How to Change Computer Password on Windows 10

Keep your identity and data protected is one of the major concerns in this age of digitalization. As a Windows 10 user, you will find plenty of password types which allow you to secure your system from others. Some common password types on Windows are PIN, Password, Picture Password, and Microsoft account password. Password security works as a shield that protects your valuable data but, what if you forget the password? Well, this is one of the nightmare experiences that you had never wanted to experience.

Windows login password is one of the important passwords that we have to memorize because it is the key to loads of precious data. Recently forget the Windows 10 password? Don't be anxious. In this post, we are going to the best solution to this problem and give you guidance on how to change computer password Windows 10. So, let's proceed to the guide to change computer password Windows 10.

Part 1. Change Windows 10 Computer Password by Using PassFab 4WinKey

It is a very frustrating situation when you forgot the Windows login password especially when you urgently need to access some sort of data. Well, now you don't need to depress in such cases. We have found the best solution to this problem called PassFab 4WinKey. So, what are its advantages?

Features of PassFab 4WinKey:

1. Remove or reset any type of password: PassFab 4WinKey is designed in such way that it could bypass any password. You can bypass or reset the password of Microsoft account, local domain, Windows local admin password and much more.

2. Clean user interface: The interface of PassFab 4WinKey is an elegant and intuitive interface, unlike other password reset tools. There is no special computer knowledge is required to reset or bypass password using PassFab 4WinKey.

3. Compatibility: There is compatible with almost every version of Microsoft Windows such as Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and Windows 10. You just have to download it and make password recovery disk to reset the password.

How to Change Windows 10 Password by using PassFab 4WinKey? [Steps]

Since your Windows 10 computer is locked, it is not possible to install the PassFab 4WinKey on it. You first need to create Windows password reset disk and access it through BIOS. Have a question in the mind "how do I change computer password Windows 10 using PassFab 4WinKey"? Well, follow the below step-by-step guide.

1. Create Windows 10 Password Reset Disk

Option 1: Use the Quick Recovery Wizard:

Step 1: Initially, you have to download PassFab 4WinKey on another Windows computer. Once download completed, install it.

Step 2: After download and installation process completed, you have to launch it and go to the "Quick Recovery Wizard".

Step 3: On the Quick Recovery Wizard, choose the disk which you would like to use a password recovery disk.

choose usb

Step 4: Hit on the "Burn" button to start the process. Click on the "Yes" button to erase all data that is stored on the selected boot media.

erase all data

If you want to access advanced features then, proceed to the next option.

Option 2: Use Advanced Recovery Wizard:

Step 1: First, simply open the PassFab 4WinKey and go to the "Advanced Recovery Wizard".

open advanced recovery  wizard

Step 2: On the PassFab Advanced Recovery Wizard, choose "Do not specify the Windows version of target computer" under the step 1.

advanced options

Step 3: Now, click on the "Options" button in front of the selected radio button.

Step 4: Options dialog box will appear, click on the "Add WinPE Drivers and choose "Specify WinPE Version" and hit on "OK" button.

add windpe drivers

Step 5: Now, choose the boot media selection that you want to create a password recovery disk and hit on the "Burn" button.

choose boot media

Step 6: You are promoted to erase all data, click on the "Yes" to erase and continue the burning process.

erase selected media

Step 7: Once completed, burning successfully message will appear.

2. Boot Windows from CD/DVD/USB:

Step 1: In this, you have to insert the password recovery disk to your locked computer.

Step 2: Now, restart it and go to the BIOS by pressing "F12" or "Esc" button.

boot from usb

Note: The key to entering into the boot menu is different manufacturer to manufacturer.

Step 3: once you enter into the boot menu, you will see all device name is connected to the computer. Simply choose "UEFI : [USB disk name]".

choose recovery password disk

Step 4: This will open the PassFab 4WinKey interface, simply choose the Windows version and click on the "Reset your password" radio button.

reset password

Step 5: Hit on the "Next button and choose a username. Enter the New password on the new password text filed and click on "Next" button.

enter new password

Step 6: Congratulations message will appear, click on the "Reboot" to apply changes.

reboot computer

So, these are steps on how to change computer password in Windows 10 using PassFab 4WinKey.

Part 2. Change Computer Windows 10 Password with Command Line

Want to reset the Windows password at free of cost? Well, this can be done using the Command line. Follow the below guide to know how to change computer password Windows 10 at free of cost.

Step 1: Simply insert the Windows CD/DVD or bootable USB to your locked computer and load it through BIOS.

Step 2: Windows installation window will appear, click on the "Repair your computer" at the bottom left.

repair your computer

Step 3: Now, choose "Command Prompt" from the given option and enter the following command and hit enter:
copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\

enter commands

Step 4: After that, enter the below command:
copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe
Reboot your computer.

Step 5: On the lock screen, press shift five times to open admin command prompt and enter the command:
net user geek MyNewPassword

open command prompt

That's it! You have successfully changed the password.

Summary:

Changing the Windows password is not an easy job especially when you forget the current password. Here, we have presented the powerful tool called PassFab 4WinKey which makes Windows password resetting/bypassing easier. Here, in this post, we have talked about how you can change computer password on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and Windows 10. Let us know if you have any doubts in the mind.

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

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