer you can surf the Internet. https://account.live.com/password/reset

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The procedure of Windows 10 Microsoft account password reset online is the same to Windows 8/8.1 Microsoft account password reset. Follow it to reset Windows 10 Microsoft account password step by step if you need.

Note: Locked out of Windows 10 and No Internet to Reset Password

Option 2: Reset Windows 10 Microsoft Account Password with Windows 10 Password Genius

Besides, the third-party utility iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius also has been created for local and Microsoft account password reset on Windows 10/8 computer. Reset your Microsoft account password with it on Windows 10 just like resetting Windows 10 local account password with Windows 10 Password Genius, which will save your time on Windows 10 password reset or reset Windows 10 forgotten password for all accounts at once.

Part 2: Reset Windows 10 Forgotten Password for Local Account

In order to effectively reset Windows 10 local account password, both free and charged methods are worth trying. But the efficency and safety should be considered at the same time, because no one would like any damage or data loss after successful Windows password reset. So here we will show you only 3 effective and safe methods to reset Windows 10 local account forgotten password.

Method 1: Reset Windows 10 forgotten password with password tool

The Windows 10 password recovery tool we will use is the powerful iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius. It can be burned into a bootable USB or CD on an accessible computer. Then when you boot your locked Windows 10 computer from bootable USB or CD, all of Windows 10 user account password can be reset on locked computer.

Now let's see how it easily reset Windows 10 forgotten password for local account and Microsoft account.

Step 1: Burn iSunshare program and make a bootable USB.

In order to reset Windows 10 password successfully, Windows 10 Password Genius full version is recommended to install and run on an accessible computer.

What you need to prepare:

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Step 2: Boot Windows 10 computer from USB or CD.

If it is a cd recovery disk, please refer to set computer boot from CD drive.

Step 3: Reset Windows 10 forgotten password for local account (or Microsoft account).

1. When iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius runs successfully on your locked Windows 10 computer, confirm the "Windows 10" system and user account you want to reset password.

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2. Select the local account (or Microsoft account) from user list, tap on Reset Password and Yes button. Instantly Windows 10 local account password will be reset.

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3. Tap on Reboot button now and instantly eject USB or CD from Windows 10 computer. Until computer restarts from hard drive, your Windows 10 local account password is really reset successfully on locked computer.

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Note:

Choose Microsoft account instead of local account in above process, and Windows 10 Microsoft account password would be reset. Morever, it is also allowed to create new administrator account when cannot sign in Windows 10 with help of iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius. This is the biggest difference and advantage, comparing with other Windows 10 password recovery methods.

 

Method 2: Reset Windows 10 local account password with installation disc

Besides reinstalling Windows 10 or restoring Windows 10 to factory settings, Windows 10 install disc also helps you to reset Windows 10 local account password without losing data, by just chaging system registy file with command lines. Compared to user-friendly iSunshare Windows 10 password recovery tool, it seems more difficult and only works for local account, but still worth a try for someone.

1. If you are familiar with Windows 10 system and command prompt
2. If you has lots of time to spend on Windows 10 password reset
3. If you want to reset Windows 10 password for free

Step 1: Run command prompt on locked Windows 10 login screen.

1. Boot locked Windows 10 computer from Windows 10 install CD.
2. Press Shift + F10 to open Command Prompt.
3. Type following command lines to make a copy of utilman.exe, and replace utilman.exe with cmd.exe. Please make sure the location of the utilman.exe and cmd.exe saved on your locked computer. Otherwise, don't run the commands.

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Then remove Windows 10 installation CD from computer and restart Windows 10 with command "wpeutil reboot". Once go to Windows 10 login screen, click the icon Utility Manager at the right-bottom side and Command Prompt will run instead on login screen.

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Step 2: Reset Windows 10 local account forgotten password with command prompt.

Just type following commands in Command Prompt window to reset Windows 10 forgotten local account password. For example, type "net user isunshare abc" and press Enter.

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At last, it is necessary to reboot Windows 10 computer again from installation disc and restore utilman.exe, if you want to run Utility Manager normally on login screen after that. Learn more about how to Reset Windows 10 Local Admin Password Using Command Prompt if you are interested in windows command lines for Windows password reset.

Method 3: Reset Windows 10 local account password with reset disk

Password reset disk is the best and direct way for you to reset Windows 10 local account password. But the precondition is that you should have created such a Windows password reset disk for this local account when Windows 10 computer is accessible.

1. Select the local user on Windows 10 login screen.

2. Type a wrong password in box and press Enter.

3. While you are prompted with "Password is incorrect", click OK and you see the link Reset password.

4. Plug password reset disk into Windows 10 computer and click on link "Reset password".

5. Then follow Password Reset Wizard to reset or remove Windows 10 password with reset disk.

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Summary:

In a word, iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius is the best alternative to free Windows 10 password reset software while you are locked out of Windows 10 computer and have no password reset disk. Works faster and more easily than Windows 10 installation disc.

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