Can't login in your Windows 10 computer because of forgetting the local administrator password? At this moment, you can try to sign in your computer with other accessible accounts like the Microsoft account. If the locked admin account is the only login path, you can reset the Windows 10 admin password like an expert through the easy ways in this guide. For more details, let's go on reading!
If you have created a USB password reset disk for the admin account using the built-in feature of Windows 10, it will be convenient to reset the forgotten admin password.
Step 1. Insert the USB password reset disk into your locked computer and type an incorrect admin password on the login screen.
Step 2. Click the OK button when "The password is incorrect" prompt is shown. Then click the Reset password option.
Step 3. When the Password Reset Wizard appears, tap the Next button and choose the connected USB password recovery disk. After that, click the Next option to continue.
Step 4. Type a new password for the password-forgotten administrator account and hit the Next button.
Note: If the password reset disk is not created for this administrator account, you will get an error and fail to reset the password.
Step 5. At last, just click the Finish button to complete the Windows 10 administrator password reset.
If you don't have the password reset disk for the admin account, you can reset the Windows 10 admin password using a USB bootable disk. With the help of iSunshare Windows 10 password reset tool, a USB bootable disk can be made without a hitch. What you need to do are: install iSunshare Windows 10 password reset tool on an accessible computer > connect the USB drive to the accessible computer and run the password reset tool > choose "USB device" > click on "Begin burning" button.
Simple steps to reset Windows 10 administrator password with iSunshare bootable disk:
1. Connect the USB bootable disk to your locked Windows 10 computer.
3. iSunshare Windows 10 password reset tool will run and list all user accounts on the locked Windows 10 computer.
4. Select the target administrator account on the utility, then tap on Reset Password and Yes button. Instantly, the Windows 10 administrator password is reset to blank.
5. Lastly, please reboot Windows 10 computer from the hard drive normally to make the password change successfully.
Step 1. Plug the USB installation disk into your locked Windows 10 computer and boot the locked computer from the USB installation disk.
Step 2. Open the Command Prompt by pressing Shift + F10 button on the keyboard.
Step 3. Change the location of cmd.exe with command lines to replace utilman.exe. (d:\ is the system drive)
move d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\
copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe
Then, when you open Utility Manager on the Windows 10 login screen, a Command Prompt will be launched instead for you to reset the Windows 10 administrator password.
Step 4. Disconnect the installation disk and reboot the Windows 10 computer from the original hard drive normally.
Step 5. On the login screen, tap on the utilman.exe icon and type the net user command line on the pop-up Command Prompt window. Press the Enter button and the Windows 10 forgotten administrator password is reset successfully.
net user username password (e.g., net user isunshare abc)
Step 1. Click Power > Restart on the locked Windows 10 login screen and hold on the Shift key at the same time.
Step 2. Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings. Click Restart and press F4/F5/F6 to Enable Safe Mode, then you will be able to enter the Windows 10 safe mode with the default administrator.
Step 3. Run the command prompt as an administrator. Then reset the Windows 10 admin password with command lines.
Compared with the way 1 in above part two that only works in specified cases, this way will be more recommended, since it can reset the password for the Windows 10 administrator account at any time and without limitations.
A CD setup disc can be created with iSunshare Windows 10 password reset tool without any effort and it can be used to reset the Windows 10 admin password easily. The detailed steps to make and use the CD setup disc via the software are the same as that of the USB installation disk(way 2 in part one above).