Forgot Windows 10 Password, How to Recover, Reset, Unlock, Bypass?

I forgot my Windows 10 password that I changed just a few days ago. Now, I can't get access to my computer. How can I recover the password

Password on Windows allows users to protect unauthorized access to their computer. Though it is always recommended that you don't set easily guessable things for your password, but people take it too far and make a very difficult password. Then, they don't make a backup of their password and then find themselves in these situations when they can't remember the password. Or it can be just that they didn't use their computer for so long that they can't remember the password anymore. So, for these people, in this article, we will tell several solutions that will help you recover a password if you forgot Windows 10 password.

Solution 1: Remove Forgotten Windows 10 Admin Password with 4WinKey

If you aren't able to use any of the above methods to recover Windows 10 password, then you could use PassFab 4WinKey. It is a Windows password recovery tool that allows you to reset/remove/change Windows login password.

It works for all types of Windows login password like admin password, local account password, as well as Microsoft account password and is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and Windows 10. So, if you ever found that you forgot Windows password Windows 10, then use PassFab 4WinKey to recover the password. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Launch PassFab 4WinKey on a working computer/laptop and you will see the main interface.

choose usb

Step 2: Select the boot media like CD/DVD or USB and click the "Burn" button to create a password reset disk. If using USB and asked to format, allow it. Though, make sure to back up the drive before formatting to prevent data loss.

click burn button

Step 3: Boot the locked computer into boot menu interface by pressing F12 or ESC while it is booting up.

Step 4: Select the password reset disk as the boot drive and press Enter.

boot password reset disk

Step 5: When the password reset disk boots, select target OS on the locked computer as Windows 10 and press Next.

select system

Step 6: Select the admin account whose password you want to remove and check "Remove Account password" checkbox.

select user account

Step 7: Then, click Next and this Windows password genius will remove the Windows admin password.

remove password

Now, you can reboot the PC and login to windows without requiring a password.

Solution 2: Find Forgotten Windows 10 Password with Security Questions

On Windows 10, you can security questions which can be used to reset windows password. These security questions are set beforehand with the correct answers and if you forgot Windows 10 password, then you can reset it by answering all the security questions correctly. To know how to recover forgot Windows password Windows 10 using security question, follow the below steps.

Step 1: Boot the computer and at the login screen, enter the wrong password.

Step 2: At the "password is incorrect" message, click OK and then click on the Reset Password link.

click reset password link

Step 3: Then, answer all the security questions displayed correctly and click the "->" arrow button displayed or press Enter.

answer security questions

Step 4: If you answered all the question correctly, you will be able to create the new password at the next screen.

enter new password

Step 5: Now, use this new password to login to Windows.

Solution 3: Unlock Forgotten Windows 10 Password with Super Admin Account

When you install Windows, an admin account is created by default. This account usually remains hidden and is called Super Hidden Account. If you forgot password in Windows 10, then you can use this super admin account to reset the password. Follow the below steps to know how to unlock or reset forgotten Windows 10 password with super admin account.

Step 1: Restart your computer and press Shift key 5 times just before the lock screen comes into view. It will display the Super admin account icon at the lock screen.

Step 2: Now, sign in with the Super Admin account. You don't need any password to sign in.

super admin account

Step 3: At the desktop, right click on "This PC" icon and click Manage to go to computer management window. Alternatively, you can use "lusrmgr.msc" in the Run dialog box to open the Computer Management window.

Step 4: Go to Local Users and Groups > Users. Then right-click on locked windows accounts and select Set Password.

select set password

Step 5: Now, create a new password for the locked account and then sign in to the locked account using the new password.

create new password

Solution 4: Bypass Forgotten Windows 10 Password with PIN/Picture Code

When setting a Windows password, you can also create other ways to sign in like PIN or Picture password. If you can't remember Windows 10 password, you can sign in with this other method. But, you need to have first created the PIN or Picture, otherwise, this method won't work. If you have created PIN or Picture password, then follow the below steps to bypass forgotten windows 10 password.

Step 1: Boot the computer like normal and you will arrive at the login screen.

Step 2: Click on the Sign-in options link under the password input box.

sign in options

Step 3: Now, select the PIN or Picture icon and then enter the PIN/Picture password to login to Windows.

Solution 5: Reset Forgotten Windows 10 Password with Microsoft Reset Link

Forgotten Windows 10 password can also be reset using Microsoft reset link if you used Microsoft account for your Windows login. Once you reset the password for Microsoft account, you will also reset Windows 10 password and login in with the new password. To know how to use Microsoft Reset link to reset forgotten Windows password Windows 10, follow below.

Step 1: Go to https://account.live.com/password/reset on an alternate computer or smartphone

Step 2: Enter your Microsoft account username and click Next. Then,

Step 3: Select how you want to receive the verification code to verify your identity. Options available are email or phone number.

select method to get verification code

Step 4: Enter the code to complete the identity verification and then enter the new password twice in the corresponding fields and click Next. 

enter new microsoft account password

Solution 6: Recover Forgotten Windows 10 Password with Recovery Disk

If you create a Windows 10 password reset disk beforehand, then you could use it to reset the Windows 10 password if you ever forgot Windows 10 password. To know how to use reset disk to recover forgotten Windows 10 password.

Step 1: Boot the computer and insert password recovery disk into the computer.

Step 2: At the login screen, click on the Reset Password link that appears upon entering the wrong password.

Step 3: click "Use Password reset disk instead" to launch the Password Reset Wizard.

Step 4: Press Next at password reset wizard and select the password reset the drive. Again, click Next.

select password reset drive

Step 5: Enter the new password in the New password field and confirm it. Also, enter a password hint and click Next.

type new password

Conclusion

Forgetting Windows 10 password is a common problem many people face every day throughout the world. That's why you could see people on forums asking for help in recovering Windows password. So, in this article, we have given you multiple solutions if you forgot Windows 10 password. At last, we will recommend using PassFab 4WinKey for recovering forgotten Windows password as it can recover Windows password even when you haven't prepared password reset disk beforehand.

Updated on / Posted by Shirley Howard to Windows 10 / Follow @Shirley Howard

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